The Contributions of New Americans in Washington

After decades when states such as California, Florida, and New York attracted the majority of immigrants to the United States, Washington has emerged in recent decades as an increasingly popular destination for America’s immigrants. In 1990, immigrants accounted for 6.6 percent of Washington’s total population. By 2010, that share had more than doubled, reaching 13.3 percent. And between 2010 and 2014, Washington’s foreign-born population increased by an additional 35,200 people.

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