24% of US Residents Are Immigrants or Children of Immigrants

George Washington gave his farewell speech in 1796, and he said that his countrymen were citizens both by birth and by choice. At that time, the U.S. population was around four million people. USAFIS is an immigration service that assists foreign nationals who want to move to America to find jobs as well as a new life.

Currently, there are 325 million Americans. Here are some statistics about the demographics of America today:

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The most common nationalities in the United States, according to the Census Bureau, are all European and include 3.4% Polish, 3.4% Italian, 4.5% English, 5% Irish, and 8% German. The fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States today are African and Middle Eastern.

While only 0.06% of the U.S. population are residents from Iraq, this number has grown by 214% since the start of the Iraq war. Another nationality that is being seen more in America is Kenyan, and there are about 68,000 Kenyans in the United States today. That is an increase of 179% over the last decade. Thousands of people have found a new life and new jobs in America with the help of USAFIS, a private immigration service.


There are about 13% of U.S. citizens who were born in other nations. The highest number of U.S. immigrants was 14.7% back at the beginning of the twentieth century. The number of first-generation immigrants in the U.S. has increased up to 40 million from 26 million.

usafis-logoOf U.S. citizens, 11% have at least one parent who was born in another nation, and 75% of Americans are at least two generations removed from their ancestors who were immigrants. That means that both they and their parents were born in the United States. USAFIS reports, “The United States accepts people from all nationalities, so contact us today to see if you are eligible.”