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1 1 The Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2003

2 2 Population Size and Composition: 2003 Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003 Approximately 33.5 million foreign-born people live in the United States. The foreign born represent 11.7 percent of the U.S. population. People born in Latin America comprise approximately 53.3 percent of the U.S. foreign- born population.

3 3 Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003 Percent Distribution of Foreign Born by World Region of Birth: 2003 Latin America 53.3% Asia 25.0% Europe 13.7% Other Regions 8.0%

4 4 Foreign-Born Population by World Region of Birth: 2003 Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003 (In Millions)

5 5 Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003 U.S. Citizenship of the Foreign-Born Population by Year of Entry: 2003 (In Percent)

6 6 Age: 2003 Relatively few foreign-born people are under age 18 (8.9 percent) compared with 27.9 percent of the native population. The foreign born are more likely than natives to be 18 to 64 years of age (80.1 percent and 60.0 percent, respectively). The proportion of the foreign born aged 65 years and over (11.1 percent) differed slightly from that of natives of the same age group (12.1 percent). Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003

7 7 Age Distribution by Sex and Nativity: 2003 (In Percent) MaleFemale Male Foreign BornNative Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003 Age

8 8 Percent of Population Under Age 18 by Nativity and by World Region of Birth: 2003 Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003 (In Percent)

9 9 Percent of Population Aged 18 to 64 by Nativity and by World Region of Birth: 2003 Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003 (In Percent)

10 10 Percent of Population Aged 65 and Over by Nativity and by World Region of Birth: 2003 (In Percent) Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003

11 11 Percent Distribution by Marital Status and Nativity: 2003 (Population 15 years and over) Foreign BornNative 52.2% 12.2% 29.2% 6.4% 4.9% 61.0% 25.3% 8.8% Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003

12 12 Percent of Population with Less Than 9th Grade Completed by World Region of Birth: 2003 (Population 25 years and over) Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003

13 13 Percent of Population with a Bachelors Degree or Higher by World Region of Birth: 2003 (Population 25 Years and Over) Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003

14 14 Percent Unemployed by Nativity and by World Region of Birth: 2003 (Population 16 years and over in the labor force) Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003

15 15 Percent of Full Time, Year Round Workers with Earnings of $50,000 or More by Nativity and by World Region of Birth: 2002 (Population 15 years and over with income) Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003

16 16 Percent of Full Time, Year Round Workers with Earnings of Less Than $20,000 by Nativity and by World Region of Birth: 2002 (Population 15 years and over with income) Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003

17 17 Percent of Population Below Poverty Level by Nativity and by World Region of Birth: 2003 (In Percent) Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003

18 18 Residence: 2003 Among the foreign born, 37.3 percent live in the West and only 11.3 percent live in the Midwest. Among the native population, 36.5 percent live in the South and only 18.5 percent live in the Northeast. The foreign born are more likely than natives to live inside central cities of metropolitan areas (44.4 percent and 26.9 percent, respectively). Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003

19 19 Regional Population Distribution by Nativity: 2003 (In percent) Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003

20 20 Foreign BornNative 26.9% 52.9% 20.2% 5.3% 44.4%50.3% Type of Residence by Nativity: 2003 Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003

21 21 Variability Due to Sampling These estimates are based on data collected by the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the 2003 Current Population Survey (CPS), which is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. As with all surveys, the estimates may differ from the actual values because of sampling variation or other factors. For further information about the source and accuracy of the estimates, go to Appendix G at These estimates are based on data collected by the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the 2003 Current Population Survey (CPS), which is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. As with all surveys, the estimates may differ from the actual values because of sampling variation or other factors. For further information about the source and accuracy of the estimates, go to Appendix G at

22 22 For more information about the Foreign- Born Population of the U.S. Visit the Census Bureaus Web site at Click on F under Subjects A-Z, and then click on Foreign-Born Population Data

23 23 This presentation was produced by: This presentation was produced by: Immigration Statistics Staff For information on content please contact: Luke J. Larsen Phone:


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