Biggest sources of immigrants to Wichita

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August 11, 2021
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Wichita

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

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 82
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#49. Jordan

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 83
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 81,155
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #71 most common country of origin

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#48. Turkey

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 95
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#47. Indonesia

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 103
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 96,229
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #62 most common country of origin

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#46. Russia

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 105
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#44 (tie). Haiti

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 106
- 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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#44 (tie). Syria

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 106
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 95,802
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #63 most common country of origin

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#43. Spain

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 115
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#42. Taiwan

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 127
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#41. Peru

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 129
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#40. Sudan

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 130
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#39. Ghana

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 133
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 178,388
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #43 most common country of origin

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#38. Panama

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 134
- 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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#36 (tie). Somalia

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 136
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#36 (tie). Ukraine

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 136
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#34 (tie). Brazil

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 137
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#34 (tie). Morocco

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 137
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#33. South Africa

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 141
- 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. Ethiopia

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 150
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#31. Dominican Republic

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 155
- 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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#30. Netherlands

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 173
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#29. Bangladesh

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 191
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#28. Sri Lanka

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 212
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 52,439
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #83 most common country of origin

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#27. Saudi Arabia

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 223
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 85,000
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #70 most common country of origin

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#26. Egypt

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 241
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#25. Burma

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 292
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 147,573
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #47 most common country of origin

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#24. Malaysia

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 298
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 76,521
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #74 most common country of origin

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#23. Colombia

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 299
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#22. Japan

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 301
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#21. Nigeria

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 342
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#20. Lebanon

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 349
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#19. Honduras

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 352
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#18. China

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 446
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#17. Pakistan

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 452
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#16. Kenya

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 479
- 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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#15. Nepal

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 482
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#14. Thailand

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 545
- 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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#13. Venezuela

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 597
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#12. Germany

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 672
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#11. United Kingdom

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 738
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#10. South Korea

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 755
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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. Guatemala

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 828
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#8. Laos

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 885
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#7. Canada

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 955
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#6. El Salvador

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,053
- 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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#5. Cambodia

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,067
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#4. Philippines

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,430
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%

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

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#3. India

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,795
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.8%

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. Vietnam

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,810
- Percent of foreign born residents: 14.4%

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

Wichita, KS Metro Area
- Number of residents: 19,116
- Percent of foreign born residents: 40.3%

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

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