Number of migrants to the United States from Great Britain 1820-1957

Between 1820 and 1957, over 4.5 million people emigrated from Great Britain to the United States. The period with the highest levels of migration came during the 1860s, 70s and 80s, with almost 110 thousand people migrating in 1888 alone. The period with the lowest levels of migration came in the 1930s and early 40s, as the Great Depression caused an economic crisis across the globe, hitting the US and Great Britain particularly hard. Economic recovery in the late 1930s caused the migration rate to increase again, before the Second World War brought the numbers back down in the first half of the 1940s.

Number of migrants from Great Britain documented in United States between 1820 and 1957

YearNumber of migrants
195724,020
195619,008
195515,761
195416,672
195316,639
195222,177
195114,898
195012,755
194921,149
194826,403
194723,788
194633,552
19453,029
19441,321
1943974
1942907
19417,714
19406,158
19393,058
19382,262
19371,726
19361,310
19351,413
19341,305
1933979
19322,057
19319,110
193031,015
192921,327
192819,958
192723,669
192625,528
192527,172
192459,490
192345,759
192225,153
192151,142
192038,471
19196,787
19182,516
191710,735
191616,063
191527,237
191448,729
191360,328
191257,148
191173,384
191068,941
190946,793
190862,824
190779,037
190667,198
190584,189
190451,448
190333,637
190216,898
190114,985
190012,509
189913,456
189812,894
189712,752
189624,565
189528,833
189422,520
189335,189
189242,215
189166,605
189069,730
188987,992
1888108,692
188793,378
188662,929
188557,713
188465,950
188376,606
1882102,991
188181,376
188073,278
187929,955
187822,150
187723,581
187629,291
187547,905
187462,021
187389,500
187284,912
187185,455
1870103,677
186984,438
186824,127
186752,641
186694,924
186582,465
186453,428
186366,882
186224,639
186119,675
186029,737
185926,163
185828,956
185758,479
185644,658
185547,572
185458,647
185337,576
185240,699
185151,487
185051,085
184955,132
184835,159
184723,302
184622,180
184519,210
184414,353
18438,430
184222,005
184116,188
18402,618
18392,613
183810,271
18375,420
183612,218
183513,106
18348,970
183310,490
18324,916
18315,331
18302,475
18291,153
18283,179
18275,352
18264,186
18252,319
18241,264
18231,100
18221,221
18213,210
18202,410
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Release date

August 2019

Region

United States, United Kingdom (Great Britain, England, Scotland, Wales)

Survey time period

1820-1957

Supplementary notes

Great Britain is the island containing England, Scotland and Wales, and figures relating to Ireland and Northern Ireland are not included in this statistic.

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