Foreign-Born Population in Metropolitan Areas with 5 Million or More People, 2000

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The following metropolitan areas have foreign-born populations of more than 5 million people as of 2000.

Metropolitan area Percent
foreign born
Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, Calif. 29.6%
San Francisco-Oakland- San Jose, Calif. 28.3
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-Conn.-Pa. 22.8
Dallas-Ft. Worth, Tex. 12.8
Boston-Worcester-Lawrence, Mass.-N.H.-Maine-Conn. 12.5%
Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, Ill.-Ind.-Wis. 12.3
Washington-Baltimore, DC-Md.-Va.-W.Va. 11.9
Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, Mich. 7.4
Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. 5.1
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2001, Table 5–2A.

The Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 1980-2000 Immigration Immigrants Admitted by Region and Top 20 Countries of Birth, 2005
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