The U.S. has more immigrants than any other country on the globe, according to data from the United Nations Population Division. It is estimated that 46.6 million people living in the U.S. in 2015 were born outside the country. The proportion of foreign-born population in the United States is almost four times higher than of the next country in line, that is, Germany, home to roughly 12 million immigrants.
Percentage-wise, though, the U.S. is outrun by other states. 14 percent of population is foreign-born, less than Canada’s 22 percentage points or Australia, where every three people in ten are immigrants. However, none of these welcoming countries manages to catch up the United Arab Emirates, where 88 percent of population is foreign born, and Qatar, which has an immigrant share of 75 percent.
The United Nations study also revealed some interesting trivia. If all of the world’s migrant population, meaning people who leave their home country to reside in other states, were put in a single country, that country would be the fifth largest, with approximately 244 million residents.
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