Biggest sources of immigrants to Austin

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Austin

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

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 680
- 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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#49. Italy

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 701
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#48. Indonesia

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 702
- 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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#47. Afghanistan

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 715
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#46. Kenya

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 740
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#45. Argentina

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 753
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#44. Costa Rica

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 765
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 88,084
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #66 most common country of origin

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#43. Dominican Republic

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 785
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#42. Australia

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 800
- 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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#41. Spain

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 812
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#40. Ireland

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 818
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 121,469
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #53 most common country of origin

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#39. Turkey

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 860
- 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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#38. Lebanon

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 869
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#37. Ukraine

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 908
- 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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#36. South Africa

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 933
- 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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#35. Morocco

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,011
- 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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#34. Malaysia

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,045
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#33. Hong Kong

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,090
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#32. Bangladesh

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,095
- 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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#31. Ghana

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,146
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#30. Panama

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,165
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 103,299
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #58 most common country of origin

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#29. Nicaragua

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,299
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#28. Thailand

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,314
- 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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#27. France

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,428
- 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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#26. Russia

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,591
- 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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#25. Japan

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,764
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#24. Peru

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,971
- 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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#23. Ethiopia

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,188
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#22. Nepal

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,204
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#21. Brazil

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,327
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#20. Venezuela

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,381
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#19. Colombia

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,401
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#18. Iraq

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,826
- 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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#17. Nigeria

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,921
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#16. Taiwan

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,986
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#15. Iran

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,448
- 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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#14. Pakistan

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,711
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#13. Germany

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,771
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#12. Guatemala

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,963
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#11. Philippines

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,057
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#10. United Kingdom

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,640
- 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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#9. Canada

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,065
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#8. Cuba

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,469
- 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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#7. South Korea

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,635
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#6. El Salvador

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,712
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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. Honduras

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,882
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.8%

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

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#4. China

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 10,944
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.4%

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. Vietnam

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 11,390
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.6%

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

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#2. India

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 32,145
- Percent of foreign born residents: 10.0%

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

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#1. Mexico

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 134,557
- Percent of foreign born residents: 41.9%

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

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