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The Foreign-Born Population in the United States by State

Top 10 states with the highest immigrant population

More than 25% of all the immigrants in the U.S. live in California, according to 2015 Community Surveyfigures. About 74% of the foreign-born population live in ten states. The numbers given below may not extrapolate to correct state population totals due to rounding.

StateTotal foreign-born citizens (in millions)% of population that is foreign-born
California10.427.0
Texas4.516.2
New York4.422.7
Florida4.019.5
New Jersey1.921.2
Illinois1.813.8
Massachusetts1.115.1
Georgia1.010.0
Washington1.013.2
Virginia0.912.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & Pew Research Center, 2015
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