Foreign-Born Population in United States

10 most common places of birth; 2000 Census

Place of birth Number 1990
Place of birth Number 1980
Place of birth Number
1 Mexico 7,841,000 1 Mexico 4,298,000 1 Mexico 2,199,000
2 China 1,391,000 2 Philippines 912,000 2 Germany 849,000
3 Philippines 1,222,000 3 Canada 744,000 3 Canada 842,000
4 Inda 1,007,000 4 Cuba 736,000 4 Italy 831,000
5 Cuba 952,000 5 Germany 711,000 5 United Kingdom 669,000
6 Vietnam 863,000 6 United Kingdom 640,000 6 Cuba 607,000
7 El Salvador 765,000 7 Italy 580,000 7 Philippines 501,000
8 Korea 701,000 8 Korea 568,000 8 Poland 418,000
9 Dominican Republic 692,000 9 Vietnam 543,000 9 Soviet Union 406,000
10 Canada 678,000 10 China 529,000 10 Korea 289,000


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