Biggest sources of immigrants to Mobile

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Mobile

Nearly 14% of the United States population is composed of immigrants. But in reality, the vast majority of Americans today are here because of relatives who immigrated from other countries some time in the last several hundred years.

And while the distinctive American culture and spirit is the result of blending many diverse cultures and histories, the United States has for centuries had an up-and-down relationship with immigration.

Each era of immigration has been met with reductive ideas and resistance, whether the backlash was directed toward the Chinese, Irish, Italians, or Mexicans. Immigration laws have targeted specific groups at various times, stoking intolerance and preventing people from truly joining American society. Over time, however, as laws changed to be more equitable and immigrants found their footings, we have reaped the rewards of innovation in business, music, art, literature, dance, food, societal norms, entertainment, and sports—all while realizing a greater understanding of and respect for different cultures, religions, and ideas.

Stacker compiled a list of the countries most immigrants to Mobile come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Mobile as of 2019’s five-year estimates.

Keep reading to find out more about the immigrant community in your home city.

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#49 (tie). Congo

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 35
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 30,496
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #106 most common country of origin

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#49 (tie). Brazil

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 35
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 433,479
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #20 most common country of origin

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#48. Greece

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 37
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 129,765
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #51 most common country of origin

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#47. Trinidad and Tobago

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 39
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 230,035
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #37 most common country of origin

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#46. Moldova

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 42
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 45,661
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #89 most common country of origin

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#44. Costa Rica

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 43
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 88,084
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #66 most common country of origin

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#44. St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 43
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 21,528
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%
- #117 most common country of origin

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#44. Israel

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 43
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 135,672
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #50 most common country of origin

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#41 (tie). Indonesia

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 49
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 96,229
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #62 most common country of origin

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#41 (tie). Portugal

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 49
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 171,118
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #44 most common country of origin

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#40. Spain

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 50
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 115,113
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #55 most common country of origin

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#39. Dominican Republic

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 53
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 1,118,147
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%
- #8 most common country of origin

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#38. Taiwan

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 64
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 381,098
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #24 most common country of origin

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#37. Australia

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 67
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 92,483
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #64 most common country of origin

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#36. Haiti

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 73
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 672,655
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #15 most common country of origin

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#35. Ukraine

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 90
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 345,250
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #28 most common country of origin

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#34. Bangladesh

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 92
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 237,288
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #35 most common country of origin

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#33. El Salvador

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 93
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 1,381,008
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #5 most common country of origin

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#32. Colombia

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 94
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 761,374
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
- #12 most common country of origin

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#31. Kenya

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 98
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 141,751
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #48 most common country of origin

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#30. Russia

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 100
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 391,641
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #22 most common country of origin

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#29. France

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 110
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National
- Number of residents: 181,554
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #41 most common country of origin

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#28. Peru

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 136
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

National
- Number of residents: 451,076
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #18 most common country of origin

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#27. Kuwait

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 143
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

National
- Number of residents: 33,788
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #102 most common country of origin

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#26. Sudan

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 144
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

National
- Number of residents: 46,716
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #87 most common country of origin

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#25. Singapore

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 148
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

National
- Number of residents: 34,014
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #101 most common country of origin

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#24. Iran

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 152
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

National
- Number of residents: 382,260
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #23 most common country of origin

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#23. Iraq

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 154
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

National
- Number of residents: 225,038
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #38 most common country of origin

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#22. Nicaragua

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 156
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

National
- Number of residents: 251,913
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #33 most common country of origin

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#21. Pakistan

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 159
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

National
- Number of residents: 376,127
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #25 most common country of origin

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#20. Japan

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 160
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

National
- Number of residents: 345,140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #29 most common country of origin

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#19. Jamaica

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 172
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

National
- Number of residents: 741,386
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
- #13 most common country of origin

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#17 (tie). Democratic Republic of Congo

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 185
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

National
- Number of residents: 43,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #91 most common country of origin

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#17 (tie). Cuba

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 185
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

National
- Number of residents: 1,289,875
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%
- #7 most common country of origin

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#16. Canada

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 213
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

National
- Number of residents: 808,566
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
- #11 most common country of origin

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#15. Panama

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 225
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

National
- Number of residents: 103,299
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #58 most common country of origin

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#14. Cambodia

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 269
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

National
- Number of residents: 151,066
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #46 most common country of origin

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#13. China

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 280
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

National
- Number of residents: 2,162,395
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%
- #3 most common country of origin

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#12. South Korea

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 299
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

National
- Number of residents: 1,044,634
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
- #9 most common country of origin

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#11. Thailand

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 313
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

National
- Number of residents: 255,345
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #32 most common country of origin

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#10. Venezuela

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 335
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

National
- Number of residents: 349,720
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #27 most common country of origin

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#9. Germany

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 368
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%

National
- Number of residents: 560,368
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%
- #17 most common country of origin

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#8. Laos

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 432
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.2%

National
- Number of residents: 181,546
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #42 most common country of origin

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#7. Honduras

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 537
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.0%

National
- Number of residents: 651,123
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #16 most common country of origin

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#6. India

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 539
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.0%

National
- Number of residents: 2,561,906
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.8%
- #2 most common country of origin

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#5. United Kingdom

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 610
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.6%

National
- Number of residents: 698,612
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%
- #14 most common country of origin

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#4. Guatemala

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 636
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.7%

National
- Number of residents: 979,098
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
- #10 most common country of origin

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#3. Philippines

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 641
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.8%

National
- Number of residents: 1,983,939
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%
- #4 most common country of origin

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#2. Mexico

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,368
- Percent of foreign born residents: 10.2%

National
- Number of residents: 11,250,541
- Percent of foreign born residents: 25.6%
- #1 most common country of origin

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#1. Vietnam

Mobile, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,731
- Percent of foreign born residents: 12.9%

National
- Number of residents: 1,336,988
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%
- #6 most common country of origin

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