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There were a record 42.2 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2014, making up 13.2% of the nation’s population. This represents a fourfold increase since 1960, when only 9.7 million immigrants lived in the U.S., accounting for just 5.4% of the total U.S. population. Click on any of the bold headings below in the summary table to see detailed tables for each.
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|Characteristics of the U.S. Foreign-born Population: 2014|
|% of the foreign-born population, unless otherwise noted|
|Population/Region of Birth/Nativity/Language Use/Race/Years in the U.S.|
|Born in Mexico||27.7|
|Speaking English at least very well (ages 5 and older)||50.4|
|White alone, not Hispanic||18.1|
|Median age (in years)||43|
|Married (ages 18 and older)||59.7|
|Women ages 15-44 giving birth in past year||7.5|
|Educational Attainment and Enrollment
(highest degree completed, ages 25 and older)
|High school graduate or less||52.4|
|Two-year degree/Some college||19.0|
|Bachelor’s degree or more||28.6|
(ages 16 and older)
|In labor force (among civilian population)||66.3|
|Median annual personal earnings (in 2014 dollars, among those with earnings)||$26,000|
|Median annual household income (in 2014 dollars)||$49,071|
|Living in poverty||17.7|
|Homeownership and Household Characteristics|
|In family households||86.4|
|Region and Top Five States of Residence in 2014|
|Source: Pew Research Center tabulations of 2014 American Community Survey (1% IPUMS)|
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