September 26, 2015

Foreign-born Population in the United States, 1850-2014

Year Foreign-born population, in millions
1850 2.2
1860 4.1
1870 5.6
1880 6.7
1890 9.2
1900 10.3
1910 13.5
1920 13.9
1930 14.2
1940 11.6
1950 10.3
1960 9.7
1970 9.6
1980 14.1
1990 19.8
2000 31.1
2010 39.9
2013 41.3
2014 42.2

Source: U.S. Census Bureau population estimates and Pew Research Center tabulations of 2010, 2013 and 2014 American Community Surveys (IPUMS)

Pew Research Center