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U.S. States with the Fewest Immigrants

Try to name the 10 U.S. states with the lowest percentage of foreign-born residents.
2012-2016 estimates. U.S. Census Bureau
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First submittedDecember 5, 2016
Last updatedNovember 1, 2018
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State
1.57
West Virginia
2.04
Montana
2.25
Mississippi
3.20
South Dakota
3.31
North Dakota
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State
3.42
Alabama
3.49
Kentucky
3.55
Wyoming
3.58
Maine
3.90
Missouri
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level 42
Aug 15, 2017
Missed Maine and West Virginia.
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level 63
Nov 26, 2017
Very interesting quiz!
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level 72
Nov 11, 2018
Always go for Mississippi and West Virginia in certain categories.
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level 59
Dec 27, 2018
...and all of them except Maine voted for Trump because of immigration.
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level 63
Dec 27, 2018
West Virginia I can understand given where it is and its industries not as robust as they once were. Mississippi and Alabama though are on the Gulf which I thought would promote more immigration than it apparently does. There's also a fair amount of farming in both of those states which often means an influx of migrant workers who are known to overstay. Since there's no direct link to the data source it's hard to know what's being counted as a "resident".
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level 72
Dec 31, 2018
Missouri's surprising with an affordable entry level hell hole in St. Louis.
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level 61
Jan 7, 2019
I am curious to hear on what grounds your opinion of St. Louis is based? If it is the murder rate, you need to do more research on what is considered the "city". The St. Louis area has over 3 million residents. Only ~350,000 of those residents actually reside within the city limits, and the per capita murder rate is based on just this small area. The city limits contain some of the roughest neighborhoods. If our "city" encompassed the metro area, we would rank much lower than Detroit.
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level 72
Jan 16, 2019
No, I'm talking about the abandoned desolation, 1/3 its 1950 population, urban prairie, 3 houses left on 4 blocks, decrepit city, not some suburb. Right, wrong, whatever that's the type of place where a lot of unsuspecting immigrants first wind up because it's cheap. If you seriously don't think St. Louis is one of the most devastated urban spots in America, start travelling.
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level 78
Apr 30, 2019
Well, I don't to need to start traveling - I worked for an airline for almost 30 years and there are very few US cities that I haven't been in. I grew up in Southeast Missouri and am very familiar with St Louis. I don't have any special love or even loyalty for the city, but I don't find it to be any better or worse than many other major urban area in the US. For the last 12 years, I've worked for HUD so I've seen some pretty bad areas and St Louis is actually better than many.