Biggest sources of immigrants to Tulsa

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Tulsa

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 Tulsa come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Tulsa 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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#40. Egypt

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 162
- 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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#39. Trinidad and Tobago

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 168
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 230,035
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #37 most common country of origin

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#38. Saudi Arabia

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 170
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#37. France

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 175
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#36. Indonesia

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 180
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#35. Lebanon

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 183
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#34. Costa Rica

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 194
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 88,084
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #66 most common country of origin

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#33. Jamaica

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 195
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#32. Taiwan

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 210
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#31. Ghana

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 216
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#30. Bangladesh

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 266
- 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. Japan

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 267
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#28. Syria

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 303
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#27. Brazil

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 304
- 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

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 356
- 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. Colombia

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 360
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#24. Iran

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 412
- 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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#23. Cuba

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 463
- 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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#22. Ukraine

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 470
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#21. Malaysia

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 565
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#20. Peru

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 568
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#19. Russia

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 594
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#18. Thailand

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 699
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#17. Nigeria

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 743
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#16. Pakistan

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 877
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#15. Laos

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 989
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#14. Germany

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,075
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#13. El Salvador

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,087
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#12. United Kingdom

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,179
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#11. Canada

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,187
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#10. Philippines

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,224
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#9. Venezuela

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,269
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#8. South Korea

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,339
- 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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#7. Honduras

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#6. China

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,551
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#5. Guatemala

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,937
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%

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

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#4. India

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,115
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.2%

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

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#3. Vietnam

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,800
- 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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#2. Burma

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,102
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.7%

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

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#1. Mexico

Tulsa, OK Metro Area
- Number of residents: 28,817
- Percent of foreign born residents: 44.0%

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

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