Biggest sources of immigrants to Lubbock

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Lubbock

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 Lubbock come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Lubbock 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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#30. Jamaica

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 79
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#29. Peru

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 87
- 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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#28. Sudan

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 89
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#27. Taiwan

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 107
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#26. Saudi Arabia

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 113
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#25. Japan

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 120
- 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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#24. Guatemala

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 150
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#23. Lebanon

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 159
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#22. Venezuela

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 169
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#21. Iran

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 174
- 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 (tie). Cuba

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 186
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#19 (tie). Pakistan

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 186
- 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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#18. Thailand

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 189
- 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. Honduras

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 210
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#16. Kenya

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 230
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#15. South Korea

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 256
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#14. Germany

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 274
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#13. United Kingdom

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 289
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#12. Cameroon

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 339
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#11. Bangladesh

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 365
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#10. Sri Lanka

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 377
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#9. Nigeria

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 380
- 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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#8. Canada

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 401
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#7. Colombia

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 421
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#6. Vietnam

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 528
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.8%

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

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#5. El Salvador

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 632
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.4%

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

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#4. India

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 651
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.5%

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

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#3. Philippines

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 761
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.1%

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

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#2. China

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,021
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.5%

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

Lubbock, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 7,532
- 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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