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 Survey figures. 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. 

State Total foreign-born citizens (in millions) % of population that is foreign-born
California 10.4 27.0
Texas 4.5 16.2
New York 4.4 22.7
Florida 4.0 19.5
New Jersey 1.9 21.2
Illinois 1.8 13.8
Massachusetts 1.1 15.1
Georgia 1.0 10.0
Washington 1.0 13.2
Virginia 0.9 12.2
 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & Pew Research Center, 2015
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