Data File

Distribution of Indian Immigrants 2005

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India is now the second largest immigrant source to the United States after only Mexico. In 2005, 84,681 Indians immigrated to the U.S. compared to 161,445 Mexicans. California attracted almost 17% of all Indian immigrants followed by New Jersey and Texas. Here is how the Indian immigrants fanned out across the United States.

 

Indian nonimmigrant visitors to America are also on the rise, currently ranking ninth.

Distribution of Indian Immigrants 2005 

REGION NUMBER PERCENT

California 

14,724

 17.4%

New Jersey 

9,624

 11.4%

Texas 

7,139

 8.4%

New York 

6,693 

 7.9%

Illinois 

5,978

 7.1%

Florida 

3,714

 4.4%

Georgia 

3,671

 4.3%

Michigan 

3,595 

4.2%

Pennsylvania

3,362

4.0%

Massachusetts 

3,100

 3.7%

Virginia 

2,776 

3.3%

Ohio 

1,984

2.3%

Maryland 

1,785

2.1%

North Carolina

1,774

2.1%

Washington 

1,747 

2.1%

Connecticut 

1,571

1.9%

Tennessee 

900

1.1%

Wisconsin 

876 

1.0%

Minnesota 

830

1.0%

Missouri 

786 

0.9%

Arizona 

739

0.9%

Indiana 

621 

0.7%

South Carolina

529

0.6%

Colorado 

516 

0.6%

Kentucky 

511

0.6%

Kansas 

460 

0.5%

New Hampshire

459

0.5%

Delaware 

439 

0.5%

Alabama 

431

0.5%

Oregon 

405 

0.5%

Oklahoma

373

0.4%

Louisiana 

318 

0.4%

Iowa 

315 

0.4%

Nevada

253

0.3%

Mississippi 

224

0.3%

Arkansas 

215

0.3%

Nebraska 

168

0.2%

Rhode Island 

165

0.2%

New Mexico 

150

0.2%

Utah 

147 

0.2%

West Virginia

133

0.2%

Maine 

108 

0.1%

Idaho 

75 

0.1%

Vermont 

74

0.1%

District of Columbia

60

0.1%

North Dakota 

49 

0.1%

Hawaii 

28 

0.0%

South Dakota

23

0.0%

Alaska 

15 

0.0%

Montana

14

0.0%

Total 

84,681

100.0%

Nonimmigrant admissions 2005

United Kingdom 5,087,096
Mexico 4,774,161
Japan  4,400,386
Germany 1,711,425
France  1,309,830
South Korea  876,554
Italy 810,137
Australia  702,097
India 665,202
Netherlands  642,256
Brazil 636,111
Spain 507,545
China 505,462
Ireland 469,869
Colombia  412,256
Venezuela 396,828
Sweden 345,708
Taiwan 340,759
Israel 339,448

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