Biggest sources of immigrants to Miami

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Miami

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

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,041
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 65,873
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #77 most common country of origin

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#49. Egypt

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,199
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#48. Lebanon

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,243
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#47. Turkey

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,450
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#46. Nigeria

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,535
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#45. Thailand

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,724
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#44. South Korea

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,769
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#43. Dominica

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,776
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 34,308
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #100 most common country of origin

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#42. Iran

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,975
- 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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#41. South Africa

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,770
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#40. Pakistan

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,704
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#39. Bangladesh

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,803
- 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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#38. Romania

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,336
- 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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#37. Bolivia

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,457
- 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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#36. Ukraine

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,785
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#35. Costa Rica

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,252
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#34. Poland

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,269
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#33. Uruguay

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 9,188
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#32. France

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 9,486
- 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. Guyana

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 10,138
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#30. Panama

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 10,259
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#29. Israel

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 10,470
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#28. Vietnam

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 11,195
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#27. Russia

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 11,278
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#26. Bahamas

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 12,476
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#25. Germany

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 12,993
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#24. Spain

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 14,024
- 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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#23. Italy

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 14,126
- 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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#22. Chile

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 15,073
- 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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#21. Philippines

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 15,231
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#20. United Kingdom

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 17,855
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#19. China

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 18,275
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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. India

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 22,121
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#17. Trinidad and Tobago

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 22,610
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#16. El Salvador

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 29,020
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#15. Ecuador

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 30,722
- 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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#14. Canada

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 32,812
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#13. Argentina

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 43,224
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#12. Guatemala

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 47,326
- 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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#11. Brazil

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 54,344
- 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. Peru

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 62,897
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

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

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#9. Mexico

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 67,865
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%

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

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#8. Honduras

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 71,185
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%

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

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#7. Dominican Republic

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 71,765
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%

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

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#6. Nicaragua

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 89,374
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.6%

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

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#5. Venezuela

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 122,506
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%

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

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#4. Jamaica

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 136,887
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.5%

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

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#3. Colombia

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 180,926
- Percent of foreign born residents: 7.3%

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

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 232,043
- Percent of foreign born residents: 9.4%

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

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 794,471
- Percent of foreign born residents: 32.0%

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

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