What countries are the biggest sources of immigrants to Florida?

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — 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.

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 biggest sources of immigrants to Florida using data from the U.S. Census Bureau:

50. Turkey

Florida

  • Number of residents: 9,422
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National

  • Number of residents: 119,380
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
  • #54 most common country of origin

49. Nigeria

Florida

  • Number of residents: 9,656
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National

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

48. Portugal

Florida

  • Number of residents: 9,784
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National

  • Number of residents: 171,118
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
  • #44 most common country of origin

47. Iran

Florida

  • Number of residents: 10,003
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National

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

46. Japan

Florida

  • Number of residents: 10,054
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National

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

45. Greece

Florida

  • Number of residents: 10,322
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%

National

  • Number of residents: 129,765
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
  • #51 most common country of origin

44. Bangladesh

Florida

  • Number of residents: 10,606
  • 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

43. Egypt

Florida

  • Number of residents: 11,144
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National

  • Number of residents: 191,452
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
  • #40 most common country of origin

42. South Africa

Florida

  • Number of residents: 11,397
  • 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

41. Bolivia

Florida

  • Number of residents: 11,406
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National

  • Number of residents: 78,927
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
  • #72 most common country of origin

40. Romania

Florida

  • Number of residents: 12,450
  • 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

39. Uruguay

Florida

  • Number of residents: 12,485
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National

  • Number of residents: 46,635
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
  • #88 most common country of origin

38. Thailand

Florida

  • Number of residents: 12,561
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National

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

37. Pakistan

Florida

  • Number of residents: 13,410
  • 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
  1. Israel
    Florida
  • Number of residents: 14,038
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%

National

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

35. Costa Rica

Florida

  • Number of residents: 15,806
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National

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

34. Ukraine

Florida

  • Number of residents: 17,130
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National

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

33. Bahamas

Florida

  • Number of residents: 18,257
  • 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

32. France

Florida

  • Number of residents: 18,481
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National

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

31. Spain

Florida

  • Number of residents: 20,438
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National

  • Number of residents: 115,113
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
  • #55 most common country of origin

30. Panama

Florida

  • Number of residents: 20,912
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National

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

29. Chile

Florida

  • Number of residents: 21,796
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National

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

28. South Korea

Florida

  • Number of residents: 22,037
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National

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

27. Poland

Florida

  • Number of residents: 22,420
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National

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

26. Russia

Florida

  • Number of residents: 25,730
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National

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

25. Italy

Florida

  • Number of residents: 30,354
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National

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

24. Guyana

Florida

  • Number of residents: 33,132
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National

  • Number of residents: 271,092
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
  • #31 most common country of origin

23. Trinidad and Tobago

Florida

  • Number of residents: 44,284
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

National

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

22. El Salvador

Florida

  • Number of residents: 47,579
  • 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

21. Ecuador

Florida

  • Number of residents: 52,352
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

National

  • Number of residents: 438,474
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
  • #19 most common country of origin

20. Vietnam

Florida

  • Number of residents: 54,072
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

National

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

19. China

Florida

  • Number of residents: 54,625
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

National

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

18. Germany

Florida

  • Number of residents: 55,289
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

National

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

17. Argentina

Florida

  • Number of residents: 56,084
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

National

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

16. United Kingdom

Florida

  • Number of residents: 80,368
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

National

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

15. Philippines

Florida

  • Number of residents: 81,574
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

National

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

14. Guatemala

Florida

  • Number of residents: 83,057
  • 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

13. India

Florida

  • Number of residents: 87,321
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

National

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

12. Peru

Florida

  • Number of residents: 91,500
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%

National

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

11. Brazil

Florida

  • Number of residents: 96,409
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

National

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

10. Nicaragua

Florida

  • Number of residents: 105,084
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

National

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

9. Honduras

Florida

  • Number of residents: 105,098
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%

National

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

8. Canada

Florida

  • Number of residents: 112,027
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%

National

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

7. Dominican Republic

Florida

  • Number of residents: 129,438
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%

National

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

6. Venezuela

Florida

  • Number of residents: 185,696
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 4.3%

National

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

5. Jamaica

Florida

  • Number of residents: 217,283
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 5.0%

National

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

4. Mexico

Florida

  • Number of residents: 266,547
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 6.2%

National

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

3. Colombia

Florida

  • Number of residents: 271,978
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 6.3%

National

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

2. Haiti

Florida

  • Number of residents: 334,691
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 7.7%

National

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

1. Cuba

Florida

  • Number of residents: 989,271
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 22.9%

National

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

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