Italians were the top immigrant-origin group, making up 13 percent of the foreign-born population in 1960, followed by Germans and Canadians (about 10 percent each).
Hispanic and Latino are ethnic, not racial, categories. What is the age distribution of the immigrant population? The remaining 52 percent (22.6 million) included lawful permanent residents, unauthorized immigrants, and legal residents on temporary visas (such as students and temporary workers).
They include individuals who classified themselves in one of the specific Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino categories listed on the Census 2000 questionnaire—"Mexican, Mexican Am., Chicano," "Puerto Rican," or "Cuban"—as well as those who indicate that they are "other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino." Persons who indicated that they are "other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino" include those whose origins are from Spain, the Spanish-speaking countries of Central or South America, the Dominican Republic, or people who self-identify more generally as Spanish, Spanish-American, Hispanic, Hispano, Latino, and so on. Overall, the immigrant population in 2015 was older than the U. In 2015, around 48 percent of immigrants (20.7 million) were naturalized U. Of the 21 million naturalized citizens, 22 percent naturalized since 2010, 33 percent between 20, and 45 percent prior to 2000. The remaining 21 percent (64.7 million) reported speaking a language other than English at home.
Between 20, the five states with the largest percent growth* of the immigrant population were North Dakota (137 percent), Tennessee (109 percent), South Dakota (106 percent), South Carolina (101 percent), and Wyoming (96 percent).
increases in the immigrant population in these states have translated into high percent growth.
As a result, the foreign-born share steadily declined between the 1930s and 1970s, reaching a record low of approximately 5 percent in 1970 (9.6 million; see Table 1). immigrants more than quadrupled, rising from 9.6 million then to 43.3 million in 2015.
Since 1970, the share and number of immigrants have increased rapidly, mainly as a result of large-scale immigration from Latin America and Asia made possible by the abolishment of national-origin admission quotas by Congress in 1965. How do today’s top source countries compare to those 50 years ago?While most of these new arrivals are immigrants new to the country, some are naturalized citizens, lawful permanent residents, and others who might have lived in the United States for some time prior to returning in 2015.The Census Bureau defines recent immigrants as foreign-born individuals who resided abroad one year prior to the survey, including naturalized citizens, lawful permanent residents, and others who might have lived in the United States for some time prior to 2015; as well as temporary nonimmigrants and unauthorized immigrants. This population includes naturalized citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugees and asylees, persons on certain temporary visas, and the unauthorized. That year, there were 2.2 million immigrants in the United States, representing nearly 10 percent of the population.Individuals who reported speaking “only English” or speaking English "very well" are considered proficient in English. In 2015, approximately 49 percent (21.2 million) of the 43 million immigrants ages 5 and older were LEP.What percentage of the adult foreign-born population is college educated? states by number of immigrants were California (10.7 million), Texas (4.7 million), New York (4.5 million), Florida (4.1 million), and New Jersey (close to 2 million).For more information on the top states of residence for the foreign born, see the interactive tool, Immigrant Population by State, 1990-Present.