Number and Share of Foreign Born in New- and Traditional-destination states, 1960 to 2009
  New Destinations* Traditional Destinations**
  Number (1,000s) Share of total foreign born Number (1,000s) Share of total foreign born
1960 286 2.9% 6,082 62.5%
1970 291 3.0% 6,476 67.3%
1980 601 4.3% 9,966 70.8%
1990 786 4.0% 14,990 75.8%
2000 2,201 7.1% 22,081 71.0%
2009 3,510 9.1% 26,038 67.6%
Sources: 2009 data from the 2009 American Community Survey; 2000 data from the 2000 Census; 1960 to 1990 data from Campbell J. Gibson and Emily Lennon, "Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-born Population of the United States: 1850-1990," (US Census Bureau, Population Division, Working Paper No. 29, February 1999). Available Online.


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