U.S. Census Bureau
Table 12. Nativity and Parentage of the Population: 1890 to 1930, 1960, and 1970
  Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census
Internet Release date: March 9, 1999

(See text for sources, definitions, and explanations)

Year Total
population
Native population Foreign-
born
population
Total Native
parentage
Foreign or mixed parentage
Total Foreign
parentage
Mixed parentage
Total Father
foreign
born
Mother
foreign
born
NUMBER                  
1970* 203,210,158 193,590,856 169,634,926 23,955,930 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 9,619,302
1960* 179,325,675 169,587,520 145,275,233 24,312,287 14,105,139 10,207,148 6,451,715 3,755,433 9,738,155
1930 122,775,046 108,570,897 82,488,768 26,082,129 17,535,071 8,547,058 5,579,987 2,967,071 14,204,149
1920 105,710,620 91,789,928 68,994,682 22,795,246 15,764,366 7,030,880 4,564,295 2,466,585 13,920,692
1910 91,972,266 78,456,380 59,491,427 18,964,953 12,949,181 6,015,772 3,946,435 2,069,337 13,515,886
1900 75,994,575 65,653,299 49,956,178 15,697,121 10,650,802 5,046,319 3,368,228 1,678,091 10,341,276
1890 1/ 62,622,250 53,372,703 41,840,305 11,532,398 8,113,742 3,418,656 2,378,729 1,039,927 9,249,547
PERCENT
  DISTRIBUTION
                 
1970* 100.0 95.3 83.5 11.8 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 4.7
1960* 100.0 94.6 81.0 13.6 7.9 5.7 3.6 2.1 5.4
1930 100.0 88.4 67.2 21.2 14.3 7.0 4.5 2.4 11.6
1920 100.0 86.8 65.3 21.6 14.9 6.7 4.3 2.3 13.2
1910 100.0 85.3 64.7 20.6 14.1 6.5 4.3 2.2 14.7
1900 100.0 86.4 65.7 20.7 14.0 6.6 4.4 2.2 13.6
1890 1/ 100.0 85.2 66.8 18.4 13.0 5.5 3.8 1.7 14.8

Year Total
population
Native
stock
Foreign
stock
NUMBER      
1970* 203,210,158 169,634,926 33,575,232
1960* 179,325,675 145,275,233 34,050,442
1930 122,775,046 82,488,768 40,286,278
1920 105,710,620 68,994,682 36,715,938
1910 91,972,266 59,491,427 32,480,839
1900 75,994,575 49,956,178 26,038,397
1890 1/ 62,622,250 41,840,305 20,781,945
PERCENT
  DISTRIBUTION
     
1970* 100.0 83.5 16.5
1960* 100.0 81.0 19.0
1930 100.0 67.2 32.8
1920 100.0 65.3 34.7
1910 100.0 64.7 35.3
1900 100.0 65.7 34.3
1890 1/ 100.0 66.8 33.2

* Indicates sample data.
(NA) Not available.
1/ See text for Table 12 regarding data for 1890.

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