A new map shows where America’s newest citizens are coming from and illustrates how Asians are on pace to become the largest immigrant group in the United States.
Of the nearly 800,000 people who became American citizens between September 30, 2012 and September 30, 2013, more than one-third came from Asia.
779,929 NATURALIZED US CITIZENS IN 2013
North America/Central America/Caribbean: 271,807
Asians made up the largest group of new Americans by region, according to data from the Department of Homeland Security.
While Mexicans remain the single largest group of foreign-born people who became naturalized American citizens, the map from Marketwatch, shows other nationalities claimed the top spots in 26 U.S. states.
Indians make up the biggest group of naturalized Americans in nine states, including Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio. People born in the Dominican Republic are the biggest group in 5 states such as North Dakota, New York and Pennsylvania.
Europe, which was the biggest source of U.S. immigrants a century ago, made up only 80,333 of 2013’s naturalizations, compared to 275,700 from Asia during the same period.
By country, the biggest groups after Mexico are India, Philippines, Dominican Republic and China.