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More than two million undocumented immigrants call California home




Almost a quarter of the nation’s undocumented immigrant population — 23 percent — lives in California, says a new report compiled by the Public Policy Institute of California.

Of the estimated 11 million undocumented people living in the United States, roughly 2.6 million were living in the Golden State in 2010, according to the report. Undocumented immigrants constitute about seven percent of the overall population in California, Nevada and Texas combined, making it the highest concentration in the U.S.

PPIC combined census numbers, data from the Pew Hispanic Center, the  Department of Homeland Security and other reports to come up with a detailed profile of California's undocumented residents. A few highlights:

And as California goes, so goes the nation. A few national highlights from the report:

The report also links to maps of undocumented immigrants by ZIP code. It can be viewed in its entirety here.