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Foreign-Born Residents in the United States

MONDAY, AUG 22, 2022

Seven countries account for a majority of foreign-born residents in the United States, according to a Social Explorer analysis of 2016-20 American Community Survey data. The largest share comes from Mexico (10.9 million, or 24.8 percent of all foreign-born U.S. residents), followed by China (2.8 million, or 6.3 percent) and India (2.6 million, or 5.9 percent).

 Smaller percentages come from the Philippines (2 million, 4.5 percent); El Salvador (1.4 million, 3.1 percent); Vietnam (1.4 million, 3.1 percent); and Cuba (1.3 million, 3 percent). Latin America accounts for exactly 50 percent of foreign-born residents, followed by Asia (31.3 percent) and Europe (10.8 percent).

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Foreign Born Population by County, 2020. Click here to explore further.

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Author: Frank Bass

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