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Californians, Who Do You Think We Are? Where We Come From And Where We're Going In 5 Charts

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California has the largest immigrant population in the country. (Courtesy of CALmatters)
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The "California Dream" is a global brand. For more than a century the state has been a magnet for migrants from around the world, and now has the largest foreign-born population of any state in the country.

That's why the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on whether to allow a citizenship question on the 2020 Census will reverberate loudly in this state. The High Court is expected to publish its decision any day now.

As part of the California Dream collaboration, journalists from CALmatters and public radio stations across California are reporting a series of stories on immigrant communities throughout the state. Here are five maps and charts illustrating the past and present of who's moving in and, lately, moving out.

Click through the charts below to learn more about our diverse and ever-changing population.

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