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About Migration and Place of Birth

American Community Survey Data on Place of Birth

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an annual national survey that collects and produces population, housing, and economic information.

Data on Place of Birth-Domestic are available for the U.S., states, metropolitan areas, and more specific geographical areas that meet minimum population sizes for the given survey year. Data are available from 2000 to the present.

Available Tabulations

There are 11 annual recurring tables on data.census.gov: place of birth available from American Community Survey since 2010.

Decennial Census

The Decennial Census occurs every 10 years ending in zero, to count the population and housing units for the entire United States. Its primary purpose is to provide the population counts that determine how seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are apportioned.

Decennial census tables on place of birth are available from data.census.gov for 2000.

Tabulations from the most recent and historical censuses are also available from the Census of Population and Housing Publications Web site.

The Place of Birth data are derived from the census long form. This data has been collected in each census since 1850.

Other Technical and Analytical Reports

Place of Birth Information Sheet

The Place of Birth information sheet highlights the legal requirements, federal, state, and local uses of the American Community Survey data as well as the question as it appears in the survey.

The Statistical Abstract

The Statistical Abstract is the standard summary of statistics of the United States, which include selected tables that contain data for the Native and Foreign-born population.

Page Last Revised - December 16, 2021
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