WYOMING – With immigration reform remaining one of the biggest policy issues in 2019 and border security taking center stage in the longest government shutdown in history, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Economic Impact of Immigration by State.

According to the findings, Wyoming is not terribly dependent on immigrant labor or affected by immigration at large…statewide. If the survey was conducted in Teton County alone, the results may have been much different.

In order to determine which states benefit most from immigration, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 20 key metrics, ranging from median household income of foreign-born population to jobs generated by immigrant-owned businesses as a share of total jobs.

The findings? Wyoming ranked as the state where immigrants have the second-smallest impact, edging out Mississippi. California, New York, and New Jersey topped the list as states that felt the biggest impact from immigrants.

Immigrants’ Economic Impact on Wyoming (1=Biggest Impact; 25=Avg.):

  • 28th – % of Jobs Generated by Immigrant-Owned Businesses Out of Total Jobs
  • 35th – Median Household Income of Foreign-Born Population
  • 51st – % of Foreign-Born STEM Workers Out of Total STEM Workers
  • 42nd – % of Foreign-Born Population Aged 25 & Older with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
  • 34th – % of Fortune 500 Companies Founded by Immigrants or Their Children
  • 46th – % of Jobs Created by Presence of International Students Out of Total Jobs
  • 46th – Economic Contribution of International Students per Capita
WalletHub’s Economic Impact of Immigration by State. (WalletHub)