Most of us who live in the Garden State know that the region has become a gigantic melting pot, with a very diverse population. And although many of our foreign-born residents are now citizens, a full 11 percent of the population in New Jersey is not. That’s according to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s statehealthfacts.org.
That percentage is greater than New York’s 10 percent, and ties with Texas for second in the country with non-citizens residing in a state. The greatest number of non-citizens is in California, according to the site, with 15 percent. Washington, D.C., Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii also had a high number of non-citizens (8 percent or more).