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Table 20. Petitions For Naturalization Filed, Persons Naturalized, And Petitions For Naturalization Denied: Fiscal Years 1907 To 2015

The 2015 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 20. Petitions For Naturalization Filed, Persons Naturalized, And Petitions For Naturalization Denied: Fiscal Years 1907 To 2015
Year Petitions
Filed
Persons Naturalized Petitions
Denied
Total Civilian Military2 Not Reported
2015 783,062 730,259 720,645 7,234 2,380 75,810
2014 773,824 653,416 642,431 7,468 3,517 66,767
2013 772,623 779,929 769,073 6,652 4,204 83,112
2012 899,162 757,434 745,932 7,257 4,245 65,874
2011 756,008 694,193 677,385 8,373 8,435 57,065
2010 710,544 619,913 604,410 9,122 6,381 56,994
2009 570,442 743,715 726,043 7,100 10,572 109,832
2008 525,786 1,046,539 1,032,281 4,342 9,916 121,283
2007 1,382,993 660,477 648,005 3,808 8,664 89,683
2006 730,642 702,589 684,484 6,259 11,846 120,722
2005 602,972 604,280 589,269 4,614 10,397 108,247
2004 662,796 537,151 520,771 4,668 11,712 103,339
2003 523,370 462,435 449,123 3,865 9,447 91,599
2002 700,649 572,646 550,835 1,053 20,758 139,779
2001 501,643 606,259 575,030 758 30,471 218,326
2000 460,916 886,026 812,579 836 72,611 399,670
1999 765,346 837,418 740,718 711 95,989 379,993
1998 932,957 461,169 437,689 961 22,519 137,395
1997 1,412,712 596,010 532,871 531 62,608 130,676
1996 1,277,403 1,040,991 924,368 1,214 115,409 229,842
1995 959,963 485,720 472,518 3,855 9,347 46,067
1994 543,353 429,123 398,364 5,890 24,869 40,561
1993 521,866 313,590 302,383 7,062 4,145 39,931
1992 342,238 239,664 221,997 5,699 11,968 19,293
1991 206,668 307,394 298,741 1,802 6,851 6,268
1990 233,843 267,586 245,410 1,618 20,558 6,516
1989 227,692 232,655 230,088 1,947 620 5,200
1988 237,752 240,775 238,275 2,278 222 4,304
1987 232,988 223,249 220,393 2,362 494 6,771
1986 290,732 279,497 274,263 2,886 2,348 5,980
1985 305,981 242,451 236,202 3,237 3,012 3,610
1984 286,440 195,862 190,984 2,944 1,934 3,373
1983 187,719 178,415 175,159 3,182 74 3,160
1982 201,507 141,004 138,188 2,816 - 3,994
1981 171,073 164,389 160,342 4,047 - 4,316
1980 192,230 156,627 152,073 4,554 - 4,370
1979 165,434 163,107 157,305 5,802 - 3,987
1978 168,854 171,971 166,911 5,060 - 3,894
1977 186,354 159,873 154,568 5,305 - 2,845
1976 3 199,152 189,988 182,887 7,101 - 2,799
1975 149,399 140,749 134,586 6,163 - 2,300
1974 136,175 131,153 124,342 6,811 - 2,210
1973 126,929 120,404 112,628 7,776 - 1,708
1972 121,883 116,215 107,740 8,475 - 1,837
1971 109,897 108,407 98,858 9,549 - 2,028
1970 114,760 110,399 99,783 10,616 - 1,979
1969 102,317 98,709 93,251 5,458 - 2,043
1968 103,085 102,726 100,288 2,438 - 1,962
1967 108,369 104,902 102,211 2,691 - 2,008
1966 104,853 103,059 100,498 2,561 - 2,029
1965 106,813 104,299 101,214 3,085 - 2,059
1964 113,218 112,234 109,629 2,605 - 2,309
1963 121,170 124,178 121,618 2,560 - 2,436
1962 129,682 127,307 124,972 2,335 - 3,557
