Biggest sources of immigrants to New York

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May 9, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to New York

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 York 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. Burma

New York
- Number of residents: 14,094
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#49. Venezuela

New York
- Number of residents: 14,181
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 349,720
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #27 most common country of origin

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#48. Belarus

New York
- Number of residents: 15,274
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#47. Yemen

New York
- Number of residents: 17,116
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 54,152
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #82 most common country of origin

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#46. Iran

New York
- Number of residents: 18,037
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#45. Panama

New York
- Number of residents: 18,115
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#44. Turkey

New York
- Number of residents: 18,196
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#43. Romania

New York
- Number of residents: 18,515
- 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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#42. Argentina

New York
- Number of residents: 20,780
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#41. Grenada

New York
- Number of residents: 22,878
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 34,782
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #99 most common country of origin

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#40. Albania

New York
- Number of residents: 23,291
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#39. Cuba

New York
- Number of residents: 25,271
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#38. Egypt

New York
- Number of residents: 25,350
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#37. Barbados

New York
- Number of residents: 25,828
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#36. Brazil

New York
- Number of residents: 26,210
- 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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#35. Vietnam

New York
- Number of residents: 26,372
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#34. France

New York
- Number of residents: 26,565
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#33. Japan

New York
- Number of residents: 28,938
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#32. Greece

New York
- Number of residents: 29,549
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#31. Israel

New York
- Number of residents: 29,993
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#30. Uzbekistan

New York
- Number of residents: 30,299
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 62,517
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #79 most common country of origin

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#29. Taiwan

New York
- Number of residents: 31,001
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#28. Ghana

New York
- Number of residents: 33,129
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#27. Nigeria

New York
- Number of residents: 33,577
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#26. Hong Kong

New York
- Number of residents: 41,601
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#25. Germany

New York
- Number of residents: 42,610
- 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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#24. Peru

New York
- Number of residents: 52,819
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#23. Honduras

New York
- Number of residents: 54,415
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#22. Canada

New York
- Number of residents: 54,762
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#21. United Kingdom

New York
- Number of residents: 60,924
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#20. Pakistan

New York
- Number of residents: 61,621
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#19. Guatemala

New York
- Number of residents: 65,336
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#18. Poland

New York
- Number of residents: 68,983
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#17. Russia

New York
- Number of residents: 74,334
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#16. Ukraine

New York
- Number of residents: 75,403
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#15. Philippines

New York
- Number of residents: 88,012
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#14. South Korea

New York
- Number of residents: 88,703
- 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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#13. Italy

New York
- Number of residents: 90,514
- 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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#12. Trinidad and Tobago

New York
- Number of residents: 92,896
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#11. Bangladesh

New York
- Number of residents: 100,514
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#10. Colombia

New York
- Number of residents: 104,023
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#9. El Salvador

New York
- Number of residents: 107,283
- 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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#8. Haiti

New York
- Number of residents: 127,520
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%

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

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#7. Guyana

New York
- Number of residents: 159,877
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.6%

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

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#6. India

New York
- Number of residents: 161,045
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.6%

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

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#5. Ecuador

New York
- Number of residents: 170,574
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.9%

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

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#4. Mexico

New York
- Number of residents: 219,352
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.0%

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

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#3. Jamaica

New York
- Number of residents: 228,914
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.2%

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

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#2. China

New York
- Number of residents: 403,478
- Percent of foreign born residents: 9.1%

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. Dominican Republic

New York
- Number of residents: 496,813
- Percent of foreign born residents: 11.2%

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

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