In 2016, an estimated 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S., down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007. Explore trends in the U.S. unauthorized immigrant population by state of residence in the U.S., as well as by birth countries and regions.
There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2016, down from 12.2 million in 2007. The total is the lowest since 2004 and is tied to a decline in the number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants.
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About half of U.S. Latinos say the situation for Hispanics in the U.S. has worsened over the past year, and a majority say they worry that they or someone they know could be deported.
This statistical profile of the foreign-born population in the 50 states and the District of Columbia is based on Pew Research Center tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2010 and 2016 American Community Survey (ACS) and the 1960-2000 decennial censuses.
As of 2016, 19% of the national immigrant population lives in the top five counties: Los Angeles County, California.; Miami-Dade County, Florida.; Harris County, Texas; Cook County, Illinois and Queens County, New York.
High intermarriage rates and declining immigration are changing how some Americans with Hispanic ancestry see their identity. Most U.S. adults with Hispanic ancestry self-identify as Hispanic, but 11%, or 5 million, do not.
The increase from these countries exceeded modest growth of the overall foreign-born population and came amid a decline in immigrants from Mexico.