Biggest sources of immigrants to Oregon

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August 22, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Oregon

Over 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 Oregon using data from the "U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by the highest number of residents according to 2020 5-year estimates. Keep reading to find out more about the immigrant community in your home state.

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#50. Chile

Oregon
- Number of residents: 924
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 100,875
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #62 most common country of origin

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#49. Turkey

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,002
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 126,351
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #53 most common country of origin

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#48. Italy

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,004
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 326,407
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
- #30 most common country of origin

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#47. Saudi Arabia

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,058
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 76,837
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #74 most common country of origin

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#46. Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,061
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 65,849
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #79 most common country of origin

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#45. Kazakhstan

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,079
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 32,757
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #108 most common country of origin

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#44. Malaysia

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,152
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 78,179
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #73 most common country of origin

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#43. Venezuela

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,217
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 394,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #22 most common country of origin

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#42. Honduras

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,237
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 649,209
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #15 most common country of origin

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#41. Indonesia

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,270
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 96,337
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #64 most common country of origin

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#40. Poland

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,392
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 411,750
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #20 most common country of origin

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#39. Colombia

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,421
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 792,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
- #12 most common country of origin

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#38. Moldova

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,449
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 48,216
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #90 most common country of origin

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#37. South Africa

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,484
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 108,650
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #58 most common country of origin

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#36. Kenya

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,551
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 145,272
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #49 most common country of origin

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#35. Egypt

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,567
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 202,049
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #40 most common country of origin

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#34. Ireland

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,612
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 122,010
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #55 most common country of origin

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#33. Israel

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,618
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 139,083
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #51 most common country of origin

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#32. Fiji

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,730
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 46,663
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #92 most common country of origin

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#31. Australia

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,767
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 96,235
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #65 most common country of origin

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#30. Burma

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,858
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 147,834
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #48 most common country of origin

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#29. Somalia

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,886
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 96,898
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #63 most common country of origin

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#28. Micronesia

Oregon
- Number of residents: 1,925
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 30,841
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #110 most common country of origin

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#27. Netherlands

Oregon
- Number of residents: 2,167
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 83,275
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #71 most common country of origin

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#26. Brazil

Oregon
- Number of residents: 2,305
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 474,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
- #17 most common country of origin

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#25. Peru

Oregon
- Number of residents: 2,334
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 451,666
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #18 most common country of origin

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#24. Iraq

Oregon
- Number of residents: 2,345
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 229,309
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #39 most common country of origin

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#23. France

Oregon
- Number of residents: 2,435
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 181,242
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #42 most common country of origin

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#22. Hong Kong

Oregon
- Number of residents: 2,610
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 232,202
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #38 most common country of origin

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#21. Cuba

Oregon
- Number of residents: 2,648
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 1,314,570
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%
- #7 most common country of origin

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#20. Cambodia

Oregon
- Number of residents: 2,737
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 149,486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #47 most common country of origin

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#19. Taiwan

Oregon
- Number of residents: 3,083
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 378,942
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #25 most common country of origin

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#18. Ethiopia

Oregon
- Number of residents: 3,403
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 260,577
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #33 most common country of origin

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#17. Laos

Oregon
- Number of residents: 3,435
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 179,004
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #44 most common country of origin

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#16. Thailand

Oregon
- Number of residents: 4,012
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
- Number of residents: 256,436
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #34 most common country of origin

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#15. Romania

Oregon
- Number of residents: 4,180
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
- Number of residents: 163,817
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #46 most common country of origin

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#14. El Salvador

Oregon
- Number of residents: 4,203
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
- Number of residents: 1,370,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #5 most common country of origin

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#13. Iran

Oregon
- Number of residents: 4,395
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
National
- Number of residents: 389,383
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #23 most common country of origin

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#12. Russia

Oregon
- Number of residents: 6,027
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
National
- Number of residents: 397,214
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #21 most common country of origin

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#11. Japan

Oregon
- Number of residents: 6,039
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
National
- Number of residents: 346,149
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #28 most common country of origin

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#10. Guatemala

Oregon
- Number of residents: 6,532
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%
National
- Number of residents: 964,528
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
- #10 most common country of origin

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#9. Germany

Oregon
- Number of residents: 8,318
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%
National
- Number of residents: 549,073
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
- #16 most common country of origin

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#8. Ukraine

Oregon
- Number of residents: 9,576
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%
National
- Number of residents: 358,823
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #27 most common country of origin

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#7. South Korea

Oregon
- Number of residents: 11,672
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.8%
National
- Number of residents: 1,048,588
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
- #9 most common country of origin

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#6. Philippines

Oregon
- Number of residents: 14,696
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.6%
National
- Number of residents: 1,967,140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%
- #4 most common country of origin

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#5. Canada

Oregon
- Number of residents: 14,827
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.6%
National
- Number of residents: 817,885
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
- #11 most common country of origin

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#4. India

Oregon
- Number of residents: 20,194
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%
National
- Number of residents: 2,618,558
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.9%
- #2 most common country of origin

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#3. Vietnam

Oregon
- Number of residents: 22,043
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.4%
National
- Number of residents: 1,354,391
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #6 most common country of origin

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#2. China

Oregon
- Number of residents: 22,313
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.4%
National
- Number of residents: 2,184,189
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%
- #3 most common country of origin

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#1. Mexico

Oregon
- Number of residents: 140,613
- Percent of foreign born residents: 34.3%
National
- Number of residents: 10,924,662
- Percent of foreign born residents: 24.8%
- #1 most common country of origin

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