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|May 21, 2013|
Immigrant population slows, shifts to other states
SAN FRANCISCO--A new report reflects a sharp decline in foreign immigrants coming to California.
The Public Policy Institute of California says the shift has accelerated this decade as more people are choosing to live in states with little history of immigration.
Los Angeles County is home to more immigrants than any county in the state. But, the immigrant population grew by just 1.9 percent in 2007. By comparison, Riverside County grew by 12.6 percent.
California attracted 26 percent of the nationís foreign-born population in 2007. The working-age population grew by just 2 percent the first seven years of this decade.
Story Date: August 4, 2009