This map displays the geographic distribution of immigrants in the United States by country of origin.* Hover over a state to get the total foreign-born population and doubleclick on a state to get top county estimates. Use the dropdown menu under the map to select a particular country or region of origin. To deselect, click outside the U.S. map. When a state is selected, counties within the state are ranked. (By default, the initial view shows a list of top counties for the entire United States). To return to original view, click the home icon on the left. And for Alaska, first zoom out the map view (click the minus sign).
1) *Data are from U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2014 American Community Surveys.
2) The term "immigrants" (or "foreign born") refers to people residing in the United States who were not U.S. citizens at birth. This population includes naturalized citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), certain legal nonimmigrants (e.g., persons on student or work visas), those admitted under refugee or asylee status, and persons illegally residing in the United States.
3) Population estimates for states and counties with an immigrant population under 2,000 persons are not provided due to insufficient sample size.
Migration Policy Institute tabulation of data from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2014 American Community Surveys.