Percentage of Foreign-Born in U.S. Highest in a Century

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
(graphic: Google Images)

The United States today has the highest percentage of foreign-born residents in more than a century, according to the Pew Research Center.


As of this year, first-generation immigrants made up 13.9% of the U.S. population. That’s the highest rate since 1910, when it was 14.6%, the Pew Research Center reported.


“There were a record 41.3 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2013, making up 13.1% of the nation’s population,” Anna Brown and Renee Stepler reported. “This represents a fourfold increase since 1960, when only 9.7 million immigrants lived in the U.S., accounting for just 5.4% of the total U.S. population.”


Brown and Stepler also noted a “dramatic shift” in the region of origin of immigrants over the past 50-plus years. In 1960, people from Europe or Canada made up 84% of immigrants living in the U.S. Today, they represent only 14% of this population. Meanwhile, the share of immigrants from Mexico surged from 6% in 1960 to 28% by 2013. Asian immigration produced a similar jump, going from 3.8% 55 years ago to 25.8% this year.

-Noel Brinkerhoff


To Learn More:

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 1960 – 2013 (by Anna Brown and Renee Stepler, Pew Research Center)

One-Quarter of Americans are First-or Second-Generation Immigrants (by Noel Brinkerhoff and Steve Straehley, AllGov)


Earl 8 years ago
The 1965 "a Immigration Act" was criminal. The reason is simple for this government program to make whites a racial minority in a country founded by their ancestors: you are silent. This slow motion genocide is moving forward because most aware people are doing nothing. The invasion will stop and these troubling trends will start to reverse only when we say enough: - join the 2 million citizens' army at numbersusa. - become members of immigration reform groups like FAIR. - always go to the polls. - when you get letters begging for money, return, in most cases, the free Business Reply envelopes with letters protesting our demographic replacement. For envelopes not free, it's worth your while to send back. - Mow your own lawn and avoid restaurants. Don't be part of the problem, be a part of the correct solution. ALL patriots must take action.
operation wetback 8 years ago
Way to go white america... throw your country away. Your ancestors and founders are doing backwards cartwheels.. praise that mighty dollar, votes and cheap labor and a smile of benign diversity- creating a slow genocide. Send them to Vatican City. The Pope welcomes the down trodden poor and uneducated and pro 100% social entitlement.

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