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Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Selected Demographic Characteristics: Fiscal Year 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 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Sex: Fiscal Year 2019
SexTotalImmediate Relatives of U.S. citizensFamily-Sponsored PreferencesEmployment-Based PreferencesDiversityRefugees and AsyleesOther
   Total1,031,765505,765204,139139,45843,463106,91132,029
Female561,903297,991106,95967,88319,56352,14417,363
Male469,710207,69597,12071,57323,89154,76614,665
Unknown15279602911

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Age: Fiscal Year 2019
AgeTotalImmediate Relatives of U.S. CitizensFamily-Sponsored PreferencesEmployment-Based PreferencesDiversityRefugees and AsyleesOther
   Total1,031,765505,765204,139139,45843,463106,91132,029
Under 1 year2,4681721,111193717-275
1 to 4 years26,6115,1039,8333,1163,6603,4931,406
5 to 9 years51,48011,53515,9699,6333,5519,1791,613
10 to 14 years57,00415,44918,81410,1272,2559,2141,145
15 to 19 years70,34121,76424,4849,7242,03210,3691,968
20 to 24 years85,97840,62519,9696,2505,70710,4482,979
25 to 29 years120,47477,35712,3728,8857,80211,2482,810
30 to 34 years132,51268,48515,68625,0596,84412,7553,683
35 to 39 years111,91447,62818,11226,6074,42110,2964,850
40 to 44 years92,23839,43418,82718,5472,7187,9964,716
45 to 49 years80,64738,43218,15311,7371,7257,0843,516
50 to 54 years61,49733,91113,7945,7149805,3811,717
55 to 59 years47,27230,5839,1572,4246463,649813
60 to 64 years35,89227,4344,8651,0012522,005335
65 to 74 years41,11535,0302,7654061442,589181
75 years and over14,32212,8232283591,20522

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Broad Age Groups: Fiscal Year 2019
Broad Age GroupTotalImmediate Relatives of U.S. CitizensFamily-Sponsored PreferencesEmployment-Based PreferencesDiversityRefugees and AsyleesOther
   Total1,031,765505,765204,139139,45843,463106,91132,029
Under 16 years150,04235,90850,04825,01210,52823,8114,735
16 to 20 years75,03323,40926,2699,8252,53310,7212,276
21 years and over806,690446,448127,822104,62130,40272,37925,018

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2019
Marital StatusTotalImmediate Relatives of U.S. CitizensFamily-Sponsored PreferencesEmployment-Based PreferencesDiversityRefugees and AsyleesOther
   Total1,031,765505,765204,139139,45843,463106,91132,029
Married628,330390,77681,00281,75220,00940,74814,043
Single339,22774,692116,85854,74222,85757,18712,891
Widowed23,66119,7731,2811611102,105231
Divorced/separated29,67115,8354,4581,7354765,6221,545
Unknown10,8764,6895401,068111,2493,319

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Occupation: Fiscal Year 2019
OccupationTotalImmediate Relatives of U.S. CitizensFamily-Sponsored PreferencesEmployment-Based PreferencesDiversityRefugees and AsyleesOther
   Total1,031,765505,765204,139139,45843,463106,91132,029
Management, professional, and related occupations125,19952,97011,07647,4598,0175,372305
Service occupations48,59130,0803,8732,49016311,827158
Sales and office occupations50,89027,16313,4605,0561,0853,980146
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations11,3215,6424,849191271DD
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations15,90310,9881,771342622,67070
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations45,26924,7986,7871,05610012,404124
Military134105519-DD
No occupation/not working outside home375,926157,956118,02841,17419,65032,2026,916
   Homemakers86,32350,86925,7684,4972,0142,0251,150
   Students or children213,45054,30377,73733,47016,68425,9895,267
   Retirees3,1572,68519127-3188
   Unemployed72,99650,09914,5043,0809523,870491
Unknown358,532196,06344,29041,67114,11538,12924,264

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 10/28/2020
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