Biggest sources of immigrants to Arizona

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August 22, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Arizona

Over 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 biggest sources of immigrants to Arizona using data from the "U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by the highest number of residents according to 2020 5-year estimates. Keep reading to find out more about the immigrant community in your home state.

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#50. Indonesia

Arizona
- Number of residents: 1,612
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 96,337
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #64 most common country of origin

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#49. Bulgaria

Arizona
- Number of residents: 1,726
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 72,023
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #76 most common country of origin

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#48. Eritrea

Arizona
- Number of residents: 1,751
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 49,710
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #89 most common country of origin

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#47. Hungary

Arizona
- Number of residents: 1,758
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 65,155
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #81 most common country of origin

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#46. Argentina

Arizona
- Number of residents: 1,771
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 193,056
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #41 most common country of origin

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#45. Somalia

Arizona
- Number of residents: 1,785
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 96,898
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #63 most common country of origin

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#44. Saudi Arabia

Arizona
- Number of residents: 1,866
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 76,837
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #74 most common country of origin

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#43. Spain

Arizona
- Number of residents: 1,953
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 118,177
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #56 most common country of origin

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#42. Israel

Arizona
- Number of residents: 2,011
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 139,083
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #51 most common country of origin

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#41. Ukraine

Arizona
- Number of residents: 2,154
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 358,823
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #27 most common country of origin

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#40. Jamaica

Arizona
- Number of residents: 2,205
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 760,486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
- #13 most common country of origin

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#39. Bangladesh

Arizona
- Number of residents: 2,222
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 240,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #36 most common country of origin

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#38. Nicaragua

Arizona
- Number of residents: 2,320
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 244,405
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #35 most common country of origin

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#37. Venezuela

Arizona
- Number of residents: 2,324
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 394,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #22 most common country of origin

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#36. Afghanistan

Arizona
- Number of residents: 2,358
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 111,234
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #57 most common country of origin

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#35. Hong Kong

Arizona
- Number of residents: 2,383
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 232,202
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #38 most common country of origin

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#34. Syria

Arizona
- Number of residents: 2,385
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 102,884
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #60 most common country of origin

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#33. Pakistan

Arizona
- Number of residents: 2,518
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 385,873
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #24 most common country of origin

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#32. Burma

Arizona
- Number of residents: 2,527
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 147,834
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #48 most common country of origin

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#31. Kenya

Arizona
- Number of residents: 2,709
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 145,272
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #49 most common country of origin

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#30. South Africa

Arizona
- Number of residents: 2,756
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 108,650
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #58 most common country of origin

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#29. Brazil

Arizona
- Number of residents: 2,766
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 474,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
- #17 most common country of origin

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#28. Netherlands

Arizona
- Number of residents: 2,779
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 83,275
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #71 most common country of origin

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#27. Nigeria

Arizona
- Number of residents: 2,829
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 366,534
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #26 most common country of origin

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#26. Ethiopia

Arizona
- Number of residents: 2,945
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 260,577
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #33 most common country of origin

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#25. France

Arizona
- Number of residents: 3,228
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 181,242
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #42 most common country of origin

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#24. Peru

Arizona
- Number of residents: 3,295
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 451,666
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #18 most common country of origin

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#23. Honduras

Arizona
- Number of residents: 3,332
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 649,209
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #15 most common country of origin

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#22. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Arizona
- Number of residents: 3,816
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 102,942
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #59 most common country of origin

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#21. Thailand

Arizona
- Number of residents: 4,394
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 256,436
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #34 most common country of origin

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#20. Russia

Arizona
- Number of residents: 4,418
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 397,214
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #21 most common country of origin

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#19. Taiwan

Arizona
- Number of residents: 4,810
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 378,942
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #25 most common country of origin

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#18. Italy

Arizona
- Number of residents: 4,821
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 326,407
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
- #30 most common country of origin

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#17. Poland

Arizona
- Number of residents: 5,087
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 411,750
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #20 most common country of origin

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#16. Colombia

Arizona
- Number of residents: 5,269
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 792,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
- #12 most common country of origin

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#15. Japan

Arizona
- Number of residents: 5,333
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 346,149
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #28 most common country of origin

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#14. Romania

Arizona
- Number of residents: 6,069
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 163,817
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #46 most common country of origin

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#13. Iran

Arizona
- Number of residents: 6,090
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 389,383
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #23 most common country of origin

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#12. Cuba

Arizona
- Number of residents: 7,919
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 1,314,570
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%
- #7 most common country of origin

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#11. El Salvador

Arizona
- Number of residents: 10,265
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
National
- Number of residents: 1,370,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #5 most common country of origin

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#10. Iraq

Arizona
- Number of residents: 10,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
National
- Number of residents: 229,309
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #39 most common country of origin

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#9. South Korea

Arizona
- Number of residents: 10,957
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
National
- Number of residents: 1,048,588
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
- #9 most common country of origin

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#8. Guatemala

Arizona
- Number of residents: 13,385
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%
National
- Number of residents: 964,528
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
- #10 most common country of origin

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#7. Germany

Arizona
- Number of residents: 15,371
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%
National
- Number of residents: 549,073
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
- #16 most common country of origin

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#6. Vietnam

Arizona
- Number of residents: 19,617
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%
National
- Number of residents: 1,354,391
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #6 most common country of origin

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#5. China

Arizona
- Number of residents: 23,153
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
National
- Number of residents: 2,184,189
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%
- #3 most common country of origin

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#4. Philippines

Arizona
- Number of residents: 30,689
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.2%
National
- Number of residents: 1,967,140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%
- #4 most common country of origin

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#3. India

Arizona
- Number of residents: 43,982
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.6%
National
- Number of residents: 2,618,558
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.9%
- #2 most common country of origin

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#2. Canada

Arizona
- Number of residents: 44,156
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.7%
National
- Number of residents: 817,885
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
- #11 most common country of origin

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#1. Mexico

Arizona
- Number of residents: 510,639
- Percent of foreign born residents: 53.9%
National
- Number of residents: 10,924,662
- Percent of foreign born residents: 24.8%
- #1 most common country of origin

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