Biggest sources of immigrants to Boise

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October 3, 2021
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Boise

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

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 101
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#49. Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 105
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#48. Australia

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 118
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#47. Haiti

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 124
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#46. Hong Kong

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 126
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#45. Italy

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 134
- 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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#44. Poland

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 135
- 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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#43. South Africa

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 141
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#41 (tie). Iran

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 152
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#41 (tie). Indonesia

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 152
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 96,229
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #62 most common country of origin

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#40. Nigeria

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 159
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#39. Bulgaria

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 160
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#38. Somalia

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 161
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 98,966
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #60 most common country of origin

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#37. Spain

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 182
- 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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#36. Singapore

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 188
- 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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#34 (tie). Croatia

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 210
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#34 (tie). Albania

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 210
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#33. Saudi Arabia

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 214
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#32. Nepal

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 222
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#31. Venezuela

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 224
- 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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#30. Thailand

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 228
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#29. Argentina

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 252
- 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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#28. Afghanistan

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 264
- 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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#27. Honduras

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 274
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#26. Chile

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 293
- 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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#25. Colombia

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 317
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#24. Netherlands

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 332
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#23. Guatemala

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 351
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#22. Romania

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 369
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#21. Japan

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 370
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#20. Peru

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 449
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#19. El Salvador

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 472
- 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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#18. Kuwait

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 517
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#17. Brazil

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 528
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#16. Taiwan

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 558
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#15. South Korea

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 578
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#14. Democratic Republic of Congo

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 589
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#13. Russia

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 591
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#12. Laos

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 727
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#11. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 773
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#10. United Kingdom

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 996
- 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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#9. Ukraine

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,022
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

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#8. Vietnam

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,070
- 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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#7. Iraq

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,071
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#6. Germany

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,074
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#5. India

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,094
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#4. Philippines

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,253
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%

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

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,916
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.2%

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

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,042
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%

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

Boise City, ID Metro Area
- Number of residents: 19,060
- Percent of foreign born residents: 41.6%

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

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