InteractivesJune 12, 2019

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.

InteractivesJune 12, 2019

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.

InteractivesMarch 11, 2019

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.

InteractivesFebruary 5, 2019

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.

ReportsNovember 27, 2018

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

ReportsDecember 7, 2017

Rise in U.S. Immigrants From El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Outpaces Growth From Elsewhere

Lawful and unauthorized immigrants increase since recession

ReportsNovember 3, 2016

Size of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Workforce Stable After the Great Recession

Declines in eight states and increases in seven since 2009

ReportsSeptember 20, 2016

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

ReportsSeptember 8, 2016

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

ReportsNovember 19, 2015

More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S.

Net Loss of 140,000 from 2009 to 2014; Family Reunification Top Reason for Return