Biggest sources of immigrants to Baton Rouge

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Baton Rouge

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 Baton Rouge come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Baton Rouge as of 2019’s five-year estimates.

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#50. Ireland

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 88
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 121,469
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #53 most common country of origin

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#49. Romania

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 92
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#48. Dominica

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 94
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 34,308
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #100 most common country of origin

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#47. Kenya

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 95
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 141,751
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #48 most common country of origin

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#46. Cameroon

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 97
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#45. Peru

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 98
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#44. France

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 102
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#42 (tie). Israel

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 108
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 135,672
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #50 most common country of origin

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#42 (tie). Bulgaria

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 108
- 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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#41. Ghana

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 110
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 178,388
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #43 most common country of origin

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#39 (tie). Jamaica

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 116
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 741,386
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
- #13 most common country of origin

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#39 (tie). Iraq

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 116
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#38. Australia

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 120
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#37. Hong Kong

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 129
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#36. Turkey

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 142
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#35. Indonesia

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 146
- 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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#33 (tie). Syria

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 150
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 95,802
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #63 most common country of origin

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#33 (tie). Burma

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 150
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#32. Dominican Republic

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 153
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 1,118,147
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%
- #8 most common country of origin

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#31. Argentina

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 154
- 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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#30. Belgium

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 156
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 35,220
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #98 most common country of origin

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#29. Belize

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 158
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 48,869
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #84 most common country of origin

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#28. Jordan

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 167
- 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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#27. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 198
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#26. Trinidad and Tobago

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 201
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 230,035
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #37 most common country of origin

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#25. Panama

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 203
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 103,299
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #58 most common country of origin

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#24. Venezuela

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 230
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 349,720
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #27 most common country of origin

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#23. Russia

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 237
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#22. Iran

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 239
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#21. Pakistan

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 240
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#20. Uganda

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 259
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National
- Number of residents: 31,366
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #105 most common country of origin

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#19. Thailand

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 268
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#18. Nicaragua

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 278
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National
- Number of residents: 251,913
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #33 most common country of origin

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#17. Brazil

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 303
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#16. Nigeria

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 372
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#15. Japan

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 380
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#14. United Kingdom

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 482
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 496
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#12. Colombia

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 563
- 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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#11. South Korea

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 611
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#10. Germany

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 743
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

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#9. Cuba

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 767
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

National
- Number of residents: 1,289,875
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%
- #7 most common country of origin

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#8. Guatemala

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,077
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.2%

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

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#7. Philippines

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,182
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.5%

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

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#6. India

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,570
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.6%

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

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#5. El Salvador

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,702
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.0%

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

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#4. China

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,183
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.4%

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

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#3. Vietnam

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,920
- Percent of foreign born residents: 11.6%

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

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#2. Honduras

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,131
- Percent of foreign born residents: 12.2%

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

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#1. Mexico

Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,629
- Percent of foreign born residents: 16.6%

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

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