New Americans Campaign Naturalization Fact Sheets

Detailed Data on the Naturalization-Eligible and Potential Future Voters in 2,332 Sub-state Areas

On November 3, 2015, the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) published a paper in its Journal on Migration and Human Security with estimates of the US “eligible-to-naturalize” population.[1] It subsequently released two spreadsheets on the naturalization-eligible with state-level data on country of origin; languages spoken at home; ability to speak English; educational attainment; age; sex; period of entry; marital status; access to a computer or the internet; poverty status; median income and health insurance coverage.

Later, it released detailed estimates and characteristics of naturalization-eligible immigrants residing in 2,332 US sub-state regions; i.e., public use microdata areas (PUMAs) which cover geographic areas that contain at least 100,000 persons. PUMAs do not align with Congressional districts, but the estimates provide data on the naturalization-eligible in virtually every city and rural area in the United States.

CMS also put this data into an interactive map format.

Interactive Map: Eligible-To-Naturalize Populations in the U.S.

The University of Southern California’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration produced an interactive map, which presents their latest estimates of the size and region-of-origin composition of eligible-to-naturalize adults in the United States.