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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 Residence 2017 2018 2019
      Total 1,127,167 1,096,611 1,031,765
Alabama 3,801 3,737 3,669
Alaska 1,547 1,375 1,374
Arizona 19,344 18,335 18,181
Arkansas 3,071 3,000 2,915
California 214,243 200,897 193,093
Colorado 14,520 13,913 13,558
Connecticut 11,938 11,629 10,630
Delaware 2,244 1,831 2,084
District of Columbia 2,885 2,775 2,398
Florida 127,609 130,405 118,140
Georgia 26,242 26,725 27,246
Guam 1,107 1,231 1,011
Hawaii 5,396 5,430 4,917
Idaho 2,709 2,728 2,312
Illinois 40,530 38,287 37,958
Indiana 10,052 9,741 8,527
Iowa 5,577 5,484 5,534
Kansas 5,703 5,630 5,139
Kentucky 7,537 8,734 6,006
Louisiana 4,688 4,889 5,116
Maine 1,594 1,749 1,361
Maryland 25,095 24,301 22,304
Massachusetts 37,010 33,174 30,834
Michigan 18,927 19,850 17,414
Minnesota 16,009 16,721 13,833
Mississippi 1,793 1,643 1,687
Missouri 7,707 7,638 6,900
Montana 529 565 545
Nebraska 5,327 6,500 4,279
Nevada 12,733 10,851 11,718
New Hampshire 2,279 2,200 2,046
New Jersey 54,440 54,424 48,754
New Mexico 4,002 4,296 3,736
New York 139,409 134,839 124,026
North Carolina 21,184 20,838 18,419
North Dakota 1,471 1,674 1,494
Ohio 16,894 18,809 16,467
Oklahoma 5,535 5,938 4,642
Oregon 9,221 9,679 8,521
Pennsylvania 27,762 26,078 25,329
Puerto Rico 3,298 3,062 2,555
Rhode Island 4,102 4,336 3,445
South Carolina 5,027 5,078 4,675
South Dakota 1,017 1,132 1,199
Tennessee 9,793 9,590 9,507
Texas 110,126 104,515 107,955
Utah 6,390 5,723 6,838
Vermont 787 824 648
Virginia 29,466 27,426 24,784
Washington 27,363 26,029 25,570
West Virginia 776 675 817
Wisconsin 6,681 7,433 7,138
Wyoming 444 409 410
Other1 1,413 1,212 1,295
Unknown 820 624 812

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 Published Date: October 28, 2020

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