Biggest sources of immigrants to Michigan

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December 20, 2021
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Michigan

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 Michigan 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

Michigan
- Number of residents: 1,722
- 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. Haiti

Michigan
- Number of residents: 1,762
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#48. Kenya

Michigan
- Number of residents: 1,955
- 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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#47. Ethiopia

Michigan
- Number of residents: 2,017
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#46. Israel

Michigan
- Number of residents: 2,053
- 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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#45. Honduras

Michigan
- Number of residents: 2,376
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#44. Nepal

Michigan
- Number of residents: 2,411
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#43. Colombia

Michigan
- Number of residents: 2,466
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#42. El Salvador

Michigan
- Number of residents: 2,986
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#41. Greece

Michigan
- Number of residents: 3,070
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#40. France

Michigan
- Number of residents: 3,407
- 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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#39. Saudi Arabia

Michigan
- Number of residents: 3,451
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 85,000
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #70 most common country of origin

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#38. Egypt

Michigan
- Number of residents: 3,492
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#37. Burma

Michigan
- Number of residents: 3,602
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#36. Dominican Republic

Michigan
- Number of residents: 3,645
- 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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#35. Laos

Michigan
- Number of residents: 3,651
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#34. North Macedonia (Macedonia)

Michigan
- Number of residents: 3,716
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 26,292
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #111 most common country of origin

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#33. Thailand

Michigan
- Number of residents: 3,743
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#32. Iran

Michigan
- Number of residents: 3,768
- 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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#31. Netherlands

Michigan
- Number of residents: 3,980
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 85,161
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #69 most common country of origin

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#30. Jamaica

Michigan
- Number of residents: 4,199
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#29. Jordan

Michigan
- Number of residents: 4,773
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 81,155
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #71 most common country of origin

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#28. Brazil

Michigan
- Number of residents: 5,033
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#27. Taiwan

Michigan
- Number of residents: 5,139
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#26. Nigeria

Michigan
- Number of residents: 5,167
- 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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#25. Ukraine

Michigan
- Number of residents: 5,294
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#24. Cuba

Michigan
- Number of residents: 5,425
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#23. Syria

Michigan
- Number of residents: 5,728
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#22. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Michigan
- Number of residents: 6,163
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#21. Russia

Michigan
- Number of residents: 6,735
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#20. Guatemala

Michigan
- Number of residents: 7,921
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#19. Italy

Michigan
- Number of residents: 8,541
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#18. Romania

Michigan
- Number of residents: 9,423
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#17. Japan

Michigan
- Number of residents: 9,856
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#16. Pakistan

Michigan
- Number of residents: 10,032
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#15. Albania

Michigan
- Number of residents: 10,745
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#14. Poland

Michigan
- Number of residents: 11,131
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#13. Vietnam

Michigan
- Number of residents: 12,400
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#12. United Kingdom

Michigan
- Number of residents: 15,084
- 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. Bangladesh

Michigan
- Number of residents: 15,892
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#10. Yemen

Michigan
- Number of residents: 17,802
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%

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

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#9. Germany

Michigan
- Number of residents: 17,980
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%

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

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#8. South Korea

Michigan
- Number of residents: 19,503
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%

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

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#7. Philippines

Michigan
- Number of residents: 19,539
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%

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

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#6. Lebanon

Michigan
- Number of residents: 21,003
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%

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

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#5. Canada

Michigan
- Number of residents: 35,650
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.2%

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

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#4. China

Michigan
- Number of residents: 37,971
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.5%

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

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#3. Iraq

Michigan
- Number of residents: 56,760
- Percent of foreign born residents: 8.3%

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

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#2. India

Michigan
- Number of residents: 75,172
- Percent of foreign born residents: 11.0%

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

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#1. Mexico

Michigan
- Number of residents: 83,496
- Percent of foreign born residents: 12.2%

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

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