A new research shows that unlikely cities in the U.S. have become more popular with foreign-born residents.

Findings from the Brookings Institution has shown that new immigrants to the U.S. prefer to live in suburbs or smaller cities as opposed to larger cities.  Metropolitan areas like Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Chicago are seeing a drop of foreign-born populations — from a total of 43 percent in 2000 to 38 percent in 2010. Meanwhile, cities like Baltimore, Orlando and Las Vegas saw growth rates above 70 percent.

Between 1980 and 2010, then percentage of foreign-born residents living in larger cities has steadily dropped from 41.1 percent to 33.2 percent. The infographic below show the percentage of change in immigrant population in the U.S.

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