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Immigration Statistics

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Apr 19, 2009
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 Immigration is an important factor in the United States. Without all our immigrants, we wouldn't be the giant "melting pot" we are today. The immense number of people who migrated to our country have truly shaped the nation we currently have today. All of our traditions and customs come from the influence of other countries and cultures. America has become a land of opportunity and diversity through our (well most of our) acceptance of other cultures. Who are these immigrants who are changing our customs? Well based on this immigration graph, we get an idea of who is shaping our culture (as well as other cultures) the most.

Table 1. Immigration by Region of Last Residence, 
1891-2000 (Percent of Total). Region 1891-1900 1951-1960 1991-2000 
Europe 96.4 52.7 14.9 
Asia 2.0 6.1 30.7 
Americas 1.1 39.6 49.3 
Africa § 0.6 3.9 
Oceania 0.1 0.5 0.6 
Unspecified 0.4 0.5 0.5 
Total Immigration 3,687,564 2,515,479 9,095,417 
Source: 2001 Statistical Yearbook of the INS, Table 2. § = Less than 0.01

(Page 1 of 13) - Earnings Attainment of Immigrants in the U.S.: The Effects of Race, Gender, and Place of Birth authored by Moore, Ami., Amey, Foster. and BessaYawo.

This graph shows that people aren't exactly content with their original home, so they chose to pack up their things and start somewhere new. The most recent count (according to the above graph in 1991-2000) shows that there were about 9 million immigrants. More specifically, here's a graph on the number of immigrants (based on race) that migrated here to the United States.

RACE         
One race..........................…………………….................................................    12 394 105    94.0
     White.............................……………………................................................    5 231 170    39.7
     Black or African American..................................................................     868 835    6.6
     American Indian and Alaska Native.............................................................     60 165    0.5
     Asian............................………………………..............................................    3 049 575    23.1
     Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.............................................................     33 260    0.3
     Some other race............………………................................................    3 151 100    23.9
Two or more races..............………………...............................................     784 170    6.0
        
HISPANIC OR LATINO ORIGIN        
Hispanic or Latino (of any race).................................................................................    6 488 865    49.2
Not Hispanic or Latino.................................................................................    6 689 415    50.8
     White alone....................………............................................................    2 286 885    17.4