Table 3. Refugees Resettled by Metropolitan Area and Decade, by Total Number of Refugees Resettled in Metropolitan Areas (1983 to 1989, 1990 to 1999, 2000 to 2004)*
Metropolitan Area 1980s Percent of all
Refugees in 1980s
1990s Percent of all
Refugees in 1990s
2000s Percent of all
Refugees in 2000s
1983-2004 Percent of all
Refugees 1983-2004
New York NY 41,532 9.0 134,130 14.9 10,860 5.0 186,522 11.8
Los Angeles-Long Beach CA 60,305 13.1 44,966 5.0 9,335 4.3 114,606 7.3
Chicago IL 18,666 4.0 37,131 4.1 7,525 3.5 63,322 4.0
Orange County CA 18,710 4.1 30,138 3.4 1,866 0.9 50,714 3.2
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett WA 11,889 2.6 28,129 3.1 8,555 4.0 48,573 3.1
San Jose CA 15,407 3.3 24,471 2.7 2,687 1.2 42,565 2.7
Washington DC-MD-VA-WV 13,398 2.9 22,860 2.5 5,537 2.6 41,795 2.7
Minneapolis-St. Paul MN-WI 11,061 2.4 19,980 2.2 10,198 4.7 41,239 2.6
Atlanta GA 6,392 1.4 25,119 2.8 8,638 4.0 40,149 2.5
Sacramento CA 5,383 1.2 23,719 2.6 8,334 3.9 37,436 2.4
Boston MA-NH 12,571 2.7 19,957 2.2 3,704 1.7 36,232 2.3
Portland-Vancouver OR-WA 6,066 1.3 20,891 2.3 7,335 3.4 34,292 2.2
San Diego CA 12,001 2.6 18,373 2.0 3,602 1.7 33,976 2.2
Philadelphia PA-NJ 10,650 2.3 18,100 2.0 4,231 2.0 32,981 2.1
Houston TX 10,671 2.3 17,665 2.0 4,533 2.1 32,869 2.1
Miami FL 6,598 1.4 20,936 2.3 4,431 2.1 31,965 2.0
San Francisco CA 12,605 2.7 18,164 2.0 1,110 0.5 31,879 2.0
Dallas TX 8,839 1.9 13,639 1.5 3,389 1.6 25,867 1.6
Oakland CA 11,206 2.4 10,828 1.2 1,524 0.7 23,558 1.5
Phoenix-Mesa AZ 4,835 1.0 12,273 1.4 5,964 2.8 23,072 1.5
St. Louis MO-IL 3,853 0.8 13,188 1.5 5,005 2.3 22,046 1.4
Detroit MI 4,850 1.1 14,091 1.6 2,621 1.2 21,562 1.4
Fresno CA 6,443 1.4 9,240 1.0 337 0.2 16,020 1.0
Denver CO 3,718 0.8 9,140 1.0 2,990 1.4 15,848 1.0
Salt Lake City-Ogden UT 4,006 0.9 7,159 0.8 3,143 1.5 14,308 0.9
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater FL 3,082 0.7 7,945 0.9 3,052 1.4 14,079 0.9
Baltimore MD 3,132 0.7 8,486 0.9 2,030 0.9 13,648 0.9
Fort Worth-Arlington TX 3,909 0.8 7,588 0.8 2,064 1.0 13,561 0.9
Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria OH 1,901 0.4 8,766 1.0 1,827 0.8 12,494 0.8
Jacksonville FL 1,591 0.3 6,991 0.8 2,574 1.2 11,156 0.7
Des Moines IA 1,863 0.4 5,540 0.6 2,232 1.0 9,635 0.6
* Refers to fiscal years with the exception of 2004, for which data ends in June.
Source: AuthorsŐ tabulation of ORR data.