Table 1. Legal Permanent Residents by Country of Birth, 2000 and 2010
2000                      2010
Rank Country of birth Number Percent   Rank Country of birth Number Percent
1 Mexico 173,919 20.5 1 Mexico 139,120 13.3
2 China, People's Republic 45,652 5.4 2 China, People's Republic 70,863 6.8
3 Philippines 42,474 5.0 3 India 69,162 6.6
4 India 42,046 4.9 4 Philippines 58,173 5.6
5 Vietnam 26,747 3.1 5 Dominican Republic 53,870 5.2
6 Nicaragua 24,029 2.8 6 Cuba 33,573 3.2
7 El Salvador 22,578 2.7 7 Vietnam 30,632 2.9
8 Haiti 22,364 2.6 8 Haiti 22,582 2.2
9 Cuba 20,831 2.5 9 Colombia 22,406 2.1
10 Dominican Republic 17,536 2.1 10 Korea* 22,262 2.1
11 Russia 17,110 2.0 11 Iraq 19,855 1.9
12 Canada 16,210 1.9 12 Jamaica 19,825 1.9
13 Jamaica 16,000 1.9 13 El Salvador 18,806 1.8
14 Korea* 15,830 1.9 14 Pakistan 18,258 1.8
15 Ukraine 15,810 1.9 15 Bangladesh 14,819 1.4
16 Pakistan 14,535 1.7 16 Ethiopia 14,266 1.4
17 Colombia 14,498 1.7 17 Peru 14,247 1.4
18 United Kingdom 13,385 1.6 18 Iran 14,182 1.4
19 Bosnia-Herzegovina 11,828 1.4 19 Nigeria 13,376 1.3
20 Poland 10,114 1.2 20 Canada 13,328 1.3
  Total 849,807 100.0     Total 1,042,625 100.0
Notes: *Korea includes both North and South Korea.
Source: US Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics, Yearbook of Immigration Statistics (2000 and 2010). Available Online.


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