Biggest sources of immigrants to Myrtle Beach

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Myrtle Beach

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

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 61
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 37,570
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #96 most common country of origin

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#49. Panama

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 73
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 103,299
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #58 most common country of origin

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#48. Portugal

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 74
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 171,118
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #44 most common country of origin

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#47. Iraq

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 78
- 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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#46. Thailand

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 82
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#45. Austria

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 91
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 43,103
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #92 most common country of origin

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#44. Uzbekistan

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 94
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#42 (tie). Belgium

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 96
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 35,220
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #98 most common country of origin

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#42 (tie). Spain

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 96
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#41. Ukraine

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 98
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#40. Morocco

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 110
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#39. Peru

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 113
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#38. Australia

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 127
- 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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#37. Trinidad and Tobago

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 128
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#36. Netherlands

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 134
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 85,161
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #69 most common country of origin

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#34 (tie). Romania

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 136
- 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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#34 (tie). France

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 136
- 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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#33. Turkey

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 141
- 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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#32. Moldova

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 145
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 45,661
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #89 most common country of origin

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#31. Argentina

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 152
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#30. Hungary

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 153
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#29. Cuba

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 155
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#28. Greece

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 167
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#27. Taiwan

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 177
- 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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#26. Venezuela

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 179
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#25. Dominican Republic

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 189
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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. Ireland

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 193
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National
- Number of residents: 121,469
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #53 most common country of origin

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#23. Egypt

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 226
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#22. Guyana

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 241
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#21. Poland

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 274
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#20. Albania

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 278
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#19. Ecuador

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 281
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#18. South Korea

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 292
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#17. Israel

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 298
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#16. Italy

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 395
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#15. India

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 428
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#14. Brazil

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 511
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#13. El Salvador

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 577
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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. Philippines

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 627
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#11. Colombia

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 648
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

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

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#10. Russia

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 667
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%

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

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#9. Vietnam

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 847
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.3%

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

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#8. China

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 910
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.5%

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

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#7. Honduras

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 995
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.9%

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

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#6. Jamaica

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,016
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.9%

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

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#5. Germany

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,041
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.0%

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

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#4. Canada

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,084
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.2%

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

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#3. Guatemala

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,337
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.2%

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

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#2. United Kingdom

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,481
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.8%

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

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#1. Mexico

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,404
- Percent of foreign born residents: 24.9%

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

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