*Visit the most recent data on U.S. immigrants.
There were a record 43.2 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2015, making up 13.4% 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 the expand buttons below the summary tables to see detailed tables for each.
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Population/Region of Birth/Nativity/Language Use/Race/Years in the U.S.
|Born in Mexico||26.8%|
|Speaking English at least very well (ages 5 and older)||51.0%|
|White alone, not Hispanic||18.1%|
|Median age (in years)||43|
|Married (ages 18 and older)||59.8%|
|Women ages 15-44 giving birth in past year||7.4%|
Educational Attainment and Enrollment (highest degree completed, ages 25 and older)
|High school graduate or less||51.6%|
|Two-year degree/Some college||18.7%|
|Bachelor’s degree or more||29.7%|
Work/Earnings/Income (ages 16 and older)
|In labor force (among civilian population)||66.0%|
|Median annual personal earnings (in 2015 dollars, among those with earnings)||$28,000|
|Median annual household income (in 2015 dollars)||$51,000|
|Living in poverty||16.5%|
Homeownership and Household Characteristics
|In family households||86.3%|
Region and Top Five States of Residence in 2015
Source: Pew Research Center tabulations of 2015 American Community Survey (1% IPUMS) “Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2015”