Biggest sources of immigrants to Kansas

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August 22, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Kansas

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 Kansas 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. Italy

Kansas
- Number of residents: 437
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 326,407
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
- #30 most common country of origin

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#49. Argentina

Kansas
- Number of residents: 447
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 193,056
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #41 most common country of origin

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#48. Dominican Republic

Kansas
- Number of residents: 500
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 1,125,208
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%
- #8 most common country of origin

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#47. Hong Kong

Kansas
- Number of residents: 501
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 232,202
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #38 most common country of origin

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#46. Jamaica

Kansas
- Number of residents: 502
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 760,486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
- #13 most common country of origin

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#45. France

Kansas
- Number of residents: 504
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 181,242
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #42 most common country of origin

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#44. Sri Lanka

Kansas
- Number of residents: 511
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 52,878
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #85 most common country of origin

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#43. Romania

Kansas
- Number of residents: 519
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 163,817
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #46 most common country of origin

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#42. Lebanon

Kansas
- Number of residents: 527
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 127,239
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #52 most common country of origin

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#41. Spain

Kansas
- Number of residents: 561
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 118,177
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #56 most common country of origin

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#40. Saudi Arabia

Kansas
- Number of residents: 571
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 76,837
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #74 most common country of origin

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#39. Cambodia

Kansas
- Number of residents: 584
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 149,486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #47 most common country of origin

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#38. Ecuador

Kansas
- Number of residents: 603
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 440,337
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #19 most common country of origin

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#37. Malaysia

Kansas
- Number of residents: 639
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 78,179
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #73 most common country of origin

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#36. Ghana

Kansas
- Number of residents: 692
- 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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#35. Haiti

Kansas
- Number of residents: 726
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 667,432
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #14 most common country of origin

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#34. Egypt

Kansas
- Number of residents: 774
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 202,049
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #40 most common country of origin

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#33. Jordan

Kansas
- Number of residents: 792
- 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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#32. Bangladesh

Kansas
- Number of residents: 841
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 240,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #36 most common country of origin

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#31. South Africa

Kansas
- Number of residents: 878
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 108,650
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #58 most common country of origin

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#30. Ukraine

Kansas
- Number of residents: 908
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 358,823
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #27 most common country of origin

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#29. Peru

Kansas
- Number of residents: 925
- 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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#28. Russia

Kansas
- Number of residents: 1,010
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 397,214
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #21 most common country of origin

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#27. Nigeria

Kansas
- Number of residents: 1,020
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 366,534
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #26 most common country of origin

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#26. Venezuela

Kansas
- Number of residents: 1,046
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 394,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #22 most common country of origin

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#25. Iraq

Kansas
- Number of residents: 1,059
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 229,309
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #39 most common country of origin

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#24. Colombia

Kansas
- Number of residents: 1,085
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 792,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
- #12 most common country of origin

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#23. Taiwan

Kansas
- Number of residents: 1,352
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 378,942
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #25 most common country of origin

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#22. Cuba

Kansas
- Number of residents: 1,387
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 1,314,570
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%
- #7 most common country of origin

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#21. Iran

Kansas
- Number of residents: 1,492
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 389,383
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #23 most common country of origin

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#20. Brazil

Kansas
- Number of residents: 1,531
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 474,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
- #17 most common country of origin

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#19. Japan

Kansas
- Number of residents: 1,636
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 346,149
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #28 most common country of origin

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#18. Pakistan

Kansas
- Number of residents: 1,729
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 385,873
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #24 most common country of origin

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#17. Nepal

Kansas
- Number of residents: 1,732
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 142,749
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #50 most common country of origin

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#16. Ethiopia

Kansas
- Number of residents: 1,743
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
National
- Number of residents: 260,577
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #33 most common country of origin

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#15. Thailand

Kansas
- Number of residents: 2,241
- 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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#14. Kenya

Kansas
- Number of residents: 2,480
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
National
- Number of residents: 145,272
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #49 most common country of origin

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#13. Burma

Kansas
- Number of residents: 2,746
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%
National
- Number of residents: 147,834
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #48 most common country of origin

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#12. Canada

Kansas
- Number of residents: 2,940
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%
National
- Number of residents: 817,885
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
- #11 most common country of origin

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#11. Honduras

Kansas
- Number of residents: 3,178
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%
National
- Number of residents: 649,209
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #15 most common country of origin

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#10. Germany

Kansas
- Number of residents: 3,326
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%
National
- Number of residents: 549,073
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
- #16 most common country of origin

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#9. Laos

Kansas
- Number of residents: 3,447
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
National
- Number of residents: 179,004
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #44 most common country of origin

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#8. El Salvador

Kansas
- Number of residents: 3,919
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
National
- Number of residents: 1,370,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #5 most common country of origin

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#7. South Korea

Kansas
- Number of residents: 4,108
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%
National
- Number of residents: 1,048,588
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
- #9 most common country of origin

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#6. Philippines

Kansas
- Number of residents: 5,005
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%
National
- Number of residents: 1,967,140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%
- #4 most common country of origin

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#5. Guatemala

Kansas
- Number of residents: 6,271
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
National
- Number of residents: 964,528
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
- #10 most common country of origin

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#4. China

Kansas
- Number of residents: 8,223
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.0%
National
- Number of residents: 2,184,189
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%
- #3 most common country of origin

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#3. Vietnam

Kansas
- Number of residents: 11,119
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.4%
National
- Number of residents: 1,354,391
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #6 most common country of origin

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#2. India

Kansas
- Number of residents: 13,526
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.6%
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

Kansas
- Number of residents: 81,933
- Percent of foreign born residents: 40.2%
National
- Number of residents: 10,924,662
- Percent of foreign born residents: 24.8%
- #1 most common country of origin

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