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Friday, September 25, 2020

Stats Gate

Revealed: Which US States Benefit The Most — And Least — From immigration?

New York

New York has been recognized as the state where immigrants have the biggest economic impact, according to WalletHub, while California and New Jersey placed second and third, respectively.

Overall, among the top six US state where immigrants have the biggest economic impact, the 4th, 5th, and 6th positions are held by Massachusetts, Maryland, and Washington.

The overall ranking is due to the high scores New York received in the four individual ranks, including the top spot when it comes to both “international students” and “brain gain & innovation”, the third spot in the workforce rank and the sixth spot in the socioeconomic contribution rank.

Coming right behind New York, California ranked as the second state where immigrants have the biggest economic impact, thanks to ranking at the top of the socioeconomic contribution ranks and in the third place when it comes to brain gain & innovators.

The personal finance website compared 50 states and the District of Columbia across 4 key dimensions — immigrant workforce, socioeconomic contribution, brain gain & innovators, and international students — to find out the states where immigration made the most positive impact. Which state beat out all others as being the place where immigrants have the biggest economic impact?

Which US States Benefit The Most From immigration?

RankUS StateScoreImmigrant workforceSocioeconomic contributionBrain gain and innovationsForeign students
1New York70.843611
2California68.015139
3New Jersey66.8715422
4Massachusetts66.3648101
5Maryland61.5274713
6Washington61.0269511
7Delaware57.64151925
8Florida57.48232133
9Virginia55.35912928
10Connecticut55.1910101310
11Illinois55.181314117
12District of Columbia55.161423121
13Texas50.238112025
14Pennsylvania50.07182686
15Michigan49.351720614
16Nevada47.631172250
17Hawaii47.111223927
18Georgia44.8216181529
19Arizona42.6219132817
20Rhode Island40.972017324
21Minnesota40.6922211426
22North Carolina37.8423251834
23Indiana35.773739238
24Missouri35.6442421615
25Oregon35.6225163120
26New Hampshire35.1226223018
27Ohio34.4830332416
28Colorado33.927242631
29Wisconsin33.4940341932
30Kansas33.0929382523
31Iowa31.9933432912
32Kentucky31.6836501721
33Vermont30.4228313319
34Nebraska30.1132273424
35North Dakota29.9521294235
36Alaska28.3624154651
37Utah25.9338304436
38Arkansas25.834413839
39Tennessee25.3435453743
40Alabama25.2848492738
41New Mexico24.8831284746
42Oklahoma24.6739404337
43West Virginia23.7447473630
44South Carolina22.3243464047
45Maine21.9746374148
46Louisiana21.6141513541
47South Dakota21.1844444840
48Montana20.651364544
49Idaho20.3845325042
50Wyoming17.8849355145
51Mississippi15.3250484949

Meanwhile, Mississippi has been recognized as the US state where immigrants have the least economic impact. Wyoming ranked number 2 on the list of the US states benefit the least — from immigration, followed by Idaho (No. 3), Montana (No. 4), and South Dakota (No. 5).

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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