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Top 10 states in new citizen voters

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The Associated Press | October 9, 2012 02:35 AM EST | AP


The top 10 states where people who naturalized as American citizens since 2000 represent a sizable percentage of the voting-age citizen population, as well their estimated raw numbers, according to census data analyzed by the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at the University of Southern California.

State Percentage Number

Calif. 8.6 1,998,990

N.Y. 7.0 922,222

N.J. 7.0 410,659

Fla.6.0 789,292

Nev.5.1 89,730

Mass.5.0 236,419

Ill.4.3 378,001

Hawaii 4.3 41,250

Md. 4.2 169,621

R.I. 4.0 30,318

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Source: Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at the University of Southern California.