Over 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 biggest sources of immigrants to Mississippi using data from the ” u.s. census bureau>. Countries are ranked by the highest number of residents according to 2020 5-year estimates. Keep reading to find out more about the immigrant community in your home state.

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#50. Turkey

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 170
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
– Number of residents: 126,351
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
– #53 most common country of origin

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#49. Bahamas

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 171
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
– Number of residents: 33,643
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
– #104 most common country of origin

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#48. Ukraine

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 178
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
– Number of residents: 358,823
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
– #27 most common country of origin

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#47. Cameroon

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 185
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
– Number of residents: 70,639
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #77 most common country of origin

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#46. Poland

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 188
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
– Number of residents: 411,750
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
– #20 most common country of origin

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#45. Haiti

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 188
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
– Number of residents: 667,432
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
– #14 most common country of origin

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#44. Syria

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 196
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
– Number of residents: 102,884
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #60 most common country of origin

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#43. Argentina

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 208
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
– Number of residents: 193,056
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
– #41 most common country of origin

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#42. Ecuador

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 226
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
– Number of residents: 440,337
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
– #19 most common country of origin

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#41. Costa Rica

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 226
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
– Number of residents: 89,462
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #69 most common country of origin

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#40. Cambodia

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 232
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
– Number of residents: 149,486
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
– #47 most common country of origin

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#39. Saudi Arabia

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 233
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
– Number of residents: 76,837
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #74 most common country of origin

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#38. Ireland

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 239
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
– Number of residents: 122,010
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
– #55 most common country of origin

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#37. Australia

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 242
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
– Number of residents: 96,235
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #65 most common country of origin

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#36. Venezuela

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 245
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
– Number of residents: 394,365
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
– #22 most common country of origin

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#35. Panama

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 247
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
– Number of residents: 101,520
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #61 most common country of origin

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#34. Greece

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 249
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
– Number of residents: 124,428
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
– #54 most common country of origin

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#33. France

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 251
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
– Number of residents: 181,242
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
– #42 most common country of origin

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#32. Iran

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 266
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
– Number of residents: 389,383
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
– #23 most common country of origin

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#31. Nicaragua

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 290
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
– Number of residents: 244,405
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
– #35 most common country of origin

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#30. Netherlands

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 300
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
– Number of residents: 83,275
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #71 most common country of origin

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#29. Spain

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 304
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
– Number of residents: 118,177
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
– #56 most common country of origin

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#28. Ethiopia

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 318
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
– Number of residents: 260,577
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
– #33 most common country of origin

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#27. Jordan

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 333
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
– Number of residents: 83,160
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #72 most common country of origin

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#26. Nepal

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 427
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
– Number of residents: 142,749
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
– #50 most common country of origin

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#25. Russia

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 450
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
– Number of residents: 397,214
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
– #21 most common country of origin

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#24. Brazil

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 463
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
– Number of residents: 474,723
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
– #17 most common country of origin

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#23. South Africa

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 472
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
– Number of residents: 108,650
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #58 most common country of origin

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#22. Pakistan

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 493
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
– Number of residents: 385,873
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
– #24 most common country of origin

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#21. Peru

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 511
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
– Number of residents: 451,666
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
– #18 most common country of origin

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#20. Japan

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 554
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
– Number of residents: 346,149
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
– #28 most common country of origin

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#19. Thailand

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 568
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
National
– Number of residents: 256,436
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
– #34 most common country of origin

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#18. Nigeria

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 631
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
National
– Number of residents: 366,534
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
– #26 most common country of origin

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#17. Taiwan

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 653
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
National
– Number of residents: 378,942
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
– #25 most common country of origin

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#16. El Salvador

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 680
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
– Number of residents: 1,370,579
– Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
– #5 most common country of origin

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#15. Jamaica

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 785
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
National
– Number of residents: 760,486
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
– #13 most common country of origin

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#14. Yemen

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 900
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%
National
– Number of residents: 57,475
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
– #83 most common country of origin

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#13. South Korea

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 903
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%
National
– Number of residents: 1,048,588
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
– #9 most common country of origin

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#12. Colombia

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 923
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%
National
– Number of residents: 792,579
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
– #12 most common country of origin

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#11. Cuba

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 1,004
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
National
– Number of residents: 1,314,570
– Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%
– #7 most common country of origin

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#10. Dominican Republic

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 1,226
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
National
– Number of residents: 1,125,208
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%
– #8 most common country of origin

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#9. Canada

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 1,294
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
National
– Number of residents: 817,885
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
– #11 most common country of origin

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#8. Germany

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 1,831
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%
National
– Number of residents: 549,073
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
– #16 most common country of origin

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#7. Honduras

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 2,346
– Percent of foreign born residents: 3.4%
National
– Number of residents: 649,209
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
– #15 most common country of origin

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#6. Guatemala

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 3,050
– Percent of foreign born residents: 4.4%
National
– Number of residents: 964,528
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
– #10 most common country of origin

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#5. China

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 3,243
– Percent of foreign born residents: 4.7%
National
– Number of residents: 2,184,189
– Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%
– #3 most common country of origin

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#4. Vietnam

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 3,890
– Percent of foreign born residents: 5.6%
National
– Number of residents: 1,354,391
– Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
– #6 most common country of origin

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#3. Philippines

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 4,276
– Percent of foreign born residents: 6.2%
National
– Number of residents: 1,967,140
– Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%
– #4 most common country of origin

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#2. India

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 4,746
– Percent of foreign born residents: 6.9%
National
– Number of residents: 2,618,558
– Percent of foreign born residents: 5.9%
– #2 most common country of origin

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#1. Mexico

Mississippi
– Number of residents: 20,393
– Percent of foreign born residents: 29.5%
National
– Number of residents: 10,924,662
– Percent of foreign born residents: 24.8%
– #1 most common country of origin