Biggest sources of immigrants to Indiana

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August 22, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Indiana

Over 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 Indiana using data from the "U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by the highest number of residents according to 2020 5-year estimates. Keep reading to find out more about the immigrant community in your home state.

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#50. Hong Kong

Indiana
- Number of residents: 985
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 232,202
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #38 most common country of origin

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#49. North Macedonia

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,012
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 26,192
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #114 most common country of origin

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#48. Croatia

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,027
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 37,645
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #99 most common country of origin

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#47. South Africa

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,040
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 108,650
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #58 most common country of origin

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#46. France

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,073
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 181,242
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #42 most common country of origin

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#45. Ghana

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,107
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 180,675
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #43 most common country of origin

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#44. Zimbabwe

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,157
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 25,070
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #115 most common country of origin

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#43. Indonesia

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,186
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 96,337
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #64 most common country of origin

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#42. Bangladesh

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,229
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 240,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #36 most common country of origin

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#41. Romania

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,341
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 163,817
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #46 most common country of origin

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#40. Italy

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,377
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 326,407
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
- #30 most common country of origin

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#39. Greece

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,390
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 124,428
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #54 most common country of origin

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#38. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,393
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 102,942
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #59 most common country of origin

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#37. Nicaragua

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,408
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 244,405
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #35 most common country of origin

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#36. Jordan

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,492
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 83,160
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #72 most common country of origin

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#35. Iran

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,560
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 389,383
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #23 most common country of origin

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#34. Cuba

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,560
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 1,314,570
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%
- #7 most common country of origin

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#33. Peru

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,603
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 451,666
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #18 most common country of origin

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#32. Saudi Arabia

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,700
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 76,837
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #74 most common country of origin

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#31. Spain

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,706
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 118,177
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #56 most common country of origin

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#30. Egypt

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,883
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 202,049
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #40 most common country of origin

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#29. Taiwan

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,951
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 378,942
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #25 most common country of origin

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#28. Haiti

Indiana
- Number of residents: 1,978
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 667,432
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #14 most common country of origin

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#27. Dominican Republic

Indiana
- Number of residents: 2,051
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 1,125,208
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%
- #8 most common country of origin

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#26. Jamaica

Indiana
- Number of residents: 2,086
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 760,486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
- #13 most common country of origin

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#25. Malaysia

Indiana
- Number of residents: 2,310
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 78,179
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #73 most common country of origin

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#24. Kenya

Indiana
- Number of residents: 2,334
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 145,272
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #49 most common country of origin

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#23. Ethiopia

Indiana
- Number of residents: 2,432
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 260,577
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #33 most common country of origin

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#22. Brazil

Indiana
- Number of residents: 2,449
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 474,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
- #17 most common country of origin

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#21. Poland

Indiana
- Number of residents: 2,497
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 411,750
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #20 most common country of origin

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#20. Ukraine

Indiana
- Number of residents: 2,549
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 358,823
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #27 most common country of origin

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#19. Colombia

Indiana
- Number of residents: 2,557
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 792,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
- #12 most common country of origin

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#18. Pakistan

Indiana
- Number of residents: 2,624
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 385,873
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #24 most common country of origin

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#17. Russia

Indiana
- Number of residents: 3,278
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
National
- Number of residents: 397,214
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #21 most common country of origin

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#16. Thailand

Indiana
- Number of residents: 4,063
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
National
- Number of residents: 256,436
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #34 most common country of origin

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#15. Venezuela

Indiana
- Number of residents: 4,426
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
National
- Number of residents: 394,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #22 most common country of origin

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#14. Honduras

Indiana
- Number of residents: 5,030
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%
National
- Number of residents: 649,209
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #15 most common country of origin

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#13. Japan

Indiana
- Number of residents: 5,178
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
National
- Number of residents: 346,149
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #28 most common country of origin

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#12. Guatemala

Indiana
- Number of residents: 6,274
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
National
- Number of residents: 964,528
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
- #10 most common country of origin

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#11. Germany

Indiana
- Number of residents: 6,621
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
National
- Number of residents: 549,073
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
- #16 most common country of origin

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#10. Vietnam

Indiana
- Number of residents: 6,726
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
National
- Number of residents: 1,354,391
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #6 most common country of origin

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#9. Canada

Indiana
- Number of residents: 6,798
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
National
- Number of residents: 817,885
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
- #11 most common country of origin

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#8. South Korea

Indiana
- Number of residents: 8,116
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%
National
- Number of residents: 1,048,588
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
- #9 most common country of origin

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#7. El Salvador

Indiana
- Number of residents: 8,845
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%
National
- Number of residents: 1,370,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #5 most common country of origin

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#6. Nigeria

Indiana
- Number of residents: 9,772
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%
National
- Number of residents: 366,534
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #26 most common country of origin

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#5. Philippines

Indiana
- Number of residents: 11,605
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.3%
National
- Number of residents: 1,967,140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%
- #4 most common country of origin

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#4. Burma

Indiana
- Number of residents: 14,636
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.1%
National
- Number of residents: 147,834
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #48 most common country of origin

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#3. China

Indiana
- Number of residents: 21,909
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.2%
National
- Number of residents: 2,184,189
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%
- #3 most common country of origin

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#2. India

Indiana
- Number of residents: 32,478
- Percent of foreign born residents: 9.1%
National
- Number of residents: 2,618,558
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.9%
- #2 most common country of origin

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#1. Mexico

Indiana
- Number of residents: 101,620
- Percent of foreign born residents: 28.6%
National
- Number of residents: 10,924,662
- Percent of foreign born residents: 24.8%
- #1 most common country of origin

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