Unauthorized immigrant population trends for states, birth countries and regions
In 2017, an estimated 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the United States, down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007. Explore trends in the unauthorized immigrant population for U.S. states, as well as for birth countries and regions.
Video: Is the number of unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. declining?
The latest Pew Research Center data estimates there were 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2017, down significantly from a decade prior. In this video, our researchers go behind the scenes to explain the “how” and “why” behind determining these new numbers.
Estimates of U.S. unauthorized immigrant population, by metro area, 2016 and 2007
Explore estimates of unauthorized immigrant populations in 182 U.S. metropolitan areas.
U.S. unauthorized immigrant population estimates by state, 2016
Pew Research Center estimates that 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants, the lowest level in a decade, lived in the U.S. in 2016. View state by state data on unauthorized immigration.
U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Total Dips to Lowest Level in a Decade
Number from Mexico continues to decline, while Central America is the only growing region
Rise in U.S. Immigrants From El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Outpaces Growth From Elsewhere
Lawful and unauthorized immigrants increase since recession
Size of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Workforce Stable After the Great Recession
Declines in eight states and increases in seven since 2009
Overall Number of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrants Holds Steady Since 2009
Decline in share from Mexico mostly offset by growth from Asia, Central America and sub-Saharan Africa
U.S. Latino Population Growth and Dispersion Has Slowed Since Onset of the Great Recession
South still leads nation in growth overall, but three counties in North Dakota top list of fastest-growing
More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S.
Net Loss of 140,000 from 2009 to 2014; Family Reunification Top Reason for Return