Biggest sources of immigrants to Sioux Falls

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Sioux Falls

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

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 110
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#29. Japan

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 114
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#28. United Kingdom

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 115
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#27. Afghanistan

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 117
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National
- Number of residents: 101,548
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #59 most common country of origin

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#26. Iraq

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 138
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

National
- Number of residents: 225,038
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #38 most common country of origin

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#25. Cambodia

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 141
- 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. Somalia

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 147
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

National
- Number of residents: 98,966
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #60 most common country of origin

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#23. Kenya

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 156
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#22. Egypt

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 158
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#21. Uganda

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 226
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

National
- Number of residents: 31,366
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #105 most common country of origin

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#20. Philippines

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 231
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#19. Laos

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 234
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#18. China

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 244
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#17. Congo

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 267
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

National
- Number of residents: 30,496
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #106 most common country of origin

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#16. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 280
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#15. Ukraine

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 284
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#14. South Korea

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 326
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#13. Canada

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 328
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#12. Vietnam

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 338
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#11. Croatia

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 341
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

National
- Number of residents: 37,176
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #97 most common country of origin

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#10. Sudan

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 379
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

National
- Number of residents: 46,716
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #87 most common country of origin

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#9. Democratic Republic of Congo

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 396
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

National
- Number of residents: 43,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #91 most common country of origin

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#8. India

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 479
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%

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

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#7. Eritrea

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 670
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.2%

National
- Number of residents: 45,119
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #90 most common country of origin

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#6. El Salvador

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 812
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.1%

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

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#5. Nepal

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 829
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.2%

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

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#4. Guatemala

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 872
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.5%

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

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#3. Liberia

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,085
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.8%

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

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#2. Mexico

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,089
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.8%

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

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#1. Ethiopia

Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,877
- Percent of foreign born residents: 11.8%

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

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