Biggest sources of immigrants to Dayton

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Dayton

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

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 138
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#49. Greece

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#48. Cuba

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 145
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#47. Kenya

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 150
- 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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#46. Liberia

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 156
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#45. Ukraine

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 158
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#44. Australia

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 166
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 92,483
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #64 most common country of origin

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#43. Argentina

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 168
- 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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#42. France

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 169
- 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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#41. Indonesia

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 171
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 96,229
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #62 most common country of origin

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#40. Bangladesh

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 173
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#39. Ethiopia

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 187
- 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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#38. Turkey

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 198
- 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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#37. Thailand

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 202
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#36. Kazakhstan

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 207
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 30,388
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #107 most common country of origin

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#35. Cameroon

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 212
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 60,120
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #80 most common country of origin

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#34. Bulgaria

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 222
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 69,765
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #75 most common country of origin

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#33. Senegal

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 227
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#32. Ecuador

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 238
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#31. Democratic Republic of Congo

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 259
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#30. Brazil

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 261
- 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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#29. Pakistan

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 272
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#28. Sudan

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 280
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#27. Peru

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 288
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#26. Jordan

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 302
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 314
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 334
- 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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#23. Nepal

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 358
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#22. Taiwan

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 368
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#21. Ghana

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 372
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#20. Kuwait

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 375
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

National
- Number of residents: 33,788
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #102 most common country of origin

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#19. El Salvador

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 381
- 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. Honduras

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 382
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#17. Guatemala

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 474
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#16. Colombia

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 509
- 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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#15. Iraq

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 575
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#14. Saudi Arabia

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 645
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#13. Uzbekistan

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 740
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#12. Nigeria

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 789
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 832
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 923
- 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. United Kingdom

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 939
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%

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

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#8. Russia

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,111
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%

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

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#7. Canada

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,125
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%

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

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#6. Germany

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,193
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.3%

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

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#5. Vietnam

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,561
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.3%

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

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#4. Philippines

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,589
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.4%

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

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#3. China

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,746
- Percent of foreign born residents: 7.6%

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

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,056
- Percent of foreign born residents: 8.4%

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

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#1. India

Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,209
- Percent of foreign born residents: 11.6%

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

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