Mapping Illegal Immigrants By State

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, illegal immigrants by state have been mapped below, with Illinois, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey, and California having the highest numbers of undocumented immigrants in 2021.

Mapping Illegal Immigrants By State 1

Recently, US President Joe Biden announced steps to prevent illegal immigration across the US-Mexico border.

Bruno Venditti of Visual Capitalist created this map depicting the number of undocumented immigrants per state based on estimates from the Pew Research Center for 2021 that were computed using data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Mapping Illegal Immigrants By State 2

Undocumented Immigrants Concentrated in Certain States

After reaching a peak of 12.2 million in 2007, the number of undocumented immigrants in the US was projected to be approximately 10 million in 2021.

Illinois, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey, and California had the highest numbers of undocumented immigrants in 2021. In 2021, these six states accounted for 56% of all undocumented immigrants in the country, a decrease from 80% in 1990.

The number of undocumented immigrants rose in Florida and Washington between 2017 and 2021, while they fell in California and Nevada.

Mexico is the most common place of birth for those without a legal status. However, there has been a surge of immigration in recent years from almost every other part of the world, including Asia, Europe, South America, the Caribbean, Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Furthermore, about 5% of American workers are undocumented immigrants.

Recently, GreatGameIndia reported that amidst NYC hotel room shortages, 20% are being used as migrant shelters. Mayor Eric Adams’ policies have raised rates and enforced short-term rental laws, as the city faces $10 billion in migrant crisis costs.

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