Immigration Statistics USA 2014

13.3 percent of the total U.S. population were Immigrants in 2014.

The U.S. immigrant population stood at more than 42.4 million, or 13.3 percent, of the total U.S. population of 318.9 million in 2014.

In 2013, 1.2 million foreign-born individuals moved to the USA
In 2014, 1.3 million foreign-born individuals moved to the USA

Total Immigrant Population in the USA 1970 to 2014

In 1970 there were 9.6 million foreign-born individuals in the USA
In 1980 there were 14.1 million foreign-born individuals in the USA
In 1990 there were 19.8 million foreign-born individuals in the USA
In 2000 there were 31.1 million foreign-born individuals in the USA
In 2002 there were 32.5 million foreign born immigrants in the USA (9.8 million Mexican – 30%)
In 2010 there were 40.0 million foreign-born individuals in the USA
In 2014 there were 42.4 million foreign-born individuals in the USA

Nationality of Total Immigrant Population in the USA in 2014

28% are Mexican born
5% are from India
5% are from China (including Hong Kong but not Taiwan)
5% are from the Philippines
3% from El Salvador
3% from Vietnam
3% from Cuba
3% from Korea
2% from Dominican Republic
2% from Guatemala

Immigrants – Foreign Born

The term “immigrants” (also known as the 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.

Illegal / Unauthorized Immigrants in the USA

In 1990 there were 3.5 million unauthorized immigrants in the USA
In 1995 there were 5.7 million unauthorized immigrants in the USA
In 2000 there were 8.6 million unauthorized immigrants in the USA
In 2002 there were 12.2 million unauthorized immigrants in the USA ( 5.3 million Mexican – 57%)
In 2005 there were 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants in the USA
In 2009 there were 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants in the USA (6.4 million Mexican – 56.6%)
In 2013 there were 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants in the USA
In 2014 there were 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants in the USA (5.8 million Mexican – 52.3%)

Sources:

http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/frequently-requested-statistics-immigrants-and-immigration-united-states
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/11/03/5-facts-about-illegal-immigration-in-the-u-s/
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/mexican-immigration-us-latest-estimates

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