In 2012, a total of 757,434 people became U.S. citizens. The leading country of naturalizations was Mexico.
An applicant for naturalization must fulfill certain requirements set forth in the INA concerning age, lawful admission and residence in the United States. The general naturalization provisions state that a foreign national must be at least 18 years of age be a U.S. legal permanent resident (LPR); and have resided in the country continuously for at least 5 years.
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The number of U.S. naturalizations increased to 747,434 in 2012 from 694,193 in 2011 and 619,913 in 2010. In 2012, 55% of all persons naturalizing were females and 52% of new citizens were ages 25 to 44 years old.
For more information and statistics about immigration, visit the Office of Immigration Statistics website.