Biggest sources of immigrants to Cincinnati

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Cincinnati

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

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 344
- 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. Poland

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 361
- 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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#48. Thailand

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 376
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#47. Lebanon

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 378
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#46. Kenya

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 386
- 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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#45. Spain

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 391
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 115,113
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #55 most common country of origin

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#44. Argentina

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 394
- 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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#43. Sri Lanka

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 403
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 52,439
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #83 most common country of origin

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#42. Turkey

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 450
- 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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#41. Uzbekistan

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 489
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#40. Egypt

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 499
- 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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#39. Greece

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 528
- 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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#38. Ukraine

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 535
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#37. Eritrea

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 562
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 45,119
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #90 most common country of origin

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#36. Venezuela

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 600
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#35. Iran

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 627
- 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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#34. Colombia

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 652
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#33. South Africa

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 660
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 104,022
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #56 most common country of origin

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#32. Pakistan

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 672
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#31. Cambodia

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 678
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#30. Morocco

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 682
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#29. Democratic Republic of Congo

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 686
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#28. Brazil

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 695
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#27. Cuba

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 719
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#26. Jordan

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 781
- 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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#25. Italy

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 803
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#24. Jamaica

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 854
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#23. France

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 870
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#22. Dominican Republic

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 909
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#21. Honduras

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 948
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#20. Taiwan

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 998
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#19. El Salvador

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,045
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#18. Senegal

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,123
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

National
- Number of residents: 26,122
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #112 most common country of origin

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#17. Nepal

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,310
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#16. Ethiopia

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,340
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#15. Peru

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,364
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#14. Russia

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,429
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#13. Ghana

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,552
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#12. Nigeria

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,582
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#11. Japan

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,899
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#10. South Korea

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,474
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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. Germany

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,672
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

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

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#8. United Kingdom

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,862
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%

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

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#7. Vietnam

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,959
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.8%

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

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#6. Canada

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,128
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%

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

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#5. Philippines

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,511
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.3%

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. Guatemala

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,887
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.5%

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

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#3. China

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 7,811
- Percent of foreign born residents: 7.3%

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

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#2. Mexico

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 10,445
- Percent of foreign born residents: 9.8%

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

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#1. India

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 15,164
- Percent of foreign born residents: 14.2%

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

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