Over 50% of the foreign-born naturalized citizens or residents, living in the U.S. in 2010 lived in only four states – California, Florida, New York and Texas. Over 25% of the residents of the U.S. born in a foreign country resided in California. One of four people living in the state was born in a foreign country according to a recent Census report.
The report says the majority of foreign-born residents in the United States are from Asia and Latin America. The population today is younger than the rest of the overall population, they live in households that are much larger than the majority of native residents and they are more apt to live in a household that includes children, parents and grandparents. Fifty percent of them speak English that is considered very well.
In 2010, the total of foreign-born residents who were in the United States was estimated to be 40 million or about 13% of the entire population. Of those 40 million, 40% have become naturalized citizens. Of the foreign-born residents who arrived in the country prior to 1980, 80% of them have become naturalized citizens.
Over 50% of them are from Latin America, with Mexico representing half of the Latin Americans. Close to a third were from Asia and about 12% were Europeans. Fewer than 5% came from Africa. Those that were from North America represented only 2% of the group. Oceania represented less than `1% of the 40 million.
The age of the foreign born population was younger on average than their counterparts born in the country. About 50% of them were between 18 and 44, compared to the native population, which is about 33%. The people who were foreign born were more apt to be in the labor force, with more than 25% working in business, management, art or science. Another 25% were employed in the service industry.