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Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Selected Demographic Characteristics: Fiscal Year 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 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Sex: Fiscal Year 2018
Sex Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,096,611 478,961 216,563 138,171 45,350 185,909 31,657
Female 584,426 277,901 114,550 67,249 20,399 87,300 17,027
Male 512,176 201,058 102,012 70,921 24,947 98,608 14,630
Unknown 9 2 1 1 4 1 -

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Age: Fiscal Year 2018
Age Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,096,611 478,961 216,563 138,171 45,350 185,909 31,657
Under 1 year 2,959 218 1,342 D 798 D 398
1 to 4 years 34,215 6,448 11,514 3,334 3,812 7,208 1,899
5 to 9 years 61,533 12,438 17,745 9,247 3,622 16,553 1,928
10 to 14 years 64,298 16,086 19,983 8,954 2,346 15,459 1,470
15 to 19 years 80,317 23,421 26,881 9,724 2,109 15,882 2,300
20 to 24 years 91,213 37,879 21,248 5,965 6,232 16,869 3,020
25 to 29 years 124,077 66,911 15,373 8,819 8,156 21,690 3,128
30 to 34 years 138,204 61,179 17,487 25,504 7,033 23,210 3,791
35 to 39 years 116,352 43,724 18,831 27,067 4,555 17,750 4,425
40 to 44 years 93,808 35,687 18,167 18,412 2,855 14,691 3,996
45 to 49 years 79,901 34,587 16,725 11,507 1,747 12,556 2,779
50 to 54 years 62,506 31,832 13,429 5,535 1,002 9,294 1,414
55 to 59 years 48,504 30,162 9,226 2,413 623 5,441 639
60 to 64 years 38,503 28,310 5,293 1,019 307 3,282 292
65 to 74 years 44,452 36,443 3,092 427 140 4,195 155
75 years and over 15,769 13,636 227 D 13 D 23

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Broad Age Groups: Fiscal Year 2018
Broad Age Group Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,096,611 478,961 216,563 138,171 45,350 185,909 31,657
Under 16 years 177,300 39,128 55,299 23,667 10,936 42,195 6,075
16 to 20 years 85,830 25,197 28,906 10,178 2,730 16,291 2,528
21 years and over 833,481 414,636 132,358 104,326 31,684 127,423 23,054

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2018
Marital Status Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,096,611 478,961 216,563 138,171 45,350 185,909 31,657
Married 627,443 358,001 81,547 82,465 21,281 71,535 12,614
Single 400,196 81,569 128,584 52,880 23,458 99,887 13,818
Widowed 26,579 21,458 1,344 152 120 3,327 178
Divorced/separated 32,416 14,766 4,781 1,674 484 9,562 1,149
Unknown 9,977 3,167 307 1,000 7 1,598 3,898

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Occupation: Fiscal Year 2018
Occupation Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,096,611 478,961 216,563 138,171 45,350 185,909 31,657
Management, professional, and related occupations 114,188 33,757 10,416 51,390 10,512 7,731 382
Service occupations 42,652 19,627 2,717 1,899 271 17,995 143
Sales and office occupations 44,871 20,522 12,869 3,993 1,718 5,491 278
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 12,006 6,309 4,734 144 286 478 55
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations 16,838 10,176 1,686 325 171 4,384 96
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 55,385 25,603 7,483 635 257 21,280 127
Military 80 54 4 14 - 8 -
No occupation/not working outside home 474,469 199,233 132,815 48,207 21,146 64,112 8,956
Homemakers 118,819 69,291 30,948 9,422 2,220 5,076 1,862
Students or children 253,623 62,350 85,703 33,360 17,169 48,213 6,828
Retirees 6,854 5,811 27 158 - 851 7
Unemployed 95,173 61,781 16,137 5,267 1,757 9,972 259
Unknown 336,122 163,680 43,839 31,564 10,989 64,430 21,620

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: January 6, 2020

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