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					                    Immigration: Fast Facts on Minnesota

   In 2006, there were approximately 370,000 immigrants in Minnesota
   Minnesota ranks 21st in immigrant population size
   Minnesota ranks 19th in total immigrant population growth between 2000-07
   Minnesota ranks 25th in foreign born as a percent of population (6.6%, US 12.5%
    in 2006)
   Minnesota’s foreign born population has been increasing since 1970 (since 2000,
    Minnesota’s foreign born population has increased by about 83,000)
   Immigrant make-up 5% of Minnesota’s population…and are growing
   Purchasing power:
       o Latinos: $4 b (up 694% since 1990)
       o Asians: $4.9 b (up 524% since 1990)
       o 6% of Minnesota retail sales
   Immigrant Businesses:
       o 3,984 Latino-owned businesses in Minnesota
                  Sales = $462.8 m
       o 7,700 Asian-owned business in Minnesota
                  Sales = $1.8 b
       o That’s 8% of Minnesota businesses!
   Illegal immigrants: there is no definitive date
       o Estimate 60,000-90,000 illegal, which is 1.2% of Minnesota’s population
       o Approx costs: $176-188 million
                  $146-158 million in K12 education costs
                  $17 million in public assistance health care costs
                  $13 million in incarceration costs
       o Approx economic benefit is $3.8 billion, which is 2.4% of Minnesota’s GSP
           (includes direct and indirect benefits)

				
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