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Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Selected Demographic Characteristics: 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 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Sex: Fiscal Year 2017
Characteristic Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,127,167 516,508 232,238 137,855 51,592 146,003 42,971
Female 605,911 302,343 122,452 66,757 22,942 68,129 23,288
Male 521,242 214,163 109,776 71,097 28,650 77,874 19,682
Unknown 14 2 10 1 - - 1

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Age: Fiscal Year 2017
Characteristic Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,127,167 516,508 232,238 137,855 51,592 146,003 42,971
Under 1 year 3,432 265 1,438 181 913 - 635
1 to 4 years 37,855 8,018 12,635 3,764 4,016 5,740 3,682
5 to 9 years 60,278 13,595 18,827 9,418 3,687 11,509 3,242
10 to 14 years 63,974 17,974 21,378 9,122 2,372 10,955 2,173
15 to 19 years 82,879 26,672 28,825 10,239 2,325 11,937 2,881
20 to 24 years 97,441 43,750 23,842 5,284 7,348 13,178 4,039
25 to 29 years 134,393 75,708 16,500 8,756 9,760 18,783 4,886
30 to 34 years 144,428 66,919 18,822 25,741 8,219 19,079 5,648
35 to 39 years 115,861 45,273 19,395 26,406 5,316 13,967 5,504
40 to 44 years 93,482 36,052 19,030 18,299 3,171 12,349 4,581
45 to 49 years 78,802 34,489 17,871 11,568 1,953 9,865 3,056
50 to 54 years 63,326 33,126 14,711 5,380 1,233 7,404 1,472
55 to 59 years 49,444 31,778 9,956 2,254 725 4,032 699
60 to 64 years 40,012 30,152 5,745 980 352 2,510 273
65 to 74 years 45,226 38,122 3,015 417 186 3,307 179
75 years and over 16,334 14,615 248 46 16 1,388 21
Characteristic Total Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens Family-sponsored preferences Employment-based preferences Diversity Refugees and asylees Other

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Age Group: Fiscal Year 2017
Characteristic Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,127,167 516,508 232,238 137,855 51,592 146,003 42,971
Under 16 years 179,919 44,380 59,337 24,211 11,371 30,408 10,212
16 to 20 years 88,944 28,708 31,186 10,482 3,032 12,382 3,154
21 years and over 858,304 443,420 141,715 103,162 37,189 103,213 29,605

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2017
Characteristic Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,127,167 516,508 232,238 137,855 51,592 146,003 42,971
Married 656,878 386,413 87,252 82,734 24,078 57,360 19,041
Single 405,916 90,477 138,264 52,825 26,701 77,526 20,123
Widowed 27,429 22,808 1,430 153 144 2,670 224
Divorced/separated 30,758 14,615 4,683 1,725 602 7,608 1,525
Unknown 6,186 2,195 609 418 67 839 2,058

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Occupation: Fiscal Year 2017
Characteristic Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,127,167 516,508 232,238 137,855 51,592 146,003 42,971
Management, professional, and related occupations 114,218 26,955 11,477 56,434 12,538 5,901 913
Service occupations 28,021 13,971 2,519 1,527 412 9,439 153
Sales and office occupations 41,284 18,238 13,930 4,090 2,049 2,633 344
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 12,594 6,717 5,135 163 D D 29
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations 12,867 8,536 1,455 315 177 2,293 91
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 42,745 23,814 7,359 759 233 10,379 201
Military 44 24 9 9 D D -
No occupation/not working outside home 525,564 233,483 144,200 53,734 24,026 54,920 15,201
Homemakers 143,149 85,849 33,824 12,410 2,512 5,180 3,374
Students or children 266,526 71,294 93,462 34,397 19,504 36,550 11,319
Retirees 9,735 8,560 33 167 D 962 D
Unemployed 106,154 67,780 16,881 6,760 D 12,228 D
Unknown 349,830 184,770 46,154 20,824 11,863 60,180 26,039

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: October 2, 2018

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