Biggest sources of immigrants to Florida

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May 9, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Florida

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 biggest sources of immigrants to Florida using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Keep reading to find out more about the immigrant community in your home state.

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#50. Turkey

Florida
- Number of residents: 9,422
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 119,380
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #54 most common country of origin

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#49. Nigeria

Florida
- Number of residents: 9,656
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#48. Portugal

Florida
- Number of residents: 9,784
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#47. Iran

Florida
- Number of residents: 10,003
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#46. Japan

Florida
- Number of residents: 10,054
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#45. Greece

Florida
- Number of residents: 10,322
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 129,765
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #51 most common country of origin

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#44. Bangladesh

Florida
- Number of residents: 10,606
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 237,288
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #35 most common country of origin

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#43. Egypt

Florida
- Number of residents: 11,144
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 191,452
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #40 most common country of origin

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#42. South Africa

Florida
- Number of residents: 11,397
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#41. Bolivia

Florida
- Number of residents: 11,406
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 78,927
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #72 most common country of origin

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#40. Romania

Florida
- Number of residents: 12,450
- 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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#39. Uruguay

Florida
- Number of residents: 12,485
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 46,635
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #88 most common country of origin

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#38. Thailand

Florida
- Number of residents: 12,561
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#37. Pakistan

Florida
- Number of residents: 13,410
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#36. Israel

Florida
- Number of residents: 14,038
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#35. Costa Rica

Florida
- Number of residents: 15,806
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 88,084
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #66 most common country of origin

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#34. Ukraine

Florida
- Number of residents: 17,130
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#33. Bahamas

Florida
- Number of residents: 18,257
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 33,698
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #103 most common country of origin

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#32. France

Florida
- Number of residents: 18,481
- 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. Spain

Florida
- Number of residents: 20,438
- 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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#30. Panama

Florida
- Number of residents: 20,912
- 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. Chile

Florida
- Number of residents: 21,796
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#28. South Korea

Florida
- Number of residents: 22,037
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#27. Poland

Florida
- Number of residents: 22,420
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#26. Russia

Florida
- Number of residents: 25,730
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#25. Italy

Florida
- Number of residents: 30,354
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#24. Guyana

Florida
- Number of residents: 33,132
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National
- Number of residents: 271,092
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #31 most common country of origin

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#23. Trinidad and Tobago

Florida
- Number of residents: 44,284
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

National
- Number of residents: 230,035
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #37 most common country of origin

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#22. El Salvador

Florida
- Number of residents: 47,579
- 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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#21. Ecuador

Florida
- Number of residents: 52,352
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#20. Vietnam

Florida
- Number of residents: 54,072
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#19. China

Florida
- Number of residents: 54,625
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

National
- Number of residents: 2,162,395
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%
- #3 most common country of origin

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#18. Germany

Florida
- Number of residents: 55,289
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#17. Argentina

Florida
- Number of residents: 56,084
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#16. United Kingdom

Florida
- Number of residents: 80,368
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#15. Philippines

Florida
- Number of residents: 81,574
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#14. Guatemala

Florida
- Number of residents: 83,057
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#13. India

Florida
- Number of residents: 87,321
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#12. Peru

Florida
- Number of residents: 91,500
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#11. Brazil

Florida
- Number of residents: 96,409
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

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#10. Nicaragua

Florida
- Number of residents: 105,084
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#9. Honduras

Florida
- Number of residents: 105,098
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#8. Canada

Florida
- Number of residents: 112,027
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%

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

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#7. Dominican Republic

Florida
- Number of residents: 129,438
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%

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

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#6. Venezuela

Florida
- Number of residents: 185,696
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.3%

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

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#5. Jamaica

Florida
- Number of residents: 217,283
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.0%

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

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#4. Mexico

Florida
- Number of residents: 266,547
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.2%

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

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#3. Colombia

Florida
- Number of residents: 271,978
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.3%

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

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#2. Haiti

Florida
- Number of residents: 334,691
- Percent of foreign born residents: 7.7%

National
- Number of residents: 672,655
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #15 most common country of origin

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#1. Cuba

Florida
- Number of residents: 989,271
- Percent of foreign born residents: 22.9%

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

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