Table 1. Legal Permanent Residents by Country of Birth, 2002 and 2011
  2002     2011    
Rank Country of birth Number Percent   Rank Country of birth Number Percent
1 Mexico 218,822 20.7 1 Mexico 143,446 13.5
2 India 70,823 6.7 2 China, People's Republic 87,016 8.2
3 China, People's Republic 61,082 5.8 3 India 69,013 6.5
4 Philippines 51,040 4.8 4 Philippines 57,011 5.4
5 Vietnam 33,563 3.2 5 Dominican Republic 46,109 4.3
6 El Salvador 31,060 2.9 6 Cuba 36,452 3.4
7 Cuba 28,182 2.7 7 Vietnam 34,157 3.2
8 Bosnia-Herzegovina 25,329 2.4 8 Korea, South 22,824 2.1
9 Dominican Republic 22,515 2.1 9 Colombia 22,635 2.1
10 Ukraine 21,190 2.0 10 Haiti 22,111 2.1
11 Russia 20,771 2.0 11 Iraq 21,133 2.0
12 Korea, South* 20,724 2.0 12 Jamaica 19,662 1.9
13 Haiti 20,213 1.9 13 El Salvador 18,667 1.8
14 Canada 19,352 1.8 14 Bangladesh 16,707 1.6
15 Colombia 18,758 1.8 15 Burma 16,518 1.6
16 United Kingdom 16,297 1.5 16 Pakistan 15,546 1.5
17 Guatemala 16,178 1.5 17 Iran 14,822 1.4
18 Jamaica 14,835 1.4 18 Peru 14,064 1.3
19 Pakistan 13,694 1.3 19 Ethiopia 13,793 1.3
20 Iran 12,960 1.2 20 Canada 12,800 1.2
  All others 321,968 30.3   All others 357,554 33.7
  Total 1,059,356 100.0     Total 1,062,040 100.0
Notes: *Data for South Korea prior to Fiscal Year 2009 include a small number of cases from North Korea.
Source: US Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics, 2011 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, 2012. Available online.


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