Immigration to the U.S. at the turn of the 20th century
November 26, 2008
According to Table 129 of the 1901 Statistical Abstract of the United States, immigration to the U.S. in the years 1887-1901 averaged about 420,000 people a year (with significant year-to-year variations). Total U.S. population at the time was about 70 million.
Almost 97% of the immigrants were Europeans, with the UK, Germany, Italy and Russia contributing the largest numbers.