Biggest sources of immigrants to Idaho

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May 9, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Idaho

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 biggest sources of immigrants to Idaho using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Keep reading to find out more about the immigrant community in your home state.

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#50. Albania

Idaho
- Number of residents: 210
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#49. Poland

Idaho
- Number of residents: 217
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#48. Costa Rica

Idaho
- Number of residents: 218
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#46 (tie). Zimbabwe

Idaho
- Number of residents: 233
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 24,144
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #114 most common country of origin

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#46 (tie). Croatia

Idaho
- Number of residents: 233
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 37,176
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #97 most common country of origin

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#45. Nigeria

Idaho
- Number of residents: 241
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#44. Burma

Idaho
- Number of residents: 275
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#43. Switzerland

Idaho
- Number of residents: 296
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 37,943
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #95 most common country of origin

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#42. Italy

Idaho
- Number of residents: 302
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#41. Afghanistan

Idaho
- Number of residents: 304
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#40. France

Idaho
- Number of residents: 319
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#39. Ecuador

Idaho
- Number of residents: 333
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#38. Chile

Idaho
- Number of residents: 351
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#37. Australia

Idaho
- Number of residents: 370
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#36. Argentina

Idaho
- Number of residents: 378
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#35. Spain

Idaho
- Number of residents: 404
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#34. Iran

Idaho
- Number of residents: 407
- 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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#33. Bulgaria

Idaho
- Number of residents: 415
- 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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#32. Honduras

Idaho
- Number of residents: 430
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#31. South Africa

Idaho
- Number of residents: 434
- 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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#30. Romania

Idaho
- Number of residents: 435
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#29. Singapore

Idaho
- Number of residents: 439
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 34,014
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #101 most common country of origin

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#28. Thailand

Idaho
- Number of residents: 440
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#27. Netherlands

Idaho
- Number of residents: 456
- 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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#26. Venezuela

Idaho
- Number of residents: 478
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#25. Colombia

Idaho
- Number of residents: 492
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#24. Taiwan

Idaho
- Number of residents: 617
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#23. Democratic Republic of Congo

Idaho
- Number of residents: 626
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 43,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #91 most common country of origin

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#22. Nepal

Idaho
- Number of residents: 729
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 140,904
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #49 most common country of origin

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#21. Saudi Arabia

Idaho
- Number of residents: 765
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 85,000
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #70 most common country of origin

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#20. Japan

Idaho
- Number of residents: 768
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#19. Laos

Idaho
- Number of residents: 821
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#18. Kuwait

Idaho
- Number of residents: 826
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National
- Number of residents: 33,788
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #102 most common country of origin

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#17. Russia

Idaho
- Number of residents: 892
- 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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#16. Brazil

Idaho
- Number of residents: 915
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#15. El Salvador

Idaho
- Number of residents: 1,071
- 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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#14. South Korea

Idaho
- Number of residents: 1,083
- 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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#13. Guatemala

Idaho
- Number of residents: 1,175
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#12. Ukraine

Idaho
- Number of residents: 1,217
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#11. Iraq

Idaho
- Number of residents: 1,234
- 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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#10. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Idaho
- Number of residents: 1,422
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#9. Vietnam

Idaho
- Number of residents: 1,434
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#8. India

Idaho
- Number of residents: 1,735
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#7. Peru

Idaho
- Number of residents: 1,831
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#6. United Kingdom

Idaho
- Number of residents: 2,208
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

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#5. Germany

Idaho
- Number of residents: 2,755
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%

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

Idaho
- Number of residents: 3,108
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%

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. China

Idaho
- Number of residents: 3,366
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.3%

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

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#2. Canada

Idaho
- Number of residents: 5,007
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%

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

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#1. Mexico

Idaho
- Number of residents: 51,032
- Percent of foreign born residents: 49.8%

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

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