Recently arrived immigrants have markedly different education, income and other characteristics from those who have been in the U.S. for longer.
Key charts and stats about immigrants in the United States from 1980 to 2017.
There were a record 44.4 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2017, making up 13.6% of the nation’s population.
There were a record 44.4 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2017, making up 13.6% of the nation’s population. This represents a more than fourfold increase since 1960.
This statistical profile of the foreign-born population in the 50 states and the District of Columbia is based on Pew Research Center tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2010 and 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) and the 1960-2000 decennial censuses.
As of 2017, 19% of the national immigrant population lives in the top five counties: Los Angeles County, Calif.; Miami-Dade County, Fla.; Harris County, Texas; Queens County, N.Y. and Cook County, Ill.
In 2016, a third of unauthorized immigrant adults were proficient in English – up from a quarter in 2007.
Asian Americans are the fastest-growing major racial or ethnic group in the United States. More than 20 million Asians live in America.
Proposals to change the U.S. immigration system have received renewed attention under the Trump administration. Read key details about U.S. immigration programs.
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