The numbers! Wyoming took zero, California “welcomed” 48,813 refugees since 2007

Where does your state rank?

The list below represents the number of refugees resettled in your state from fiscal year 2007-2013.  The stats are maintained by the US State Department at their Refugee Processing Center in Virginia.  Here is the website, but its difficult sometimes to find the statistics easily.  The list below was discovered by one of our many friends from Tennessee.

This is what the Refugee Processing Center says of its job (you’ve heard me mention WRAPS before):

The Refugee Processing Center (RPC) is operated by the U.S Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, Virginia USA.

At the RPC and at Resettlement Service Centers (RSCs), an interactive computer system called the Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System (WRAPS) is used to process and track the movement of refugees from various countries around the world to the U.S. for resettlement under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).

By the way, they keep statistics on the refugees’ religious affiliations, they just don’t make those public.

I think you will find this list as interesting as I do!

From 2007-2013 your state got this many refugees:

Wyoming    0
Montana    11
Puerto Rico    25
Hawaii    39
Delaware    49
Mississippi    51
West Virginia    81
Arkansas    83
District of Columbia    199
Alaska    522
South Carolina    812
Alabama    934
Rhode Island    1,057
New Mexico    1,112
Maine    1,294
Louisiana    1,563
Vermont    1,961
Kansas    2,007
North Dakota    2,620
Connecticut    2,817
New Hampshire    2,864
Nevada    2,945
South Dakota    2,986
Iowa    3,289
New Jersey    4,073
Wisconsin    4,095
Nebraska    4,593
Oregon    4,901
Idaho    5,924
Maryland    6,451
Utah    6,559
Tennessee    7,993
Indiana    8,536
Virginia    9,091
Kentucky    9,260
Massachusetts    9,386
Colorado    9,654
Ohio    11,508
Minnesota    12,112
North Carolina    13,977
Pennsylvania    14,365
Illinois    14,520
Oklahoma    14,901
Washington    15,300
Georgia    16,692
Arizona    18,415
Michigan    19,442
Florida    21,458
New York    24,139
Texas    40,257
California    48,813
Total:     399,179

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