Persons Obtaining Legal Permanent Resident Status, by Country of Birth: 1961 to 2006

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 49):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 215 rows and 16 columns.

In thousands (7,256.0 represents 7,256,000). For years ending September 30. Persons by country prior to 1996 are unrevised


  1. Prior to 1993, data include independent republics; beginning in 1993, data are for unknown republic only.
  2. Covers years 1992-2000.
  3. Prior to 1992, data include independent republics; beginning in 1992, data are for unknown republic only.
  4. Yugoslavia prior to February 7, 2003.
  5. With the establishment of diplomatic relations with China on January 1, 1979, the U.S. government
    recognized the People’s Republic of China as the sole legal government of China and acknowledged
    the Chinese position that there is only one China and that Taiwan is part of China.
  6. Data for Taiwan included with China: Mainland.
  7. Prior to 2003, includes Palestine; beginning in 2003, Palestine included in Unknown.
  8. “Congo” is the official short-form name for both the Republic of Congo
    and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To distinguish one from the other
    the U.S. Dept. of State adds the capital in parentheses. This practice is
    unofficial and provisional.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.