Biggest sources of immigrants to Johnson City

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Johnson City

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 Johnson City come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Johnson City 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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#20. Iran

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 62
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#19. Romania

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 65
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#18. Thailand

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 66
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#17. Saudi Arabia

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 73
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#15 (tie). Turkey

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 83
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#15 (tie). Ghana

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 83
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#14. Chile

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 112
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#13. Guatemala

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 125
- 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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#12. Honduras

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 127
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#11. Russia

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 155
- 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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#10. Canada

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 172
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%

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

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#9. Germany

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 178
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%

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

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#8. Vietnam

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 194
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%

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

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#7. Philippines

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 195
- 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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#6. Nigeria

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 213
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.2%

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

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#5. South Korea

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 263
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.0%

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

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#4. United Kingdom

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 301
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.6%

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

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#3. India

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 408
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.2%

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. China

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 450
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.9%

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

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#1. Mexico

Johnson City, TN Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,632
- Percent of foreign born residents: 24.9%

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

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