The U.N. refugee agency said Monday it has found states with the highest rates of naturalization.
The State Department said the top states with high naturalization rates include Texas, Georgia, Kentucky and South Carolina.
But some states have lower rates.
Naturalization applications have increased steadily in recent years.
According to the U. N. refugee body, naturalization application numbers jumped from 1.5 million in 2009 to 1.6 million in 2016.
The number of U. S. citizens who apply for naturalization rose from 2.3 million in 2010 to 3.2 million in 2017.