Biggest sources of immigrants to Montgomery

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October 3, 2021
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Montgomery

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 Montgomery come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Montgomery 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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#50. Cameroon

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 19
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 60,120
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #80 most common country of origin

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#48 (tie). Greece

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 20
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#48 (tie). Trinidad and Tobago

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 20
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#47. Costa Rica

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 22
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#45 (tie). Spain

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 26
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#45 (tie). Portugal

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 26
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#44. Afghanistan

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 28
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 101,548
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #59 most common country of origin

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#43. Dominican Republic

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 32
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#42. Ireland

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 33
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 121,469
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #53 most common country of origin

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#41. South Africa

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 34
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 104,022
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #56 most common country of origin

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#40. Ecuador

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 36
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 438,474
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #19 most common country of origin

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#39. Australia

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 59
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#38. France

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 61
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#36 (tie). Cuba

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

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

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#36 (tie). Moldova

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

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

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#35. Taiwan

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 67
- 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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#34. Romania

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 75
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 162,046
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #45 most common country of origin

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#33. Liberia

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 76
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 87,991
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #67 most common country of origin

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#32. Haiti

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 77
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#30 (tie). Panama

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 81
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#30 (tie). Jordan

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 81
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 81,155
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #71 most common country of origin

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#29. Venezuela

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 87
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#28. Ethiopia

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

National
- Number of residents: 249,777
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #34 most common country of origin

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#27. Lebanon

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

National
- Number of residents: 121,697
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #52 most common country of origin

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#26. Sudan

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

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

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#25. Pakistan

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 99
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#24. Colombia

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 102
- 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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#22 (tie). Ghana

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 127
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

National
- Number of residents: 178,388
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #43 most common country of origin

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#22 (tie). Russia

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 127
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#21. Thailand

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 128
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#20. Eritrea

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 131
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

National
- Number of residents: 45,119
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #90 most common country of origin

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#19. Turkey

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 145
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

National
- Number of residents: 119,380
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #54 most common country of origin

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#18. El Salvador

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 147
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#16 (tie). Jamaica

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 163
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#16 (tie). Laos

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 163
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#15. Ukraine

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

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

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#14. Bangladesh

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 174
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#13. Nigeria

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 232
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

National
- Number of residents: 350,272
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #26 most common country of origin

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#12. Japan

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 252
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#11. United Kingdom

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 253
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#10. Canada

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 274
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#9. China

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 377
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%

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

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#8. Vietnam

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 389
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.8%

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

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#7. Honduras

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 390
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.8%

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

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#6. Philippines

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 492
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.6%

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

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#5. Guatemala

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 497
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.6%

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

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#4. Germany

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 510
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.7%

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

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#3. India

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 875
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.4%

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

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#2. Mexico

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,700
- Percent of foreign born residents: 19.6%

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. South Korea

Montgomery, AL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,862
- Percent of foreign born residents: 20.8%

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

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