Fun Fact Friday: Immigration Since 1965

Getting ready for the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Immigration Act on October 3rd!

Check out these statistics on the foreign-born population in the U.S. from the U.S. Census. In 2010, there were 40 million foreign-born residents in the U.S., making up 13 % of the total population. Over half had entered the U.S. since 1990; one-third had entered since 2000.

Here’s another look at the foreign-born population in the U.S. since the passage of the 1965 Immigration Act & Percentage of total population: 1960 – 9,738,091 (5.4%), 1970 – 9,619,302 (4.7%), 1980 – 14,079,906 (6.2%), 1990 – 19,767,316 (7.9%), 2000 – 31,107,889 (11.1%), 2010 – 40,000,000 (13%).