Biggest sources of immigrants to Missouri

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August 22, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Missouri

Over 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 Missouri using data from the "U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by the highest number of residents according to 2020 5-year estimates. Keep reading to find out more about the immigrant community in your home state.

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#50. Australia

Missouri
- Number of residents: 922
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 96,235
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #65 most common country of origin

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#49. Hong Kong

Missouri
- Number of residents: 925
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 232,202
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #38 most common country of origin

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#48. Peru

Missouri
- Number of residents: 950
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 451,666
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #18 most common country of origin

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#47. South Africa

Missouri
- Number of residents: 963
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 108,650
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #58 most common country of origin

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#46. Egypt

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,016
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 202,049
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #40 most common country of origin

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#45. Bangladesh

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,056
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 240,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #36 most common country of origin

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#44. Saudi Arabia

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,063
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 76,837
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #74 most common country of origin

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#43. Haiti

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,082
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 667,432
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #14 most common country of origin

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#42. Liberia

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,171
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 92,283
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #68 most common country of origin

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#41. Romania

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,288
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 163,817
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #46 most common country of origin

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#40. France

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,297
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 181,242
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #42 most common country of origin

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#39. Jordan

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,322
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 83,160
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #72 most common country of origin

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#38. Venezuela

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,349
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 394,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #22 most common country of origin

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#37. Bulgaria

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,392
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 72,023
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #76 most common country of origin

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#36. Ghana

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,460
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 180,675
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #43 most common country of origin

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#35. Poland

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,522
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 411,750
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #20 most common country of origin

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#34. Syria

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,531
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 102,884
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #60 most common country of origin

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#33. Nepal

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,627
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 142,749
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #50 most common country of origin

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#32. Democratic Republic of the Congo

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,631
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 50,221
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #88 most common country of origin

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#31. Burma

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,684
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 147,834
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #48 most common country of origin

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#30. Japan

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,710
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 346,149
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #28 most common country of origin

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#29. Iran

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,729
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 389,383
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #23 most common country of origin

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#28. Somalia

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,744
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 96,898
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #63 most common country of origin

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#27. Micronesia

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,902
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 30,841
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #110 most common country of origin

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#26. Jamaica

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,941
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 760,486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
- #13 most common country of origin

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#25. Ethiopia

Missouri
- Number of residents: 1,983
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 260,577
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #33 most common country of origin

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#24. Italy

Missouri
- Number of residents: 2,132
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 326,407
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
- #30 most common country of origin

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#23. Brazil

Missouri
- Number of residents: 2,184
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
National
- Number of residents: 474,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
- #17 most common country of origin

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#22. Colombia

Missouri
- Number of residents: 2,319
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
National
- Number of residents: 792,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
- #12 most common country of origin

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#21. Taiwan

Missouri
- Number of residents: 2,615
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
- Number of residents: 378,942
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #25 most common country of origin

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#20. Thailand

Missouri
- Number of residents: 2,646
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
- Number of residents: 256,436
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #34 most common country of origin

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#19. Nigeria

Missouri
- Number of residents: 2,767
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
National
- Number of residents: 366,534
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #26 most common country of origin

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#18. Cuba

Missouri
- Number of residents: 2,816
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
National
- Number of residents: 1,314,570
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%
- #7 most common country of origin

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#17. Pakistan

Missouri
- Number of residents: 2,951
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
National
- Number of residents: 385,873
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #24 most common country of origin

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#16. Ukraine

Missouri
- Number of residents: 2,995
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
National
- Number of residents: 358,823
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #27 most common country of origin

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#15. Iraq

Missouri
- Number of residents: 3,119
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
National
- Number of residents: 229,309
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #39 most common country of origin

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#14. El Salvador

Missouri
- Number of residents: 3,334
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%
National
- Number of residents: 1,370,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #5 most common country of origin

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#13. Russia

Missouri
- Number of residents: 3,780
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
National
- Number of residents: 397,214
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #21 most common country of origin

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#12. Kenya

Missouri
- Number of residents: 4,115
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%
National
- Number of residents: 145,272
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #49 most common country of origin

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#11. Honduras

Missouri
- Number of residents: 4,373
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
National
- Number of residents: 649,209
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #15 most common country of origin

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#10. Canada

Missouri
- Number of residents: 5,219
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%
National
- Number of residents: 817,885
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
- #11 most common country of origin

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#9. Guatemala

Missouri
- Number of residents: 5,862
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%
National
- Number of residents: 964,528
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
- #10 most common country of origin

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#8. South Korea

Missouri
- Number of residents: 7,053
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.8%
National
- Number of residents: 1,048,588
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
- #9 most common country of origin

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#7. Germany

Missouri
- Number of residents: 7,708
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%
National
- Number of residents: 549,073
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
- #16 most common country of origin

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#6. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Missouri
- Number of residents: 9,315
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.6%
National
- Number of residents: 102,942
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #59 most common country of origin

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#5. Philippines

Missouri
- Number of residents: 10,534
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.1%
National
- Number of residents: 1,967,140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%
- #4 most common country of origin

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#4. Vietnam

Missouri
- Number of residents: 11,748
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.6%
National
- Number of residents: 1,354,391
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #6 most common country of origin

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#3. China

Missouri
- Number of residents: 18,634
- Percent of foreign born residents: 7.3%
National
- Number of residents: 2,184,189
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%
- #3 most common country of origin

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#2. India

Missouri
- Number of residents: 21,420
- Percent of foreign born residents: 8.4%
National
- Number of residents: 2,618,558
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.9%
- #2 most common country of origin

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#1. Mexico

Missouri
- Number of residents: 40,760
- Percent of foreign born residents: 15.9%
National
- Number of residents: 10,924,662
- Percent of foreign born residents: 24.8%
- #1 most common country of origin

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