The Contributions of New Americans in Nebraska

In recent decades, Nebraska has increasingly become the destination of choice for many newly arrived immigrants looking to build lives in the United States. In 1990, immigrants accounted for only 1.8 percent of the state’s total population. By 2010, that share had climbed to 6 percent, and between 2010 and 2014, Nebraska’s foreign-born population increased by an additional almost 11,000 people, growing by almost 10 percent. That jump was significantly greater than the increase in the number of immigrants living in the United States more broadly during that time period.

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