Biggest sources of immigrants to Albuquerque

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August 11, 2021
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Albuquerque

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 Albuquerque come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Albuquerque 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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#49 (tie). Hong Kong

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 231,275
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #36 most common country of origin

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#49 (tie). Laos

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#48. Chile

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 142
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 98,945
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #61 most common country of origin

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#47. Lebanon

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 144
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 121,697
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #52 most common country of origin

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#46. Austria

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 146
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#45. Australia

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 150
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#44. Cameroon

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 152
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 60,120
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #80 most common country of origin

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#43. Romania

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 159
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 162,046
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #45 most common country of origin

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#42. Haiti

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 166
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#41. Poland

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 190
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#40. Ukraine

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 191
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#39. Nicaragua

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 193
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#38. Honduras

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 195
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#37. Turkey

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 210
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#36. Bangladesh

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 212
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#35. Dominican Republic

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 225
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#34. Afghanistan

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 227
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#33. South Africa

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 231
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#32. Argentina

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 249
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#31. Bolivia

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 276
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 78,927
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #72 most common country of origin

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#30. Venezuela

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 291
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#29. France

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 297
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#28. Italy

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 308
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#27. Nepal

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 309
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#26. Ecuador

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 320
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#25. Brazil

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 331
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#24. Thailand

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 356
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#23. Pakistan

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 376
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#22. Guatemala

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 385
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#21. El Salvador

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 387
- 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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#20. Russia

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 421
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#19. Taiwan

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 440
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#18. Spain

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 457
- 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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#17. Peru

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 464
- 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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#16. Democratic Republic of Congo

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 507
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#15. Nigeria

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 516
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#14. Iraq

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 536
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#13. Japan

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 705
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#12. Iran

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 900
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

National
- Number of residents: 382,260
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #23 most common country of origin

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#11. Colombia

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 935
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#10. South Korea

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,041
- 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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#9. Canada

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,148
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#8. United Kingdom

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,482
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#7. Germany

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,537
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#6. Cuba

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,608
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#5. India

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,010
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

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

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#4. China

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,053
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

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

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#3. Philippines

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,161
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%

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

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#2. Vietnam

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,479
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.3%

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

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#1. Mexico

Albuquerque, NM Metro Area
- Number of residents: 47,393
- Percent of foreign born residents: 58.1%

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

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