May 3, 2017

Unauthorized immigrant population in the United States, 1990-2016

Year Estimate + or – value for range
2016 10,700,000 190,000
2015 11,000,000 190,000
2014 11,100,000 180,000
2013 11,200,000 170,000
2012 11,200,000 170,000
2011 11,500,000 160,000
2010 11,400,000 150,000
2009 11,300,000 150,000
2008 11,700,000 160,000
2007 12,200,000 160,000
2006 11,600,000 170,000
2005 11,100,000 150,000
2000 8,600,000 875,000
1995 5,700,000 750,000
1990 3,500,000

Note: Shading shows range of estimated 90% confidence interval.
Source: Pew Research Center estimates based on augmented U.S. Census Bureau data. See Methodology for details.

Pew Research Center