Lawful permanent residents (LPRs), also known as “green card” holders, are non-citizens who are lawfully authorized to live permanently within the United States.
The tables below offer county-level data for the top 200 counties of residence of new LPRs by major class of admission and by country of birth for 2007-2022. OIS assigns county of residence using zip codes USCIS receives in applications for admission as an LPR or adjustment to LPR status.
These tables provide detail to complement tables 1-12 in the Yearbook of Immigration Statistics. For example, Table 4 provides state-level totals of new LPRs by year, Table 5 provides Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA)-level totals for the top 50 CBSAs by year, and Table 6 provides LPRs by major class of admission by year. In addition to providing these more granular county-level data, broken down by country and by class of admission, the tables below further distinguish between skilled and unskilled employment-based third preference classes of admission.