Denver’s population of people living in the country illegally larger than in Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco

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Inside city limits, Denver’s population outnumbers other major cities while the metro area ranks No. 17
Article publisher: 
Denver Post
Article date: 
10 February 2017
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Colorado News
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Denver ranks among the 20 U.S. metro areas with the largest numbers of people living in the country illegally, according to an analysis released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

The Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro area was home to an estimated 130,000 unauthorized immigrants [illegal aliens], ranking No. 17, with 55,000 living in Denver alone, according to the report.

The Pew study found that most of the 11.1 million people living in the United States illegally are concentrated in metropolitan statistical areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles and Houston. In all, 61 percent live in just 20 U.S. metro areas, including Denver...

In Denver, those living here illegally made up 37 percent of all foreign-born residents, the Pew Study found. That percentage was higher-than-average for the entire United States where one in four foreign-born residents is here illegally...



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