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Where Are Immigrants Settling?

September 27, 2000 1 min read

Below are the top 10 Metropolitan Statistical Areas that new immigrants deemed their intended areas of residence in 1998, and the number that selected each area. Together, they accounted for nearly 45 percent of immigrants that year.

1. New York 81,417
2. Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif. 60,220
3. Chicago 31,033
4. Miami 29,242
5. Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va. 25,639
6. San Francisco 14,553
7. Orange County, Calif. 14, 291
8. Oakland, Calif. 13, 499
9. Houston 13, 189
10. Boston-Lawrence-Lowell-Brockton, Mass. 12,854

SOURCE: U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1998 Statistical Yearbook.