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How Many Immigrants Does the US Have?

Updated: Aug 20




1. An immigrant is a person living in a country other than that of his or her birth.



2. Out of all the countries in the world, the United States has, by far, the biggest immigration population in the world.



3. According to Pew Research Center, out of 327,096,265 people living in the United States in 2018, 13.7% are immigrants.



4. That’s a total of 44.8 million immigrants in the country.



5. Compared to 4.8% in 1970, the current immigrant population almost tripled in number.



6. In 2018, roughly 25% of all U.S. immigrants are from Mexico. The rest are from China (6%), India (6%), the Philippines (4%) and El Salvador (3%).



7. Immigrants from Asia combined accounted for 28% of all immigrants.




8. It was estimated that by 2065, 88% of the U.S. population will be immigrants, assuming current immigration trends continue.



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