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What Immigration Means To Colorado

537,066 immigrants make up 9.8% of the state’s population.

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Invigorate The Economy

One in 10 self-employed business owners in Colorado is an immigrant. This leads to a total of $825,900,00 annual revenue generated by these immigrant-owned businesses.

Immigrants are an Integral Part of Communities

38.7% of all immigrants in Colorado are naturalized U.S citizens.

72.5% of immigrants in Colorado speak English “well” or “very well”

Immigrant Households Strengthen the Economy

  • $10,800,000,000 in spending power
  • $2,300,000,000 in federal taxes
  • $1,000,000,000 in state and local taxes

Immigrants are Essential to the Labor Force

One in nine workers in the Colorado labor force is an Immigrant.

Over one-fifth of all workers in Colorado’s construction industry are immigrants.

The largest shares of immigrants in Colorado’s labor force work in the following occupations:

  • 31.9% are building and Grounds Cleaning
  • 27.5% are in Maintenance
  • 22.6% are in Construction and Extraction Farming, Fishing, and Forestry

Source: American Immigration Council, “Immigrants In Colorado”, 2017.

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