Chapter 1: By the numbers

Undocumented individuals in the United States by the numbers

According to the Department of Homeland Security, there are approximately 11.4 million undocumented individuals in the United States. Here is a breakdown of the population by gender*, age, state of residence and more.

*The Department of Homeland Security only collects data from individuals who identify as either male or female.

Estimates from the Department of Homeland Security and Migration Policy Institute