Biggest sources of immigrants to Delaware

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August 22, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Delaware

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 Delaware 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. Afghanistan

Delaware
- Number of residents: 239
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 111,234
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #57 most common country of origin

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#49. France

Delaware
- Number of residents: 252
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 181,242
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #42 most common country of origin

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#48. South Africa

Delaware
- Number of residents: 280
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 108,650
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #58 most common country of origin

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#47. Ireland

Delaware
- Number of residents: 281
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 122,010
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #55 most common country of origin

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#46. Bulgaria

Delaware
- Number of residents: 285
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 72,023
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #76 most common country of origin

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#45. Thailand

Delaware
- Number of residents: 335
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 256,436
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #34 most common country of origin

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#44. Egypt

Delaware
- Number of residents: 360
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 202,049
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #40 most common country of origin

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#43. Ukraine

Delaware
- Number of residents: 369
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 358,823
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #27 most common country of origin

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#42. Cameroon

Delaware
- Number of residents: 391
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 70,639
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #77 most common country of origin

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#41. Cuba

Delaware
- Number of residents: 402
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 1,314,570
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%
- #7 most common country of origin

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#40. Venezuela

Delaware
- Number of residents: 403
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 394,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #22 most common country of origin

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#39. Sierra Leone

Delaware
- Number of residents: 431
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 43,130
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #94 most common country of origin

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#38. Brazil

Delaware
- Number of residents: 453
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 474,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
- #17 most common country of origin

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#37. Chile

Delaware
- Number of residents: 471
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 100,875
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #62 most common country of origin

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#36. Japan

Delaware
- Number of residents: 508
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 346,149
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #28 most common country of origin

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#35. Panama

Delaware
- Number of residents: 514
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 101,520
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #61 most common country of origin

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#34. Argentina

Delaware
- Number of residents: 553
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 193,056
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #41 most common country of origin

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#33. Guyana

Delaware
- Number of residents: 562
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 273,368
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #32 most common country of origin

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#32. Iran

Delaware
- Number of residents: 575
- 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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#31. Ecuador

Delaware
- Number of residents: 612
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 440,337
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #19 most common country of origin

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#30. Poland

Delaware
- Number of residents: 619
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 411,750
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #20 most common country of origin

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#29. Hong Kong

Delaware
- Number of residents: 645
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 232,202
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #38 most common country of origin

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#28. Peru

Delaware
- Number of residents: 652
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 451,666
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #18 most common country of origin

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#27. Greece

Delaware
- Number of residents: 659
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 124,428
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #54 most common country of origin

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#26. Taiwan

Delaware
- Number of residents: 672
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 378,942
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #25 most common country of origin

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#25. Russia

Delaware
- Number of residents: 744
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 397,214
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #21 most common country of origin

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#24. Pakistan

Delaware
- Number of residents: 822
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
National
- Number of residents: 385,873
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #24 most common country of origin

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#23. Turkey

Delaware
- Number of residents: 889
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
- Number of residents: 126,351
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #53 most common country of origin

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#22. Bangladesh

Delaware
- Number of residents: 897
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
- Number of residents: 240,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #36 most common country of origin

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#21. Liberia

Delaware
- Number of residents: 953
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
- Number of residents: 92,283
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #68 most common country of origin

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#20. Trinidad and Tobago

Delaware
- Number of residents: 965
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
National
- Number of residents: 233,024
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #37 most common country of origin

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#19. Honduras

Delaware
- Number of residents: 970
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
National
- Number of residents: 649,209
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #15 most common country of origin

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#18. Italy

Delaware
- Number of residents: 997
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
National
- Number of residents: 326,407
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
- #30 most common country of origin

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#17. Canada

Delaware
- Number of residents: 1,104
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
National
- Number of residents: 817,885
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
- #11 most common country of origin

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#16. Vietnam

Delaware
- Number of residents: 1,253
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%
National
- Number of residents: 1,354,391
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #6 most common country of origin

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#15. El Salvador

Delaware
- Number of residents: 1,268
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%
National
- Number of residents: 1,370,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #5 most common country of origin

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#14. Germany

Delaware
- Number of residents: 1,380
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
National
- Number of residents: 549,073
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
- #16 most common country of origin

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#13. Colombia

Delaware
- Number of residents: 1,412
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
National
- Number of residents: 792,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
- #12 most common country of origin

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#12. Ghana

Delaware
- Number of residents: 1,544
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
National
- Number of residents: 180,675
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #43 most common country of origin

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#11. South Korea

Delaware
- Number of residents: 1,981
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
National
- Number of residents: 1,048,588
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
- #9 most common country of origin

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#10. Kenya

Delaware
- Number of residents: 2,229
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
National
- Number of residents: 145,272
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #49 most common country of origin

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#9. Nigeria

Delaware
- Number of residents: 2,281
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%
National
- Number of residents: 366,534
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #26 most common country of origin

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#8. Dominican Republic

Delaware
- Number of residents: 2,451
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%
National
- Number of residents: 1,125,208
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%
- #8 most common country of origin

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#7. Jamaica

Delaware
- Number of residents: 2,737
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%
National
- Number of residents: 760,486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
- #13 most common country of origin

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#6. Philippines

Delaware
- Number of residents: 2,982
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.3%
National
- Number of residents: 1,967,140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%
- #4 most common country of origin

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#5. Haiti

Delaware
- Number of residents: 4,131
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%
National
- Number of residents: 667,432
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #14 most common country of origin

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#4. Guatemala

Delaware
- Number of residents: 4,682
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.1%
National
- Number of residents: 964,528
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
- #10 most common country of origin

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#3. China

Delaware
- Number of residents: 6,072
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.7%
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

Delaware
- Number of residents: 11,045
- Percent of foreign born residents: 12.1%
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

Delaware
- Number of residents: 14,616
- Percent of foreign born residents: 16.0%
National
- Number of residents: 10,924,662
- Percent of foreign born residents: 24.8%
- #1 most common country of origin

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