Index: Demographics / Subcategory: Demographics

Foreign-Born Residents

Date Updated: 12/17/2012

The United States Census classifies a foreign-born person as either a ''Naturalized citizen'' or ''Not a citizen.'' United States citizens are defined as people born as citizens and people who acquire citizenship through naturalization. People born in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the United States Island Areas (see Additional Information for definition) are considered native-born citizens. People who were born in a foreign country, but have at least one American parent, also are considered native-born citizens.

What this chart shows: Citizenship Status of Foreign-Born Residents in Larimer County, Census 2000 vs. 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

 

Data Source: U. S. Census Bureau (Table DP-2)

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What the above data tell us:

Foreign-born residents represented 4.3% of the Larimer County population in 2000, compared to an estimated 5.7% of the population between 2007-2011. Of the estimated 16,000 foreign-born residents living in Larimer County in 2007-2011, approximately 63% (10,043) were not citizens of the United States.

What this chart shows: Year of Entry for Foreign-Born Residents in Larimer County, 2007-2011

 

Data Source: U. S. Census Bureau (Table DP-2)

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What the above data tell us:

On average, between 2007 and 2011 an estimated 58% of foreign-born Larimer County residents entered the country prior to 2000.

What this chart shows: Region of Birth of Foreign-Born Residents in Larimer County, 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

 

* Oceania is a large group of islands of the southern, western, and central Pacific Ocean, including Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Malay Archipelago.

Data Source: U. S. Census Bureau (Table DP-2)

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What the above data tell us:

Between 2007 and 2011, the plurality of foreign-born residents in Larimer County were from Latin American countries. Of non-English speakers in the county, approximately 79% were Spanish-speaking (see Language Spoken at Home).

Additional Information:

United States Island Areas include American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.

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Oceania map: Polynesia, Melanesia & Micronesia

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Data Tables:

Number of Foreign-Born Larimer County Residents

2000 Census

2007-2011
American Community Survey
3-Year Estimates

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Total Population

251,494

100%

296,107

100%

Native

240,785

95.7%

280,107

94.6%

Born in United States

238,243

94.7%

277,319

93.7%

State of Residence

95,925

38.1%

114,154

38.6%

Different State

142,318

56.6%

163,165

55.1%

Born Outside United States

2,542

1.0%

2,788

0.9%

Foreign Born

10,709

4.3%

16,000

5.4%

Naturalized Citizen

4,229

1.7%

5,957

37.2%

Not a Citizen

6,480

2.6%

10,043

62.8%

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Year of Entry for Larimer County Foreign Born Residents

 

Entered 2000 or later

Entered before 2000

Total

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

2007

5,265

38.6%

8,358

61.4%

13,623

2008

6,310

36.8%

10,858

63.2%

17,168

2009

4,886

31.3%

10,706

68.7%

15,592

2010

7,514

48.1%

8,100

51.9%

15,614

2011

9,269

53.3%

8,105

46.7%

17,374

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Region of Birth of Foreign Born Larimer County Residents
2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Number

Percentage

Total (excluding born at sea)

16,000

100.0%

Europe

3,453

21.6%

Asia

4,348

27.2%

Africa

298

1.9%

Oceania

171

1.1%

Latin America

7,077

44.2%

Northern America

653

4.1%

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