The Contributions of New Americans in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is one of several states in the country that, while traditionally not boasting a huge foreign-born population, is increasingly becoming a popular destination for immigrants now. As recently as 1990, just 3.7 percent of New Hampshire’s population was foreign-born. By 2010, that share had grown to 5.4 percent. Such trends have only continued in more recent years. Between 2010 and 2014, the number of immigrants living in New Hampshire grew by 10.5 percent—or 80 percent more than the immigrant population in the country as a whole.

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