Biggest sources of immigrants to Colorado Springs

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Colorado Springs

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

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 123
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#49. Switzerland

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 124
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 37,943
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #95 most common country of origin

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#48. Croatia

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 128
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 37,176
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #97 most common country of origin

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#47. Laos

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 134
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#46. Austria

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 138
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 43,103
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #92 most common country of origin

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#45. Belgium

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 143
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 35,220
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #98 most common country of origin

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#44. Venezuela

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 156
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 349,720
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #27 most common country of origin

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#43. Dominican Republic

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 172
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 1,118,147
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%
- #8 most common country of origin

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#42. Sweden

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 173
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 47,286
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #85 most common country of origin

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#40 (tie). Lebanon

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 191
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#40 (tie). Nigeria

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 191
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#39. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 197
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 103,938
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #57 most common country of origin

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#38. Romania

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 208
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#37. Iran

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 214
- 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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#36. Brazil

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 220
- 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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#35. Ecuador

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 222
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 438,474
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #19 most common country of origin

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#34. Peru

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 223
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#33. Democratic Republic of Congo

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 224
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 43,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #91 most common country of origin

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#32. Spain

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 226
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#31. Panama

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 228
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 103,299
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #58 most common country of origin

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#29 (tie). Taiwan

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 231
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#29 (tie). Guatemala

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 231
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#28. Ghana

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 232
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#27. Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 236
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 66,818
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #76 most common country of origin

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#26. Nepal

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 274
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#25. South Africa

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 290
- 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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#24. Ethiopia

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 292
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#23. Australia

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 295
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#22. Italy

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 299
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#21. Poland

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 302
- 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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#20. Chile

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 322
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#19. Kenya

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 403
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#18. El Salvador

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 543
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#17. Colombia

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 556
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#16. Thailand

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 565
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#15. Ukraine

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 575
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#14. Honduras

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 621
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#13. Russia

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 677
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#12. Japan

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 689
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#11. Jamaica

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 749
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#10. Cuba

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 838
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#9. Vietnam

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 919
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#8. India

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,458
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%

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

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#7. China

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,906
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.8%

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. United Kingdom

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,984
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.0%

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

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#5. Canada

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,217
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%

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

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#4. Philippines

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,987
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.0%

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

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#3. South Korea

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,246
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.5%

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

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#2. Germany

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,780
- Percent of foreign born residents: 9.6%

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

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#1. Mexico

Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 12,714
- Percent of foreign born residents: 25.6%

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

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