Highlights from "Looking Forward: Immigrant Contributions to the Golden State 2010"
27 percent (9.9 million) of California residents are immigrants, a rate higher than any other state in the nation.
Immigrants and their children make up 41 percent of California's population. Of all children in California, 48 percent have at least one immigrant parent.
Immigrants participate in the labor force at slightly higher rates than non-immigrants, with 62 percent of immigrants and 60 percent of non-immigrants over the age of 16 employed in California.
For Latino and Asian men, this difference is even greater. About 84 percent of all Latino and Asian immigrant men age 25-64 are employed, compared with 78 percent of U.S.-born Latino and Asian men.
Immigrants contribute 32 percent of California's GDP and make up 27 percent of the total household income in California. These numbers represent the researchers' claim that immigrants put more into the economy than they take out of it.
42 percent of Californians speak a language other than English at home. However, demand for English language instruction is on the rise.
Two out of three foreign-born California residents (6.8 million) are either U.S. citizens or are eligible to naturalize and become voters.