United States - Refugee population by country or territory of origin

Refugee population by country or territory of origin

The value for Refugee population by country or territory of origin in United States was 3,778.00 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 21 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 3,778.00 in 2011 and a minimum value of 1.00 in 1990.

Definition: Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of origin generally refers to the nationality or country of citizenship of a claimant.

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Statistical Yearbook and data files, complemented by statistics on Palestinian refugees under the mandate of the UNRWA as published on its website. Data from UNHCR are available online at: www.unhcr.org/statistics/populationdatabase.

See also:

Year Value
1990 1.00
1991 8.00
1992 10.00
1993 12.00
1994 366.00
1995 245.00
1996 143.00
1997 75.00
1998 51.00
1999 3.00
2000 176.00
2001 219.00
2002 383.00
2003 395.00
2004 451.00
2005 683.00
2006 1,356.00
2007 2,174.00
2008 2,137.00
2009 2,368.00
2010 3,026.00
2011 3,778.00


Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration