DACA Recipients By State

Just under 800,000 individuals have signed up and received approval for the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program since its inception in 2012.

To be eligible for the program, one must have arrived to the U.S. before turning age 16 and meet education and other related requirements. If approved, DACA recipients are protected from deportation for two years, after which they must file for renewal.

DACA recipients mostly reside in concentrated areas, with approximately half of all program beneficiaries living in just three states: California, Illinois and Texas. The following map shows states' numbers of DACA participants per capita as of March 2017:

 
DACA Participants Per 10K Pop.
SOURCE: Governing calculations of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 2016 Census population estimates

DACA Recipients, Renewals by State

State Individuals Initially Approved Renewals Approved Total
Vermont 42 162 204
Guam 59 352 411
Montana 72 164 236
Virgin Islands 94 204 298
Maine 95 334 429
North Dakota 98 260 358
West Virginia 117 200 317
Alaska 138 419 557
South Dakota 252 311 563
Puerto Rico 325 1,080 1,405
New Hampshire 367 599 966
Hawaii 558 1,740 2,298
Wyoming 621 520 1,141
District of Columbia 764 1,049 1,813
Rhode Island 1,229 1,733 2,962
Delaware 1,444 1,417 2,861
Mississippi 1,460 1,326 2,786
Louisiana 2,049 2,219 4,268
Iowa 2,798 2,780 5,578
Kentucky 3,062 2,786 5,848
Idaho 3,132 2,694 5,826
Nebraska 3,371 2,970 6,341
Missouri 3,524 3,407 6,931
Alabama 4,270 3,584 7,854
Ohio 4,442 5,124 9,566
Connecticut 4,929 5,882 10,811
Arkansas 5,099 4,255 9,354
Pennsylvania 5,889 8,178 14,067
Minnesota 6,255 6,236 12,491
South Carolina 6,406 5,382 11,788
Michigan 6,430 7,443 13,873
Kansas 6,803 5,647 12,450
New Mexico 6,815 5,236 12,051
Oklahoma 6,865 5,771 12,636
Wisconsin 7,565 6,298 13,863
Massachusetts 7,934 10,854 18,788
Tennessee 8,340 6,950 15,290
Utah 9,711 7,474 17,185
Maryland 9,785 10,917 20,702
Indiana 9,840 8,076 17,916
Oregon 11,281 9,610 20,891
Virginia 12,134 13,272 25,406
Nevada 13,070 11,771 24,841
Colorado 17,258 14,302 31,560
Washington 17,843 16,275 34,118
New Jersey 22,024 25,106 47,130
Georgia 24,135 21,804 45,939
North Carolina 27,385 22,327 49,712
Arizona 27,865 23,638 51,503
Florida 32,795 41,526 74,321
New York 41,970 53,693 95,663
Illinois 42,376 37,039 79,415
Texas 124,300 110,050 234,350
California 222,795 202,200 424,995
Figures don't include accepted applications submitted but not yet approved. Another 7,244 individuals and 54,228 renewals were approved for recipients from states not identified in the data. SOURCE: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services data current as of March 2017