Biggest sources of immigrants to Orlando

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Orlando

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

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,065
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#49. Ukraine

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,077
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#48. Romania

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,105
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#47. South Africa

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,145
- 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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#46. Lebanon

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,172
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#45. Dominica

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,199
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#44. Barbados

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,253
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 54,231
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #81 most common country of origin

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#43. Ireland

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,302
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#42. Bangladesh

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,345
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#41. Turkey

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,366
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#40. Japan

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,390
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#39. Spain

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,444
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#38. Taiwan

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,525
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#37. Bahamas

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,629
- 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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#36. Nigeria

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,647
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#35. Iran

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,830
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#34. France

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,955
- 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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#33. Chile

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,048
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#32. Egypt

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,156
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#31. Russia

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,194
- 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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#30. Italy

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,259
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#29. Costa Rica

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,420
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#28. Pakistan

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,944
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#27. Panama

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,040
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#26. Morocco

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,354
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#25. Nicaragua

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,593
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#24. Argentina

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,124
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#23. South Korea

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,280
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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. Germany

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,409
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#21. El Salvador

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,645
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#20. Honduras

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,770
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#19. Guatemala

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 7,520
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#18. Trinidad and Tobago

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 7,632
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#17. Canada

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,053
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#16. Ecuador

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,640
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#15. Peru

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 9,221
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#14. China

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 9,631
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#13. Vietnam

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 10,872
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#12. Guyana

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 11,079
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#11. United Kingdom

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 11,302
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#10. Philippines

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 12,918
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.8%

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. India

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 14,764
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.2%

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

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#8. Brazil

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 19,587
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.2%

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

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#7. Jamaica

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 26,242
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.7%

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

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#6. Mexico

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 26,405
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.7%

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

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#5. Dominican Republic

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 26,907
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.8%

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

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#4. Cuba

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 29,739
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.4%

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

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#3. Venezuela

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 35,000
- Percent of foreign born residents: 7.6%

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

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#2. Colombia

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 36,996
- Percent of foreign born residents: 8.0%

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

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#1. Haiti

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 41,810
- Percent of foreign born residents: 9.0%

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

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