Biggest sources of immigrants to Augusta

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Augusta

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 Augusta come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Augusta 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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#40. Russia

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 104
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#39. Lebanon

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 106
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#38. Nicaragua

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 107
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#37. Ghana

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 111
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 178,388
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #43 most common country of origin

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#36. Netherlands

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 116
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 85,161
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #69 most common country of origin

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#34 (tie). Iraq

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 121
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#34 (tie). Ukraine

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 121
- 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. Portugal

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 133
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#32. Dominican Republic

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#31. Haiti

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 144
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#30. Guyana

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 151
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#29. Afghanistan

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 166
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 101,548
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #59 most common country of origin

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#28. Poland

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 167
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#27. Romania

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 172
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#25 (tie). Nigeria

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 177
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#25 (tie). Brazil

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 177
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#24. Moldova

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 188
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 45,661
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #89 most common country of origin

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#23. Egypt

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 196
- 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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#22. France

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 230
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National
- Number of residents: 181,554
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #41 most common country of origin

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#21. Iran

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 243
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#20. South Africa

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 261
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#19. Guatemala

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 263
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#18. Pakistan

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 282
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#17. Trinidad and Tobago

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 405
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#16. Costa Rica

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 415
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#15. Jamaica

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 417
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#14. Japan

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 448
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#12 (tie). Colombia

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 513
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#12 (tie). Panama

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 513
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#11. Honduras

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 539
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#10. Canada

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 681
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#9. Cuba

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 714
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

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

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#8. United Kingdom

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 781
- 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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#7. Vietnam

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,003
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.6%

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. China

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,153
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.1%

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

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#5. Germany

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,645
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.8%

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

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#4. Philippines

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,712
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.1%

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

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#3. South Korea

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,815
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.4%

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

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#2. India

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,488
- Percent of foreign born residents: 8.8%

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

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#1. Mexico

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,204
- Percent of foreign born residents: 22.0%

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

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