Migration from all continents to the US 1820-1957

Total number of documented migrants from each continent to the United States between 1820 and 1957

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Release date

August 2019


Africa, Asia, Europe, Central and South America, United States, Australia and Oceania, APAC

Survey time period

1820 to 1957

Supplementary notes

* Although the practice of slavery was not legally abolished until 1865, the slave trade (the importation, buying and selling of slaves) had been illegal since 1808. Despite this, there was still some smuggling from Africa and the Caribbean in the decades that followed.
** Data for "unassigned/unknown" includes 32,897 persons returning home to the United States.

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