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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
Sex Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,031,765 505,765 204,139 139,458 43,463 106,911 32,029
Female 561,903 297,991 106,959 67,883 19,563 52,144 17,363
Male 469,710 207,695 97,120 71,573 23,891 54,766 14,665
Unknown 152 79 60 2 9 1 1

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Age: Fiscal Year 2019
Age Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,031,765 505,765 204,139 139,458 43,463 106,911 32,029
Under 1 year 2,468 172 1,111 193 717 - 275
1 to 4 years 26,611 5,103 9,833 3,116 3,660 3,493 1,406
5 to 9 years 51,480 11,535 15,969 9,633 3,551 9,179 1,613
10 to 14 years 57,004 15,449 18,814 10,127 2,255 9,214 1,145
15 to 19 years 70,341 21,764 24,484 9,724 2,032 10,369 1,968
20 to 24 years 85,978 40,625 19,969 6,250 5,707 10,448 2,979
25 to 29 years 120,474 77,357 12,372 8,885 7,802 11,248 2,810
30 to 34 years 132,512 68,485 15,686 25,059 6,844 12,755 3,683
35 to 39 years 111,914 47,628 18,112 26,607 4,421 10,296 4,850
40 to 44 years 92,238 39,434 18,827 18,547 2,718 7,996 4,716
45 to 49 years 80,647 38,432 18,153 11,737 1,725 7,084 3,516
50 to 54 years 61,497 33,911 13,794 5,714 980 5,381 1,717
55 to 59 years 47,272 30,583 9,157 2,424 646 3,649 813
60 to 64 years 35,892 27,434 4,865 1,001 252 2,005 335
65 to 74 years 41,115 35,030 2,765 406 144 2,589 181
75 years and over 14,322 12,823 228 35 9 1,205 22

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Broad Age Groups: Fiscal Year 2019
Broad Age Group Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,031,765 505,765 204,139 139,458 43,463 106,911 32,029
Under 16 years 150,042 35,908 50,048 25,012 10,528 23,811 4,735
16 to 20 years 75,033 23,409 26,269 9,825 2,533 10,721 2,276
21 years and over 806,690 446,448 127,822 104,621 30,402 72,379 25,018

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Marital Status: Fiscal Year 2019
Marital Status Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,031,765 505,765 204,139 139,458 43,463 106,911 32,029
Married 628,330 390,776 81,002 81,752 20,009 40,748 14,043
Single 339,227 74,692 116,858 54,742 22,857 57,187 12,891
Widowed 23,661 19,773 1,281 161 110 2,105 231
Divorced/separated 29,671 15,835 4,458 1,735 476 5,622 1,545
Unknown 10,876 4,689 540 1,068 11 1,249 3,319

 

Table 9. Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by Broad Class of Admission and Occupation: Fiscal Year 2019
Occupation Total Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Family-Sponsored Preferences Employment-Based Preferences Diversity Refugees and Asylees Other
   Total 1,031,765 505,765 204,139 139,458 43,463 106,911 32,029
Management, professional, and related occupations 125,199 52,970 11,076 47,459 8,017 5,372 305
Service occupations 48,591 30,080 3,873 2,490 163 11,827 158
Sales and office occupations 50,890 27,163 13,460 5,056 1,085 3,980 146
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 11,321 5,642 4,849 191 271 D D
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations 15,903 10,988 1,771 342 62 2,670 70
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 45,269 24,798 6,787 1,056 100 12,404 124
Military 134 105 5 19 - D D
No occupation/not working outside home 375,926 157,956 118,028 41,174 19,650 32,202 6,916
   Homemakers 86,323 50,869 25,768 4,497 2,014 2,025 1,150
   Students or children 213,450 54,303 77,737 33,470 16,684 25,989 5,267
   Retirees 3,157 2,685 19 127 - 318 8
   Unemployed 72,996 50,099 14,504 3,080 952 3,870 491
Unknown 358,532 196,063 44,290 41,671 14,115 38,129 24,264

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: October 28, 2020

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