Immigration to the United States:. A 2001 Snapshot. How Many Immigrants Are Admitted to the U.S. in a Given Year?. In 2001, the United States accepted a total of 1,064,318 immigrants. How Are Immigrants Admitted?.
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A 2001 Snapshot
In 2001, the United States
accepted a total of
Immigrants gain admission to the United States under several different categories.
Nearly two-thirds of all immigrants were admitted because they had relatives already in the United States.
65% of all 2001 immigrants planned to settle in one of the six states shown below.
It depends. Some states receive higher concentrations of immigrants from specific countries while other states’ immigrant groups are more diverse.How Diverse Are States’ Immigrant Populations?
Some immigrant groups are highly concentrated, while others are more dispersed.
• Concentrated: 68% of incoming Mexicans, our largest immigrant group, move to either Texas or California.
• Dispersed: 68% of Indian immigrants, our second largest group, are dispersed throughout California, New Jersey, Illinois, New York, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
*Meaning, 91% of all Haitians entering in 2001 moved to one of four states. Yet one would only find 30% of all incoming Bosnians in Bosnians’ four most popular destination states.
The majority of immigrants today are female.
Half of all immigrants are between age 25 and age 45.
Twenty percent are either over 65 or under 15 years of age.
Yes. Although 8% of all immigrants who came to the U.S. in 2001 were professionals, this percentage varies greatly depending on immigrants’ country of origin.
* Note: America includes North America, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
The INS’ most current estimation of undocumented immigrants is from
October, 1996. At that time, the INS believed that a total of 5 million
undocumented immigrants lived in the United States.
Nearly two-thirds of all undocumented immigrants were estimated to live in:
•New York (11%).