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Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Class Of Admission And Selected Demographic Characteristics: Fiscal Year 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 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Sex: Fiscal Year 2015
Characteristic Total Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens
   Total 1,051,031 213,910 144,047 465,068
Female 569,536 112,487 69,632 277,490
Male 481,485 101,418 74,414 187,574
Unknown 10 5 1 4
Characteristic Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other  
   Total 47,934 151,995 28,077  
Female 21,420 72,405 16,102  
Male 26,514 79,590 11,975  
Unknown - - -  

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Age: Fiscal Year 2015
Characteristic Total Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens
   Total 1,051,031 213,910 144,047 465,068
Under 1 year 3,188 1,247 155 284
1 to 4 years 34,079 11,690 3,697 8,271
5 to 9 years 52,874 16,712 8,929 11,647
10 to 14 years 59,800 19,830 9,339 15,782
15 to 19 years 79,616 27,581 11,635 23,875
20 to 24 years 93,150 23,968 4,582 40,390
25 to 29 years 124,337 14,227 8,072 70,227
30 to 34 years 134,191 17,046 27,650 60,695
35 to 39 years 111,216 18,745 29,369 40,428
40 to 44 years 90,458 18,622 20,096 32,153
45 to 49 years 70,846 15,807 11,340 29,175
50 to 54 years 56,705 12,649 5,501 28,345
55 to 59 years 45,289 8,484 2,267 28,555
60 to 64 years 36,581 4,607 972 26,942
65 to 74 years 43,179 2,461 407 35,143
75 years and over 15,517 231 35 13,155
Unknown 5 3 1 1
Characteristic Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other  
   Total 47,934 151,995 28,077  
Under 1 year 773 - 729  
1 to 4 years 3,563 5,489 1,369  
5 to 9 years 3,246 11,317 1,023  
10 to 14 years 2,232 11,404 1,213  
15 to 19 years 2,152 12,023 2,350  
20 to 24 years 6,592 14,451 3,167  
25 to 29 years 9,581 19,230 3,000  
30 to 34 years 7,757 17,334 3,709  
35 to 39 years 4,899 13,856 3,919  
40 to 44 years 2,925 13,109 3,553  
45 to 49 years 1,836 10,520 2,168  
50 to 54 years 1,131 7,989 1,090  
55 to 59 years 677 4,842 464  
60 to 64 years 379 3,487 194  
65 to 74 years 173 4,889 106  
75 years and over 18 2,055 23  
Unknown - - -  

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Age Group: Fiscal Year 2015
Characteristic Total Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens
   Total 1,051,031 213,910 144,047 465,068
Under 16 years 164,058 54,430 24,101 40,136
16 to 20 years 83,972 29,284 11,293 25,756
21 years and over 802,996 130,193 108,652 399,175
Unknown 5 3 1 1
Characteristic Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other  
   Total 47,934 151,995 28,077  
Under 16 years 10,156 30,518 4,717  
16 to 20 years 2,756 12,321 2,562  
21 years and over 35,022 109,156 20,798  
Unknown - - -  

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2015
Characteristic Total Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens
   Total 1,051,031 213,910 144,047 465,068
Married 615,259 79,150 88,942 348,979
Single 363,590 121,843 52,562 76,075
Widowed 26,831 1,233 130 21,677
Divorced/separated 41,993 11,434 2,115 17,096
Unknown 3,358 250 298 1,241
Characteristic Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other  
   Total 47,934 151,995 28,077  
Married 22,798 63,177 12,213  
Single 23,167 76,625 13,318  
Widowed 128 3,463 200  
Divorced/separated 1,818 7,755 1,775  
Unknown 23 975 571  

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Occupation: Fiscal Year 2015
Characteristic Total Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens
   Total 1,051,031 213,910 144,047 465,068
Management, professional, and related occupations 151,755 26,710 58,806 43,063
Service occupations 25,130 2,783 1,353 10,616
Sales and office occupations 18,666 4,513 1,877 8,013
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 4,157 1,675 84 2,065
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations 24,112 5,855 569 15,770
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 22,445 2,761 978 8,368
Military 37 3 8 21
No occupation/not working outside home 456,532 123,235 52,575 192,848
   Homemakers 139,467 31,920 12,902 84,472
   Students or children 251,660 88,388 34,545 67,373
   Retirees 11,486 59 192 9,977
   Unemployed 53,919 2,868 4,936 31,026
Unknown 348,197 46,375 27,797 184,304
Characteristic Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other  
   Total 47,934 151,995 28,077  
Management, professional, and related occupations 15,149 7,564 463  
Service occupations 817 9,416 145  
Sales and office occupations 1,433 2,733 97  
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 36 231 66  
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations 336 1,469 113  
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 150 10,068 120  
Military - 4 1  
No occupation/not working outside home 19,794 61,276 6,804  
   Homemakers 1,955 6,770 1,448  
   Students or children 17,336 38,826 5,192  
   Retirees 6 1,236 16  
   Unemployed 497 14,444 148  
Unknown 10,219 59,234 20,268  

- Represents zero.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: December 15, 2016

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