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Table 5. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) 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 5. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) of Residence: Fiscal Years 2017 to 2019
Geographic Area 2017 2018 2019
      Total 1,127,167 1,096,611 1,031,765
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 173,005 168,931 155,187
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 82,470 74,032 75,859
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 80,133 80,341 73,040
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 38,686 36,263 40,137
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 36,831 35,045 34,881
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 39,936 37,796 33,964
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 34,533 28,915 32,984
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA 35,420 31,918 32,787
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 29,907 26,411 24,717
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA 21,341 21,334 21,573
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 20,814 19,553 19,850
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 19,880 19,906 18,418
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 19,948 17,705 17,942
San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA 18,106 19,381 15,025
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 15,987 15,000 14,227
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 12,379 12,730 14,191
Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ 13,556 12,707 13,327
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 12,310 12,454 11,772
Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 12,672 12,859 11,201
Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA 12,533 11,646 10,578
Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 13,420 14,399 10,040
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 11,052 9,181 9,996
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 9,798 9,285 9,005
Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX 7,908 9,366 7,559
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 8,390 8,244 7,453
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 7,741 8,299 7,328
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 6,827 6,892 6,336
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 6,274 7,155 5,924
Columbus, OH 6,463 7,184 5,662
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 5,202 5,144 4,898
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 5,382 5,516 4,536
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 3,849 4,121 4,466
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 5,617 5,184 4,399
Kansas City, MO-KS 4,600 4,598 4,320
Raleigh-Cary, NC 4,924 4,642 4,314
Salt Lake City, UT 4,065 3,701 4,156
El Paso, TX 4,397 4,317 4,145
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 4,400 4,431 4,102
Urban Honolulu, HI 4,081 4,152 3,728
Jacksonville, FL 4,082 4,319 3,657
Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT 3,834 3,618 3,394
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI 3,176 3,331 3,225
Fresno, CA 3,377 3,667 3,222
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 4,401 5,538 3,193
Saint Louis, MO-IL 3,760 3,663 3,130
Stockton, CA 3,476 3,226 3,129
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 3,016 3,398 3,122
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 2,845 3,302 3,093
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 3,091 3,511 3,044
Worcester, MA-CT 3,624 3,344 2,994
Other CBSAs 218,377 220,595 199,553
   Other metropolitan areas 192,524 195,376 176,547
   Other micropolitan areas 25,853 25,219 23,006
Non-CBSA 14,373 13,541 12,053
Unknown 898 820 929

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: October 28, 2020

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