Biggest sources of immigrants to Greensboro

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October 3, 2021
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Greensboro

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

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 219
- 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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#49. Nicaragua

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 221
- 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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#48. Bangladesh

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 230
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#47. Poland

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 232
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#46. Taiwan

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 249
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#45. Ecuador

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 253
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#44. Sweden

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 269
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 47,286
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #85 most common country of origin

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#43. Turkey

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 271
- 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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#42. Kenya

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 283
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#41. Venezuela

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 287
- 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. Panama

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 291
- 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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#39. Argentina

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 298
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#38. Liberia

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 305
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#37. Saudi Arabia

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 307
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 85,000
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #70 most common country of origin

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#36. Italy

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 327
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#35. Ghana

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 350
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#34. Jordan

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 362
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#32 (tie). Iraq

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 363
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#32 (tie). Russia

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 363
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#31. Haiti

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 367
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#30. Brazil

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 383
- 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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#29. Congo

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 384
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#28. Burma

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 439
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#27. Peru

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 440
- 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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#26. Iran

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 484
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#25. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 501
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#24. Thailand

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 510
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#23. Cuba

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 555
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#22. Japan

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 588
- 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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#21. Jamaica

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 618
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#20. Nigeria

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 691
- 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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#19. Laos

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 698
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

National
- Number of residents: 181,546
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #42 most common country of origin

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#18. Dominican Republic

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 731
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#17. Nepal

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 732
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#16. Cambodia

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 739
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

National
- Number of residents: 151,066
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #46 most common country of origin

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#15. Colombia

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 928
- 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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#14. Philippines

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 972
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#13. Canada

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,168
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#12. Germany

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,170
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#11. United Kingdom

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,189
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#10. Guatemala

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,311
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#9. Sudan

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,313
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#8. Honduras

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,345
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#7. El Salvador

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,538
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#6. Pakistan

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,555
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#5. South Korea

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,616
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#4. China

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,658
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

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

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#3. India

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,988
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.0%

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. Vietnam

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,872
- Percent of foreign born residents: 7.3%

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

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#1. Mexico

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 18,912
- Percent of foreign born residents: 28.4%

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

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