The Contributions of New Americans in Connecticut

With its close proximity to the state of New York—a historically popular destination for immigrants—Connecticut has long had a large foreign-born population. In 1990, the state was already home to more than 279,000 immigrants, a group that made up 8.5 percent of Connecticut’s population overall. By 2010, the number of immigrants in this small state had grown to almost 473,000 people. By 2014, Connecticut was home to almost half a million people who were born abroad.

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