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Table 5. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) Of Residence: Fiscal Years 2012 To 2014

The 2014 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provide data on foreign nationals who are granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., immigrants who receive a “green card”), admitted as temporary nonimmigrants, granted asylum or refugee status, or are naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration enforcement actions, including apprehensions and arrests, removals, and returns.

Table 5. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) Of Residence: Fiscal Years 2012 To 2014
Geographic Area201220132014
   Total1,031,631990,5531,016,518
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA180,583168,727174,714
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA81,50879,89280,527
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL66,15366,63672,038
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV38,57539,22239,531
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX31,72831,94933,856
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI34,89832,81933,042
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA29,58330,60032,904
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX28,08126,81028,780
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH25,04523,86824,026
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA21,29920,06519,626
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA16,93717,29218,590
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA18,89316,56717,670
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD17,90518,12117,665
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA17,64217,86517,529
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA14,54714,02713,362
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI11,59711,13112,814
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ12,80411,02411,956
Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI10,70010,50411,202
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL10,22910,20010,217
Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater, FL8,7008,3609,647
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA7,9787,5168,724
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV8,7858,3818,652
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD8,6118,5988,437
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO8,9677,4987,375
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA6,3495,9336,228
Austin-Round Rock, TX5,8946,0156,134
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC5,8675,4625,421
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX5,7095,0815,404
Columbus, OH5,1394,8755,287
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN4,3594,3584,584
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT4,6404,4684,414
El Paso, TX5,4615,2844,403
Urban Honolulu, HI5,0204,6564,358
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN4,3803,9894,251
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA4,7874,2634,193
Raleigh, NC3,7463,7984,028
Salt Lake City, UT3,7023,3283,967
Kansas City, MO-KS3,8293,6883,654
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT4,0593,3733,439
Saint Louis, MO-IL3,4033,1733,279
Jacksonville, FL3,3653,1703,266
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN2,6342,6013,209
Cleveland-Elyria, OH3,1113,0763,074
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX3,6173,2673,045
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN2,6872,7572,999
Worcester, MA-CT3,3002,9452,983
Stockton-Lodi, CA2,9352,5992,982
Fresno, CA2,8942,8532,878
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC2,7862,5932,755
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI2,7672,6862,685
Other CBSAs200,225189,961187,227
Other metropolitan areas175,368166,455164,514
Other micropolitan areas24,85723,50622,713
Non-CBSA13,21512,58413,442
Unknown34545

Note: Metropolitan areas defined based on the 2013 update of Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) definitions. As a result, numbers for previous years may differ from previously published figures. The most current 2013 CBSA definitions are available from OMB at https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/bulletins/2013/b-13-01.pdf.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 03/10/2017
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