Where are people immigrating to Denver from? Census data shows the top 50 countries

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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 Denver come from, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by highest number of foreign-born residents who lived in Denver as of 2019’s five-year estimates.

Keep reading to find out more about the immigrant community in Denver.

#50. Hong Kong

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 881
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

Photo source: Adam Jones, Ph.D. // Wikicommons

#49. Morocco

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 900
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

#48. Chile

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,030
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

#47. Belarus

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,032
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
– Number of residents: 63,642
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
– #78 most common country of origin

Photo source: Evgeniya Uvarova // Shutterstock

#46. Argentina

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,056
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

Photo source: Tupungato // Shutterstock

#45. France

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,059
– 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

Photo source: kirkandmimi // Pixabay

#44. Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,063
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

Photo source: Christopher Michel // Flickr

#43. Sudan

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,102
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

Photo source: MDOGAN // Shutterstock

#42. Somalia

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,117
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

Photo source: Issa Kashala // Shutterstock

#41. Democratic Republic of Congo

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,134
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
– Number of residents: 43,723
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
– #91 most common country of origin

Photo source: Vannrith Va // Unsplash

#40. Cambodia

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,144
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

Photo source: Augustin Lazaroiu // Shutterstock

#39. Romania

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,205
– 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

Photo source: Simon // Pixabay

#38. Australia

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,208
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National
– Number of residents: 92,483
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #64 most common country of origin

#37. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,216
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

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

#36. Afghanistan

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,300
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

#35. Cuba

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,305
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

Photo source: HandmadePictures // Shutterstock

#34. South Africa

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,361
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

Photo source: Creativa Images // Shutterstock

#33. Indonesia

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,388
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

Photo source: Catarina Belova // Shutterstock

#32. Brazil

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,421
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

Photo source: Saqib Rizvi // Shutterstock

#31. Pakistan

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,471
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

Photo source: Photos By Beks // Unsplash

#30. Kenya

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,517
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

Photo source: Cheng Qian // Unsplash

#29. Burma

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,529
– 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

Photo source: OpenUpEd // Flickr

#28. Nigeria

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,709
– 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

Photo source: agchinook // Shutterstock

#27. Venezuela

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 2,024
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

Photo source: Pixabay

#26. Taiwan

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 2,046
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

Photo source: USACE HQ , JIM GORDAN, CIV, USACE // Wikicommons

#25. Iraq

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 2,239
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

Photo source: Jack Bkk // Shutterstock

#24. Thailand

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 2,337
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

Photo source: Pascal Müller // Unsplash

#23. Laos

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 2,377
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

Photo source: Ninara // Wikimedia Commons

#22. Iran

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 2,412
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

Photo source: Unsplash

#21. Ukraine

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 2,449
– 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

Photo source: Alexander Canas Arango // Shutterstock

#20. Colombia

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 2,560
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

Photo source: Nahlik // Shutterstock

#19. Poland

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 2,596
– 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

Photo source: Unsplash

#18. Japan

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 2,783
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

Photo source: Marek Poplawski // Shutterstock

#17. Honduras

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 2,803
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

Photo source: Rjruiziii // Wikicommons

#16. Ghana

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 2,805
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National
– Number of residents: 178,388
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
– #43 most common country of origin

Photo source: Vixit // Shutterstock

#15. Nepal

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 2,941
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

Photo source: Christian Vinces // Shutterstock

#14. Peru

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 3,937
– 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

Photo source: Kobby Dagan // Shutterstock

#13. Guatemala

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 3,945
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

Photo source: Viacheslav Lopatin // Shutterstock

#12. Russia

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 5,021
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

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

Photo source: Max Pixel

#11. Germany

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 6,122
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

Photo source: Joseph Oropel // Shutterstock

#10. Philippines

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 6,377
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

Photo source: JMRAFFi // Wikimedia Commons

#9. El Salvador

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 6,688
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

Photo source: User:Colin // Wikimedia Commons

#8. United Kingdom

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 6,910
– 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

Photo source: Unsplash

#7. Canada

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 8,060
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.3%

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

Photo source: neiljs // Flickr

#6. Ethiopia

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 8,719
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.5%

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

Photo source: Kys951 // Wikimedia Commons

#5. South Korea

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 8,982
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%

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

Photo source: Sean Pavone // Shutterstock

#4. China

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 10,890
– Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%

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

Photo source: Quangpraha // Pixabay

#3. Vietnam

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 15,514
– Percent of foreign born residents: 4.4%

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

Kriangkrai Thitimakorn // Shutterstock

#2. India

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 17,294
– Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%

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

Jakub Hejtmánek // Wikicommons

#1. Mexico

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area
– Number of residents: 142,901
– Percent of foreign born residents: 40.8%

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

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