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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Profiles

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Profiles

Learn about populations eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) nationally and in top states and counties. This data tool, based on a methodology that imputes unauthorized status using data from the U.S. Census Bureau 2009-13 American Community Survey and 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation, provides estimates of unauthorized immigrant youth currently eligible for DACA (whether they have applied or not), those who meet all but the educational criteria, and children who will age into eligibility. The tool provides estimates for 40 states and 100 counties, and detailed profiles for the U.S., 32 states, and 39 counties. (See below map to navigate to county profiles.) The data are for the original 2012 DACA program, and do not include the expansions announced in November 2014.

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United States

Total: 1,988,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 1,164,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 402,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 423,000

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Alabama

Total: 15,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 7,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 4,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 3,000

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Arizona

Total: 57,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 32,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 12,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 13,000

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Arkansas

Total: 12,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 6,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 3,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 3,000

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California

Total: 579,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 343,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 123,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 114,000

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Colorado

Total: 33,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 19,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 6,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 8,000

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Connecticut

Total: 16,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 11,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 2,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 2,000

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Delaware

Total: 4,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 2,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 1,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 1,000

Florida

Total: 105,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 65,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 21,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 19,000

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Georgia

Total: 74,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 40,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 16,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 17,000

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Hawaii

Total: 5,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 3,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 1,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 2,000

Idaho

Total: 6,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 3,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 1,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 2,000

Illinois

Total: 99,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 63,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 18,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 18,000

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Indiana

Total: 17,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 9,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 3,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 5,000

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Iowa

Total: 6,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 3,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 1,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 2,000

Kansas

Total: 13,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 7,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 3,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 3,000

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Kentucky

Total: 9,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 4,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 2,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 3,000

Louisiana

Total: 7,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 4,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 1,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 2,000

Maryland

Total: 33,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 20,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 6,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 7,000

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Massachusetts

Total: 26,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 20,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 2,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 4,000

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Michigan

Total: 16,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 9,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 3,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 4,000

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Minnesota

Total: 16,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 9,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 3,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 5,000

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Mississippi

Total: 4,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 2,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 1,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 1,000

Missouri

Total: 10,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 6,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 2,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 3,000

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Nebraska

Total: 7,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 3,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 2,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 2,000

Nevada

Total: 27,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 14,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 6,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 6,000

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New Jersey

Total: 77,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 52,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 11,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 14,000

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New Mexico

Total: 15,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 8,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 3,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 5,000

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New York

Total: 115,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 76,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 21,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 18,000

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North Carolina

Total: 64,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 32,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 16,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 15,000

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Ohio

Total: 15,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 8,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 3,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 4,000

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Oklahoma

Total: 16,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 8,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 4,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 3,000

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Oregon

Total: 25,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 13,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 6,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 6,000

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Pennsylvania

Total: 23,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 15,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 3,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 5,000

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Rhode Island

Total: 5,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 3,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 1,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 1,000

South Carolina

Total: 16,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 8,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 4,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 4,000

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Tennessee

Total: 22,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 11,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 5,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 6,000

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Texas

Total: 280,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 154,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 60,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 67,000

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Utah

Total: 17,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 9,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 3,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 5,000

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Virginia

Total: 38,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 25,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 5,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 7,000

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Washington

Total: 40,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 21,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 9,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 10,000

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Wisconsin

Total: 14,000

Immediately Eligible (ages 15 and over): 9,000

Eligible but for Education (ages 15 and over): 2,000

Eligible in the Future (under age 15): 4,000

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Acknowledgments
James Bachmeier and Colin Hammar at Temple University analyzed the data on legal status of immigrants that provide the basis for these estimates. Jennifer Van Hook at The Pennsylvania State University advised in developing the methodology.