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U.S. Data

U.S. Data

More than 40 million people living in the United States—whether as naturalized citizen, legal permanent resident, temporary resident, or unauthorized immigrant—were born in another country, representing 13 percent of the U.S. population. Immigration to the United States has ebbed and flowed throughout history, peaking at nearly 15 percent of the population in 1890 and plummeting to 5 percent in 1970. The data-rich research offered here traces the U.S. immigrant population by size, educational and workforce characteristics, English language proficiency, and more.

For information on U.S. immigrants by state, check out the State Immigration Data Profiles tool.

 

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November 2004
By Suzette Brooks Masters, Kimberly A. Hamilton, and Jill H. Wilson
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MPI's Jennifer Yau takes a detailed look at the foreign born from Korea in the United States.

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MPI's Deborah Meyers and Jennifer Yau highlight data from the 2003 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics.

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Elizabeth Grieco takes a detailed look at the foreign born from the Dominican Republic in the United States.

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MPI Senior Demographer Elizabeth Grieco takes a detailed look at the population of African foreign born in the United States.

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MPI's Betsy Cooper and Senior Demographer Elizabeth Grieco map out the characteristics of Canadians in the United States.

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