Biggest sources of immigrants to Massachusetts

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May 9, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Massachusetts

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 biggest sources of immigrants to Massachusetts using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Keep reading to find out more about the immigrant community in your home state.

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#50. Argentina

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 3,928
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 194,435
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #39 most common country of origin

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#49. Israel

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 4,953
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#48. Thailand

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 5,055
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#47. Egypt

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 5,069
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#46. Ethiopia

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 5,083
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#45. Uganda

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 5,209
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#44. Venezuela

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 5,216
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#43. Spain

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 5,351
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 115,113
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #55 most common country of origin

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#42. Turkey

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 5,430
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#41. Nepal

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 5,919
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 140,904
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #49 most common country of origin

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#40. Iran

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 6,041
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#39. Trinidad and Tobago

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 6,060
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#38. Pakistan

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 6,296
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#37. Lebanon

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 6,485
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#36. Peru

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 6,810
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#35. Morocco

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 6,848
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 78,439
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #73 most common country of origin

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#34. Japan

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 7,599
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#33. Taiwan

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 7,947
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 381,098
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #24 most common country of origin

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#32. Hong Kong

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 8,012
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#31. Kenya

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 8,072
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#30. France

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 8,170
- 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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#29. Ghana

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 8,735
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#28. Nigeria

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 8,757
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#27. Ecuador

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 8,829
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#26. Albania

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 9,964
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

National
- Number of residents: 89,911
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #65 most common country of origin

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#25. Ukraine

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 10,038
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#24. Greece

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 10,402
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#23. Poland

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 11,309
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#22. Honduras

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 11,982
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#21. Philippines

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 12,731
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#20. Germany

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 13,001
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#19. Cambodia

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 14,067
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

National
- Number of residents: 151,066
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #46 most common country of origin

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#18. Mexico

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 14,871
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#17. Italy

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 17,380
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#16. South Korea

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 17,631
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#15. Russia

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 18,726
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#14. Jamaica

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 19,880
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#13. Colombia

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 24,204
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#12. United Kingdom

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 25,381
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

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#11. Cabo Verde

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 29,066
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

National
- Number of residents: 41,085
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #93 most common country of origin

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#10. Guatemala

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 29,105
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

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

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#9. Canada

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 29,555
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%

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

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#8. Vietnam

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 38,141
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.3%

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

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#7. El Salvador

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 41,580
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.6%

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

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#6. Portugal

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 52,580
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.6%

National
- Number of residents: 171,118
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #44 most common country of origin

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#5. Haiti

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 57,815
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.0%

National
- Number of residents: 672,655
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #15 most common country of origin

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#4. India

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 73,766
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.4%

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

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#3. Brazil

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 75,217
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.5%

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

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#2. Dominican Republic

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 90,348
- Percent of foreign born residents: 7.9%

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

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#1. China

Massachusetts
- Number of residents: 95,477
- Percent of foreign born residents: 8.3%

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

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