Top Immigrant Populations by U.S. State


Top Immigrant Populations by U.S. State

This map displays the top origin regions of immigrants in the United States (default view), based on 2009-2013 American Community Survey data. Hover over a state to view the total number of immigrants and their top region of birth. Then, click on a state to get the top 15 origin countries of immigrants residing in that state. To deselect, click outside of the U.S. map. The tool also displays the share that all immigrants comprise of the state's total population.


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.
2) Population estimates for states with an immigrant population under 2,000 persons are not provided due to insufficient sample size. Rankings only apply to origin countries that meet this criterion.


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