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Table 5. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) Of Residence: Fiscal Years 2013 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 5. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) Of Residence: Fiscal Years 2013 To 2015
Geographic Area201320142015
   Total990,5531,016,5181,051,031
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA168,734174,727162,175
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA79,89280,52782,979
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL66,63472,03877,647
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV39,23239,53237,340
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI32,81933,03836,658
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX31,94933,85634,591
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA30,60032,90434,152
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX26,81028,78029,660
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH23,86824,02622,836
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA20,06519,62620,875
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA17,29218,59019,866
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA17,86417,52719,007
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA16,56717,67018,524
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD18,12117,66518,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA14,02713,36215,915
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ11,02411,95612,364
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI11,13112,81412,302
Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI10,50411,20211,655
Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater, FL8,3609,64711,040
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL10,20010,21710,730
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV8,3818,6529,394
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA7,5168,7248,940
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO7,4987,3758,549
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD8,5988,4377,550
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA5,9336,2287,225
Austin-Round Rock, TX6,0156,1346,812
Columbus, OH4,8755,2875,860
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC5,4625,4215,791
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX5,0815,4045,721
El Paso, TX5,2844,4034,814
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN4,3584,5844,735
Urban Honolulu, HI4,6564,3584,731
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA4,2634,1934,539
Salt Lake City, UT3,3283,9674,503
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN3,9894,2514,360
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT4,4684,4144,260
Raleigh, NC3,7984,0284,199
Kansas City, MO-KS3,6883,6544,116
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT3,3733,4393,446
Jacksonville, FL3,1703,2663,296
Fresno, CA2,8532,8783,212
Saint Louis, MO-IL3,1733,2793,205
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN2,7572,9993,169
Stockton-Lodi, CA2,5992,9823,150
Cleveland-Elyria, OH3,0763,0743,124
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI2,6862,6853,079
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN2,6013,2093,057
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX3,2673,0453,054
San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR2,6872,4363,012
Worcester, MA-CT2,9452,9823,010
Other CBSAs189,858187,544203,913
   Other metropolitan areas166,352164,833178,265
   Other micropolitan areas23,50622,71125,648
Non-CBSA12,57913,43714,426
Unknown4545253

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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