Biggest sources of immigrants to Richmond

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Richmond

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 Richmond come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Richmond 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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#48 (tie). Moldova

Richmond-Berea, KY 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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#48 (tie). Senegal

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 0
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.0%

National
- Number of residents: 26,122
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #112 most common country of origin

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#48 (tie). North Macedonia (Macedonia)

Richmond-Berea, KY 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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#48 (tie). Lithuania

Richmond-Berea, KY 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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#46. Ethiopia

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 5
- 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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#45. Ecuador

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 6
- 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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#44. Haiti

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 7
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#42 (tie). Switzerland

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 8
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
- Number of residents: 37,943
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #95 most common country of origin

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#42 (tie). Romania

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 8
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#41. Netherlands

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 9
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#39 (tie). Burma

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 11
- 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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#39 (tie). Bahamas

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 11
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 33,698
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #103 most common country of origin

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#38. Argentina

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 12
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#37. Vietnam

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 13
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#35. Brazil

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 14
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#35. Cuba

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 14
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#35. Ireland

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 14
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#33. Morocco

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 15
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 78,439
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #73 most common country of origin

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#31. Honduras

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 18
- 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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#31. Jamaica

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 18
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#31. Venezuela

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 18
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#28 (tie). Zimbabwe

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 20
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#28 (tie). Poland

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 20
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#26 (tie). Ukraine

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 22
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#26 (tie). Thailand

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 22
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

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#25. Jordan

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 23
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#23 (tie). Lebanon

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 24
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#23 (tie). Taiwan

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 24
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#22. Syria

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 25
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

National
- Number of residents: 95,802
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #63 most common country of origin

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#21. Iran

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 29
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#20. Nigeria

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 30
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#18 (tie). Russia

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 31
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#18 (tie). France

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 31
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#16 (tie). South Korea

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 32
- 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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#16 (tie). Afghanistan

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 32
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

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#15. Latvia

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 36
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

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#14. Canada

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 39
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

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#13. Uzbekistan

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 46
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

National
- Number of residents: 62,517
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #79 most common country of origin

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#12. Germany

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 47
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

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#11. United Kingdom

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 53
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

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

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#10. Guatemala

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 73
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%

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

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#9. South Africa

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 75
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.8%

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

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#7 (tie). Sri Lanka

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 78
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%

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

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#7 (tie). Kenya

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 78
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%

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

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#6. Japan

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 121
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.6%

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

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#5. India

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 140
- Percent of foreign born residents: 5.3%

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

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#4. China

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 173
- Percent of foreign born residents: 6.5%

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

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#3. Philippines

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 266
- Percent of foreign born residents: 10.0%

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. Saudi Arabia

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 280
- Percent of foreign born residents: 10.5%

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

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#1. Mexico

Richmond-Berea, KY Micro Area
- Number of residents: 537
- Percent of foreign born residents: 20.2%

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

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