Biggest sources of immigrants to Springfield

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Springfield

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 Springfield come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Springfield 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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#50. Spain

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 243
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#49. Trinidad and Tobago

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 245
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#48. Morocco

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 246
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#47. Nigeria

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 277
- 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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#46. Greece

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 286
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#45. Democratic Republic of Congo

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 295
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 43,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #91 most common country of origin

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#44. France

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 308
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#43. Peru

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 320
- 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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#42. Iran

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 328
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#41. Barbados

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 329
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 54,231
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #81 most common country of origin

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#40. Thailand

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 332
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#39. Nepal

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 339
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#38. South Africa

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 355
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#37. Honduras

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 358
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#36. Lebanon

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 374
- 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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#35. Iraq

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 386
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#34. Ecuador

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 400
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#33. Ireland

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 411
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#32. Uzbekistan

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 425
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 62,517
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #79 most common country of origin

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#31. Ghana

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 468
- 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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#30. Cambodia

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 470
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#29. Belarus

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 472
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National
- Number of residents: 63,642
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #78 most common country of origin

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#28. Japan

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 474
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#27. Albania

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 488
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#26. Haiti

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 509
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#25. El Salvador

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 513
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#24. Cabo Verde

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 624
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#23. Colombia

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 733
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#22. Kenya

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 785
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#21. Turkey

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 792
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#20. Philippines

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 820
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#19. Pakistan

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 902
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#18. Brazil

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 958
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#17. Guatemala

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,010
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#16. Italy

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,077
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#15. South Korea

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,108
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#14. Moldova

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,209
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

National
- Number of residents: 45,661
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #89 most common country of origin

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#13. Germany

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,264
- 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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#12. United Kingdom

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,372
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#11. Mexico

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,391
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#10. Russia

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,808
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%

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

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#9. Ukraine

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,937
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.4%

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

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#8. Vietnam

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,985
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.4%

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. India

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,267
- 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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#6. Canada

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,294
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.0%

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

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#5. Poland

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,746
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.8%

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

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#4. Jamaica

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,752
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.8%

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

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#3. Portugal

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,229
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.6%

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

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#2. Dominican Republic

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,377
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.8%

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

Springfield, MA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,767
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.5%

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

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