Biggest sources of immigrants to Las Vegas

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October 3, 2021
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Las Vegas

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

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 879
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#49. Hungary

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 887
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#48. Iraq

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 911
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#47. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 934
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#46. Ukraine

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 982
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#45. Lebanon

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 993
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 121,697
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #52 most common country of origin

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#44. South Africa

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 999
- 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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#43. Indonesia

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,016
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#42. Chile

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,037
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 98,945
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #61 most common country of origin

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#41. Cambodia

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,072
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#40. Ecuador

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,111
- 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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#39. Panama

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,125
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#38. Serbia

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,137
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 37,570
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #96 most common country of origin

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#37. Poland

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,403
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#36. Laos

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,455
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#35. Pakistan

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,492
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#34. France

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,538
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#33. Italy

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,623
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 332,857
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #30 most common country of origin

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#32. Dominican Republic

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,685
- 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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#31. Armenia

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,791
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#30. Venezuela

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,876
- 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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#29. Romania

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,915
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 162,046
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #45 most common country of origin

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#28. Jamaica

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,978
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#27. Argentina

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,009
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#26. Israel

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,069
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#25. Hong Kong

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,206
- 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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#24. Bulgaria

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,344
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#23. Russia

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,439
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#22. Nicaragua

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,701
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 251,913
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #33 most common country of origin

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#21. Brazil

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,166
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#20. Colombia

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,524
- 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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#19. Honduras

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,561
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#18. Iran

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,654
- 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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#17. Taiwan

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,891
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#16. Japan

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,892
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#15. Germany

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,768
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#14. Peru

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,011
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#13. Thailand

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,110
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#12. United Kingdom

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,040
- 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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#11. India

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 7,377
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#10. Canada

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 7,941
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#9. Vietnam

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,699
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#8. Ethiopia

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 9,482
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#7. South Korea

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 9,690
- 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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#6. Guatemala

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 11,524
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#5. China

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 16,630
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.4%

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

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#4. Cuba

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 19,307
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.0%

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

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#3. El Salvador

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 22,177
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.6%

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

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#2. Philippines

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 78,396
- Percent of foreign born residents: 16.2%

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

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#1. Mexico

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area
- Number of residents: 178,297
- Percent of foreign born residents: 36.8%

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

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