Biggest sources of immigrants to Spartanburg

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Spartanburg

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 Spartanburg come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Spartanburg 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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#30. South Africa

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 100
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#29. Romania

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 103
- 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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#28. Peru

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 116
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#27. Dominican Republic

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 140
- 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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#26. El Salvador

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 152
- 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. Cuba

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 182
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#24. Greece

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 189
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#23. Switzerland

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 194
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

National
- Number of residents: 37,943
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #95 most common country of origin

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#22. Poland

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 196
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#21. Vietnam

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 224
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#20. Argentina

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 232
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#19. Nicaragua

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 236
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

National
- Number of residents: 251,913
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #33 most common country of origin

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#18. Brazil

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 238
- 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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#17. Thailand

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 241
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#16. South Korea

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 246
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#15. Belarus

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 318
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

National
- Number of residents: 63,642
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #78 most common country of origin

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#14. Canada

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 330
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#13. Philippines

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 345
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#12. China

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 360
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#11. Guatemala

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 372
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#10. United Kingdom

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 446
- 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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#9. Russia

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 460
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#8. Colombia

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 511
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%

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

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#7. Honduras

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 542
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.8%

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

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#6. Germany

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 585
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%

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

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#5. Laos

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 680
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.5%

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

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#4. Cambodia

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 920
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.7%

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

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#3. India

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,051
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.4%

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

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#2. Ukraine

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,341
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.9%

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

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#1. Mexico

Spartanburg, SC Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,434
- Percent of foreign born residents: 33.1%

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

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