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Table 8. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Sex, Age, Marital Status, and Occupation: Fiscal Year 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 8. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Age: Fiscal Year 2017
CharacteristicTotalFemaleMaleUnknown
   Total1,127,167605,911521,24214
Under 1 year3,4321,6431,789-
1 to 4 years37,85518,48519,3682
5 to 9 years60,27829,59030,688-
10 to 14 years63,97431,19632,7762
15 to 19 years82,87940,48742,3893
20 to 24 years97,44155,11842,3212
25 to 29 years134,39374,47459,9181
30 to 34 years144,42873,43170,997-
35 to 39 years115,86159,45756,404-
40 to 44 years93,48250,69642,786-
45 to 49 years78,80244,61234,1891
50 to 54 years63,32636,96526,361-
55 to 59 years49,44429,72819,7142
60 to 64 years40,01223,83416,1771
65 to 74 years45,22626,37618,850-
75 years and over16,3349,8196,515-

 

Table 8. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Age Groups: Fiscal Year 2017
CharacteristicTotalFemaleMaleUnknown
   Total1,127,167605,911521,24214
Under 16 years179,91987,95091,9654
16 to 20 years88,94444,24644,6935
21 years and over858,304473,715384,5845

 

Table 8. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2017
CharacteristicTotalFemaleMaleUnknown
   Total1,127,167605,911521,24214
Married656,878363,340293,5344
Single405,916194,442211,4695
Widowed27,42924,2003,229-
Divorced/separated30,75820,9719,7861
Unknown6,1862,9583,2244

 

Table 8. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Occupation: Fiscal Year 2017
CharacteristicTotalFemaleMaleUnknown
   Total1,127,167605,911521,24214
Management, professional, and related occupations114,21844,89269,3251
Service occupations28,02113,24814,773-
Sales and office occupations41,28420,26921,015-
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations12,5942,6129,982-
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations12,86756212,305-
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations42,7457,98934,756-
Military441826-
No occupation/not working outside home525,564334,343191,20912
   Homemakers143,149135,2327,9134
   Students or children266,526131,304135,2148
   Retirees9,7355,5554,180-
   Unemployed106,15462,25243,902-
Unknown349,830181,978167,8511

- Represents zero.
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 09/29/2020
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