Lifestyle June 02, 2016 at 05:00 am

Top 7 Countries With Highest African Immigrant Populations

Mark Babatunde June 02, 2016 at 05:00 am

June 02, 2016 at 05:00 am | Lifestyle

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4. United States

African immigrants make up just a fraction of the United States’ immigrant population, accounting for 4.4 percent. The population estimates for 2013 put the number of African immigrants in the United States at about 1.8 million, a substantial increase from the 800,000 African migrants living in America in 1970. The number of migrants from Africa in the United States, however, witnessed the fastest growth rate between 2000 and 2013, increasing by 41 percent during that period. With the majority of immigrants coming from sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Egypt, and Kenya account for nearly half of the immigrant population from Africa. Most African migrants eventually settle in New York, California, Texas, and Maryland.

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