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Table 21. Persons Naturalized by Region and Country of Birth: Fiscal Years 2015 to 2017

The 2017 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 21. Persons Naturalized by Region of Birth: Fiscal Years 2015 to 2017
Region of Birth 2015 2016 2017
   Total 730,259 753,060 707,265
Africa 71,492 72,338 61,851
Asia 261,374 271,733 255,306
Europe 78,074 74,344 65,141
North America 247,492 259,845 258,371
Oceania 3,811 3,953 3,327
South America 67,927 70,821 63,063
Unknown 89 26 206

 

Table 21. Persons Naturalized by Country of Birth: Fiscal Years 2015 to 2017
Country of Birth 2015 2016 2017
   Total 730,259 753,060 707,265
Afghanistan 1,589 1,444 1,414
Albania 3,237 2,813 2,169
Algeria 943 1,035 949
American Samoa 296 285 216
Angola 132 131 125
Anguilla 31 16 20
Antigua and Barbuda 381 383 311
Argentina 3,886 4,015 3,486
Armenia 2,874 2,516 1,994
Aruba 37 28 32
Australia 1,379 1,389 1,235
Austria 207 221 177
Azerbaijan 568 574 483
Bahamas 570 590 481
Bahrain 79 80 77
Bangladesh 9,750 9,949 8,629
Barbados 646 651 645
Belarus 1,710 1,518 1,313
Belgium 505 514 493
Belize 851 870 810
Benin 310 317 309
Bermuda 66 61 65
Bhutan 4,562 5,563 5,557
Bolivia 1,689 1,862 1,806
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,304 2,257 1,780
Botswana 28 29 27
Brazil 10,516 10,268 9,701
Brunei 13 10 11
Bulgaria 2,336 2,086 1,887
Burkina Faso 307 322 303
Burma 6,045 6,956 6,825
Burundi 437 406 266
Cabo Verde 1,054 1,207 1,355
Cambodia 2,878 2,756 2,184
Cameroon 3,170 3,088 2,416
Canada 9,492 9,346 7,829
Cayman Islands 30 20 23
Central African Republic 52 80 61
Chad 84 105 78
Chile 1,486 1,666 1,620
China, People's Republic 31,241 35,794 37,674
Colombia 17,207 18,601 16,184
Congo, Democratic Republic 1,490 1,707 1,437
Congo, Republic 473 395 322
Costa Rica 1,633 1,862 1,720
Cote d'Ivoire 1,078 1,127 907
Croatia 563 438 351
Cuba 25,770 32,101 25,961
Curacao 17 13 16
Cyprus 107 105 84
Czechia 733 692 595
Czechoslovakia (former) 371 344 251
Denmark 243 1,193 769
Djibouti 26 52 48
Dominica 653 610 539
Dominican Republic 26,665 31,320 29,734
Ecuador 7,664 8,568 7,748
Egypt 5,693 5,696 5,154
El Salvador 16,930 17,213 16,941
Equatorial Guinea 14 18 8
Eritrea 1,494 1,797 1,424
Estonia 208 183 157
Ethiopia 8,312 8,725 7,370
Fiji 850 996 841
Finland 301 303 279
France 2,784 2,841 2,812
French Polynesia 14 18 14
Gabon 89 83 67
Gambia 685 724 586
Georgia 1,027 988 889
Germany 4,380 4,329 3,879
Ghana 6,033 6,411 5,777
Greece 867 1,013 945
Grenada 664 658 629
Guatemala 9,344 9,764 9,131
Guinea 999 1,077 957
Guinea-Bissau 29 20 25
Guyana 5,162 5,284 4,527
Haiti 14,053 15,276 12,794
Honduras 5,039 5,819 5,310
Hong Kong 1,716 1,662 1,623
Hungary 941 934 729
Iceland 88 88 83
India 42,213 46,188 50,802
Indonesia 1,743 1,641 1,566
Iran 10,344 9,507 8,324
Iraq 14,899 12,130 7,875
Ireland 1,375 1,383 1,405
Israel 3,182 3,071 2,466
Italy 2,760 2,692 2,501
Jamaica 16,566 16,772 15,087
Japan 1,858 1,758 1,713
Jordan 2,461 2,552 2,239
Kazakhstan 819 760 729
Kenya 4,738 4,834 4,348
