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Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Sex: Fiscal Year 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 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Sex: Fiscal Year 2016
Characteristic Total Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,183,505 238,087 137,893 566,706 49,865 157,425 33,529
Female 644,002 124,895 66,743 336,868 22,381 74,440 18,675
Male 539,472 113,179 71,150 229,824 27,483 82,985 14,851
Unknown 31 13 - 14 1 - 3

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Age: Fiscal Year 2016
Characteristic Total Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,183,505 238,087 137,893 566,706 49,865 157,425 33,529
Under 1 year 3,313 1,516 D 291 875 D 464
1 to 4 years 38,550 13,252 3,693 9,729 3,872 5,691 2,313
5 to 9 years 61,158 19,053 9,103 16,192 3,557 11,445 1,808
10 to 14 years 67,618 21,772 9,514 21,353 2,265 11,076 1,638
15 to 19 years 90,610 30,560 11,686 31,038 2,235 12,474 2,617
20 to 24 years 103,620 25,291 4,700 48,468 6,967 14,464 3,730
25 to 29 years 139,172 17,086 8,174 79,716 9,634 20,838 3,724
30 to 34 years 147,282 19,781 25,767 69,453 7,923 20,042 4,316
35 to 39 years 116,466 20,043 26,056 46,118 4,957 14,897 4,395
40 to 44 years 97,486 20,029 18,769 37,905 3,048 13,963 3,772
45 to 49 years 81,346 18,107 11,317 36,558 1,951 10,956 2,457
50 to 54 years 66,839 14,226 5,407 36,377 1,251 8,257 1,321
55 to 59 years 54,151 9,466 2,160 36,604 710 4,633 578
60 to 64 years 44,366 4,978 954 34,751 359 3,095 229
65 to 74 years 51,936 2,664 391 44,573 238 3,923 147
75 years and over 19,592 263 D 17,580 23 D 20

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Age Group: Fiscal Year 2016
Characteristic Total Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,183,505 238,087 137,893 566,706 49,865 157,425 33,529
Under 16 years 187,010 61,222 24,595 53,064 10,963 30,537 6,629
16 to 20 years 95,699 32,428 11,231 33,390 2,895 12,859 2,896
21 years and over 900,796 144,437 102,067 480,252 36,007 114,029 24,004

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2016
Characteristic Total Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,183,505 238,087 137,893 566,706 49,865 157,425 33,529
Married 688,392 91,298 82,083 412,640 23,625 64,218 14,528
Single 401,561 128,816 52,901 101,245 22,931 80,163 15,505
Widowed 32,341 1,338 172 27,208 144 3,238 241
Divorced/separated 50,918 14,006 2,196 21,246 2,754 8,918 1,798
Unknown 10,293 2,629 541 4,367 411 888 1,457

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Occupation: Fiscal Year 2016
Characteristic Total Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,183,505 238,087 137,893 566,706 49,865 157,425 33,529
Management, professional, and related occupations 115,961 11,532 56,147 28,829 11,354 7,262 837
Service occupations 29,464 2,258 1,600 14,090 371 11,026 119
Sales and office occupations 44,295 14,529 4,628 19,677 1,845 3,339 277
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 13,168 5,018 196 7,396 D D 29
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations 12,213 1,675 406 7,861 193 2,008 70
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 43,268 6,941 1,110 24,434 326 10,338 119
Military 74 6 11 49 D D -
No occupation/not working outside home 565,255 147,911 54,110 271,046 22,647 59,641 9,900
Homemakers 160,758 35,023 12,279 102,975 2,237 6,127 2,117
Students or children 281,933 96,981 35,388 85,545 18,653 37,965 7,401
Retirees 11,769 47 191 10,371 D 1,139 D
Unemployed 110,795 15,860 6,252 72,155 D 14,410 D
Unknown 359,807 48,217 19,685 193,324 12,904 63,499 22,178

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: December 18, 2017

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