This map displays the geographic distribution of immigrants in the United States by country of origin.* Click on a state to get a county-level view of the immigrant population (control click for multiple states). To deselect, click outside the U.S. map. Hover over states and counties to view their population. When a state is selected, counties within the state are ranked. (By default, the initial view shows a list of top counties for the entire United States). To return to original view, click the home icon on the left. And for Alaska, first zoom-out the map view (click the minus sign).
1) *Data are from U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2008-2012 American Community Surveys.
2) The term "immigrants" (or "foreign born") refers to people residing in the United States who were not U.S. citizens at birth. This population includes naturalized citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), certain legal nonimmigrants (e.g., persons on student or work visas), those admitted under refugee or asylee status, and persons illegally residing in the United States.
3) Population estimates for states and counties with an immigrant population under 2,000 persons are not provided due to insufficient sample size.
Migration Policy Institute tabulation of data from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2008-2012 American Community Surveys.