Biggest sources of immigrants to New Mexico

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August 22, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to New Mexico

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 New Mexico 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. Turkey

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 229
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
National
- Number of residents: 126,351
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #53 most common country of origin

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#49. Indonesia

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 245
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
National
- Number of residents: 96,337
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #64 most common country of origin

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#48. Laos

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 249
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
National
- Number of residents: 179,004
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #44 most common country of origin

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#47. Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 272
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
National
- Number of residents: 65,849
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #79 most common country of origin

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#46. Panama

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 286
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
National
- Number of residents: 101,520
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #61 most common country of origin

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#45. Romania

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 290
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 163,817
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #46 most common country of origin

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#44. Haiti

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 314
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 667,432
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #14 most common country of origin

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#43. Bolivia

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 327
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 75,533
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #75 most common country of origin

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#42. Nicaragua

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 332
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 244,405
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #35 most common country of origin

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#41. Kuwait

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 354
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 33,602
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #105 most common country of origin

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#40. Poland

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 363
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 411,750
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #20 most common country of origin

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#39. Jamaica

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 367
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 760,486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
- #13 most common country of origin

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#38. Saudi Arabia

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 382
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 76,837
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #74 most common country of origin

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#37. Chile

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 382
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 100,875
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #62 most common country of origin

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#36. Venezuela

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 393
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 394,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #22 most common country of origin

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#35. Netherlands

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 409
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 83,275
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #71 most common country of origin

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#34. South Africa

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 418
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 108,650
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #58 most common country of origin

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#33. Ukraine

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 441
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 358,823
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #27 most common country of origin

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#32. Ecuador

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 448
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 440,337
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #19 most common country of origin

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#31. Greece

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 452
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 124,428
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #54 most common country of origin

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#30. Italy

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 487
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 326,407
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
- #30 most common country of origin

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#29. Nepal

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 503
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 142,749
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #50 most common country of origin

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#28. Cameroon

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 506
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 70,639
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #77 most common country of origin

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#27. Argentina

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 528
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 193,056
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #41 most common country of origin

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#26. Russia

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 547
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 397,214
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #21 most common country of origin

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#25. Thailand

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 549
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 256,436
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #34 most common country of origin

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#24. Democratic Republic of the Congo

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 553
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 50,221
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #88 most common country of origin

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#23. Brazil

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 558
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 474,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
- #17 most common country of origin

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#22. Taiwan

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 580
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 378,942
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #25 most common country of origin

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#21. France

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 628
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 181,242
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #42 most common country of origin

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#20. Pakistan

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 629
- 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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#19. Iraq

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 657
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 229,309
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #39 most common country of origin

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#18. Peru

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 683
- 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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#17. Spain

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 720
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 118,177
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #56 most common country of origin

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#16. Iran

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 1,051
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 389,383
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #23 most common country of origin

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#15. Honduras

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 1,104
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 649,209
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #15 most common country of origin

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#14. Japan

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 1,240
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 346,149
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #28 most common country of origin

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#13. Nigeria

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 1,322
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 366,534
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #26 most common country of origin

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#12. El Salvador

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 1,395
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 1,370,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #5 most common country of origin

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#11. Colombia

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 1,505
- 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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#10. Guatemala

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 1,666
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
National
- Number of residents: 964,528
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
- #10 most common country of origin

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#9. South Korea

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 1,910
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
- Number of residents: 1,048,588
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
- #9 most common country of origin

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#8. Cuba

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 2,135
- 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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#7. Canada

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 2,260
- 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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#6. India

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 3,158
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%
National
- Number of residents: 2,618,558
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.9%
- #2 most common country of origin

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#5. China

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 3,567
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
National
- Number of residents: 2,184,189
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%
- #3 most common country of origin

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#4. Vietnam

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 4,068
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%
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. Germany

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 4,629
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
National
- Number of residents: 549,073
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
- #16 most common country of origin

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#2. Philippines

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 6,001
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
National
- Number of residents: 1,967,140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%
- #4 most common country of origin

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#1. Mexico

New Mexico
- Number of residents: 129,628
- Percent of foreign born residents: 67.1%
National
- Number of residents: 10,924,662
- Percent of foreign born residents: 24.8%
- #1 most common country of origin

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