Biggest sources of immigrants to Wausau

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April 21, 2022
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Biggest sources of immigrants to Wausau

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

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4
- 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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#49 (tie). Denmark

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 4
- 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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#47 (tie). Honduras

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#47 (tie). Egypt

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 5
- 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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#45 (tie). Trinidad and Tobago

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 230,035
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
- #37 most common country of origin

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#45 (tie). Armenia

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 6
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

National
- Number of residents: 86,804
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
- #68 most common country of origin

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#42 (tie). Austria

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 7
- 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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#42 (tie). Jordan

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 7
- 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). Peru

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 7
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#42 (tie). El Salvador

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 7
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#40. Italy

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 8
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%

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

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#38. Syria

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 9
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#38. Chile

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 9
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#38. Venezuela

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 9
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#35. Ecuador

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 10
- 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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#35. Brazil

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 10
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#35. Fiji

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 10
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 47,004
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #86 most common country of origin

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#33. Hungary

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 11
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National
- Number of residents: 65,873
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #77 most common country of origin

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#32. Costa Rica

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 13
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

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

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#31. Argentina

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 14
- 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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#29 (tie). Malaysia

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 16
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#29 (tie). Indonesia

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 16
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

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#28. Poland

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 18
- 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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#27. Sweden

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 21
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#26. Cambodia

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 22
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#24 (tie). Dominican Republic

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 23
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#24 (tie). Panama

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 23
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

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#22 (tie). Nicaragua

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 25
- 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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#22 (tie). Kazakhstan

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 25
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
- Number of residents: 30,388
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #107 most common country of origin

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#21. United Kingdom

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 28
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#20. Colombia

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 29
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

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#19. Nigeria

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 30
- 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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#18. Romania

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 32
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#17. Japan

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 33
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

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#16. Singapore

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 35
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
- Number of residents: 34,014
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
- #101 most common country of origin

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#15. Ukraine

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 41
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

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#14. Switzerland

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 50
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#13. Russia

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 53
- Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

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#12. Netherlands

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 60
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#11. Philippines

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 62
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

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#10. South Korea

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 104
- Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

National
- Number of residents: 1,044,634
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
- #9 most common country of origin

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#9. France

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 128
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

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#8. Vietnam

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 130
- Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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. Germany

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 192
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.4%

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

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#6. Canada

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 194
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.5%

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

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#5. China

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 212
- Percent of foreign born residents: 3.8%

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

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#4. India

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 252
- Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%

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

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#3. Thailand

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 868
- Percent of foreign born residents: 15.4%

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

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#2. Mexico

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,236
- Percent of foreign born residents: 22.0%

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

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#1. Laos

Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area
- Number of residents: 1,412
- Percent of foreign born residents: 25.1%

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

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