Biggest sources of immigrants to Norfolk

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Norfolk

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 Norfolk come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Norfolk 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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#43. Colombia

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 0
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%

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

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#43. Ecuador

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 0
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%

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

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#43. Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 0
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%

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

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#43. Bangladesh

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 0
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%

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

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#43. India

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 0
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%

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

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#43. Brazil

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 0
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%

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

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#43. Romania

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 0
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%

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

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#43. Russia

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 0
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%

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

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#43. Moldova

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 0
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%

National
- Number of residents: 45,661
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #89 most common country of origin

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#43. North Macedonia (Macedonia)

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 0
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%

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

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#43. Iran

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 0
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%

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

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#43. Lithuania

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 0
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%

National
- Number of residents: 32,826
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #104 most common country of origin

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#43. Latvia

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 0
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%

National
- Number of residents: 23,372
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #115 most common country of origin

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#43. Poland

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 0
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%

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

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#43. Afghanistan

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 0
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%

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

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#35. Somalia

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 1
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%

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

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#34. Japan

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 2
- 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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#32 (tie). Ethiopia

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 3
- 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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#32 (tie). United Kingdom

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 3
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#31. Ukraine

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 5
- 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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#29. Sudan

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 6
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#29. Serbia

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 6
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 37,570
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #96 most common country of origin

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#29. Kenya

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 6
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#26. Uganda

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 7
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 31,366
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #105 most common country of origin

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#26. Grenada

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 7
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 34,782
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #99 most common country of origin

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#26. Netherlands

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 7
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#24. Canada

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 9
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#23. Spain

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 10
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 115,113
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #55 most common country of origin

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#21 (tie). Haiti

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 11
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 672,655
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
- #15 most common country of origin

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#21 (tie). Chile

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 11
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#20. Nicaragua

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 12
- 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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#19. Germany

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 13
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#18. Israel

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 14
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
- Number of residents: 135,672
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
- #50 most common country of origin

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#17. Hong Kong

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 15
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#16. South Africa

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 17
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#15. Nepal

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 20
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#14. Vietnam

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 23
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#13. Pakistan

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 25
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#12. Indonesia

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 28
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

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#11. Peru

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 31
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#9 (tie). El Salvador

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 37
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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

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#9 (tie). South Korea

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 37
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

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. China

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 58
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

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. Philippines

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 64
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#6. Thailand

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 67
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

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

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#5. Honduras

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 105
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.7%

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

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#4. Guatemala

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 157
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.6%

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

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#3. Burma

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 184
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.5%

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

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 384
- Percent of foreign born residents: 13.7%

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

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#1. Mexico

Norfolk, NE Micro Area
- Number of residents: 1,392
- Percent of foreign born residents: 49.5%

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

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