Biggest sources of immigrants to Sacramento

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December 16, 2021
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Sacramento

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

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 796
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#49. Israel

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 850
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#48. South Africa

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 863
- 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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#47. Kenya

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 884
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#46. Burma

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 985
- 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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#45. Australia

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,011
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#44. Indonesia

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,136
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#43. Portugal

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,145
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#42. Kazakhstan

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,155
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 30,388
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #107 most common country of origin

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#41. Honduras

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,185
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#40. Jordan

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,198
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#39. Poland

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,351
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#38. Nepal

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,379
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 140,904
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #49 most common country of origin

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#37. Nigeria

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,389
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#36. Italy

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,513
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#35. Uzbekistan

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,522
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 62,517
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #79 most common country of origin

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#34. Brazil

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,527
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#33. Nicaragua

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,575
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#32. France

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,576
- 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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#31. Cambodia

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,588
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#30. Colombia

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,652
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#29. Armenia

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,801
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 86,804
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #68 most common country of origin

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#28. Peru

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,960
- 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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#27. Belarus

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,977
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 63,642
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #78 most common country of origin

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#26. Ethiopia

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,982
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#25. Iraq

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,894
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 225,038
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #38 most common country of origin

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#24. Guatemala

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,268
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#23. Romania

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#22. Japan

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,581
- 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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#21. Hong Kong

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,794
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#20. Taiwan

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,797
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#19. Germany

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,601
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#18. Pakistan

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,068
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#17. Moldova

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,308
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#16. Iran

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,402
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#15. United Kingdom

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,483
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#14. Canada

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,685
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#13. El Salvador

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,913
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#12. South Korea

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 7,295
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#11. Thailand

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 7,324
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#10. Russia

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,118
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#9. Laos

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 10,452
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#8. Afghanistan

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 11,419
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%

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

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#7. Fiji

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 11,929
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.8%

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

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#6. Ukraine

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 17,605
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.1%

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

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#5. Vietnam

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 26,868
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.2%

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

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#4. China

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 27,618
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.4%

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. India

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 29,509
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.8%

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

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 38,740
- Percent of foreign born residents: 9.0%

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

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 108,253
- Percent of foreign born residents: 25.1%

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

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