1961 138,718 132,450 130,731 1,719 - 3,175
1960 127,543 119,442 117,848 1,594 - 2,277
1959 109,270 103,931 102,623 1,308 - 2,208
1958 117,344 119,866 118,950 916 - 2,688
1957 140,547 138,043 137,198 845 - 2,948
1956 137,701 145,885 138,681 7,204 - 3,935
1955 213,508 209,526 197,568 11,958 - 4,571
1954 130,722 117,831 104,086 13,745 - 2,084
1953 98,128 92,051 90,476 1,575 - 2,300
1952 94,086 88,655 87,070 1,585 - 2,163
1951 61,634 54,716 53,741 975 - 2,395
1950 66,038 66,346 64,279 2,067 - 2,276
1949 71,044 66,594 64,138 2,456 - 2,271
1948 68,265 70,150 69,080 1,070 - 2,887
1947 88,802 93,904 77,442 16,462 - 3,953
1946 123,864 150,062 134,849 15,213 - 6,575
1945 195,917 231,402 208,707 22,695 - 9,782
1944 325,717 441,979 392,766 49,213 - 7,297
1943 377,125 318,933 281,459 37,474 - 13,656
1942 343,487 270,364 268,762 1,602 - 8,348
1941 277,807 277,294 275,747 1,547 - 7,769
1940 278,028 235,260 232,500 2,760 - 6,549
1939 213,413 188,813 185,175 3,638 - 5,630
1938 175,413 162,078 158,142 3,936 - 4,854
1937 165,464 164,976 162,923 2,053 - 4,042
1936 167,127 141,265 140,784 481 - 3,124
1935 131,378 118,945 118,945 NA - 2,765
1934 117,125 113,669 110,867 2,802 - 1,133
1933 112,629 113,363 112,368 995 - 4,703
1932 131,062 136,600 136,598 2 - 5,478
1931 145,474 143,495 140,271 3,224 - 7,514
1930 113,151 169,377 167,637 1,740 - 9,068
1929 255,519 224,728 224,197 531 - 11,848
1928 240,321 233,155 228,006 5,149 - 12,479
1927 240,339 199,804 195,493 4,311 - 11,946
1926 172,232 146,331 146,239 92 - 13,274
1925 162,258 152,457 152,457 NA - 15,613
1924 177,117 150,510 140,340 10,170 - 18,324
1923 165,168 145,084 137,975 7,109 - 24,884
1922 162,638 170,447 160,979 9,468 - 29,076
1921 195,534 181,292 163,656 17,636 - 18,981
1920 218,732 177,683 125,711 51,972 - 15,586
1919 256,858 217,358 89,023 128,335 - 13,119
1918 169,507 151,449 87,456 63,993 - 12,182
1917 130,865 88,104 88,104 NA - 9,544
1916 108,767 87,831 87,831 NA - 11,927
1915 106,399 91,848 91,848 NA - 13,691
1914 124,475 104,145 104,145 NA - 13,133
1913 95,380 83,561 83,561 NA - 10,891
1912 95,661 70,310 70,310 NA - 9,635
1911 74,740 56,683 56,683 NA - 9,017
1910 55,750 39,448 39,448 NA - 7,781
1909 43,141 38,374 38,374 NA - 6,341
1908 44,032 25,975 25,975 NA - 3,330
1907 1 21,113 7,941 7,941 NA - 250

NA Not available.

- Represents zero.

1 Data on naturalizations were first compiled by a single federal agency with the establishment of the Naturalization Service in 1906. The year 1907 includes naturalizations from September 27, 1906 to June 30, 1907.

2 Data on military naturalizations prior to 1918 not available. Special provisions for military naturalizations expired or suspended in 1925 and 1935.

3 Includes the 15 months from July 1, 1975 to September 30, 1976 because the end date of fiscal years was changed from June 30 to September 30.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: December 15, 2016

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