Korea, North 23 16 15
Korea, South 1 14,230 14,347 14,643
Kosovo 547 530 410
Kuwait 819 790 677
Kyrgyzstan 418 408 412
Laos 2,042 1,999 1,726
Latvia 392 356 306
Lebanon 2,463 2,284 2,081
Lesotho 11 9 8
Liberia 3,042 3,022 2,421
Libya 193 210 207
Lithuania 752 626 584
Luxembourg 20 18 14
Macau 109 101 70
Macedonia 611 704 582
Madagascar 65 75 61
Malawi 91 95 84
Malaysia 1,113 1,189 1,170
Mali 405 456 391
Malta 50 43 47
Marshall Islands 22 27 16
Mauritania 355 323 288
Mauritius 60 63 65
Mexico 105,958 103,550 118,559
Micronesia, Federated States 85 67 53
Moldova 1,681 1,689 1,442
Mongolia 324 437 416
Montenegro 209 222 187
Montserrat 43 45 45
Morocco 3,805 3,684 2,943
Mozambique 43 51 38
Namibia 42 33 27
Nepal 4,225 5,004 4,509
Netherlands 778 829 699
Netherlands Antilles (former) 35 45 42
New Zealand 514 565 468
Nicaragua 3,951 4,663 4,181
Niger 180 140 126
Nigeria 10,363 9,520 7,652
Norway 80 93 60
Oman 47 58 30
Pakistan 11,912 11,729 10,166
Palau 44 43 32
Panama 1,412 1,458 1,266
Papua New Guinea 21 19 13
Paraguay 338 396 343
Peru 10,701 11,319 10,014
Philippines 40,815 41,285 36,828
Poland 7,886 7,198 5,840
Portugal 1,690 1,665 1,807
Qatar 75 98 95
Romania 3,478 3,379 2,986
Russia 6,552 6,067 5,534
Rwanda 300 369 267
Saint Kitts and Nevis 360 345 317
Saint Lucia 775 791 697
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 467 500 507
Samoa 213 192 164
Saudi Arabia 796 869 872
Senegal 974 969 882
Serbia 522 532 476
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 1,297 1,164 820
Seychelles 7 17 5
Sierra Leone 1,692 1,662 1,328
Singapore 285 308 279
Sint Maarten 17 33 21
Slovakia 443 428 384
Slovenia 61 63 52
Somalia 3,691 3,998 3,774
South Africa 2,538 2,197 1,901
South Sudan 131 101 74
Soviet Union (former) 2,372 2,268 2,123
Spain 1,414 1,515 1,469
Sri Lanka 1,246 1,497 1,364
Sudan 1,740 1,776 1,348
Suriname 183 164 143
Swaziland 12 8 16
Sweden 885 795 708
Switzerland 411 375 333
Syria 2,004 2,043 1,789
Taiwan 4,420 4,043 4,151
Tajikistan 156 212 222
Tanzania 553 639 547
Thailand 5,213 5,211 4,672
Togo 1,171 1,099 907
Tonga 352 337 262
Trinidad and Tobago 4,869 4,867 4,504
Tunisia 314 352 344
Turkey 3,150 3,201 3,108
Turkmenistan 153 102 109
Turks and Caicos Islands 33 31 26
Uganda 817 823 742
Ukraine 8,926 8,374 6,644
United Arab Emirates 443 473 475
United Kingdom 10,095 9,562 9,049
United States 75 95 84
Uruguay 902 1,044 1,028
Uzbekistan 1,660 1,685 1,498
Venezuela 8,192 7,633 6,463
Vietnam 21,976 24,848 19,323
Virgin Islands, British 59 46 42
Yemen 1,284 1,490 1,445
Zambia 370 404 401
Zimbabwe 852 843 675
All other countries 2 41 42 38
Unknown 89 26 206

NA Not available.
X Not applicable.
D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.
1 Data for South Korea prior to Fiscal Year 2009 include a small number of cases from North Korea.
2 Includes countries with less than 10 naturalizations per year.
Note: Based on N-400 data for persons aged 18 and over.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: October 2, 2018

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