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Immigrant population quadrupled in 232 US counties

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A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau found that the share of adult immigrant population quadrupled in 232 counties across the nation. The analysis followed the immigration patterns from 1990 to 2014 to discover that some counties have experienced a tremendous growth in their share of immigrant adults, both legal and undocumented, compared to the rest of the adult population.

In Steward County, Georgia, for instance, the share of the adult immigrant population grew from less than one percent to 23 percent in the 24-year timespan. Dawson County (Nebraska) has also experienced a massive increase, from less than one percent to 24 percent. In Echols County (Georgia), Scott County (Kansas), Duplin County (North Carolina), Nobles County (Minnesota), and Texas County (Oklahoma), immigrant adults accounted for less than 2 percent of the population in 1990. By 2014, their share had almost quadrupled. In Garza County, in the state of Texas, foreign-born adults now make 48 percent of the population; in 1990, they only accounted for 5 percent.

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