Biggest sources of immigrants to North Dakota

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August 22, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to North Dakota

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 North Dakota 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. Croatia

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 85
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 37,645
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #99 most common country of origin

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#49. Taiwan

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 88
- 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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#48. Honduras

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 88
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 649,209
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #15 most common country of origin

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#47. Ukraine

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 88
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 358,823
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #27 most common country of origin

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#46. Guatemala

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 90
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 964,528
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
- #10 most common country of origin

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#45. Chile

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 98
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 100,875
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #62 most common country of origin

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#44. Bangladesh

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 99
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 240,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #36 most common country of origin

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#43. Ecuador

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 102
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 440,337
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #19 most common country of origin

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#42. Sri Lanka

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 108
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 52,878
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #85 most common country of origin

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#41. Brazil

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 108
- 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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#40. El Salvador

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 113
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 1,370,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #5 most common country of origin

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#39. Ethiopia

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 119
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 260,577
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #33 most common country of origin

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#38. Spain

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 121
- 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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#37. Saudi Arabia

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 122
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 76,837
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #74 most common country of origin

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#36. Romania

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 123
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 163,817
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #46 most common country of origin

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#35. Panama

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 132
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 101,520
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #61 most common country of origin

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#34. Republic of the Congo

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 145
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 31,671
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #109 most common country of origin

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#33. Pakistan

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 174
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 385,873
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #24 most common country of origin

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#32. Syria

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 181
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 102,884
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #60 most common country of origin

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#31. Dominican Republic

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 205
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 1,125,208
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%
- #8 most common country of origin

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#30. Cameroon

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 222
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 70,639
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #77 most common country of origin

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#29. Haiti

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 234
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 667,432
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #14 most common country of origin

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#28. Egypt

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 266
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 202,049
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #40 most common country of origin

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#27. Thailand

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 272
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 256,436
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #34 most common country of origin

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#26. Iran

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 283
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
National
- Number of residents: 389,383
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #23 most common country of origin

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#25. France

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 306
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
National
- Number of residents: 181,242
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #42 most common country of origin

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#24. Iraq

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 337
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
- Number of residents: 229,309
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #39 most common country of origin

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#23. Russia

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 338
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
- Number of residents: 397,214
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #21 most common country of origin

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#22. Ghana

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 382
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
National
- Number of residents: 180,675
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #43 most common country of origin

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#21. South Africa

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 383
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
National
- Number of residents: 108,650
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #58 most common country of origin

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#20. Bosnia and Herzegovina

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 394
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
National
- Number of residents: 102,942
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #59 most common country of origin

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#19. Afghanistan

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 396
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
National
- Number of residents: 111,234
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #57 most common country of origin

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#18. Jamaica

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 432
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%
National
- Number of residents: 760,486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
- #13 most common country of origin

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#17. Vietnam

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 444
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%
National
- Number of residents: 1,354,391
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #6 most common country of origin

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#16. Germany

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 446
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%
National
- Number of residents: 549,073
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
- #16 most common country of origin

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#15. Sudan

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 508
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%
National
- Number of residents: 52,433
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #86 most common country of origin

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#14. Democratic Republic of the Congo

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 550
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
National
- Number of residents: 50,221
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #88 most common country of origin

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#13. Japan

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 563
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
National
- Number of residents: 346,149
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #28 most common country of origin

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#12. Colombia

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 742
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%
National
- Number of residents: 792,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
- #12 most common country of origin

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#11. South Korea

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 750
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%
National
- Number of residents: 1,048,588
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
- #9 most common country of origin

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#10. Nigeria

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 810
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%
National
- Number of residents: 366,534
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #26 most common country of origin

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#9. China

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 888
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%
National
- Number of residents: 2,184,189
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%
- #3 most common country of origin

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#8. Nepal

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 1,115
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.4%
National
- Number of residents: 142,749
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #50 most common country of origin

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#7. Kenya

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 1,347
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.2%
National
- Number of residents: 145,272
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #49 most common country of origin

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#6. India

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 1,369
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.2%
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. Somalia

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 1,384
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.3%
National
- Number of residents: 96,898
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #63 most common country of origin

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#4. Philippines

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 2,263
- Percent of foreign born residents: 7.0%
National
- Number of residents: 1,967,140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%
- #4 most common country of origin

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#3. Canada

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 2,606
- Percent of foreign born residents: 8.0%
National
- Number of residents: 817,885
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
- #11 most common country of origin

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#2. Mexico

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 2,714
- Percent of foreign born residents: 8.4%
National
- Number of residents: 10,924,662
- Percent of foreign born residents: 24.8%
- #1 most common country of origin

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#1. Liberia

North Dakota
- Number of residents: 2,809
- Percent of foreign born residents: 8.7%
National
- Number of residents: 92,283
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #68 most common country of origin

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