Biggest sources of immigrants to Salt Lake City

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Salt Lake City

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

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 318
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 46,635
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #88 most common country of origin

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#49. Ethiopia

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 321
- 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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#48. Greece

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 322
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 129,765
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #51 most common country of origin

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#47. Ukraine

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 333
- 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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#46. France

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 337
- 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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#45. Congo

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 359
- 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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#44. Hong Kong

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 387
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 231,275
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #36 most common country of origin

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#43. Dominican Republic

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 416
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 1,118,147
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%
- #8 most common country of origin

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#42. Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 436
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 66,818
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #76 most common country of origin

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#41. Afghanistan

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 478
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#40. Spain

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 495
- 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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#39. Bolivia

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 515
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 78,927
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #72 most common country of origin

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#37 (tie). Indonesia

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 548
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#37 (tie). Australia

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 548
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 92,483
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #64 most common country of origin

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#36. Poland

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 559
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#35. Burma

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 574
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#34. Cuba

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 591
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#33. Cambodia

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 750
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#32. Japan

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 767
- 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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#31. Taiwan

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 778
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#30. Sudan

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 818
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#29. Thailand

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 892
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#28. Netherlands

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 894
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 85,161
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #69 most common country of origin

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#27. Ecuador

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 905
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#26. Russia

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 917
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#25. Pakistan

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 969
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#24. Honduras

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,029
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#23. Laos

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,150
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#22. Chile

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,226
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#21. Iran

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,249
- 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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#20. Nepal

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,311
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#19. Iraq

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,346
- 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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#18. Somalia

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,447
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

National
- Number of residents: 98,966
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #60 most common country of origin

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#17. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,482
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

National
- Number of residents: 103,938
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #57 most common country of origin

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#16. Argentina

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,671
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

National
- Number of residents: 194,435
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
- #39 most common country of origin

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#15. Germany

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,238
- 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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#14. Guatemala

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,380
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%

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

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#13. United Kingdom

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,523
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

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#12. South Korea

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,532
- 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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#11. Colombia

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,678
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#10. Brazil

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 2,768
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

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#9. Venezuela

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,067
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#8. Philippines

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,114
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#7. Peru

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,146
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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

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#6. El Salvador

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,445
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#5. Canada

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 3,758
- 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. China

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4,909
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.3%

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

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#3. Vietnam

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5,183
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.5%

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

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#2. India

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6,359
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.3%

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

Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area
- Number of residents: 55,041
- Percent of foreign born residents: 37.0%

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

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