To view the top ten source countries by decade from 1960 to 2015, check out the Largest U. Immigrant Groups over Time, 1960-Present interactive tool.To see immigration trends from individual countries over time, use this MPI Data Hub tool.While most of these new arrivals are immigrants new to the country, some are naturalized citizens, lawful permanent residents, and others who might have lived in the United States for some time prior to returning in 2015.
Together, immigrants from these ten countries represented 58 percent of the U. In the 1960s no single country accounted for more than 15 percent of the total immigrant population.
In 2015, 29 percent (11.1 million) of the 37.7 million immigrants ages 25 and older had a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 31 percent of native-born adults. When classified by the share of immigrants out of the total state population, the top five states in 2015 were California (27 percent), New York (23 percent), New Jersey (22 percent), Florida (20 percent), and Nevada (19 percent).
Notably, the share of college-educated immigrants was much higher—48 percent—among those who entered the country between 20. Between 19, the five states with the largest absolute growth of the immigrant population were California (2.4 million), Texas (1.4 million), New York (1 million), Florida (1 million), and Illinois (577,000).
In 2015, Mexicans accounted for approximately 27 percent of immigrants in the United States, making them by far the largest foreign-born group in the country.
India was the next largest country of origin, with close to 6 percent of all immigrants, followed by China (including Hong Kong but not Taiwan) and the Philippines, at close to 5 percent each.
The concept of race as used by the Census Bureau reflects the race or races with which individuals most closely self-identify. In 2015, approximately 51 percent of immigrants were female.