Data: Immigrants comprise 5 percent of North Dakota’s population

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MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Data from the American Immigration Council shows North Dakota has a small but growing community of immigrants, with many coming from the Philippines.

The council’s latest figures show immigrants comprised 6% of the state’s workforce in 2018.

Immigrants accounted for 13% of the state’s production employees and 11% of residents working in the manufacturing industry.

The state’s 1,506 immigrant business owners accounted for 3% of all self-employed in 2018 and generated $66.8 million in business income.

Immigrant-led households in the state paid about $156 million in federal taxes and $71 million in state and local taxes in 2018. 

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