Biggest sources of immigrants to Denver

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Denver

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

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 881
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#49. Morocco

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 900
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 78,439
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #73 most common country of origin

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#48. Chile

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,030
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#47. Belarus

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,032
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#46. Argentina

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,056
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#45. France

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,059
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#44. Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,063
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#43. Sudan

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,102
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 46,716
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #87 most common country of origin

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#42. Somalia

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,117
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 98,966
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #60 most common country of origin

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#41. Democratic Republic of Congo

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,134
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#40. Cambodia

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,144
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#39. Romania

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,205
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#38. Australia

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,208
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#37. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,216
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#36. Afghanistan

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,300
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#35. Cuba

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,305
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#34. South Africa

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,361
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#33. Indonesia

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,388
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#32. Brazil

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,421
- 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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#31. Pakistan

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,471
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#30. Kenya

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,517
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#29. Burma

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,529
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#28. Nigeria

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,709
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#27. Venezuela

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,024
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#26. Taiwan

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,046
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#25. Iraq

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,239
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#24. Thailand

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,337
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#23. Laos

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,377
- 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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#22. Iran

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,412
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#21. Ukraine

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,449
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#20. Colombia

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,560
- 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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#19. Poland

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,596
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#18. Japan

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,783
- 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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#17. Honduras

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,803
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#16. Ghana

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,805
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#15. Nepal

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,941
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#14. Peru

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,937
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#13. Guatemala

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,945
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#12. Russia

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,021
- 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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#11. Germany

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,122
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#10. Philippines

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,377
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#9. El Salvador

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,688
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#8. United Kingdom

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,910
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#7. Canada

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,060
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#6. Ethiopia

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,719
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

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

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#5. South Korea

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,982
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%

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

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#4. China

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 10,890
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%

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. Vietnam

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 15,514
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.4%

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

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#2. India

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 17,294
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%

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

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#1. Mexico

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
- Number of residents: 142,901
- Percent of foreign born residents: 40.8%

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

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