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Table 5. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) Of Residence: Fiscal Years 2014 To 2016

The 2016 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 2014 To 2016
Geographic area201420152016
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA174,723162,168195,593
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA80,52782,97988,743
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL72,03877,64788,651
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV39,53237,34040,642
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI33,03836,65839,749
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX33,85634,59137,777
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA32,90434,15236,476
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX28,78029,66033,605
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH24,02622,83628,677
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA19,62620,87523,620
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA17,52719,00720,582
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA18,59019,86619,790
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD17,66518,21019,318
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA17,67018,52418,690
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA13,36215,91216,559
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI12,81412,30215,864
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ11,95612,36414,485
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL10,21710,73013,273
Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI11,20211,65512,233
Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater, FL9,64711,04011,792
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA8,7248,94011,306
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV8,6529,3949,832
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO7,3758,5499,738
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD8,4377,5508,599
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA6,2287,2258,443
Austin-Round Rock, TX6,1346,8128,336
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC5,4215,7906,693
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX5,4045,7216,462
Columbus, OH5,2875,8606,443
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA4,1934,5385,363
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN4,2514,3605,241
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN4,5844,7355,218
El Paso, TX4,4034,8145,082
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT4,4134,2604,810
Urban Honolulu, HI4,3584,7314,735
Raleigh, NC4,0284,1994,625
Salt Lake City, UT3,9674,5034,493
Kansas City, MO-KS3,6544,1164,473
Jacksonville, FL3,2663,2964,306
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN3,2093,0574,126
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN2,9993,1694,001
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT3,4393,4463,925
Stockton-Lodi, CA2,9833,1513,600
Fresno, CA2,8783,2123,591
Worcester, MA-CT2,9823,0103,575
Cleveland-Elyria, OH3,0743,1243,315
Bakersfield, CA2,5452,7753,312
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX3,0453,0543,308
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL2,1642,7583,223
San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR2,4363,0123,222
Other CBSAs189,008204,931227,331
   Other metropolitan areas166,158179,093199,039
   Other micropolitan areas22,85025,83828,292

Note: Metropolitan areas defined based on the 2015 update of Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) definitions. As a result, numbers for previous years may differ from previously published figures. The most current CBSA definitions are available from the U.S. Census Bureau at https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/metro-micro.html.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 11/10/2021
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