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Biggest sources of immigrants to Phoenix

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Published: May. 29, 2022 at 12:12 PM MST
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PHOENIX (Stacker) - 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 sometime 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 Phoenix come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by the highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Phoenix as of 2019′s five-year estimates. Keep reading to find out more about the immigrant community in your home city.

#50. Ukraine

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,335-
  • 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

#49. Indonesia

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,346
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.2%

National

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

#48. Argentina

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,361
  • 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

#47. Nicaragua

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,406
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.2%

National

  • Number of residents: 251,913
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
  • #33 most common country of origin

#46. Saudi Arabia

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,414
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.2%

National

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

#45. Eritrea

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,417
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.2%

National

  • Number of residents: 45,119
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.1%
  • #90 most common country of origin

#44. Ecuador

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,462
  • 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

#43. Jamaica

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,477
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.2%

National

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

#42. Kuwait

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,535
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.2%

National

  • Number of residents: 33,788
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.1%
  • #102 most common country of origin

#41. Netherlands

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,584
  • 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

#40. Syria

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,595
  • 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

#39. Bangladesh

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,654
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.2%

National

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

#38. Hong Kong

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,679
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.2%

National

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

#37. Israel

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,691
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.2%

National

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

#36. Bulgaria

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,705
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.3%

National

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

#35. Venezuela

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,713
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.3%

National

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

#34. Afghanistan

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,744
  • 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

#33. Pakistan

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,805
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.3%

National

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

#32. Kenya

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,812
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.3%

National

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

#31. Ethiopia

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,968
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.3%

National

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

#30. Burma

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 2,041
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National

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

#29. Brazil

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 2,214
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.3%

National

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

#28. South Africa

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 2,219
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.3%

National

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

#27. France

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 2,359
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.3%

National

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

#26. Nigeria

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 2,563
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National

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

#25. Peru

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 2,711
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.4%

National

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

#24. Russia

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 3,074
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.5%

National

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

#23. Thailand

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 3,136
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.5%

National

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

#22. Honduras

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 3,155
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.5%

National

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

#21. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 3,216
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.5%

National

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

#20. Italy

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 3,224
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.5%

National

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

#19. Taiwan

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 3,298
  • 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

#18. Japan

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 3,846
  • 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

#17. Colombia

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 3,897
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.6%

National

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

#16. Poland

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 4,442
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.7%

National

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

#15. Iran

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 5,327
  • 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

#14. Romania

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 5,414
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.8%

National

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

#13. Cuba

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 6,424
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.9%

National

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

#12. El Salvador

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 7,443
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

National

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

#11. South Korea

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 7,661
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 1.1%

National

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

#10. Germany

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 9,211
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 1.4%

National

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

#9. Iraq

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 9,986
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 1.5%

National

  • Number of residents: 225,038
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.5%
  • #38 most common country of origin

#8. United Kingdom

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 11,905
  • 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

#7. Guatemala

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 12,633
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 1.9%

National

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

#6. Vietnam

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 16,708
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 2.5%

National

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

#5. China

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 17,110
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 2.5%

National

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

#4. Philippines

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 25,333
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 3.7%

National

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

#3. Canada

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 30,520
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 4.5%

National

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

#2. India

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 40,135
  • Percent of foreign-born residents: 5.9%

National

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

#1. Mexico

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

Number of residents: 343,488

Percent of foreign-born residents: 50.4%

National

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

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