Biggest sources of immigrants to Syracuse

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Syracuse

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

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 194
- 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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#49. Morocco

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 208
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 78,439
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #73 most common country of origin

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#48. France

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 211
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#47. Brazil

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 212
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#46. Ethiopia

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 217
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#45. Ireland

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 230
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#44. Japan

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 232
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#42 (tie). Iran

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 241
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#42 (tie). Lebanon

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 241
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#41. Egypt

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 256
- 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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#40. Trinidad and Tobago

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 268
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#39. Ghana

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 272
- 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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#38. Peru

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 282
- 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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#37. Colombia

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 284
- 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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#36. Afghanistan

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 289
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#35. Haiti

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 292
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#34. Jordan

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 297
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 81,155
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #71 most common country of origin

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#33. Guyana

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 307
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#32. Taiwan

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 312
- 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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#31. Guatemala

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 325
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#29 (tie). Greece

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 331
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#29 (tie). North Macedonia (Macedonia)

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 331
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National
- Number of residents: 26,292
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #111 most common country of origin

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#28. Syria

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 334
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#27. Democratic Republic of Congo

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 366
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

National
- Number of residents: 43,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #91 most common country of origin

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#26. Mexico

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 370
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#25. Kenya

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 409
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#24. Bangladesh

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 435
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#23. Dominica

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 445
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

National
- Number of residents: 34,308
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #100 most common country of origin

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#22. Nepal

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 539
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#21. Thailand

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 611
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#20. Congo

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 680
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

National
- Number of residents: 30,496
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #106 most common country of origin

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#19. Iraq

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 704
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#18. Poland

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 708
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 754
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#16. Dominican Republic

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 827
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#15. Philippines

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 903
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

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#14. United Kingdom

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 945
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#13. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 960
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#12. Somalia

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 992
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

National
- Number of residents: 98,966
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #60 most common country of origin

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#11. South Korea

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,054
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

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

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#9 (tie). Germany

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,062
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%

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

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#9 (tie). Burma

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,062
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%

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

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#8. Jamaica

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,064
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%

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

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#7. Italy

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,285
- 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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#6. Vietnam

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,496
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.6%

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

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#5. Ukraine

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,652
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.0%

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

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#4. Canada

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,724
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.2%

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

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#3. Cuba

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,728
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.2%

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

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#2. India

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,095
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.1%

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

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#1. China

Syracuse, NY Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,363
- Percent of foreign born residents: 8.1%

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

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