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IMMIGRANTS ADMITTED BY STATE OF INTENDED RESIDENCE:

FISCAL YEARS 1988-2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

State of intended residence  

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

 

Number of Immigrants:

All 50 states

643,025

1,090,924

1,536,483

1,827,167

973,977

904,292

804,417

720,461

915,900

798,378

654,451

646,568

849,807

1,064,318

1,063,732

California

188,696

457,417

682,979

732,735

336,663

260,090

208,498

166,482

201,529

203,305

170,126

     161,247

     217,753

282,957

     291,216

New York

109,259

134,766

189,589

188,104

149,399

151,209

144,354

128,406

154,095

123,716

96,559

       96,979

     106,061

114,116

     114,827

Florida

65,418

48,474

71,603

141,068

61,127

61,423

58,093

62,023

79,461

82,318

59,965

       57,484

       98,391

104,715

       90,819

Texas

43,271

112,927

174,132

212,600

75,533

67,380

56,158

49,963

83,385

57,897

44,428

       49,393

       63,840

86,315

       88,365

New Jersey

32,724

42,187

52,670

56,164

48,314

50,285

44,083

39,729

63,303

41,184

35,091

       34,095

       40,013

59,920

       57,721

Other 45 states

203,657

295,153

365,510

496,496

302,941

313,905

293,231

273,858

334,127

289,958

248,282

247,370

323,749

416,295

420,784

State of intended residence  

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

 

Percent of all immigrants:

All 50 states

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

California

29.7%

42.3%

44.8%

40.5%

35.0%

29.2%

26.4%

23.5%

22.3%

25.7%

26.2%

25.2%

25.8%

26.8%

27.5%

New York

17.2%

12.5%

12.4%

10.4%

15.5%

17.0%

18.3%

18.1%

17.1%

15.7%

14.9%

15.2%

12.6%

10.8%

10.9%

Florida

10.3%

4.5%

4.7%

7.8%

6.3%

6.9%

7.4%

8.7%

8.8%

10.4%

9.3%

9.0%

11.7%

9.9%

8.6%

Texas

6.8%

10.4%

11.4%

11.7%

7.8%

7.6%

7.1%

7.0%

9.2%

7.3%

6.9%

7.7%

7.6%

8.2%

8.4%

New Jersey

5.2%

3.9%

3.5%

3.1%

5.0%

5.6%

5.6%

5.6%

7.0%

5.2%

5.4%

5.3%

4.7%

5.7%

5.5%

Other 45 states

30.8%

26.5%

23.2%

26.5%

30.3%

33.8%

35.3%

37.0%

35.6%

35.7%

37.3%

37.6%

37.7%

38.7%

39.2%

Source: Department of Homeland Security, 2002 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics http://uscis.gov/graphics/shared/aboutus/statistics/IMM02yrbk/IMM2002list.htm

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.