The Countries Most Immigrants in the US Are Originally From

More immigrants are living in the United States than in any other country. Nearly 45 million people who live in the U.S. were born in other countries, according to the Census Bureau. This accounts for one-fifth of the world’s immigrants, based on U.N. data.

Immigrants constitute 13.7% of the U.S. population. This number has been increasing since 1965, when amendments made to the Immigration and Nationality Act were largely replaced with a more neutral system that gives preference to family reunification and the nation’s labor needs.

Since then, the immigrant population in the country has more than quadrupled. Along with increasing the flow of immigration, the amendments also led to a shift away from Eurocentric immigration toward Asian, Caribbean, and Latin American countries.

Here are the top 6 of 25 countries studied:

6. Vietnam

> US immigrants born in Vietnam, 2019: 1,383,779 (3.08% of all foreign-born)
> US immigrants born in Vietnam as of 1990: 543,262 (2.75% of all foreign-born)
> US immigrants born in Vietnam as of 1960: No data
> Vietnam GNI per capita, 2020: $8,150 – #69 lowest of 193 countries

5. El Salvador

> US immigrants born in El Salvador, 2019: 1,412,101 (3.14% of all foreign-born)
> US immigrants born in El Salvador as of 1990: 465,433 (2.35% of all foreign-born)
> US immigrants born in El Salvador as of 1960: 6,310 (0.06% of all foreign-born)
> El Salvador GNI per capita, 2020: $7,970 – #68 lowest of 193 countries

4. Philippines

> US immigrants born in Philippines, 2019: 2,045,248 (4.55% of all foreign-born)
> US immigrants born in Philippines as of 1990: 912,674 (4.62% of all foreign-born)
> US immigrants born in Philippines as of 1960: 104,843 (1.08% of all foreign-born)
> Philippines GNI per capita, 2020: $9,030 – #73 lowest of 193 countries

3. China

> US immigrants born in China, 2019: 2,250,230 (5.01% of all foreign-born)
> US immigrants born in China as of 1990: 529,837 (2.68% of all foreign-born)
> US immigrants born in China (includes Taiwan) of 1960: 99,735 (1.02% of all foreign-born)
> China GNI per capita, 2020: $17,080 – #77 highest of 193 countries

2. India

> US immigrants born in India, 2019: 2,688,075 (5.98% of all foreign-born)
> US immigrants born in India as of 1990: 450,406 (2.28% of all foreign-born)
> US immigrants born in India as of 1960: 12,296 (0.13% of all foreign-born)
> India GNI per capita, 2020: $6,440 – #60 lowest of 193 countries

1. Mexico

> US immigrants born in Mexico, 2019: 10,931,939 (24.33% of all foreign-born)
> US immigrants born in Mexico as of 1990: 4,298,014 (21.74% of all foreign-born)
> US immigrants born in Mexico as of 1960: 575,902 (5.91% of all foreign-born)
> Mexico GNI per capita, 2020: $18,150 – #74 highest of 193 countries

Over 10 million people who were born in Mexico were living in the U.S. in 2019, accounting for 24.3% of all immigrants. People born in China and India each accounted for over 5% of the immigrant population.

The data shows that although a large number of U.S. immigrants hail from European countries, including the U.K., Germany, Poland, and Russia, immigration from these countries has declined in the last 60 years. Meanwhile, immigration from certain Latin America, Asian, and Caribbean countries has increased significantly.

Article by Josie Green for 24/7 Wall St.

Source: The Countries Most Immigrants in the US Are Originally From (msn.com)

Author: Dennis Hickey

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