Comment: Frequently Requested Immigration Statistics
Drawing on multiple resources, Migration Policy Institute presents frequently requested statistics on immigration. Here are some highlights:

  • The U.S. immigrant population stood at more than 42.4 million, or 13.3 percent, of the total U.S. population of 318.9 million in 2014
  • Immigrants accounted for nearly 17 percent (26.7 million) of the 159.5 million workers in the civilian labor force in 2014.
  • In 2014, around 47 percent of immigrants (20 million) were naturalized U.S. citizens.
  • In 2014, the top five U.S. states by number of immigrants were California (10.5 million), Texas and New York (4.5 million each), Florida (4 million), and New Jersey (2 million).
  • In 2014, 25% of all children ages 18 and under in the US had at least one immigrant parent
  • In 2014, 1.3 million foreign-born individuals moved to the United States, 41 percent were immediate relatives of U.S. citizens, 23 percent entered through a family-sponsored preference, and 15 percent via an employment-based preference. Another 13 percent adjusted from refugee or asylee status, and 5 percent were diversity-lottery winners.

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