Bonus List

U.S STATES WITH THE LARGEST (AND SMALLEST) RATIOS BETWEEN MEXICAN-BORN WOMEN AND MEN

Immigrants to the United States from Mexico are more likely to be men than women. Nationwide, there are 124 men for every 100 women among Mexican immigrants (at least among those documented in the 2000 U.S. Census). While African immigrants are also more likely to be men than women, immigrants from Europe, Asia and the Caribbean are more likely to be women than men (and from Central and South America, immigrants to the United States are nearly even between women and men).

There are major regional variations. States with the most Mexican immigrants (like California and Texas) have only a slight discrepancy, percentagewise, between Mexican-born men and women (and some states with very few Mexican immigrants where even recently there has been few new immigrants, such as North Dakota or Montana). However, states which have only recently seen a large increase in the number of Mexican immigrants, mainly in the southeastern U.S., have far more men from Mexico than women. West Virginia, at #1, has more than 3 times as many Mexican men than women. Often, the newest immigrants are men seeking work; their families (if the men stay and already had families in Mexico) might be able to follow later.

Most Mexican Men Relative To Women:

STATE


1. West Virginia
2. Mississippi
3. Kentucky
4. South Carolina
5. Tennessee
6. Ohio
7. Georgia
8. North Carolina
9. Wyoming
10. Virginia
NUMBER OF MEXICAN-BORN MEN
FOR EVERY 100 MEXICAN-BORN
WOMEN LIVING IN THE STATE
313
274
255
230
225
207
200
197
188
184

Fewest Mexican Men Relative To Women:

STATE


1. New Mexico
2. Montana
3. California
3. Texas
5. North Dakota
NUMBER OF MEXICAN-BORN MEN
FOR EVERY 100 MEXICAN-BORN
WOMEN LIVING IN THE STATE
105
106
113
113
116


Source of Data: 2000 U.S. Census.

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