Biggest sources of immigrants to Waco

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Waco

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 Waco come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Waco 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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#49. Denmark

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 18
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 30,192
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #108 most common country of origin

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#49. Bulgaria

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 18
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 69,765
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #75 most common country of origin

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#49. Sweden

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 18
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 47,286
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #85 most common country of origin

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#47. North Macedonia (Macedonia)

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 20
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 26,292
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #111 most common country of origin

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#46. Poland

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 21
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 410,841
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
- #21 most common country of origin

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#44 (tie). Chile

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 22
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 98,945
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #61 most common country of origin

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#44 (tie). Jordan

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 22
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 81,155
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #71 most common country of origin

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#42 (tie). Portugal

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 23
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 171,118
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #44 most common country of origin

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#42 (tie). Indonesia

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 23
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 96,229
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #62 most common country of origin

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#41. France

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 24
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#39. Malaysia

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 25
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#39. Brazil

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 25
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#39. Egypt

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 25
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#37. Laos

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 26
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#36. Ethiopia

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 27
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#35. Sri Lanka

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 30
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#34. Austria

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 31
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 43,103
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #92 most common country of origin

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#33. South Africa

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 32
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 104,022
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #56 most common country of origin

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#32. Japan

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 33
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#31. Zimbabwe

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 34
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 24,144
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #114 most common country of origin

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#30. Peru

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 37
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#29. Russia

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 40
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#28. Cambodia

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 44
- 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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#27. Panama

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 52
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#26. Burma

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 53
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#24 (tie). Australia

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 54
- 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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#24 (tie). Liberia

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 54
- 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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#23. Italy

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 64
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#22. Ecuador

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 71
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#21. Thailand

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 72
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 255,345
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
- #32 most common country of origin

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#20. Iran

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

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

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#19. Romania

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 101
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 162,046
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #45 most common country of origin

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#18. Venezuela

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 122
- 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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#17. Bangladesh

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 141
- 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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#16. Cuba

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 147
- 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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#15. Colombia

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 151
- 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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#14. Honduras

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 178
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#13. United Kingdom

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 221
- 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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#12. Guatemala

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 243
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#11. India

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 260
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#10. Pakistan

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 302
- 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. Nigeria

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 303
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#8. Vietnam

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 313
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#7. South Korea

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 347
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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. Philippines

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 360
- 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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#5. Germany

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 375
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#4. China

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 410
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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. Canada

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 478
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

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#2. El Salvador

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 486
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

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#1. Mexico

Waco, TX Metro Area
- Number of residents: 15,573
- Percent of foreign born residents: 70.5%

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

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