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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
CharacteristicTotalImmediate Relatives of U.S. citizensFamily-Sponsored PreferencesEmployment-Based PreferencesDiversityRefugees and AsyleesOther
   Total1,127,167516,508232,238137,85551,592146,00342,971
Female605,911302,343122,45266,75722,94268,12923,288
Male521,242214,163109,77671,09728,65077,87419,682
Unknown142101--1

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Age: Fiscal Year 2017
CharacteristicTotalImmediate Relatives of U.S. CitizensFamily-Sponsored PreferencesEmployment-Based PreferencesDiversityRefugees and AsyleesOther
   Total1,127,167516,508232,238137,85551,592146,00342,971
Under 1 year3,4322651,438181913-635
1 to 4 years37,8558,01812,6353,7644,0165,7403,682
5 to 9 years60,27813,59518,8279,4183,68711,5093,242
10 to 14 years63,97417,97421,3789,1222,37210,9552,173
15 to 19 years82,87926,67228,82510,2392,32511,9372,881
20 to 24 years97,44143,75023,8425,2847,34813,1784,039
25 to 29 years134,39375,70816,5008,7569,76018,7834,886
30 to 34 years144,42866,91918,82225,7418,21919,0795,648
35 to 39 years115,86145,27319,39526,4065,31613,9675,504
40 to 44 years93,48236,05219,03018,2993,17112,3494,581
45 to 49 years78,80234,48917,87111,5681,9539,8653,056
50 to 54 years63,32633,12614,7115,3801,2337,4041,472
55 to 59 years49,44431,7789,9562,2547254,032699
60 to 64 years40,01230,1525,7459803522,510273
65 to 74 years45,22638,1223,0154171863,307179
75 years and over16,33414,61524846161,38821

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Broad Age Group: Fiscal Year 2017
CharacteristicTotalImmediate Relatives of U.S. CitizensFamily-Sponsored PreferencesEmployment-Based PreferencesDiversityRefugees and AsyleesOther
   Total1,127,167516,508232,238137,85551,592146,00342,971
Under 16 years179,91944,38059,33724,21111,37130,40810,212
16 to 20 years88,94428,70831,18610,4823,03212,3823,154
21 years and over858,304443,420141,715103,16237,189103,21329,605

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2017
CharacteristicTotalImmediate Relatives of U.S. CitizensFamily-Sponsored PreferencesEmployment-Based PreferencesDiversityRefugees and AsyleesOther
   Total1,127,167516,508232,238137,85551,592146,00342,971
Married656,878386,41387,25282,73424,07857,36019,041
Single405,91690,477138,26452,82526,70177,52620,123
Widowed27,42922,8081,4301531442,670224
Divorced/separated30,75814,6154,6831,7256027,6081,525
Unknown6,1862,195609418678392,058

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status By Occupation: Fiscal Year 2017
CharacteristicTotalImmediate Relatives of U.S. CitizensFamily-Sponsored PreferencesEmployment-Based PreferencesDiversityRefugees and AsyleesOther
   Total1,127,167516,508232,238137,85551,592146,00342,971
Management, professional, and related occupations114,21826,95511,47756,43412,5385,901913
Service occupations28,02113,9712,5191,5274129,439153
Sales and office occupations41,28418,23813,9304,0902,0492,633344
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations12,5946,7175,135163DD29
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations12,8678,5361,4553151772,29391
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations42,74523,8147,35975923310,379201
Military442499DD-
No occupation/not working outside home525,564233,483144,20053,73424,02654,92015,201
Homemakers143,14985,84933,82412,4102,5125,1803,374
Students or children266,52671,29493,46234,39719,50436,55011,319
Retirees9,7358,56033167D962D
Unemployed106,15467,78016,8816,760D12,228D
Unknown349,830184,77046,15420,82411,86360,18026,039

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 09/30/2020
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