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Largest Foreign-Born Populations In the U.S.: 1960 and 1999

September 27, 2000 1 min read

The face of the immigrant population has changed radically since 1960. While yesterday’s immigrants came primarily from European countries, today’s immigrants are primarily from Asia and Central and South America.

1960

1999
Italy 1,256,999 Mexico 7,197,329
Germany 989,815 Phillippines 1,455,046
Canada 952,500 Vietnam 966,209
Poland 747,750 Cuba 943,424
Soviet Union 690,598 China 842,795
Mexico 575,902 India 838,512
England 528,205 El Salvador 760,972
Ireland 338,722 Dominican Republic 678,986
Austria 304,507 Canada 662,089
Hungary 245,252 Korea/South Korea 610,567

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau.