Study: N.C. gained more than 70,000 immigrants from 2010 to 2016

By David Allison and Rebecca Troyer – Charlotte Business Journal
12 hours ago

A new study says North Carolina gained 70,501 immigrants from 2010 to 2016.

The new analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies of recently released U.S. Census data finds that the nation's immigrant population (legal and illegal) hit a record 43.7 million in 2016. The data also shows more than 16.6 million U.S.-born minor children with an immigrant parent.

Immigrants and their young children thus now account for nearly one in five U.S. residents.

The states with the largest numerical increases in the number of immigrants from 2010 to 2016 were Texas (up 587,889), Florida (up 578,468), California (up 527,234), New York (up 238,503), New Jersey (up 171,504), Massachusetts (up 140,318), Washington (up 134,132), Pennsylvania (up 131,845), Virginia (up 120,050), Maryland (up 118,175), Georgia (up 95,353), Nevada (up 78,341), Arizona (up 78,220), Michigan (up 74,532), Minnesota (up 73,953), and North Carolina (up 70,501).

Read more about the study here