Foreign Born Population






Immigrants in the United States:
County-level Data on the Foreign-born




Zoom in/out and pan the map to find the region you're interested in exploring.

Click on a state and then a county to see a demographic profile of the foreign born population residing in that area, including their region of origin and other social and economic indicators.

Credits and Methodology

For a detailed breakdown of the immigrant population by state, county, and congressional district, click either of the following links. You may select individual states from the links at the bottom of the spreadsheets.

Data Source: Rob Paral & Associates. Estimates derived from the 2005–2009 American Community Survey. Notes and data methodology found here.

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Makeup of Foreign Born Population
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Total Population -%
Foreign Born Population -%
Born in Europe -%
Born in Asia -%
Born in Caribbean -%
Born in Mexico -%
Born in Central America -%
Born in South America -%
Foreign Born Citizens -%
Foreign Born Non-Citizens -%
Children, 3rd Generation or Later -%
Children, 2nd Generation -%
Children, 1st Generation -%
Percentage of Foreign Born in Poverty
Foreign-Born Population for Whom Poverty Is Determined -%
Percentage of Foreign Born Living Below Poverty Level -%
Percentage of Foreign Born Living at 100-149% of Poverty Level -%
Percentage of Foreign Born Living at 150%+ of Poverty Level -%
English Ability of Foreign Born
Foreign Born Population 5 Years and Older -%
Foreign Born that Speak English Well or Better -%
Foreign Born that Speak English Less Than Well -%
In 2010, there were nearly 40 million foreign born in the United States, representing a 20% increase from 2000. What does this increase look like at the local level?

This easy-to-use, interactive data hub, presented by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, provides a demographic snapshot of the foreign-born population by county in the United States.

How many foreign-born live in your county or the counties in which you fund? What percentage live at or below the federal poverty level? How many speak English less than very well? What regions of the world are they from? You can use this resource to look at key demographic indicators for the foreign-born in your communities and help gain a better understanding of their unique needs.

Come inside, select a county, and learn more about the foreign-born population in your community!


Data and information on immigrant and minority communities are available from the U.S. Census Bureau, but accessing the information can be difficult and time-consuming. GCIR's interactive website provides more than 150 immigration-related statistics that can be accessed with a few mouse clicks.

Rob Paral and Associates provided the data in the interactive map and in the downloadable tables. Information for the years 2000 and 2010 come from the decennial censuses of those years, while numbers described as “2005-2009” are from the American Community Survey (ACS) of that five-year period. The ACS is conducted annually, but statistics for local areas are provided for multi-year periods to improve reliability. Note that the 2010 census did not collect information whether a person was foreign-born, spoke English well, or had other socio-economic characteristics; we use ACS data for those and other socio-economic descriptions.

Thinking Bunny
I wonder how many people born in Latin America live in Polk County, Oregon?