December 11, 2023

Individuals born in India at the moment are the most important immigrant group within the Bay Space’s two greatest counties. Santa Clara and Alameda at the moment are house to 250,000 residents who have been born in India, sufficient to rank because the Bay Space’s fourth largest metropolis. However how does that evaluate to the state and the nation, and the way has it modified?

Within the interactive charts beneath, you’ll be able to see how the immigrant inhabitants has shifted since 2010 within the two largest Bay Space counties, in California, and within the nation as an entire, in accordance with annual estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Group Survey.

Mexico stays the commonest birthplace of foreign-born residents within the state and the nation, by an extended shot, however with these charts you’ll be able to see the place different nations rank because the birthplace for those who come to the U.S.

United States

The variety of Mexican-born residents within the nation has been dropping yearly since 2014, when it peaked at over 11.7 million. They continue to be the most important immigrant inhabitants within the nation, now with 10.7 million residents of the USA born in Mexico.

The second largest group is from India, rising nationwide from 1.8 million in 2010 to 2.8 million in 2022.


Almost 4 million Mexican-born residents reside in California, greater than a 3rd of the nation’s Mexican immigrants and essentially the most in any state. The inhabitants has been shrinking over the previous decade, from 4.3 million in 2010 to three.8 million in 2022, nonetheless greater than Texas which has the second-most residents born throughout the southern border, round 2.5 million.

The Golden State’s second-largest immigrant inhabitants is from the Philippines, adopted by China (excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan). And the fourth largest group is from India, the country-of-birth that has moved essentially the most on the size, all the way in which from seventh in 2010.

Alameda County

In Alameda County in 2010 the most important group of immigrants was from Mexico, adopted by China, and the Philippines. India got here in fourth, with 48,000 Indian-born individuals calling Alameda county house, lower than half of the Mexican-born inhabitants on the time. The following largest nations of start have been Vietnam, Taiwan, Korea and El Salvador.

Within the 12 years since then the order has modified fairly a bit. India has taken first place, whereas the variety of residents born in Mexico and Vietnam have each dropped notably.

Guatemala made a giant leap within the rankings, with simply over 5,000 Guatemalan immigrants in 2010, tripling to 16,000 by 2022. Afghanistan can also be among the many high 15 nations of origin for Alameda County residents, the inhabitants greater than doubling in that point.

Santa Clara County

The San Francisco Bay Space’s largest county has seen an identical shift within the first-place rating, although the nations decrease on the record are barely completely different than in neighboring Alameda County. In 2010 there have been over 93,000 Santa Clara County residents who have been born in Vietnam, second to the 143,000 Mexican-born residents.

The variety of Indian-born residents got here in third in 2010, however moved to first place round 2018, and China moved into third place, practically tied with Vietnam.

Iran, Russia and Japan are among the many high 15 places-of-birth for Santa Clara County residents.