Biggest sources of immigrants to Jacksonville

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Jacksonville

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

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 614
- 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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#49. Ireland

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 618
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 121,469
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #53 most common country of origin

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#48. South Africa

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 625
- 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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#47. Taiwan

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 627
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#46. Australia

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 636
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#45. Jordan

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 661
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 81,155
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #71 most common country of origin

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#44. Iran

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 670
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#43. Ethiopia

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 684
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#42. Cambodia

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 716
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#41. Liberia

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 759
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 87,991
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #67 most common country of origin

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#40. Nigeria

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 768
- 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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#39. Thailand

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 797
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#38. Spain

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 801
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#37. Argentina

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 854
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#36. Poland

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 955
- 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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#35. Trinidad and Tobago

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 998
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#34. Turkey

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,001
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#33. Nicaragua

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,004
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#32. Panama

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,087
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#31. El Salvador

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,169
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#30. Japan

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,220
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#29. Syria

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,240
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

National
- Number of residents: 95,802
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #63 most common country of origin

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#28. Italy

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,258
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#27. Russia

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,259
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#26. Guyana

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,327
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#25. Guatemala

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,342
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#24. Ecuador

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,489
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#23. South Korea

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,514
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#22. Peru

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,677
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#21. Iraq

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,698
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#20. Ukraine

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,846
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#19. Burma

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,082
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#18. Albania

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,503
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

National
- Number of residents: 89,911
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #65 most common country of origin

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#17. Dominican Republic

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,681
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#16. Venezuela

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,057
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

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#15. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,067
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

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#14. Brazil

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,118
- 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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#13. Germany

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,387
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#12. China

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,446
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

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

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#11. Canada

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,770
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%

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

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#10. Honduras

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,795
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%

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

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#9. United Kingdom

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,848
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.8%

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

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#8. Jamaica

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,078
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%

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

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#7. Vietnam

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,085
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%

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

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#6. Colombia

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,369
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%

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

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#5. Haiti

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,416
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.9%

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

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#4. India

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 7,625
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.5%

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

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#3. Cuba

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,117
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.8%

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

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#2. Mexico

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,119
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.8%

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

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#1. Philippines

Jacksonville, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 14,645
- Percent of foreign born residents: 10.5%

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

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