Biggest sources of immigrants to Arkansas

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August 22, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Arkansas

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 Arkansas 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. Dominican Republic

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 249
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 1,125,208
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%
- #8 most common country of origin

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#49. Indonesia

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 252
- 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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#48. Egypt

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 271
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 202,049
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #40 most common country of origin

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#47. Spain

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 275
- 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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#46. Nigeria

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 278
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 366,534
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #26 most common country of origin

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#45. Cameroon

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 282
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 70,639
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #77 most common country of origin

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#44. Dominica

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 291
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 33,455
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #107 most common country of origin

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#43. Yemen

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 303
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 57,475
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #83 most common country of origin

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#42. Chile

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 321
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 100,875
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #62 most common country of origin

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#41. Italy

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 330
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 326,407
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
- #30 most common country of origin

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#40. Russia

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 332
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 397,214
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #21 most common country of origin

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#39. Ecuador

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 352
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 440,337
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #19 most common country of origin

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#38. Costa Rica

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 355
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 89,462
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #69 most common country of origin

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#37. Poland

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 370
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 411,750
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #20 most common country of origin

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#36. Argentina

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 374
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 193,056
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #41 most common country of origin

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#35. Ghana

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 398
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 180,675
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #43 most common country of origin

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#34. Australia

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 414
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 96,235
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #65 most common country of origin

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#33. Cambodia

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 420
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 149,486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #47 most common country of origin

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#32. Nepal

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 431
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 142,749
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #50 most common country of origin

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#31. Panama

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 436
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 101,520
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #61 most common country of origin

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#30. Taiwan

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 439
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 378,942
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #25 most common country of origin

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#29. Saudi Arabia

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 474
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 76,837
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #74 most common country of origin

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#28. Peru

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 479
- 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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#27. Romania

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 483
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 163,817
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #46 most common country of origin

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#26. Venezuela

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 515
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 394,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #22 most common country of origin

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#25. Iran

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 531
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 389,383
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #23 most common country of origin

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#24. Cuba

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 534
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 1,314,570
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%
- #7 most common country of origin

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#23. France

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 553
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 181,242
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #42 most common country of origin

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#22. Nicaragua

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 599
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 244,405
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #35 most common country of origin

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#21. Bangladesh

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 599
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 240,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #36 most common country of origin

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#20. Jordan

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 639
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 83,160
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #72 most common country of origin

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#19. Colombia

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 738
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 792,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
- #12 most common country of origin

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#18. South Africa

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 764
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 108,650
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #58 most common country of origin

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#17. Japan

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 822
- 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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#16. Thailand

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 1,040
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 256,436
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #34 most common country of origin

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#15. Brazil

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 1,086
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 474,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
- #17 most common country of origin

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#14. Pakistan

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 1,139
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 385,873
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #24 most common country of origin

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#13. Trinidad and Tobago

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 1,355
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
National
- Number of residents: 233,024
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #37 most common country of origin

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#12. Honduras

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 1,817
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
National
- Number of residents: 649,209
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #15 most common country of origin

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#11. South Korea

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 2,196
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
National
- Number of residents: 1,048,588
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
- #9 most common country of origin

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#10. Canada

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 2,267
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
National
- Number of residents: 817,885
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
- #11 most common country of origin

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#9. Germany

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 2,763
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
National
- Number of residents: 549,073
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
- #16 most common country of origin

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#8. Laos

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 3,217
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
National
- Number of residents: 179,004
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #44 most common country of origin

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#7. China

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 3,469
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%
National
- Number of residents: 2,184,189
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%
- #3 most common country of origin

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#6. Guatemala

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 3,596
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
National
- Number of residents: 964,528
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
- #10 most common country of origin

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#5. Philippines

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 3,796
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%
National
- Number of residents: 1,967,140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%
- #4 most common country of origin

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#4. Vietnam

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 4,423
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%
National
- Number of residents: 1,354,391
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #6 most common country of origin

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#3. India

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 8,880
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.0%
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. El Salvador

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 14,770
- Percent of foreign born residents: 10.0%
National
- Number of residents: 1,370,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #5 most common country of origin

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#1. Mexico

Arkansas
- Number of residents: 60,236
- Percent of foreign born residents: 40.7%
National
- Number of residents: 10,924,662
- Percent of foreign born residents: 24.8%
- #1 most common country of origin

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