Special Report

States Where the Most People Have Green Cards

waikiki beach and diamond head in honolulu hawaii
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5. Hawaii
> Green cards issued in 2015: 457.0 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 17.8% (6th highest)
> Most common country of origin: Philippines
> Filipino pop.: 116,757 (8.19% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 673 (0.05% of total)

Landmark Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur, California
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4. California
> Green cards issued in 2015: 537.4 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 27.4% (the highest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 4,274,650 (10.96% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 295,102 (0.76% of total)

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3. New Jersey
> Green cards issued in 2015: 557.3 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 22.1% (3rd highest)
> Most common country of origin: India
> Indian pop.: 246,954 (2.76% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 13,742 (0.15% of total)

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2. Florida
> Green cards issued in 2015: 587.2 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 20.2% (4th highest)
> Most common country of origin: Cuba
> Cuban pop.: 930,104 (4.59% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 23,449 (0.12% of total)

New York Columbus Circle
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1. New York
> Green cards issued in 2015: 658.4 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 22.9% (2nd highest)
> Most common country of origin: Dominican Republic
> Dominican pop.: 506,284 (2.56% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 51,582 (0.26% of total)

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