Projecting the Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2012 to 2060

David M. Armstrong, U.S. Census Bureau
Jennifer M. Ortman, U.S. Census Bureau

As a step toward producing projections of the U.S. population by nativity later this decade, we developed projections of the foreign-born population as part of research to produce estimates of foreign-born emigration for the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 National Projections. This paper presents the methodology used to project the foreign-born population and results of these projections. We produce three series of projections, based on assumptions of different levels of net foreign-born migration, to illustrate how the foreign-born population might be expected to grow and change in the coming decades.

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Presented in Session 104: Projecting International Migration