Biggest sources of immigrants to Midland

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Midland

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

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 73
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 271,092
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #31 most common country of origin

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#19. United Kingdom

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 75
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#17 (tie). Panama

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 98
- 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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#17 (tie). Nicaragua

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 98
- 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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#16. Ethiopia

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 113
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#15. Kenya

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 177
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#14. Germany

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 185
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#13. Peru

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

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

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#12. South Korea

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 256
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#11. Vietnam

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 295
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#10. Philippines

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 354
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#9. India

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 355
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#8. China

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 467
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#7. Nigeria

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 535
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#6. Jamaica

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 564
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#5. Canada

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 578
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

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

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#4. El Salvador

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 590
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

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

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#3. Burma

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 673
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%

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

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#2. Cuba

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,061
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%

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

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#1. Mexico

Midland, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 15,333
- Percent of foreign born residents: 65.7%

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

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