Green card recipients in the United States, by state of residence FY 2018

This statistic shows the number of persons obtaining legal permanent resident status, also called "green card" recipients, in the U.S. in the fiscal year of 2018, by their state of residence. In 2018, about 200,897 green card recipients lived in California.

Number of persons obtaining legal permanent resident status in the U.S. in the fiscal year of 2018, by state of residence

Number of green card recipients
California200,897
New York134,839
Florida130,405
Texas104,515
New Jersey54,424
Illinois38,287
Massachusetts33,174
Virginia27,426
Georgia26,725
Pennsylvania26,078
Washington26,029
Maryland24,301
North Carolina20,838
Michigan19,850
Ohio18,809
Arizona18,335
Minnesota16,721
Colorado13,913
Connecticut11,629
Nevada10,851
Indiana9,741
Oregon9,679
Tennessee9,590
Kentucky8,734
Missouri7,638
Wisconsin7,433
Nebraska6,500
Oklahoma5,938
Utah5,723
Kansas5,630
Iowa5,484
Hawaii5,430
South Carolina5,078
Louisiana4,889
Rhode Island4,336
New Mexico4,296
Alabama3,737
Puerto Rico3,062
Arkansas3,000
District of Columbia2,775
Idaho2,728
New Hampshire2,200
Delaware1,831
Maine1,749
North Dakota1,674
Mississippi1,643
Alaska1,375
Guam1,231
Other*1,212
South Dakota1,132
Vermont824
West Virginia675
Unknown624
Montana565
Wyoming409
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

FY 2018

Special properties

fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30

Supplementary notes

*Includes American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and armed forces posts.

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