Biggest sources of immigrants to Jackson

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Jackson

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

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 27
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#49. Ecuador

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 29
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#47 (tie). France

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 31
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#47 (tie). Peru

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 31
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#45 (tie). South Africa

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 32
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#45 (tie). Malaysia

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 32
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#43 (tie). Jordan

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 44
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#43 (tie). Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 44
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 66,818
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #76 most common country of origin

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#42. Dominican Republic

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 48
- 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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#41. Ethiopia

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 50
- 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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#40. Sri Lanka

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 51
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 52,439
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #83 most common country of origin

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#38 (tie). Guyana

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 54
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#38 (tie). Bangladesh

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 54
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#37. Afghanistan

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 58
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 101,548
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #59 most common country of origin

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#36. Thailand

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 62
- 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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#35. Japan

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 65
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#34. Kuwait

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 66
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 33,788
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #102 most common country of origin

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#33. Syria

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 67
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#32. Ukraine

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 68
- 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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#31. Saudi Arabia

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 72
- 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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#30. Belgium

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 74
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 35,220
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #98 most common country of origin

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#29. Indonesia

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 78
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 96,229
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #62 most common country of origin

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#28. Haiti

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 80
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#27. Taiwan

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 81
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#26. Brazil

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 86
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#25. Argentina

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 95
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#24. Israel

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 99
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#23. Russia

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 122
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#22. Portugal

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 133
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#21. Sudan

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 138
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#20. Jamaica

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 142
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#19. Cuba

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 144
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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. Nigeria

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 151
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#17. Poland

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 172
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#16. El Salvador

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 214
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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. Iran

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 232
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#14. Yemen

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 269
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#13. Canada

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 285
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#12. South Korea

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 294
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#11. Colombia

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 296
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#10. Pakistan

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 305
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#9. Germany

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 317
- 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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#8. Philippines

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 328
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

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#7. Vietnam

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 448
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%

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

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#6. United Kingdom

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 476
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.2%

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

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#5. Guatemala

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 631
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.3%

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

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#4. Honduras

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 802
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.4%

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

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#3. China

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 948
- 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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#2. India

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,311
- Percent of foreign born residents: 15.7%

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

Jackson, MS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,317
- Percent of foreign born residents: 22.5%

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

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