Biggest sources of immigrants to Champaign

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Champaign

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

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 86
- 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. Costa Rica

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 94
- 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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#38. Peru

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 102
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#37. Indonesia

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 103
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#36. Thailand

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 105
- 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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#35. Greece

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 106
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#33 (tie). Saudi Arabia

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 115
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#33 (tie). Malaysia

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 115
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 76,521
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #74 most common country of origin

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#32. Jordan

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 118
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#31. Spain

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 120
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#29 (tie). Cambodia

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 123
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 151,066
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #46 most common country of origin

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#29 (tie). France

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 123
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#28. Morocco

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#27. Laos

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 146
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#26. Argentina

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 147
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#25. Nepal

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 149
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#24. Cameroon

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 150
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 60,120
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #80 most common country of origin

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#23. Brazil

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 182
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#22. Guatemala

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 200
- 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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#21. Poland

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 208
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#20. Iran

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 214
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#19. Congo

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 217
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National
- Number of residents: 30,496
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #106 most common country of origin

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#18. Ukraine

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 234
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#17. Egypt

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 247
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#16. Russia

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 265
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#15. Turkey

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 269
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#14. United Kingdom

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 319
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#13. Canada

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 321
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#12. Pakistan

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 323
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#11. Japan

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 335
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#10. Germany

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 422
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#9. Colombia

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 439
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#8. Taiwan

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 474
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#7. Democratic Republic of Congo

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 543
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#6. Vietnam

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 638
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

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

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#5. Philippines

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,166
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%

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

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#4. Mexico

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,802
- Percent of foreign born residents: 7.0%

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

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#3. South Korea

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,215
- Percent of foreign born residents: 8.6%

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

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,979
- Percent of foreign born residents: 11.6%

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. China

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,859
- Percent of foreign born residents: 26.6%

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

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