Biggest sources of immigrants to South Dakota

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August 22, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to South Dakota

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 South Dakota 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. Lebanon

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 87
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
- Number of residents: 127,239
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #52 most common country of origin

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#49. Ghana

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 104
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 180,675
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #43 most common country of origin

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#48. Switzerland

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 104
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 38,335
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #97 most common country of origin

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#47. Brazil

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 105
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 474,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
- #17 most common country of origin

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#46. Saudi Arabia

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 107
- 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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#45. Peru

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 108
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 451,666
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #18 most common country of origin

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#44. Colombia

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 109
- 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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#43. Argentina

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 116
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 193,056
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #41 most common country of origin

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#42. Ecuador

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 120
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 440,337
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
- #19 most common country of origin

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#41. Cambodia

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 120
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 149,486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #47 most common country of origin

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#40. Hong Kong

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 122
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
- Number of residents: 232,202
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #38 most common country of origin

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#39. Afghanistan

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 126
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 111,234
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #57 most common country of origin

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#38. Haiti

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 667,432
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #14 most common country of origin

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#37. Pakistan

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 155
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 385,873
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #24 most common country of origin

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#36. Netherlands

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 157
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
- Number of residents: 83,275
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #71 most common country of origin

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#35. Republic of the Congo

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 171
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 31,671
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #109 most common country of origin

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#34. Jamaica

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 173
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 760,486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
- #13 most common country of origin

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#33. Bosnia and Herzegovina

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 179
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 102,942
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #59 most common country of origin

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#32. Russia

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 182
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 397,214
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #21 most common country of origin

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#31. Croatia

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 189
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
- Number of residents: 37,645
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #99 most common country of origin

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#30. Cuba

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 194
- 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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#29. Laos

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 198
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
- Number of residents: 179,004
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #44 most common country of origin

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#28. Kenya

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 241
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 145,272
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #49 most common country of origin

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#27. Japan

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 244
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
- Number of residents: 346,149
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #28 most common country of origin

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#26. Uganda

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 270
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 33,527
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #106 most common country of origin

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#25. Honduras

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 283
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
- Number of residents: 649,209
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #15 most common country of origin

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#24. Egypt

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 299
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
National
- Number of residents: 202,049
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #40 most common country of origin

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#23. Iraq

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 340
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
- Number of residents: 229,309
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #39 most common country of origin

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#22. Dominican Republic

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 341
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
- Number of residents: 1,125,208
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%
- #8 most common country of origin

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#21. Sudan

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 350
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
- Number of residents: 52,433
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #86 most common country of origin

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#20. South Africa

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 352
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
- Number of residents: 108,650
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #58 most common country of origin

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#19. Somalia

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 427
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
National
- Number of residents: 96,898
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #63 most common country of origin

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#18. Vietnam

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 511
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
National
- Number of residents: 1,354,391
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #6 most common country of origin

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#17. Democratic Republic of the Congo

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 589
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
National
- Number of residents: 50,221
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #88 most common country of origin

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#16. Germany

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 661
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
National
- Number of residents: 549,073
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
- #16 most common country of origin

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#15. Nepal

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 742
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%
National
- Number of residents: 142,749
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #50 most common country of origin

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#14. Burma

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 783
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
National
- Number of residents: 147,834
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #48 most common country of origin

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#13. Thailand

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 957
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%
National
- Number of residents: 256,436
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #34 most common country of origin

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#12. China

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 1,114
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.2%
National
- Number of residents: 2,184,189
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%
- #3 most common country of origin

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#11. Canada

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 1,167
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.3%
National
- Number of residents: 817,885
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
- #11 most common country of origin

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#10. South Korea

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 1,208
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.5%
National
- Number of residents: 1,048,588
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
- #9 most common country of origin

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#9. India

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 1,233
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.5%
National
- Number of residents: 2,618,558
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.9%
- #2 most common country of origin

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#8. Liberia

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 1,249
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.6%
National
- Number of residents: 92,283
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #68 most common country of origin

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#7. Eritrea

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 1,319
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.8%
National
- Number of residents: 49,710
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #89 most common country of origin

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#6. Philippines

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 1,346
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.9%
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. Ukraine

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 1,440
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.1%
National
- Number of residents: 358,823
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #27 most common country of origin

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#4. El Salvador

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 1,464
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.2%
National
- Number of residents: 1,370,579
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
- #5 most common country of origin

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#3. Guatemala

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 2,208
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.3%
National
- Number of residents: 964,528
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
- #10 most common country of origin

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#2. Ethiopia

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 2,357
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.8%
National
- Number of residents: 260,577
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #33 most common country of origin

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#1. Mexico

South Dakota
- Number of residents: 3,635
- Percent of foreign born residents: 10.4%
National
- Number of residents: 10,924,662
- Percent of foreign born residents: 24.8%
- #1 most common country of origin

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