United States: origin countries of foreign-born population
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Grieco, E. M. 2013. United States: origin countries of foreign-born population. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
During the last four decades, the foreign-born population of the United States has continued to increase in size and as a percentage of the total population: from 9.6 million or 4.7 percent in 1970 to 38.5 million or 12.5 percent in 2009, according to census and survey data from the US Census Bureau (Gibson & Jung 2006; US Census Bureau 2009) (see Figure 1).
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