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State-by-State: Illegal Immigrants
Below are estimates of the unauthorized migrant population for each state.

Alabama
30,000 - 50,000

Alaska
Less than 10,000

Arkansas
30,000 - 50,000

Arizona
400,000 - 450,000

California
2.5 - 2.75 million

Colorado
225,000 - 275,000

Connecticut
70,000 - 100,000

Washington, D.C.
15,000 - 30,000

Delaware
15,000 - 35,000

Florida
800,000 - 950,000

Georgia
350,000 - 450,000

Hawaii
20,000 - 35,000

Iowa
55,000 - 85,000

Idaho
25,000 - 45,000

Illinois
375,000 - 425,000

Indiana
55,000 - 85,000

Kansas
40,000 - 70,000

Kentucky
30,000 - 60,000

Louisiana
25,000 - 45,000

Massachusetts
150,000 - 250,000

Maryland
225,000 - 275,000

Maine
Less than 10,000

Michigan
100,000 - 150,000

Minnesota
75,000 - 100,000

Missouri
35,000 - 65,000

Mississippi
30,000 - 50,000

Montana
Less than 10,000

North Carolina
300,000 - 400,000

North Dakota
Less than 10,000

Nebraska
35,000 - 55,000

New Hampshire
10,000 - 30,000

New Jersey
350,000 - 425,000

New Mexico
50,000 - 75,000

New York
550,000 - 650,000

Nevada
150,000 - 200,000

Ohio
75,000 - 150,000

Oklahoma
50,000 - 75,000

Oregon
125,000 - 175,000

Pennsylvania
125,000 - 175,000

Rhode Island
20,000 - 40,000

South Carolina
35,000 - 75,000

South Dakota
Less than 10,000

Tennessee
100,000 - 150,000

Texas
1.4 - 1.6 million

Utah
75,000 - 100,000

Virginia
250,000 - 300,000

Vermont
Less than 10,000

Washington
200,000 - 250,000

Wisconsin
75,000 - 115,000

West Virginia
Less than 10,000

Wyoming
Less than 10,000

Source: Pew Research Center, 2005


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