Biggest sources of immigrants to Flint

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Flint

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 Flint come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Flint 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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#49 (tie). Romania

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 32
- 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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#49 (tie). Venezuela

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 32
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#48. Thailand

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 34
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#47. Bangladesh

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 35
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#46. Moldova

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 37
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#45. Nigeria

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 39
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#43 (tie). Indonesia

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 40
- 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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#43 (tie). Austria

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 40
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 43,103
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #92 most common country of origin

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#42. Poland

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 44
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#41. Eritrea

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 45
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 45,119
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #90 most common country of origin

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#40. Brazil

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 46
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#39. Taiwan

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 47
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#38. Colombia

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 49
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#37. Ukraine

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 51
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#36. Cambodia

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 52
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#35. Hong Kong

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 55
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#34. Netherlands

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 58
- 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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#33. Hungary

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 59
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 65,873
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #77 most common country of origin

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#32. Guatemala

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 60
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#31. Croatia

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 62
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 37,176
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #97 most common country of origin

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#30. Bulgaria

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 65
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 69,765
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #75 most common country of origin

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#29. Pakistan

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 71
- 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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#28. Iran

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 80
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#27. Greece

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 83
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#26. Egypt

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 94
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#25. Dominican Republic

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 116
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#23 (tie). Jamaica

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 118
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#23 (tie). Armenia

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 118
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

National
- Number of residents: 86,804
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #68 most common country of origin

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#22. Sudan

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 125
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

National
- Number of residents: 46,716
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #87 most common country of origin

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#21. Italy

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 127
- 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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#20. Ethiopia

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 129
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#19. Cuba

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 138
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#18. Vietnam

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#17. Panama

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 143
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#16. Russia

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 155
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#15. Jordan

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 184
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#14. Yemen

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 218
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#13. Iraq

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 219
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#12. Saudi Arabia

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 232
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#11. South Korea

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 281
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.8%

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. Syria

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 300
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%

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

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#9. Philippines

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 311
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%

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

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#8. Lebanon

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 312
- 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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#7. Israel

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 342
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.4%

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

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#6. Germany

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 368
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.6%

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

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#5. United Kingdom

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 415
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.1%

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

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#4. China

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 654
- 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. Mexico

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 698
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.8%

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

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#2. Canada

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 706
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.9%

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

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#1. India

Flint, MI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,265
- Percent of foreign born residents: 12.4%

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

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