Biggest sources of immigrants to Colorado

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August 22, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Colorado

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 Colorado 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. Netherlands

Colorado
- Number of residents: 1,517
- 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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#49. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Colorado
- Number of residents: 1,522
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 102,942
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #59 most common country of origin

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#48. Cambodia

Colorado
- Number of residents: 1,579
- 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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#47. Romania

Colorado
- Number of residents: 1,605
- 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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#46. Spain

Colorado
- Number of residents: 1,651
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 118,177
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #56 most common country of origin

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#45. Democratic Republic of the Congo

Colorado
- Number of residents: 1,759
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 50,221
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #88 most common country of origin

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#44. Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Colorado
- Number of residents: 1,772
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 65,849
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #79 most common country of origin

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#43. Chile

Colorado
- Number of residents: 1,814
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 100,875
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #62 most common country of origin

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#42. Pakistan

Colorado
- Number of residents: 1,826
- 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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#41. Eritrea

Colorado
- Number of residents: 1,835
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 49,710
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #89 most common country of origin

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#40. Indonesia

Colorado
- Number of residents: 1,903
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 96,337
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #64 most common country of origin

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#39. Dominican Republic

Colorado
- Number of residents: 1,925
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 1,125,208
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%
- #8 most common country of origin

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#38. Jamaica

Colorado
- Number of residents: 1,947
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 760,486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
- #13 most common country of origin

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#37. Nigeria

Colorado
- Number of residents: 2,047
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 366,534
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #26 most common country of origin

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#36. Sudan

Colorado
- Number of residents: 2,072
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 52,433
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #86 most common country of origin

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#35. Italy

Colorado
- Number of residents: 2,139
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 326,407
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
- #30 most common country of origin

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#34. Kenya

Colorado
- Number of residents: 2,161
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 145,272
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #49 most common country of origin

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#33. Iraq

Colorado
- Number of residents: 2,207
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 229,309
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #39 most common country of origin

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#32. France

Colorado
- Number of residents: 2,213
- 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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#31. Burma

Colorado
- Number of residents: 2,220
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 147,834
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #48 most common country of origin

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#30. South Africa

Colorado
- Number of residents: 2,381
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 108,650
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #58 most common country of origin

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#29. Laos

Colorado
- Number of residents: 2,443
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 179,004
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #44 most common country of origin

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#28. Cuba

Colorado
- Number of residents: 2,586
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 1,314,570
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%
- #7 most common country of origin

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#27. Argentina

Colorado
- Number of residents: 2,656
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 193,056
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #41 most common country of origin

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#26. Venezuela

Colorado
- Number of residents: 2,700
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 394,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #22 most common country of origin

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#25. Taiwan

Colorado
- Number of residents: 2,754
- 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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#24. Ghana

Colorado
- Number of residents: 2,857
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 180,675
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #43 most common country of origin

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#23. Australia

Colorado
- Number of residents: 3,133
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 96,235
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #65 most common country of origin

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#22. Iran

Colorado
- Number of residents: 3,442
- 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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#21. Ukraine

Colorado
- Number of residents: 3,606
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 358,823
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #27 most common country of origin

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#20. Nepal

Colorado
- Number of residents: 4,024
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 142,749
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #50 most common country of origin

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#19. Thailand

Colorado
- Number of residents: 4,079
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 256,436
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #34 most common country of origin

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#18. Honduras

Colorado
- Number of residents: 4,090
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 649,209
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #15 most common country of origin

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#17. Poland

Colorado
- Number of residents: 4,425
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 411,750
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #20 most common country of origin

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#16. Brazil

Colorado
- Number of residents: 4,537
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 474,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
- #17 most common country of origin

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#15. Japan

Colorado
- Number of residents: 4,683
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
National
- Number of residents: 346,149
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #28 most common country of origin

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#14. Peru

Colorado
- Number of residents: 4,868
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
National
- Number of residents: 451,666
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #18 most common country of origin

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#13. Colombia

Colorado
- Number of residents: 5,129
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
- Number of residents: 792,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
- #12 most common country of origin

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#12. Guatemala

Colorado
- Number of residents: 6,059
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
National
- Number of residents: 964,528
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
- #10 most common country of origin

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#11. Russia

Colorado
- Number of residents: 7,127
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%
National
- Number of residents: 397,214
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #21 most common country of origin

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#10. Ethiopia

Colorado
- Number of residents: 9,960
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
National
- Number of residents: 260,577
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #33 most common country of origin

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#9. El Salvador

Colorado
- Number of residents: 10,626
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%
National
- Number of residents: 1,370,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #5 most common country of origin

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#8. Philippines

Colorado
- Number of residents: 11,610
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
National
- Number of residents: 1,967,140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%
- #4 most common country of origin

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#7. Germany

Colorado
- Number of residents: 13,809
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%
National
- Number of residents: 549,073
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
- #16 most common country of origin

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#6. Canada

Colorado
- Number of residents: 14,400
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%
National
- Number of residents: 817,885
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
- #11 most common country of origin

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#5. South Korea

Colorado
- Number of residents: 15,689
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%
National
- Number of residents: 1,048,588
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
- #9 most common country of origin

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#4. Vietnam

Colorado
- Number of residents: 18,619
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.5%
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. China

Colorado
- Number of residents: 18,907
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.5%
National
- Number of residents: 2,184,189
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%
- #3 most common country of origin

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#2. India

Colorado
- Number of residents: 21,681
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.0%
National
- Number of residents: 2,618,558
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.9%
- #2 most common country of origin

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#1. Mexico

Colorado
- Number of residents: 215,778
- Percent of foreign born residents: 40.0%
National
- Number of residents: 10,924,662
- Percent of foreign born residents: 24.8%
- #1 most common country of origin

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