Biggest sources of immigrants to Lafayette

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Lafayette

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

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 102
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#29. France

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 106
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#28. Bangladesh

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 110
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 237,288
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #35 most common country of origin

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#27. South Africa

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 114
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 104,022
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #56 most common country of origin

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#26. Colombia

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 115
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#25. Nicaragua

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 121
- 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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#24. El Salvador

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 122
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#23. Yemen

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 133
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National
- Number of residents: 54,152
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #82 most common country of origin

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#22. Panama

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 148
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#21. Lebanon

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 150
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

National
- Number of residents: 121,697
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #52 most common country of origin

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#20. Japan

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 153
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#19. Venezuela

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 163
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#18. Italy

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 168
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#17. Brazil

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 184
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#16. Romania

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 186
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#15. Thailand

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 204
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#14. Nigeria

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 207
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#13. Germany

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 222
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#12. United Kingdom

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 236
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#11. Canada

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 283
- 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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#10. Philippines

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 301
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#9. Guatemala

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 321
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#8. Egypt

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 326
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#7. China

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 458
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.8%

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. Laos

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 598
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.7%

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

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#5. India

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 633
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.9%

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. Cuba

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 715
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.4%

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

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#3. Honduras

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,878
- Percent of foreign born residents: 11.7%

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

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#2. Vietnam

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,912
- Percent of foreign born residents: 11.9%

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

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#1. Mexico

Lafayette, LA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,462
- Percent of foreign born residents: 21.5%

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

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