Biggest sources of immigrants to Fort Wayne

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Fort Wayne

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 Fort Wayne come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Fort Wayne 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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#30. Ecuador

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 112
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#28 (tie). Poland

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 114
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#28 (tie). Italy

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 114
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#27. Russia

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 121
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#26. Nigeria

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 129
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#25. Ethiopia

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 143
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 249,777
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #34 most common country of origin

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#24. Japan

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 149
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#23. Ukraine

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 152
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#22. Congo

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 164
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#21. Greece

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 183
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#20. Colombia

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 209
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#19. United Kingdom

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 225
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#18. Brazil

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 249
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#16 (tie). Pakistan

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 253
- 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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#16 (tie). Malaysia

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 253
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#15. Laos

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 273
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#14. Saudi Arabia

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 303
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#13. South Korea

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 401
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#12. Canada

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 456
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#11. Germany

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 464
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#10. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 622
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#9. Philippines

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 637
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

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

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#8. El Salvador

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 759
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%

National
- Number of residents: 1,381,008
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #5 most common country of origin

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#7. China

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,005
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.9%

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

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#6. Vietnam

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,146
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%

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. India

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,193
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.7%

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

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#4. Guatemala

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,198
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.7%

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

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#3. Thailand

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,594
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.2%

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

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#2. Burma

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,243
- Percent of foreign born residents: 16.6%

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

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#1. Mexico

Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,814
- Percent of foreign born residents: 22.8%

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

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