Biggest sources of immigrants to Pittsburgh

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Pittsburgh

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

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 365
- 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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#49. Haiti

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 379
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#48. Ghana

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 396
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#47. Hungary

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 419
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 65,873
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #77 most common country of origin

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#46. Venezuela

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 428
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#45. Argentina

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 433
- 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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#44. Romania

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 435
- 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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#43. Egypt

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 446
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#42. Peru

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 450
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#41. Bulgaria

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 451
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 69,765
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #75 most common country of origin

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#40. Indonesia

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 463
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#39. Israel

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 468
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#38. Bangladesh

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 470
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#37. El Salvador

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 481
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#36. Australia

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#35. South Africa

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 522
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#34. Spain

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 539
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 115,113
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #55 most common country of origin

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#33. Thailand

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 560
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#32. Iran

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 581
- 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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#31. Uzbekistan

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 603
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 62,517
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #79 most common country of origin

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#30. France

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 618
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#29. Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 662
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 66,818
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #76 most common country of origin

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#28. Kenya

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 679
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#27. Greece

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 686
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#26. Turkey

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 696
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National
- Number of residents: 119,380
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #54 most common country of origin

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#25. Dominican Republic

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 708
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#24. Colombia

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 783
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#23. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 785
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

National
- Number of residents: 103,938
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #57 most common country of origin

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#22. Poland

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 858
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#21. Guatemala

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 950
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#20. Japan

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 979
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#19. Pakistan

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 999
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#18. Saudi Arabia

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,031
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#17. Brazil

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,056
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#16. Nigeria

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,058
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#15. Nepal

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,085
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#14. Jamaica

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,128
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#13. Taiwan

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,129
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#12. Ukraine

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,288
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#11. Vietnam

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,969
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

National
- Number of residents: 1,336,988
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%
- #6 most common country of origin

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#10. Philippines

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,578
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.8%

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. Mexico

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,810
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%

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

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#8. Russia

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,865
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%

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

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#7. Canada

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,915
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.2%

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

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#6. United Kingdom

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,927
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.2%

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

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#5. South Korea

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,985
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.3%

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

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#4. Germany

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,144
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.4%

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

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#3. Italy

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,936
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.3%

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

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#2. China

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 9,871
- Percent of foreign born residents: 10.8%

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

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#1. India

Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area
- Number of residents: 13,283
- Percent of foreign born residents: 14.6%

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

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