Biggest sources of immigrants to Oklahoma

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May 9, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Oklahoma

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 biggest sources of immigrants to Oklahoma using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Keep reading to find out more about the immigrant community in your home state.

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#50. Syria

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 413
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#49. Italy

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 428
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#48. Egypt

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 447
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 191,452
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #40 most common country of origin

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#47. Dominican Republic

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 449
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#46. Indonesia

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 453
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#45. Haiti

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 469
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#44. Panama

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 470
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 103,299
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #58 most common country of origin

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#43. Romania

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 492
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 162,046
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #45 most common country of origin

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#42. Cambodia

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 501
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#40 (tie). France

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 516
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#40 (tie). Iraq

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 516
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#38 (tie). Poland

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 534
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#38 (tie). Argentina

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 534
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#37. Cameroon

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#36. South Africa

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 582
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#35. Ethiopia

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 721
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#34. Ukraine

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 770
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#33. Bangladesh

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 823
- 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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#32. Jamaica

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 860
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#31. Nepal

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 871
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#30. Cuba

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 1,072
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#28 (tie). Taiwan

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 1,149
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#28 (tie). Malaysia

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 1,149
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 76,521
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #74 most common country of origin

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#27. Brazil

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 1,151
- 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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#26. Kenya

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 1,162
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#25. Ghana

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 1,251
- 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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#24. Russia

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 1,318
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#23. Colombia

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 1,443
- 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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#22. Saudi Arabia

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 1,460
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#21. Peru

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 1,487
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#20. Japan

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 1,643
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#19. Thailand

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 1,871
- 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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#18. Iran

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 1,891
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#17. Pakistan

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 2,094
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#16. Venezuela

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 2,251
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#15. Laos

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 2,321
- 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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#14. Nigeria

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 2,459
- 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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#13. United Kingdom

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 3,497
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#12. Canada

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 3,682
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#11. El Salvador

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 3,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#10. Honduras

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 3,771
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#9. Burma

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 3,939
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#8. South Korea

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 4,874
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#7. Germany

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 5,035
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#6. Philippines

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 5,391
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#5. China

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 7,145
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%

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

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#4. Guatemala

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 7,894
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.3%

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

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#3. India

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 9,864
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.2%

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

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#2. Vietnam

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 14,841
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.3%

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

Oklahoma
- Number of residents: 108,892
- Percent of foreign born residents: 46.1%

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

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