Biggest sources of immigrants to Nebraska

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August 22, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Nebraska

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 Nebraska 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. Jordan

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 248
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 83,160
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #72 most common country of origin

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#49. France

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 283
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 181,242
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #42 most common country of origin

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#48. Costa Rica

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 287
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 89,462
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #69 most common country of origin

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#47. Ghana

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 315
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 180,675
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #43 most common country of origin

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#46. Spain

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 316
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 118,177
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #56 most common country of origin

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#45. Egypt

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 318
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 202,049
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #40 most common country of origin

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#44. Italy

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 340
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 326,407
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
- #30 most common country of origin

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#43. Republic of the Congo

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 343
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 31,671
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #109 most common country of origin

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#42. Bahamas

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 350
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 33,643
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #104 most common country of origin

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#41. Iran

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 352
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 389,383
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #23 most common country of origin

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#40. Chile

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 383
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 100,875
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #62 most common country of origin

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#39. Syria

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 384
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 102,884
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #60 most common country of origin

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#38. Saudi Arabia

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 427
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 76,837
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #74 most common country of origin

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#37. Dominican Republic

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 466
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 1,125,208
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%
- #8 most common country of origin

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#36. Poland

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 469
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 411,750
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #20 most common country of origin

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#35. Laos

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 470
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 179,004
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #44 most common country of origin

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#34. Pakistan

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 474
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 385,873
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #24 most common country of origin

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#33. South Africa

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 510
- 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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#32. Taiwan

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 561
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 378,942
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #25 most common country of origin

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#31. Russia

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 615
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 397,214
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #21 most common country of origin

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#30. Peru

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 622
- 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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#29. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 678
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 102,942
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #59 most common country of origin

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#28. Afghanistan

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 683
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 111,234
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #57 most common country of origin

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#27. Nigeria

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 710
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 366,534
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #26 most common country of origin

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#26. Brazil

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 741
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 474,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
- #17 most common country of origin

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#25. Malaysia

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 850
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 78,179
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #73 most common country of origin

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#24. Venezuela

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 866
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 394,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #22 most common country of origin

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#23. Ethiopia

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 917
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 260,577
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #33 most common country of origin

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#22. Ukraine

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 934
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 358,823
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #27 most common country of origin

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#21. Kenya

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 1,099
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 145,272
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #49 most common country of origin

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#20. Colombia

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 1,133
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 792,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
- #12 most common country of origin

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#19. Japan

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 1,419
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
- Number of residents: 346,149
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #28 most common country of origin

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#18. Nepal

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 1,597
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
National
- Number of residents: 142,749
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #50 most common country of origin

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#17. Canada

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 1,742
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
National
- Number of residents: 817,885
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
- #11 most common country of origin

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#16. Honduras

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 2,043
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%
National
- Number of residents: 649,209
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #15 most common country of origin

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#15. Germany

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 2,164
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
National
- Number of residents: 549,073
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
- #16 most common country of origin

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#14. Sudan

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 2,232
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%
National
- Number of residents: 52,433
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #86 most common country of origin

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#13. Somalia

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 2,249
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%
National
- Number of residents: 96,898
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #63 most common country of origin

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#12. South Korea

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 2,536
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
National
- Number of residents: 1,048,588
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
- #9 most common country of origin

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#11. Philippines

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 2,669
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
National
- Number of residents: 1,967,140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%
- #4 most common country of origin

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#10. Thailand

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 2,741
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
National
- Number of residents: 256,436
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #34 most common country of origin

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#9. Iraq

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 2,860
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%
National
- Number of residents: 229,309
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #39 most common country of origin

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#8. Cuba

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 3,788
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%
National
- Number of residents: 1,314,570
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%
- #7 most common country of origin

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#7. Burma

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 3,931
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.8%
National
- Number of residents: 147,834
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #48 most common country of origin

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#6. China

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 4,309
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%
National
- Number of residents: 2,184,189
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%
- #3 most common country of origin

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#5. El Salvador

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 5,121
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.6%
National
- Number of residents: 1,370,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #5 most common country of origin

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#4. Vietnam

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 5,677
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.0%
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. India

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 6,573
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.6%
National
- Number of residents: 2,618,558
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.9%
- #2 most common country of origin

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#2. Guatemala

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 9,490
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.7%
National
- Number of residents: 964,528
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
- #10 most common country of origin

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#1. Mexico

Nebraska
- Number of residents: 47,953
- Percent of foreign born residents: 33.6%
National
- Number of residents: 10,924,662
- Percent of foreign born residents: 24.8%
- #1 most common country of origin

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