U.S. Census Bureau
Table 11. Citizenship Status of the Foreign-Born Population: 1890 to 1950 and 1970 to 1990
  Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census
Internet Release date: March 9, 1999

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Population universe
and year
Total Citizenship status reported Citizenship
status not
reported
Total Naturalized citizen Not a
citizen
Number Percent
TOTAL (all ages)            
1990* 19,767,316 19,767,316 7,996,998 40.5 11,770,318 -
1980* 14,079,906 14,079,906 7,110,475 50.5 6,969,431 -
1970* 9,739,723 9,739,723 6,198,173 63.6 3,541,550 -
1950* 10,347,395 9,615,610 7,562,970 78.7 2,052,640 731,785
1940 11,594,896 10,759,917 7,280,265 67.7 3,479,652 834,979
1930 14,204,149 13,704,296 7,919,536 57.8 5,784,760 499,853
1920 13,920,692 13,119,216 6,489,883 49.5 6,629,333 801,476
TOTAL 18 YEARS AND OVER            
1990* 17,674,856 17,674,856 7,656,964 43.3 10,017,892 -
1980* 12,360,336 12,360,336 6,666,541 53.9 5,693,795 -
1970* 8,787,355 8,787,355 5,900,350 67.1 2,887,005 -
MALES 18 YEARS AND OVER            
1990* 8,584,582 8,584,582 3,543,661 41.3 5,040,921 -
1980* 5,698,044 5,698,044 3,012,853 52.9 2,685,191 -
1970* 3,994,062 3,994,062 2,770,610 69.4 1,223,452 -
FEMALES 18 YEARS AND OVER            
1990* 9,090,274 9,090,274 4,113,303 45.2 4,976,971 -
1980* 6,662,292 6,662,292 3,653,688 54.8 3,008,604 -
1970* 4,793,293 4,793,293 3,129,740 65.3 1,663,553 -
TOTAL 21 YEARS AND OVER            
1990* 16,791,311 16,791,311 7,463,506 44.4 9,327,805 -
1980* 11,733,838 11,733,838 6,484,569 55.3 5,249,269 -
1970* 8,520,398 8,520,398 5,795,027 68.0 2,725,371 -
1950* 10,020,450 9,346,345 7,466,445 79.9 1,879,900 674,105
1940 11,292,821 10,495,035 7,159,643 68.2 3,335,392 797,786
1930 13,336,353 12,865,112 7,681,681 59.7 5,183,431 471,241
1920 12,686,393 11,946,255 6,218,801 52.1 5,727,454 740,138
MALES 21 YEARS AND OVER            
1990* 8,095,967 8,095,967 3,439,722 42.5 4,656,245 -
1980* 5,363,748 5,363,748 2,920,723 54.5 2,443,025 -
1970* 3,864,834 3,864,834 2,719,383 70.4 1,145,451 -
1950* 5,092,230 4,772,195 3,981,895 83.4 790,300 320,035
1940 5,969,588 5,593,358 4,076,207 72.9 1,517,151 376,230
1930 7,218,977 6,987,874 4,247,704 60.8 2,740,170 231,103
1920 7,063,594 6,699,518 3,320,226 49.6 3,379,292 364,076
1910 6,780,214 6,000,250 3,038,303 50.6 2,961,947 779,964
1900 5,010,286 4,275,297 2,848,807 66.6 1,426,490 734,989
1890 4,348,459 3,971,266 2,545,753 64.1 1,425,513 377,193
FEMALES 21 YEARS AND OVER            
1990* 8,695,344 8,695,344 4,023,784 46.3 4,671,560 -
1980* 6,370,090 6,370,090 3,563,846 55.9 2,806,244 -
1970* 4,655,564 4,655,564 3,075,644 66.1 1,579,920 -
1950* 4,928,220 4,574,150 3,484,550 76.2 1,089,600 354,070
1940 5,323,233 4,901,677 3,083,436 62.9 1,818,241 421,556
1930 6,117,376 5,877,238 3,433,977 58.4 2,443,261 240,138
1920 5,622,799 5,246,737 2,898,575 55.2 2,348,162 376,062

* Indicates sample data.
- Represents zero.
(NA) Not available.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Authors: Campbell Gibson and Emily Lennon
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