Biggest sources of immigrants to Albany

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Albany

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

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 276
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#49. Barbados

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 282
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 54,231
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #81 most common country of origin

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#48. Kazakhstan

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 287
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 30,388
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #107 most common country of origin

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#47. Hong Kong

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 294
- 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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#46. El Salvador

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 298
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#45. Malaysia

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 305
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 76,521
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #74 most common country of origin

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#44. Egypt

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 334
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#43. Iran

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 347
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 382,260
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #23 most common country of origin

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#42. Greece

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 368
- 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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#41. Nigeria

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 369
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 350,272
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #26 most common country of origin

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#39 (tie). Haiti

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 370
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#39 (tie). Romania

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 370
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#38. Thailand

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 377
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#37. Belarus

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 382
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 63,642
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #78 most common country of origin

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#36. Turkey

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 393
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#35. Israel

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 408
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#34. Sudan

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 419
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 46,716
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #87 most common country of origin

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#33. Guatemala

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 436
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#32. Brazil

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 444
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#31. Peru

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 477
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#30. France

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 532
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#29. Nepal

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 592
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National
- Number of residents: 140,904
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #49 most common country of origin

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#28. Japan

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 645
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#26 (tie). Bangladesh

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 670
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#26 (tie). Trinidad and Tobago

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 670
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#25. Ireland

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 724
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

National
- Number of residents: 121,469
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #53 most common country of origin

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#24. Ghana

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 742
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#23. Ukraine

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 775
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#22. Taiwan

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 829
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#21. Vietnam

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 903
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#20. Burma

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 947
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

National
- Number of residents: 147,573
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #47 most common country of origin

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#19. Albania

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 979
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

National
- Number of residents: 89,911
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #65 most common country of origin

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#18. Ecuador

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 998
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#17. Colombia

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,016
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#16. Afghanistan

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

National
- Number of residents: 101,548
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #59 most common country of origin

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#15. Mexico

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,310
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#14. Russia

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,387
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#13. Poland

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,476
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#12. Germany

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,652
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#11. Dominican Republic

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,749
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#10. South Korea

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,917
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%

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

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#9. United Kingdom

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,069
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%

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

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#8. Jamaica

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,087
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%

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

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#7. Canada

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,169
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%

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

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#6. Italy

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,264
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%

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

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#5. Philippines

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,449
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.4%

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

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#4. Pakistan

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,885
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.0%

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

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#3. India

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,501
- Percent of foreign born residents: 9.0%

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

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#2. China

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,718
- Percent of foreign born residents: 9.3%

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

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#1. Guyana

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 7,497
- Percent of foreign born residents: 10.4%

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

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