Most live in Germany, the UK, Italy and France, and about half had arrived in Europe in recent years. Overall, these migrants account for less than 1% of Europe’s total population.
Explore detailed tables on the number and share of immigrants and emigrants by country.
Monthly number of migrant detections by sea (January 2009 to August 2018), by route
Sub-Saharan immigrants in the United States are also more highly educated than the U.S. native born population.
The H-1B visa program is the nation’s biggest temporary employment visa program. Explore the number of approvals by U.S. metropolitan area.
International migration from sub-Saharan African countries to Europe and the U.S. has grown over the past decade. Many who live in sub-Saharan Africa say they would move to another country if they could.
Explore origin and destination totals of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2017.
Neil Ruiz, Associate Director of Global Migration and Demography, presented findings on foreign students studying at colleges and universities in the United States.
This interactive tool displays the top nationality of refugees resettled across each state between fiscal 2002 and 2017.
In the last few years, the number of refugees annually resettled by the U.S. has not consistently grown in step with a worldwide refugee population that has expanded nearly 50% since 2013.
As of 2015, nearly 20 million people, or about 4% of the EU’s birth population, lived in a European country in which they were not born.
The recent wave of asylum seekers to 28 EU countries, Norway and Switzerland accounts for one-in-ten asylum applications to the region since 1985.