U.S. Census Bureau
Table 16. Nativity of the Population for Metropolitan Areas With 500,000 or More Population: 1990
  Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census
Internet Release date: March 9, 1999

(See text for sources, definitions, and explanations)

Metropolitan area (rank in total population) 1/ Total* Native* Foreign born*
Number* Percent*
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA (49) 861,424 824,545 36,879 4.3
Albuquerque, NM MSA (66) 589,131 560,288 28,843 4.9
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA MSA (64) 595,081 572,798 22,283 3.7
Atlanta, GA MSA (13) 2,959,950 2,843,326 116,624 3.9
Austin-San Marcos, TX MSA (52) 846,227 790,073 56,154 6.6
Bakersfield, CA MSA (70) 543,477 477,336 66,141 12.2
Baton Rouge, LA MSA (71) 528,264 517,806 10,458 2.0
Birmingham, AL MSA (53) 840,140 830,999 9,141 1.1
Boston-Worcester-Lawrence, MA-NH-ME-CT CMSA (7) 5,455,620 4,933,526 522,094 9.6
    Boston, MA-NH PMSA 3,227,633 2,863,001 364,632 11.3
    Brockton, MA PMSA 236,409 221,295 15,114 6.4
    Fitchburg-Leominster, MA PMSA 138,165 128,676 9,489 6.9
    Lawrence, MA-NH PMSA 353,232 324,563 28,669 8.1
    Lowell, MA-NH PMSA 280,575 255,243 25,332 9.0
    Manchester, NH PMSA 173,841 164,535 9,306 5.4
    Nashua, NH PMSA 168,330 159,393 8,937 5.3
    New Bedford, MA PMSA 175,705 149,371 26,334 15.0
    Portsmouth-Rochester, NH-ME PMSA 223,323 216,655 6,668 3.0
    Worcester, MA-CT PMSA 478,407 450,794 27,613 5.8
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY MSA (33) 1,189,288 1,137,068 52,220 4.4
Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA (73) 506,875 496,171 10,704 2.1
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC MSA (34) 1,162,093 1,138,052 24,041 2.1
Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI CMSA (3) 8,239,820 7,325,239 914,581 11.1
    Chicago,IL PMSA 7,410,858 6,525,777 885,081 11.9
    Gary, IN PMSA 604,526 582,101 22,425 3.7
    Kankakee, IL PMSA 96,255 94,723 1,532 1.6
    Kenosha, WI PMSA 128,181 122,638 5,543 4.3
Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN CMSA (22) 1,817,571 1,785,751 31,820 1.8
    Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN PMSA 1,526,092 1,498,492 27,600 1.8
    Hamilton-Middletown, OH PMSA 291,479 287,259 4,220 1.4
Cleveland-Akron, OH CMSA (14) 2,859,644 2,741,376 118,268 4.1
    Akron, OH PMSA 657,575 639,312 18,263 2.8
    Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH PMSA 2,202,069 2,102,064 100,005 4.5
Columbus, OH MSA (29) 1,345,450 1,309,571 35,879 2.7
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CMSA (9) 4,037,282 3,718,883 318,399 7.9
    Dallas, TX PMSA 2,676,248 2,441,726 234,522 8.8
    Fort Worth-Arlington, TX PMSA 1,361,034 1,277,157 83,877 6.2
Dayton-Springfield, OH MSA (43) 951,270 934,056 17,214 1.8
Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO CMSA (21) 1,980,140 1,880,368 99,772 5.0
    Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA 225,339 212,778 12,561 5.6
    Denver, CO PMSA 1,622,980 1,541,646 81,334 5.0
    Greeley, CO PMSA 131,821 125,944 5,877 4.5
Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI CMSA (8) 5,187,171 4,920,394 266,777 5.1
    Ann Arbor, MI PMSA 490,058 466,423 23,635 4.8
    Detroit, MI PMSA 4,266,654 4,032,175 234,479 5.5
    Flint, MI PMSA 430,459 421,796 8,663 2.0
El Paso, TX MSA (65) 591,610 449,994 141,616 23.9
Fresno, CA MSA (56) 755,580 623,319 132,261 17.5
Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI MSA (45) 937,891 911,804 26,087 2.8
Greensboro--Winston-Salem--High Point, NC MSA (39) 1,050,304 1,034,986 15,318 1.5
Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC MSA (55) 830,563 818,662 11,901 1.4
Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, PA MSA (67) 587,986 576,075 11,911 2.0
Hartford, CT MSA (35) 1,157,617 1,056,493 101,124 8.7
Honolulu, HI MSA (54) 836,231 705,269 130,962 15.7
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX CMSA (10) 3,731,131 3,270,751 460,380 12.3
    Brazoria, TX PMSA 191,707 182,393 9,314 4.9
    Galveston-Texas City, TX PMSA 217,399 206,654 10,745 4.9
    Houston, TX PMSA 3,322,025 2,881,704 440,321 13.3
Indianapolis, IN MSA (28) 1,380,491 1,358,894 21,597 1.6
Jacksonville, FL MSA (46) 906,727 876,333 30,394 3.4
Kansas City, MO-KS MSA (25) 1,582,875 1,547,387 35,488 2.2
Knoxville, TN MSA (69) 585,960 577,515 8,445 1.4
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA (51) 852,737 778,433 74,304 8.7
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR MSA (72) 513,117 505,844 7,273 1.4
Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA CMSA (2) 14,531,529 10,586,701 3,944,828 27.1
    Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 8,863,164 5,968,098 2,895,066 32.7
    Orange County, CA PMSA 2,410,556 1,835,448 575,108 23.9
    Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA 2,588,793 2,228,143 360,650 13.9
    Ventura, CA PMSA 669,016 555,012 114,004 17.0
Louisville, KY-IN MSA (44) 948,829 936,859 11,970 1.3
Memphis, TN-AR-MS MSA (40) 1,007,306 993,399 13,907 1.4
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL CMSA (11) 3,192,582 2,119,739 1,072,843 33.6
    Fort Lauderdale, FL PMSA 1,255,488 1,057,214 198,274 15.8
    Miami, FL PMSA 1,937,094 1,062,525 874,569 45.1
Milwaukee-Racine, WI CMSA (24) 1,607,183 1,547,685 59,498 3.7
    Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI PMSA 1,432,149 1,378,106 54,043 3.8
    Racine, WI PMSA 175,034 169,579 5,455 3.1
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA (15) 2,538,834 2,450,741 88,093 3.5
Nashville, TN MSA (41) 985,026 967,014 18,012 1.8
New Orleans, LA MSA (31) 1,285,270 1,232,265 53,005 4.1
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-
   CT-PA CMSA (1)
19,549,729 15,892,460 3,657,269 18.7
    Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 1,278,440 1,041,502 236,938 18.5
    Bridgeport, CT PMSA 443,722 402,194 41,528 9.4
    Danbury, CT PMSA 193,610 175,346 18,264 9.4
    Dutchess County, NY PMSA 259,462 241,443 18,019 6.9
    Jersey City, NJ PMSA 553,099 383,665 169,434 30.6
    Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ PMSA 1,019,835 893,182 126,653 12.4
    Monmouth-Ocean, NJ PMSA 986,327 918,429 67,898 6.9
    Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 2,609,212 2,335,690 273,522 10.5
    New Haven-Meriden, CT PMSA 530,240 495,757 34,483 6.5
    New York, NY PMSA 8,546,846 6,260,850 2,285,996 26.7
    Newark, NJ PMSA 1,915,928 1,649,462 266,466 13.9
    Newburgh, NY-PA PMSA 335,613 312,251 23,362 7.0
    Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 329,942 280,736 49,206 14.9
    Trenton, NJ PMSA 325,824 297,434 28,390 8.7
    Waterbury, CT PMSA 221,629 204,519 17,110 7.7
Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC MSA (27) 1,443,244 1,393,494 49,750 3.4
Oklahoma City, OK MSA (42) 958,839 928,501 30,338 3.2
Omaha, NE-IA MSA (60) 639,580 624,705 14,875 2.3
