Biggest sources of immigrants to Tampa

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Tampa

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

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,352
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#49. Ireland

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,361
- 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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#48. Lebanon

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,383
- 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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#47. Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,390
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 66,818
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #76 most common country of origin

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#46. Turkey

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,400
- 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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#45. Japan

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,463
- 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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#44. Portugal

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,492
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#43. Bulgaria

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,546
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 69,765
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #75 most common country of origin

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#42. Jordan

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,602
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#41. Costa Rica

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,615
- 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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#40. South Africa

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,688
- 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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#39. Laos

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,736
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 181,546
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #42 most common country of origin

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#38. France

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,884
- 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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#37. Argentina

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,132
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#36. Ukraine

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,134
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#35. Nigeria

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,257
- 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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#34. Pakistan

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,423
- 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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#33. Thailand

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,530
- 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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#32. Nicaragua

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,864
- 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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#31. Albania

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,967
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#30. Panama

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,979
- 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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#29. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,036
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#28. Russia

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,195
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#27. Egypt

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,226
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#26. El Salvador

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,273
- 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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#25. Italy

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,630
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,690
- 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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#23. South Korea

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,030
- 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. Ecuador

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,116
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#21. Greece

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,330
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#20. Trinidad and Tobago

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,350
- 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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#19. Guatemala

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,407
- 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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#18. Poland

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,052
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#17. Brazil

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,636
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#16. Peru

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,740
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#15. Honduras

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,441
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#14. China

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,497
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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. Germany

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,842
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#12. Haiti

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 9,684
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

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#11. Venezuela

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 11,444
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%

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

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#10. Philippines

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 12,282
- 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. Jamaica

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 12,547
- 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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#8. Vietnam

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 13,033
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%

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

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#7. Dominican Republic

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 13,173
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%

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. United Kingdom

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 13,479
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%

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

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#5. Canada

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 19,990
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.6%

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

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#4. Colombia

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 22,224
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.1%

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

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#3. India

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 23,018
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.3%

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

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#2. Mexico

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 41,657
- Percent of foreign born residents: 9.6%

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. Cuba

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 70,149
- Percent of foreign born residents: 16.2%

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

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