Biggest sources of immigrants to San Antonio

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October 3, 2021
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Biggest sources of immigrants to San Antonio

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

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 402
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#49. Ireland

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 448
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#48. Italy

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 462
- 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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#47. Lebanon

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 469
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#46. Australia

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 480
- 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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#45. Jordan

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 515
- 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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#44. Ukraine

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 526
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 345,250
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
- #28 most common country of origin

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#43. Argentina

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 537
- 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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#42. Ethiopia

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 552
- 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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#40 (tie). Romania

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 646
- 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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#40 (tie). Bangladesh

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 646
- 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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#39. Egypt

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 667
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#38. France

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 668
- 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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#37. Ecuador

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 675
- 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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#36. Dominican Republic

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 726
- 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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#35. Poland

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 733
- 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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#34. Spain

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 744
- 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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#33. Turkey

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 827
- 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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#32. Burma

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 908
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#31. Jamaica

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 918
- 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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#30. Nicaragua

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 980
- 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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#29. Taiwan

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,012
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#28. Saudi Arabia

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,043
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#27. Brazil

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,124
- 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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#26. Russia

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,159
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#25. Nepal

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,163
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#24. Thailand

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,179
- 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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#23. Pakistan

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,184
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#22. Venezuela

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,219
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#21. Nigeria

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,350
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#20. Peru

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,469
- 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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#19. Japan

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,503
- 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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#18. Afghanistan

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,046
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#17. Iran

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,118
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#16. Panama

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,307
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#15. Colombia

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#14. Iraq

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,612
- 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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#13. Cuba

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,695
- 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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#12. Guatemala

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,905
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#11. United Kingdom

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,990
- 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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#10. Canada

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,288
- 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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#9. South Korea

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,548
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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. Germany

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,213
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#7. China

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,291
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#6. Vietnam

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,470
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,021
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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. Honduras

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,412
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#3. Philippines

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 10,191
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.5%

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

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#2. India

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 10,653
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.7%

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

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 179,658
- Percent of foreign born residents: 61.8%

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

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