Biggest sources of immigrants to Little Rock

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October 3, 2021
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Little Rock

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 Little Rock come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Little Rock 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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#40. Ukraine

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 114
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#39. Saudi Arabia

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 115
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 85,000
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #70 most common country of origin

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#38. Spain

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 116
- 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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#37. Jamaica

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 120
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#36. Syria

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 123
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 95,802
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #63 most common country of origin

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#35. Ghana

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 125
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#34. Iran

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 130
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#33. Bolivia

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 132
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 78,927
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #72 most common country of origin

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#32. Bangladesh

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 152
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#30 (tie). Russia

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 154
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#30 (tie). Chile

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 154
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 98,945
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #61 most common country of origin

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#29. Italy

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 164
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 332,857
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #30 most common country of origin

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#28. Trinidad and Tobago

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 165
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#27. Thailand

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 166
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#26. Ireland

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 174
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#25. Poland

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 175
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 410,841
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #21 most common country of origin

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#24. Argentina

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 197
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 194,435
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #39 most common country of origin

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#23. South Africa

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 203
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#22. Colombia

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 211
- 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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#21. Laos

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 216
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#20. Brazil

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 223
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#19. Nicaragua

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 238
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#18. Nigeria

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 249
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#17. Japan

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 255
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#16. Taiwan

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 326
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#15. France

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 336
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#14. Jordan

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 362
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#13. Canada

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 655
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#12. Pakistan

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 659
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#11. Germany

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 709
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#10. United Kingdom

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 839
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%

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

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#9. South Korea

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 848
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%

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

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#8. Vietnam

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 905
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%

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

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#7. Guatemala

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,044
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.3%

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

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#6. Philippines

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,049
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.3%

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. Honduras

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,187
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.8%

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

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#4. China

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,351
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.3%

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

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#3. El Salvador

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,543
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%

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

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#2. India

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,541
- Percent of foreign born residents: 8.1%

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

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#1. Mexico

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area
- Number of residents: 9,295
- Percent of foreign born residents: 29.7%

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

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