Biggest sources of immigrants to New Jersey

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May 9, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to New Jersey

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 New Jersey 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. Nicaragua

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 5,399
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#49. Syria

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 5,623
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#48. Kenya

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 5,941
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#47. Chile

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 6,069
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#46. France

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 6,111
- 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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#45. Romania

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 6,284
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#44. Liberia

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 6,497
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#43. Uruguay

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 7,674
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 46,635
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #88 most common country of origin

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#42. Hong Kong

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 8,473
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 231,275
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #36 most common country of origin

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#41. Venezuela

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 8,640
- 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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#40. Israel

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 9,148
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#39. Spain

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 9,512
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 115,113
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #55 most common country of origin

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#38. Japan

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 9,530
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#37. Greece

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 9,552
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 129,765
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #51 most common country of origin

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#36. Argentina

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 11,052
- 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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#35. Turkey

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 13,672
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 119,380
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #54 most common country of origin

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#34. Costa Rica

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 14,068
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 88,084
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #66 most common country of origin

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#33. Vietnam

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 14,971
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#32. Bangladesh

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 15,037
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#31. Trinidad and Tobago

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 15,154
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National
- Number of residents: 230,035
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #37 most common country of origin

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#30. Taiwan

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 15,320
- 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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#29. Ghana

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 15,611
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#28. Canada

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 16,046
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#27. Ukraine

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 17,907
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#26. Germany

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 18,896
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#25. Nigeria

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 19,453
- 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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#24. Russia

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 20,572
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#23. Guyana

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 24,038
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#22. United Kingdom

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 25,202
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#21. Pakistan

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 25,248
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#20. Egypt

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 29,642
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

National
- Number of residents: 191,452
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #40 most common country of origin

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#19. Portugal

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 30,434
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#18. Brazil

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 32,146
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#17. Honduras

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 33,367
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#16. Italy

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 38,891
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#15. Jamaica

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 43,691
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

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#14. Cuba

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 43,917
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

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#13. Poland

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 45,706
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#12. Guatemala

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 45,829
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#11. Haiti

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 47,128
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#10. El Salvador

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 47,380
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#9. Peru

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 59,609
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%

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

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#8. South Korea

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 69,813
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.5%

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

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#7. China

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 75,389
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.8%

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

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#6. Ecuador

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 80,595
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.0%

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

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#5. Colombia

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 81,975
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.1%

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

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#4. Philippines

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 82,200
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.1%

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

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#3. Mexico

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 110,192
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.5%

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

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#2. Dominican Republic

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 175,598
- Percent of foreign born residents: 8.8%

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

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#1. India

New Jersey
- Number of residents: 256,046
- Percent of foreign born residents: 12.9%

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

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