June 3, 2019

Facts on U.S. Immigrants, 2017

Statistical portrait of the foreign-born population in the United States

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The nation’s foreign-born population has become more dispersed since 1990, but the Southwest region and large cities continue to have the highest concentrations of immigrants. As of 2017, 19% of the national immigrant population lives in the top five counties: Los Angeles County, Calif.; Miami-Dade County, Fla.; Harris County, Texas; Queens County, N.Y. and Cook County, Ill. In comparison, 30% of the nation’s immigrant population in 1990 lived in the top five counties at the time.

Map showing percent foreign born, by county in the U.S., 1990 Map showing percent foreign born, by county in the U.S., 2000 Map showing percent foreign born, by county in the U.S., 2006-2010 Map showing the percent foreign born, by county in the U.S., 2012-2016 Map showing percent foreign born, by county in the U.S., 2013-2017