Most Common Immigrant Origin by U.S. State

For each U.S. state, try to name the countries from which the most foreign-born residents originally came from.
Source: American Community Survey, 2015–2019. Table B05006.
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Alabama
49,052
Mexico
14,035
Guatemala
10,199
India
 
 
California
4,076,121
Mexico
947,130
China
844,794
Philippines
 
 
Florida
989,271
Cuba
334,691
Haiti
271,978
Colombia
 
 
Illinois
640,004
Mexico
159,663
India
127,656
Poland
 
 
Kentucky
32,387
Mexico
12,624
India
10,986
Cuba
 
 
Massachusetts
111,436
China
90,348
Dominican Rep.
75,217
Brazil
 
 
Missouri
42,810
Mexico
21,624
China
20,884
India
 
 
New Hampshire
8,446
Canada
7,888
India
5,546
China
 
 
North Carolina
228,052
Mexico
70,450
India
35,753
Honduras
 
 
Oregon
143,289
Mexico
28,304
China
22,169
Vietnam
 
 
South Dakota
3,326
Mexico
2,059
Ethiopia
1,661
Guatemala
 
 
Vermont
5,261
Canada
2,333
China
1,201
Germany
 
 
Wisconsin
87,124
Mexico
24,617
India
17,562
China
Alaska
19,425
Philippines
4,528
Mexico
3,467
South Korea
 
 
Colorado
225,372
Mexico
22,916
India
22,778
China
 
 
Georgia
246,675
Mexico
96,155
India
42,767
China
 
 
Indiana
103,506
Mexico
29,581
India
26,892
China
 
 
Louisiana
31,749
Honduras
30,398
Mexico
20,114
Vietnam
 
 
Michigan
83,496
Mexico
75,172
India
56,760
Iraq
 
 
Montana
3,992
Canada
2,161
Mexico
1,771
Germany
 
 
New Jersey
256,046
India
175,598
Dominican Rep.
110,192
Mexico
 
 
North Dakota
2,677
Canada
2,644
Mexico
2,246
Philippines
 
 
Pennsylvania
93,185
India
72,575
China
65,409
Dominican Rep.
 
 
Tennessee
91,131
Mexico
22,412
India
15,121
China
 
 
Virginia
109,924
El Salvador
89,861
India
56,607
Mexico
 
 
Wyoming
8,392
Mexico
979
Canada
939
Philippines
Arizona
511,861
Mexico
43,796
India
41,907
Canada
 
 
Connecticut
42,822
India
37,057
Jamaica
27,399
Mexico
 
 
Hawaii
121,295
Philippines
25,265
China
22,875
Japan
 
 
Iowa
42,249
Mexico
11,286
China
9,958
India
 
 
Maine
9,674
Canada
2,953
China
2,190
Philippines
 
 
Minnesota
62,597
Mexico
36,495
Somalia
32,135
India
 
 
Nebraska
47,704
Mexico
9,671
Guatemala
6,673
India
 
 
New Mexico
135,722
Mexico
5,199
Philippines
4,111
China
 
 
Ohio
62,586
India
45,431
Mexico
41,732
China
 
 
Rhode Island
26,239
Dominican Rep.
15,858
Portugal
12,665
Guatemala
 
 
Texas
2,516,737
Mexico
271,377
India
213,358
El Salvador
 
 
Washington
247,181
Mexico
96,872
China
80,324
India
Arkansas
59,271
Mexico
15,086
El Salvador
8,427
India
 
 
Delaware
16,663
Mexico
11,706
India
6,873
China
 
 
Idaho
51,032
Mexico
5,007
Canada
4,183
China
 
 
Kansas
83,132
Mexico
14,141
India
10,434
Vietnam
 
 
Maryland
111,093
El Salvador
62,055
India
56,854
China
 
 
Mississippi
22,419
Mexico
4,786
India
4,388
Vietnam
 
 
Nevada
223,050
Mexico
87,793
Philippines
26,277
El Salvador
 
 
New York
496,813
Dominican Rep.
476,080
China
228,914
Jamaica
 
 
Oklahoma
108,892
Mexico
14,841
Vietnam
9,864
India
 
 
South Carolina
65,766
Mexico
14,286
India
11,096
China
 
 
Utah
103,690
Mexico
9,697
China
8,388
Canada
 
 
West Virginia
2,829
India
2,571
China
2,000
Philippines
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Level 65
Mar 22, 2021
“Korea” is not a country.
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Level ∞
Mar 22, 2021
Fixed
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Level 52
Mar 22, 2021
Interesting Quiz. I just have one Question, what percent of the Iraqi Americans in Michigan live in Dearborn? Because besides there, i do not know another population center in Michigan like that, and I have never met an Iraqi American in Michigan my entire 12 years living here, versus the large amount of Chinese Americans I have met.
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Level 38
Apr 8, 2021
Pretty much the entire Detroit area. One of my friends grew up around there and his high school had a pretty high Chaldean population.
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Level 66
Mar 22, 2021
Not surprised at all that Canada is on there for Arizona, it seems to be a favourite holiday destination here. I hear all these stories about it being 15°C in Phoenix during the winter, and the locals being horrified by the Canadians swimming in outdoor pools and walking around in shorts and a T-shirt.
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Level 74
Mar 25, 2021
Reminds me of childhood summers. Early summer used to be around that temp. and often cloudy or rainy, but all the kids were out in shorts and possibly a t-shirt... Then there were the tourists from South Europe wearing several jackets, thick long pants, hats, gloves and all that.
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Level 84
Mar 23, 2021
Minor nitpick but the # of states column for Ethiopia, China and El Salvador are all one too many.
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Level 61
Apr 9, 2021
Must be in some mythical 51st state.
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Level 57
Mar 23, 2021
Great quiz! I wonder if this includes undocumented immigrants?
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Level 58
Mar 30, 2021
One country says its included in 2 states in the answer, but it looks like its only included in South Dakota. (the second most populous one in SD).
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Level 37
Apr 8, 2021
Darn, all but #2 for Rhode Island! I would not have guessed that...
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Level 72
Apr 8, 2021
New England actually has a large Portuguese population. If I remember my field trips to the New Bedford Whaling Museum accurately, it has a lot to do with seafaring, fishing, whaling, etc. as the region was basically the capital of the fishing world for many decades.
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Level 66
Apr 8, 2021
The one that I didn't get was Ethiopia for South Dakota. I've met Ethiopians in Chicago, and I know that Washington DC has a large Ethiopian population, but I never would've guessed it for South Dakota (since the other two were Mexico and Guatemala I assumed it would be another Latin American country).
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Level 73
Apr 8, 2021
I read an article like 10 years ago about how some of the rural western states were trying out a new sort of homesteading by giving refugees from farming communities free land in order to offset their declining populations. This was before the oil boom, so that program may have been scrapped since, but it would explain why there's an Ethiopian community in South Dakota.
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Level 52
Apr 9, 2021
When I was on vacation in Washington DC, literally every Cab Driver was Ethiopian.
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Level 51
Apr 10, 2021
22/23. Somehow missed Somalis in Minnesota even though I JUST saw a meme about Ilhan Omar before taking this quiz. As a side note, what is it with Somalis and moving to the far north of countries/continents? They're also known for being most prominent in Sweden in Europe. Wynaut settle at a warmer latitude, Somalis?