November 3, 2016

Unauthorized immigrant population trends for states, birth countries and regions

Explore U.S. unauthorized immigrant population trends for states of residence, as well as for international regions and largest countries of birth, based on Pew Research Center estimates. In 2014, an estimated 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S., unchanged since 2009 and down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007. For more, see our report and tables: Overall Number of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrants Holds Steady Since 2009. There is also more information in this related report: Size of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Workforce Stable After the Great Recession

Note: Shading surrounding lines indicates low and high points of the estimated 90% confidence interval. White data markers for 2014 indicate that change since 2009 is statistically significant. Trends are plotted from unrounded numbers; data labels are rounded independently and are not adjusted to sum to the total U.S. figure or other totals. See Methodology for details of rounding rules and definitions of regions and countries.
Source: Pew Research Center estimates for 2005-2014 based on augmented American Community Survey data from Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS); for 1995 and 2000 based on March supplements to Current Population Survey; for 1990 from Warren and Warren (2013) and U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (2003).