In 2015, Mexicans accounted for approximately 27 percent of immigrants in the United States, making them by far the largest foreign-born group in the country.India was the next largest country of origin, with close to 6 percent of all immigrants, followed by China (including Hong Kong but not Taiwan) and the Philippines, at close to 5 percent each.
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.
The concept of race as used by the Census Bureau reflects the race or races with which individuals most closely self-identify. In 2015, approximately 51 percent of immigrants were female.
Race categories include both racial and national-origin groups. The share has fluctuated slightly during the past three decades; women accounted for 53 percent of immigrants in 1980, 51 percent in 1990, and 50 percent in 2000.
By compiling some of the most frequently requested facts and figures on U. immigration, this article provides answers to questions such as: How many people immigrated to the United States last year? Has the number of unauthorized immigrants changed in recent years? S.-born children now number approximately 84.3 million people, or 27 percent of the overall U. India was the leading country of origin for recent immigrants, with 179,800 arriving in 2015, followed by 143,200 from China, 139,400 from Mexico, 47,500 from the Philippines, and 46,800 from Canada.
How many entered as refugees, and from which countries? In 2013, India and China overtook Mexico as the top origin countries for recent arrivals.
Use these maps to view the geographic distribution of immigrant groups by country or region of origin at state and metropolitan-area levels.
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S.-born population: The median age of immigrants was 43.9 years, compared to 36 years for the native born. How many immigrants have entered the United States since 2010? What is the racial composition of the immigrant population? Of the 56.6 million people in 2015 who self-identified as Hispanic or Latino, 35 percent (19.5 million) were immigrants. In 2015, approximately 79 percent (236.9 million) of the 301.6 million people ages ages 5 and older in the U. Spanish was by far the most common language (62 percent), followed by Chinese (including Mandarin and Cantonese, 5 percent), Tagalog (almost 3 percent), Vietnamese (2 percent), French (including Cajun and Patois, 2 percent), Arabic (2 percent), and Korean (2 percent), and German, Russian, and French Creole (about 1 percent each).