Total Immigrant and Emigrant Populations by Country


Total Immigrant and Emigrant Populations by Country

Interested in the size of the immigrant or emigrant population by particular country? This map uses the most recent UN Population Division estimates for the international migrant population by country of origin or destination. Population bubbles are colored according to whether the country has a greater immigrant or emigrant population.


1) For more information on the UN Population Division’s methodology to estimate the size of immigrant and emigrant population, visit:

2) The UN Population Division may base its population estimates on projections from national-level data collected in earlier years.


Migration Policy Institute tabulation of data from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (2019), Trends in International Migrant Stock: Migrants by Destination and Origin (United Nations database, POP/DB/MIG/Stock/Rev.2019). Available here: