Biggest sources of immigrants to Pennsylvania

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May 9, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania 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. Israel

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 3,555
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 135,672
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #50 most common country of origin

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#49. Thailand

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 3,718
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#48. Indonesia

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 3,751
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#47. Ethiopia

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 3,961
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#46. Argentina

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 4,029
- 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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#45. France

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 4,150
- 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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#44. Kenya

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 4,184
- 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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#43. Turkey

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 4,257
- 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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#42. Romania

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 4,293
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#41. Iran

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 4,722
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#40. Japan

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 4,730
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#39. Guyana

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 4,756
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 271,092
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #31 most common country of origin

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#38. Morocco

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 4,957
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#37. Syria

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 5,132
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#36. Ghana

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 5,551
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#35. Taiwan

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 5,662
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#34. Egypt

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 5,752
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#33. Greece

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 5,937
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#32. Cuba

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 6,203
- 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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#31. Nepal

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 6,511
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#30. Trinidad and Tobago

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 6,533
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#29. Albania

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 7,038
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National
- Number of residents: 89,911
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #65 most common country of origin

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#28. Honduras

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 7,160
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#27. Peru

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 7,224
- 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. El Salvador

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 7,364
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#25. Cambodia

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 7,569
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#24. Bangladesh

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 8,394
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#23. Ecuador

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 8,696
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#22. Nigeria

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 8,985
- 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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#21. Pakistan

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 10,362
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#20. Brazil

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 11,119
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

National
- Number of residents: 433,479
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #20 most common country of origin

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#19. Liberia

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 12,190
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#18. Poland

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 12,209
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#17. Guatemala

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 13,002
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 13,306
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#15. Russia

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 14,588
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#14. Haiti

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 15,897
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#13. Canada

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 16,004
- 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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#12. Italy

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 17,788
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#11. Germany

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 18,595
- 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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#10. Ukraine

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 18,864
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#9. United Kingdom

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 20,557
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#8. Philippines

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 20,602
- 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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#7. Jamaica

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 20,786
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#6. South Korea

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 28,228
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.2%

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

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#5. Vietnam

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 31,805
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.6%

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. Mexico

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 56,488
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.4%

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

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#3. China

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 63,576
- Percent of foreign born residents: 7.2%

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

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#2. Dominican Republic

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 65,409
- Percent of foreign born residents: 7.4%

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

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#1. India

Pennsylvania
- Number of residents: 93,185
- Percent of foreign born residents: 10.6%

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

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