That means there are roughly 15,900 persons here with U.S. roots. No percentage was given for Canadians, who are presumed to be fewer than U.S. citizens.
Nicaraguans continue to be the greatest number of immigrants, although the flow had decreased somewhat. The census found
287,766 Nicaraguans here or about 76.4 percent of all immigrants.
The numbers are based on self reports by those who were approached by census takers. There also is a significant number of Colombians here and they outnumber U.S. citizens slightly being 4.3 percent of all immigrants, said the census.
Costa Ricans are getting older. The current census counted 7.3 percent of the population as being older than 65.
That percentage was 5.3 in the 2000 census.