America’s Melting-Pot Cities

Below are the metropolitan regions with the most naturalized citizens in 2011. New York tops the list, followed by Los Angeles and Miami.

  1. New York City – 99,153 (14.3 percent of total)
  2. Los Angeles – 62,373 (9 percent)
  3. Miami – 55,560 (8 percent)
  4. Chicago – 27,670 (4 percent)
  5. San Francisco – 22,046 (3.2 percent)
  6. Washington, D.C. – 20,591 (3 percent)
  7. Boston – 18,834 (2.7 percent)
  8. Houston – 18,467 (2.7 percent)
  9. Dallas – 16,048 (2.3 percent)
  10. Atlanta – 14,335 (2.1 percent)

Shift the data to per capita, and Miami tops the list, with San Jose second. Greater New York drops to fourth, San Francisco is fifth and L.A. seventh. Here’s the top ten based on newly¬†naturalized¬†citizens per 100,000 people.

  1. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL – 998
  2. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA – 615
  3. El Centro, CA – 584
  4. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA – 525
  5. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA – 509
  6. Naples-Marco Island, FL – 495
  7. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA – 486
  8. Stockton, CA – 444
  9. Trenton-Ewing, NJ – 426
  10. Merced, CA – 425


Source: Atlantic Cities

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