The Contributions of New Americans in Alaska

While only 7.6 percent of Alaska’s population is foreign-born, the state has been attracting many more immigrants in recent years. Between 2010 and 2014, the foreign-born population in Alaska grew by more than 9,000 people, increasing in size by 19.4 percent. In percentage terms, that made Alaska an outlier compared to other states. Only two other states in the country, North Dakota and Wyoming, saw faster increases in the size of their foreign-born populations. In the country as a whole, the immigrant population increased by only 5.8 percent during the same period.

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