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Census 2000 Foreign-Born Population Map Series by Selected Countries of Birth

These state level maps provide percent distributions and some detailed socio-economic characteristics from Census 2000 for the foreign-born population in the United States and Puerto Rico for selected countries of birth.

The map series includes selected countries of birth that met a national threshold of 500,000 persons or more. In total, fourteen countries of birth were selected: Mexico, China, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Cuba, Korea, Canada, El Salvador, Germany, Dominican Republic, the United Kingdom, Jamaica, and Colombia. The percent distributions of the foreign-born populations born in these countries are displayed geographically by state and Puerto Rico.

In addition, selected characteristic maps are also shown for nine countries of birth: Mexico, China, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Korea, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The characteristics maps have a state level threshold of 1,000 persons or more of the foreign-born population born in a selected country of birth in most states. Data for certain states and Puerto Rico that did not meet this criterion are not shown. For example, in 2000 Florida’s total number of the foreign-born population born in China has to be equal to or above 1,000 persons in order to be displayed in the map. Cuba, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Colombia did not meet this criterion, so only percent distribution maps are available. For comparative purposes, the total foreign-born and native populations are also included by percent distribution and for selected characteristics. The fourteen countries of birth listed below are in order by size of their total foreign-born population at the national level.

For additional detailed table information on the demographic, social, economic, and housing information from Census 2000 about the total, native and foreign-born populations of the United States by geography, world region of birth, period of entry, citizenship status, and over 150 countries of birth, please go to the Foreign Born Profiles (STP-159) web page.

Foreign-Born  Native  Mexico  China  Philippines  India  Vietnam  Cuba  Korea  Canada  El Salvador  Germany  Dominican Republic  United Kingdom  Jamaica  Colombia  1 *Following the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) Directive 14, the Census Bureau uses a set of dollar value thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who is in poverty. If a family’s total income is less than the dollar value of the appropriate threshold, then that family and every individual in it are considered to be in poverty. The poverty thresholds do not vary geographically. They are updated annually to allow for changes in the cost of living (inflation factor) using the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U).

Footnotes

1 *Following the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) Directive 14, the Census Bureau uses a set of dollar value thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who is in poverty. If a family’s total income is less than the dollar value of the appropriate threshold, then that family and every individual in it are considered to be in poverty. The poverty thresholds do not vary geographically. They are updated annually to allow for changes in the cost of living (inflation factor) using the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U).
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Foreign Born |  Last Revised: 2013-03-05T16:47:01.951-05:00