Biggest sources of immigrants to Dallas

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Dallas

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

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,445
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#49. Spain

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,639
- 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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#48. Liberia

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,671
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#47. Romania

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,779
- 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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#46. Dominican Republic

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,792
- 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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#45. Eritrea

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,871
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#44. Hong Kong

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,003
- 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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#43. Malaysia

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,020
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#42. Ecuador

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,224
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#41. Cambodia

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,243
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#40. Jordan

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,262
- 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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#39. Congo

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#37 (tie). Jamaica

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,730
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 741,386
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
- #13 most common country of origin

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#37 (tie). Argentina

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,730
- 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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#36. Nicaragua

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,733
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#35. South Africa

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,845
- 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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#34. Russia

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,353
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#33. Egypt

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,378
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#32. Japan

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,758
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#31. Cameroon

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,939
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#30. Thailand

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,113
- 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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#29. Laos

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,992
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#28. Ghana

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,506
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#27. Iraq

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,586
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#26. Peru

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,662
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#25. Burma

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,723
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#24. Brazil

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,843
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#23. Bangladesh

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 7,592
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#22. Germany

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,011
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#21. Venezuela

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8,375
- 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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#20. Taiwan

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 9,633
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#19. Cuba

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 9,647
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#18. Iran

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 10,807
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#17. Colombia

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 10,955
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#16. Kenya

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 11,897
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#15. Ethiopia

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 12,146
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#14. United Kingdom

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 12,873
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#13. Nepal

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 12,996
- 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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#12. Canada

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 14,710
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#11. Guatemala

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 17,346
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#10. Pakistan

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 19,204
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#9. South Korea

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 23,125
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#8. Honduras

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 24,180
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#7. Philippines

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 26,488
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 27,009
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#5. China

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 31,656
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#4. Vietnam

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 57,704
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.2%

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

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#3. El Salvador

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 62,454
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.6%

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

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#2. India

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 122,883
- Percent of foreign born residents: 9.0%

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

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 614,070
- Percent of foreign born residents: 45.0%

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

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