Biggest sources of immigrants to Amarillo

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Amarillo

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

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 28
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#48 (tie). Japan

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 29
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#48 (tie). Argentina

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 29
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#46 (tie). Barbados

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 30
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 54,231
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #81 most common country of origin

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#46 (tie). Australia

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 30
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#45. Kazakhstan

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 31
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 30,388
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #107 most common country of origin

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#44. France

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 32
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#43. Hong Kong

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 34
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#42. Eritrea

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 37
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#41. Bangladesh

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 39
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#40. Sudan

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 42
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#39. Ethiopia

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 51
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#38. Nepal

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 53
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#37. Pakistan

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 54
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#35. Spain

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 57
- 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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#35. Greece

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 57
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 129,765
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #51 most common country of origin

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#35. Serbia

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 57
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 37,570
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #96 most common country of origin

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#33. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 63
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#32. Nigeria

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 77
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#31. Poland

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 78
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#30. Colombia

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 92
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#29. Brazil

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 106
- 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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#28. Ecuador

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 116
- 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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#27. Malaysia

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 118
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#26. Liberia

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 119
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#25. Russia

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 125
- 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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#24. Congo

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 131
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#23. Venezuela

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 154
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#22. Guatemala

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 164
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#21. Germany

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 183
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#20. Canada

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 184
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#19. South Korea

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 195
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#18. Democratic Republic of Congo

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 219
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#17. Cuba

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 240
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#16. China

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 248
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#15. Taiwan

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 252
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#14. United Kingdom

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 262
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#13. Honduras

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 328
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#12. Iraq

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 338
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#11. Kenya

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 358
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#10. Iran

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 427
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#9. Somalia

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 447
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#8. India

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 520
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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. El Salvador

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 596
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#6. Philippines

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 636
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#5. Laos

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 803
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%

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

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#4. Thailand

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 896
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.4%

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

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#3. Burma

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 986
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.8%

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

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#2. Vietnam

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,240
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.8%

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

Amarillo, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 13,235
- Percent of foreign born residents: 50.9%

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

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