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Table 5. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) of Residence: Fiscal Years 2016 to 2018

The 2018 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 2016 to 2018
Geographic Area 2016 2017 2018
      Total 1,183,505 1,127,167 1,096,611
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 194,008 173,005 168,931
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 88,651 80,133 80,341
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 88,743 82,470 74,032
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40,644 39,936 37,796
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 37,777 38,686 36,263
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 39,749 36,831 35,045
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA 36,476 35,420 31,918
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 33,529 34,533 28,915
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 28,676 29,907 26,411
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA 23,620 21,341 21,334
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 19,790 19,880 19,906
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 20,582 20,814 19,553
San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA 18,690 18,106 19,381
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 19,318 19,948 17,705
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 16,559 15,987 15,000
Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 11,792 13,420 14,399
Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 12,224 12,672 12,859
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 13,273 12,379 12,730
Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ 14,485 13,556 12,707
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 15,864 12,310 12,454
Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA 11,306 12,533 11,646
Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX 8,336 7,908 9,366
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 9,738 9,798 9,285
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 9,832 11,052 9,181
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 8,443 7,741 8,299
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 8,599 8,390 8,244
Columbus, OH 6,443 6,463 7,184
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 6,462 6,274 7,155
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 6,699 6,827 6,892
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 4,111 4,401 5,538
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 5,363 5,382 5,516
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 5,241 5,617 5,184
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 5,216 5,202 5,144
Raleigh-Cary, NC 4,625 4,924 4,642
Kansas City, MO-KS 4,473 4,600 4,598
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 4,810 4,400 4,431
Jacksonville, FL 4,306 4,082 4,319
El Paso, TX 5,082 4,397 4,317
Urban Honolulu, HI 4,735 4,081 4,152
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 4,004 3,849 4,121
Salt Lake City, UT 4,493 4,065 3,701
Fresno, CA 3,591 3,377 3,667
Saint Louis, MO-IL 3,068 3,760 3,663
Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT 3,925 3,834 3,618
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 3,315 3,091 3,511
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 3,223 3,016 3,398
Worcester, MA-CT 3,575 3,624 3,344
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI 3,183 3,176 3,331
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 3,308 2,845 3,302
Stockton, CA 3,600 3,476 3,226
Other CBSAs 229,274 218,377 220,595
Other metropolitan areas 201,666 192,524 195,376
Other micropolitan areas 27,608 25,853 25,219
Non-CBSA 14,840 14,373 13,541
Unknown 1,836 898 820

Note: Metropolitan areas defined based on the 2018 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 Published Date: January 6, 2020

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