Filipino Immigrants in the United States

Sierra Stoney and Jeanne Batalova
Date of Publication: 
June, 2013
Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Over the past 50 years, the share of immigrants from the Philippines in the United States has grown modestly from just over 1 percent of the overall U.S. foreign-born population in 1960 to more than 4 percent in 2011. Filipinos now represent the fourth largest immigrant group in the United States by country of origin behind Mexico, China, and India.

This spotlight focuses on Filipino immigrants, examining the population's size, geographic distribution and socioeconomic characteristics using data from the US Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) and 2000 Decennial Census, and the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS).  

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Stoney, S. & Batalova, J. (2010). Filipino Immigrants in the United States. Washington, D.C.: Migration Policy Institute. Retrieved from