Top Immigrant Origins by Metropolitan Statistical Area


Top Immigrant Origins by Metropolitan Statistical Area

This tool, based on 2009-2013 pooled American Community Survey data, shows up to top 15 origin immigrant groups for each of the 381 metropolitan statistical areas in the United States. It also shows the rank that metropolitan area has for each of its top origin groups. Select the metropolitan area of interest from the menu on the top right. 


1) 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. "Metropolitan areas" refer to the greater metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA or Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI.
2) Population estimates for metropolitan statistical areas with an immigrant population under 2,000 persons are not provided due to insufficient sample size. Rankings only apply to metropolitan areas that meet this criterion.


Migration Policy Institute tabulation of data from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2013 American Community Survey.