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Wisconsin's Immigrant Statistics

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The Immigration Policy Center has released state-by-state statistics on the political and economic impact of immigrants, Latinos and Asians.

Here's some of the highlights of "New Americans in Wisconsin" summary that an be found at: www.immigrationpolicy.org/

The foreign-born share of the state's population rose from 2.5% in 1990 to 3.6% in 2000 and 4.5% in 2010, according to U. S. Census Bureau figures.

Some 40.4% of immigrants, or 103,035 people in Wisconsin were naturalized U. S. citizens in 2010.

Latinos account for 5.9% of the population in 2010.

In the 2008 election, Latinos accounted for 2.3%, or 66,000 of Wisconsin voters.

The purchasing power of Latinos in the Badger State totaled $6.2 billion.

The 5,619 Latino-owned businesses had sales and receipts of $2.4 billion and, employed 10,901.

Unauthorized immigrants comprised 2% of the state's workforce, or 65,000 workers in 2010 and paid $94.5 million in state and local taxes.


By Georgia Pabst of the Journal Sentinel


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