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Table 5. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) of Residence: 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 5. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) of Residence: Fiscal Years 2015 to 2017
Geographic Area201520162017
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA162,168195,593174,421
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA82,97988,74382,470
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL77,64788,65180,133
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV37,34040,64239,927
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX34,59137,77738,686
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI36,65839,74936,832
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA34,15236,47635,420
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX29,66033,60534,620
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH22,83628,67729,908
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA20,87523,62021,341
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA19,00720,58220,814
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD18,21019,31819,948
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA19,86619,79019,880
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA18,52418,69018,106
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA15,91216,55915,987
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ12,36414,48513,556
Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater, FL11,04011,79213,420
Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI11,65512,23312,680
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA8,94011,30612,533
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL10,73013,27312,379
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI12,30215,86412,310
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV9,3949,83211,052
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO8,5499,7389,798
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD7,5508,5998,390
Austin-Round Rock, TX6,8128,3367,908
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA7,2258,4437,741
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC5,7906,6936,811
Columbus, OH5,8606,4436,463
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX5,7216,4626,274
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN4,3605,2415,617
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA4,5385,3635,382
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN4,7355,2185,205
Raleigh, NC4,1994,6254,924
Kansas City, MO-KS4,1164,4734,600
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN3,0574,1264,408
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT4,2604,8104,400
El Paso, TX4,8145,0824,397
Jacksonville, FL3,2964,3064,082
Urban Honolulu, HI4,7314,7354,081
Salt Lake City, UT4,5034,4934,065
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN3,1694,0013,845
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT3,4463,9253,834
Saint Louis, MO-IL3,2053,0683,760
Worcester, MA-CT3,0103,5753,624
Stockton-Lodi, CA3,1513,6003,476
Fresno, CA3,2123,5913,377
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI3,0793,1833,176
Cleveland-Elyria, OH3,1243,3153,091
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL2,7583,2233,016
San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR3,0123,2222,989
Other CBSAs204,476227,700216,755
   Other metropolitan areas178,638199,408190,255
   Other micropolitan areas25,83828,29226,500

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: 09/29/2020
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