Top 13 maps and charts that explain immigration to the US

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Over the centuries, millions of people from around the globe were attracted by the American Dream and came to be the US for a chance at a better life. Today, more than 1 in 8 Americans are immigrants, and this is what makes this country so diverse.

These maps and charts explain the history and the impact of the immigration on the US.

1. Animated map shows the history of immigration to the US


source: Business Insider

2. Here is Everyone Who Has Emigrated to the United States Since 1820


source: Metroscom

3. A state-by-state look at the history of U.S. immigration by country

source: Pew Research Center

4. Size of the immigration to the US over 200 years

source: Insightful Interaction

5. Slavery Trade Map

source: Emerson Kent 

6. Seven Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East whose citizens were banned from entering the United States in January 2017

source: Bloomberg

7. Most common country of origin of legal immigrants (2012)

source: Slate

8. Most common country of origin of legal immigrants other than Mexico (2012)

source: Slate

9. Unauthorized immigrants estimates

source: Economist

10. Foreign-born persons as a percentage of total US population (1850-2013)

source: Vox

11. One reason some Americans fear immigrants? They overestimate how many there are

source: Quartz

12. Most common job held by immigrants by state

source: Business Insider

13. Impact of immigration on unemployment

source: Cgdev

Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.