Biggest sources of immigrants to Oklahoma City

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October 3, 2021
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Oklahoma City

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

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 172
- 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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#49. Bolivia

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 177
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 78,927
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #72 most common country of origin

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#48. Ukraine

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 181
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#47. Cambodia

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 202
- 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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#46. Senegal

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 206
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#45. Indonesia

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 211
- 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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#44. Australia

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 212
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#43. Cuba

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 217
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#42. Romania

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 233
- 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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#41. Jordan

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 243
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#40. Morocco

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 265
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#39. Iraq

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 296
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#38. Haiti

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 312
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#37. Sudan

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 314
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#36. Ethiopia

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 318
- 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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#35. Poland

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 328
- 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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#34. Argentina

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 363
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#33. Jamaica

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 392
- 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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#32. Malaysia

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 404
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#31. Nepal

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 456
- 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. Bangladesh

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 471
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#29. Burma

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 477
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#28. Brazil

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 525
- 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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#27. Cameroon

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 549
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#26. Saudi Arabia

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 594
- 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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#25. Russia

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 616
- 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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#24. Venezuela

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 678
- 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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#23. Kenya

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 709
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#22. Thailand

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 759
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#21. Peru

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 781
- 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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#20. Taiwan

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 783
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#19. Colombia

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 808
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#18. Japan

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 820
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#17. Laos

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 964
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#16. Ghana

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 982
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#15. Pakistan

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,020
- 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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#14. Iran

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,175
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#13. Nigeria

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,403
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#12. United Kingdom

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,416
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#11. Germany

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,465
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#10. Canada

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,573
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#9. Honduras

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,897
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#8. El Salvador

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,944
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#7. South Korea

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,180
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#6. Philippines

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,204
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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 City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,500
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.2%

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 City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,870
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.5%

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

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#3. India

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,544
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.1%

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 City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 10,367
- Percent of foreign born residents: 9.5%

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 City, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 48,616
- Percent of foreign born residents: 44.5%

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

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