Texas ranks 15th on a recent online list measuring the impact of immigrants on state economies.
California ranked first overall on the list, compiled by WalletHub and based off of qualities such as “median household income of foreign-born population” and “jobs generated by immigrant-owned businesses as a share of total jobs.”
Texas ranked high in several categories, like the percentage of foreign-born STEM workers out of the entire state’s population (6th) and in the share of foreign-born population and the share of foreign-born members of the workforce (both ranked 7th).
Mississippi ranked last in the study.
Here are Texas’ full rankings:
Immigrants’ Economic Impact on Texas (1=Biggest Impact; 25=Avg.):
- 18th – Percentage of Jobs Generated by Immigrant-Owned Businesses Out of Total Jobs
- 6th – Percentage of Foreign-Born STEM Workers Out of Total STEM Workers
- 29th – Percentage of Fortune 500 Companies Founded by Immigrants or Their Children
- 24th – Percentage of Jobs Created by Presence of International Students Out of Total Jobs
- 28th – Economic Contribution of International Students per Capita
- 7th – Share of Foreign-Born Workforce
- 7th – Share of Foreign-Born Population
View the full list and its methodology here.