E.g., 12/19/2014
E.g., 12/19/2014

Maps of the Foreign Born in the United States

Maps of the Foreign Born in the United States

Use our interactive maps to learn where immigrant populations are concentrated in the United States by country or region of birth (2008-2012 pooled data from the U.S. Census Bureau) or explore settlement patterns and concentration of various immigrant populations in the United States in 2010 and 2000 with static maps. To look at a map, click on its title or thumbnail.


U.S. Immigrant Population by State and County, 2008-2012 (pooled)
Interested in how many immigrants live in your state, their countries and regions of origin, and their top settlement destinations by county? This map displays the state-level distribution of immigrants in the United States by country and region of origin, and also provides a county-level view of the immigrant population.
U.S. Immigrant Population by Metropolitan Area (MSA), 2008-2012 (pooled)
Use this dynamic map to display the largest concentrations by metropolitan areas for immigrants overall, as well as by region or country of origin. The colors represent the density of immigrants in the total population, and the larger the bubble, the larger the concentration of immigrants.

Below are links to the maps showing the distribution by state, county, and/or metropolitan area of the foreign born overall and of the eight largest immigrant groups according to data from the 2010 American Community Survey and 2000 Census. These maps demonstrate that the immigrant populations are not evenly distributed across the United States but are concentrated in certain regions, states, and urban areas.

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2010-2011 Data

2000 Data


2010-11 Data

States with the Largest and Fastest-Growing Immigrant Populations
Two in three immigrants lived in six states in 2010; North Carolina, Georgia, and Arkansas were among 10 states that experienced more than 280 percent growth of their immigrant population between 1990 and 2010. View state ranking tables. Check out our collection of Frequently Requested Statistics on immigrants in the United States.

2000 Data

Below are links to the maps showing the number of immigrants from various origins by U.S. county according to the results of Census 2000.

Read profiles of each of these foreign-born populations in the United States on the Migration Information Source.