Orlando, FL MSA (32) 1,224,852 1,142,810 82,042 6.7
Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD
   CMSA (6)
5,892,937 5,600,688 292,249 5.0
    Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 319,416 304,039 15,377 4.8
    Philadelphia, PA-NJ PMSA 4,922,175 4,669,670 252,505 5.1
    Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ PMSA 138,053 131,998 6,055 4.4
    Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD PMSA 513,293 494,981 18,312 3.6
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ MSA (19) 2,238,480 2,076,650 161,830 7.2
Pittsburgh, PA MSA (18) 2,394,811 2,337,103 57,708 2.4
Portland-Salem, OR-WA CMSA (23) 1,793,476 1,689,202 104,274 5.8
    Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA PMSA 1,515,452 1,427,380 88,072 5.8
    Salem, OR PMSA 278,024 261,822 16,202 5.8
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA (36) 1,134,365 1,016,353 118,012 10.4
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA (50) 855,545 826,171 29,374 3.4
Richmond-Petersburg, VA MSA (47) 865,640 843,122 22,518 2.6
Rochester, NY MSA (38) 1,062,470 1,009,713 52,757 5.0
Sacramento-Yolo, CA CMSA (26) 1,481,102 1,340,637 140,465 9.5
    Sacramento, CA PMSA 1,340,010 1,219,874 120,136 9.0
    Yolo, CA PMSA 141,092 120,763 20,329 14.4
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA (17) 2,492,525 2,443,591 48,934 2.0
Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT-MSA (37) 1,072,227 1,030,452 41,775 3.9
San Antonio, TX MSA (30) 1,324,749 1,219,805 104,944 7.9
San Diego, CA MSA (16) 2,498,016 2,069,206 428,810 17.2
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA CMSA (5) 6,253,311 5,002,618 1,250,693 20.0
    Oakland, CA PMSA 2,082,914 1,745,479 337,435 16.2
    San Francisco, CA PMSA 1,603,678 1,162,388 441,290 27.5
    San Jose, CA PMSA 1,497,577 1,150,376 347,201 23.2
    Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA PMSA 229,734 197,582 32,152 14.0
    Santa Rosa, CA PMSA 388,222 352,802 35,420 9.1
    Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, CA PMSA 451,186 393,991 57,195 12.7
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA MSA (61) 638,466 627,861 10,605 1.7
Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA CMSA (12) 2,970,328 2,749,395 220,933 7.4
    Bremerton, WA PMSA 189,731 181,996 7,735 4.1
    Olympia, WA PMSA 161,238 153,432 7,806 4.8
    Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 2,033,156 1,863,358 169,798 8.4
    Tacoma, WA PMSA 586,203 550,609 35,594 6.1
Springfield, MA MSA (68) 588,043 550,528 37,515 6.4
Syracuse, NY MSA (57) 742,177 714,721 27,456 3.7
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA (20) 2,067,959 1,921,956 146,003 7.1
Toledo, OH MSA (62) 614,128 598,723 15,405 2.5
Tucson, AZ MSA (59) 666,880 606,932 59,948 9.0
Tulsa, OK MSA (58) 708,954 694,655 14,299 2.0
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV CMSA (4) 6,727,050 6,148,264 578,786 8.6
    Baltimore, MD PMSA 2,382,172 2,294,519 87,653 3.7
    Hagerstown, MD PMSA 121,393 119,928 1,465 1.2
    Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 4,223,485 3,733,817 489,668 11.6
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL MSA (48) 863,518 758,215 105,303 12.2
Youngstown-Warren, OH MSA (63) 600,895 587,687 13,208 2.2

* Indicates sample data.
1/ Metropolitan areas as defined effective June 30, 1993. See text for Tables 15 and 16.

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