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Immigration Fact Sheet

Emigration:
Immigration and Emigration by Decade: 1901-90
(Numbers in thousands)
Period Immigrants to the U.S. Emigrants from the U.S. Net Immigration Ratio: Emigration/ Immigration
Total, 1901-90 37,869 11,882 25,987 0.31
1981-90 7,338 1,600 5,738 0.22
1971-80 4,493 1,176 3,317 0.26
1961-70 3,322 900 2,422 0.27
1951-60 2,515 425 2,090 0.17
1941-50 1,035 281 754 0.27
1931-40 528 649 -121 1.23
1921-30 4,107 1,685 2,422 0.41
1911-20 5,736 2,157 3,579 0.38
1901-10 8,795 3,008 5,787 0.34
Source: 1992 Statistical Yearbook, Table 1; Warren and Kraly, The Elusive Exodus: Emigration from the United States, Population Reference Bureau, 1985. Emigration 1981-90, Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
Total and Foreign-born U.S. Population:
1900-90
(Numbers in thousands)
Year Total U.S. Population Foreign-born
Total Percent
1990 248,710 19,767 7.9
1980 226,546 14,080 6.2
1970 203,210 9,619 4.7
1960 179,326 9,738 5.4
1950 150,845 10,431 6.9
1940 132,165 11,657 8.8
1930 123,203 14,283 11.6
1920 106,022 14,020 13.2
1910 92,229 13,630 14.8
1900 76,212 10,445 13.7
Source: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census, Ethnic and Hispanic Branch.

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