Biggest sources of immigrants to Bakersfield

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Bakersfield

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

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 105
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#49. Brazil

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 118
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#48. Costa Rica

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 124
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#47. Bolivia

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 133
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#46. Israel

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 138
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#45. Chile

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 146
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#44. Bangladesh

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 147
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#43. Lebanon

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 155
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#42. France

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 165
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#41. Fiji

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 169
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 47,004
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #86 most common country of origin

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#40. Kenya

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 180
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#39. Kuwait

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 185
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#38. Taiwan

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 191
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#37. Italy

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 195
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#36. Laos

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 196
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#35. Ukraine

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 208
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#34. Jordan

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 227
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#33. Russia

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 244
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#32. Argentina

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 248
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#31. Cuba

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 249
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#30. Indonesia

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 258
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#29. Spain

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 264
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#28. Malaysia

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 267
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 76,521
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #74 most common country of origin

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#27. Nicaragua

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 277
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#26. Cambodia

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 280
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#25. Pakistan

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 282
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#24. Afghanistan

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 292
- 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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#23. Burma

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 316
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 147,573
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #47 most common country of origin

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#22. Hong Kong

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 334
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 231,275
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #36 most common country of origin

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#21. Germany

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 383
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#20. Nigeria

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 400
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#19. Iran

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 442
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#18. Egypt

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 457
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 191,452
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #40 most common country of origin

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#17. Colombia

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 462
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#16. Syria

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 523
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#15. Japan

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 527
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#14. Thailand

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 788
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#13. Peru

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 821
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#12. United Kingdom

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 903
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#11. Honduras

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,031
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#10. Canada

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,164
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#9. South Korea

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,192
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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. Yemen

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,195
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 54,152
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #82 most common country of origin

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#7. China

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,652
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#6. Vietnam

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,849
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#5. Guatemala

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,743
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#4. El Salvador

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,960
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.9%

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

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#3. India

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,250
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.7%

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. Philippines

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 11,495
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.5%

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

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#1. Mexico

Bakersfield, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 124,486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 70.4%

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

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