Biggest sources of immigrants to Minnesota

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May 9, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Minnesota

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 Minnesota 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. Dominican Republic

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 1,361
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#49. Jamaica

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 1,375
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#48. Malaysia

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 1,402
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 76,521
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #74 most common country of origin

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#47. Sierra Leone

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 1,415
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 40,991
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #94 most common country of origin

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#46. Cuba

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 1,431
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#45. Moldova

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 1,549
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#44. South Africa

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 1,641
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#43. Venezuela

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 1,688
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#42. Belarus

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 1,775
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#41. Taiwan

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 1,903
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#40. Peru

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 1,930
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#39. Iran

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 1,949
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#38. Poland

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 2,027
- 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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#37. Sudan

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 2,171
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#36. Eritrea

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 2,337
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#35. Brazil

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 2,389
- 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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#34. Cameroon

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 2,408
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 60,120
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #80 most common country of origin

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#33. Iraq

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 2,526
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#32. Egypt

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 2,569
- 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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#31. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 2,615
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#30. Pakistan

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 2,650
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#29. Nepal

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 2,733
- 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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#28. Ghana

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 2,836
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#27. Japan

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 3,090
- 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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#26. Colombia

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 3,420
- 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. Guyana

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 3,462
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 271,092
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #31 most common country of origin

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#24. Honduras

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 3,850
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#23. Cambodia

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 4,413
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#22. Ukraine

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 4,575
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#21. United Kingdom

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 5,761
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#20. Ecuador

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 6,093
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#19. Russia

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 6,285
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#18. Nigeria

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 6,454
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#17. Germany

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 6,970
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#16. El Salvador

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 7,821
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#15. Guatemala

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 8,297
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#14. Burma

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 8,464
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#13. Philippines

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 9,422
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#12. Canada

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 11,612
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

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

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#11. Liberia

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 11,870
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

National
- Number of residents: 87,991
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #67 most common country of origin

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#10. South Korea

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 13,239
- 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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#9. Kenya

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 14,555
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%

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

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#8. China

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 17,625
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.7%

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

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#7. Thailand

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 18,522
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.9%

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

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#6. Vietnam

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 18,839
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.0%

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

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#5. Ethiopia

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 22,484
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.8%

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

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#4. Laos

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 24,211
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.1%

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

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#3. India

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 32,135
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.8%

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

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#2. Somalia

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 36,495
- Percent of foreign born residents: 7.7%

National
- Number of residents: 98,966
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #60 most common country of origin

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#1. Mexico

Minnesota
- Number of residents: 62,597
- Percent of foreign born residents: 13.2%

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

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