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Table 4. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by State or Territory of Residence: Fiscal Years 2017 to 2019

The 2019 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 4. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by State or Territory of Residence: Fiscal Years 2017 to 2019
State or Territory of Residence201720182019
      Total1,127,1671,096,6111,031,765
Alabama3,8013,7373,669
Alaska1,5471,3751,374
Arizona19,34418,33518,181
Arkansas3,0713,0002,915
California214,243200,897193,093
Colorado14,52013,91313,558
Connecticut11,93811,62910,630
Delaware2,2441,8312,084
District of Columbia2,8852,7752,398
Florida127,609130,405118,140
Georgia26,24226,72527,246
Guam1,1071,2311,011
Hawaii5,3965,4304,917
Idaho2,7092,7282,312
Illinois40,53038,28737,958
Indiana10,0529,7418,527
Iowa5,5775,4845,534
Kansas5,7035,6305,139
Kentucky7,5378,7346,006
Louisiana4,6884,8895,116
Maine1,5941,7491,361
Maryland25,09524,30122,304
Massachusetts37,01033,17430,834
Michigan18,92719,85017,414
Minnesota16,00916,72113,833
Mississippi1,7931,6431,687
Missouri7,7077,6386,900
Montana529565545
Nebraska5,3276,5004,279
Nevada12,73310,85111,718
New Hampshire2,2792,2002,046
New Jersey54,44054,42448,754
New Mexico4,0024,2963,736
New York139,409134,839124,026
North Carolina21,18420,83818,419
North Dakota1,4711,6741,494
Ohio16,89418,80916,467
Oklahoma5,5355,9384,642
Oregon9,2219,6798,521
Pennsylvania27,76226,07825,329
Puerto Rico3,2983,0622,555
Rhode Island4,1024,3363,445
South Carolina5,0275,0784,675
South Dakota1,0171,1321,199
Tennessee9,7939,5909,507
Texas110,126104,515107,955
Utah6,3905,7236,838
Vermont787824648
Virginia29,46627,42624,784
Washington27,36326,02925,570
West Virginia776675817
Wisconsin6,6817,4337,138
Wyoming444409410
Other11,4131,2121,295
Unknown820624812

1 Includes American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and U.S. Armed Forces posts.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 10/28/2020
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