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 Rhode Island 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. Spain

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 347
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
– Number of residents: 118,177
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
– #56 most common country of origin

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#49. Ghana

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 351
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
National
– Number of residents: 180,675
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
– #43 most common country of origin

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#48. Hong Kong

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 375
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
– Number of residents: 232,202
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
– #38 most common country of origin

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#47. Chile

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 381
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
– Number of residents: 100,875
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #62 most common country of origin

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#46. Trinidad and Tobago

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 406
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
– Number of residents: 233,024
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
– #37 most common country of origin

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#45. Egypt

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 436
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
– Number of residents: 202,049
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
– #40 most common country of origin

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#44. Honduras

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 504
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
National
– Number of residents: 649,209
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
– #15 most common country of origin

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#43. Dominica

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 530
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
– Number of residents: 33,455
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
– #107 most common country of origin

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#42. Venezuela

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 547
– 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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#41. Romania

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 550
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
– Number of residents: 163,817
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
– #46 most common country of origin

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#40. Taiwan

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 556
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
– Number of residents: 378,942
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
– #25 most common country of origin

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#39. Pakistan

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 568
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
– Number of residents: 385,873
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
– #24 most common country of origin

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#38. France

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 569
– 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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#37. Senegal

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 622
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
– Number of residents: 27,838
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
– #113 most common country of origin

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#36. Cuba

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 622
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
– Number of residents: 1,314,570
– Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%
– #7 most common country of origin

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#35. Peru

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 640
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
National
– Number of residents: 451,666
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
– #18 most common country of origin

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#34. Ecuador

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 681
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
– Number of residents: 440,337
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
– #19 most common country of origin

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#33. Ireland

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 693
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
– Number of residents: 122,010
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
– #55 most common country of origin

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#32. Greece

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 705
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
– Number of residents: 124,428
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
– #54 most common country of origin

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#31. Syria

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 719
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
– Number of residents: 102,884
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #60 most common country of origin

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#30. Japan

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 730
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
– Number of residents: 346,149
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
– #28 most common country of origin

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#29. Thailand

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 747
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
– Number of residents: 256,436
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
– #34 most common country of origin

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#28. Ukraine

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 801
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
National
– Number of residents: 358,823
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
– #27 most common country of origin

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#27. Vietnam

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 818
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
– Number of residents: 1,354,391
– Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
– #6 most common country of origin

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#26. Lebanon

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 858
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
– Number of residents: 127,239
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
– #52 most common country of origin

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#25. Jamaica

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 891
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%
National
– Number of residents: 760,486
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
– #13 most common country of origin

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#24. Poland

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 1,017
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
– Number of residents: 411,750
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%
– #20 most common country of origin

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#23. South Korea

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 1,097
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
National
– Number of residents: 1,048,588
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
– #9 most common country of origin

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#22. Russia

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 1,097
– 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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#21. Bolivia

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 1,446
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
– Number of residents: 75,533
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #75 most common country of origin

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#20. Germany

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 1,492
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%
National
– Number of residents: 549,073
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%
– #16 most common country of origin

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#19. Laos

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 2,069
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%
National
– Number of residents: 179,004
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
– #44 most common country of origin

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#18. Brazil

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 2,077
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%
National
– Number of residents: 474,723
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%
– #17 most common country of origin

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#17. Philippines

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 2,253
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
National
– Number of residents: 1,967,140
– Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%
– #4 most common country of origin

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#16. El Salvador

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 2,372
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%
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. Cambodia

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 2,418
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.6%
National
– Number of residents: 149,486
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
– #47 most common country of origin

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#14. Canada

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 2,497
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%
National
– Number of residents: 817,885
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%
– #11 most common country of origin

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#13. Italy

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 2,637
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
National
– Number of residents: 326,407
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%
– #30 most common country of origin

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#12. Mexico

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 3,143
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%
National
– Number of residents: 10,924,662
– Percent of foreign born residents: 24.8%
– #1 most common country of origin

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#11. Nigeria

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 3,160
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.1%
National
– Number of residents: 366,534
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%
– #26 most common country of origin

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#10. Liberia

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 3,199
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
National
– Number of residents: 92,283
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #68 most common country of origin

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#9. Haiti

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 3,509
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.4%
National
– Number of residents: 667,432
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%
– #14 most common country of origin

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#8. Azores Islands

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 3,980
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.7%
National
– Number of residents: 28,260
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
– #112 most common country of origin

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#7. China

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 4,667
– Percent of foreign born residents: 3.1%
National
– Number of residents: 2,184,189
– Percent of foreign born residents: 4.9%
– #3 most common country of origin

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#6. Colombia

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 6,011
– Percent of foreign born residents: 4.1%
National
– Number of residents: 792,579
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%
– #12 most common country of origin

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#5. Cabo Verde

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 6,987
– Percent of foreign born residents: 4.7%
National
– Number of residents: 41,236
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
– #96 most common country of origin

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#4. India

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 7,089
– Percent of foreign born residents: 4.8%
National
– Number of residents: 2,618,558
– Percent of foreign born residents: 5.9%
– #2 most common country of origin

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#3. Guatemala

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 14,065
– Percent of foreign born residents: 9.5%
National
– Number of residents: 964,528
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%
– #10 most common country of origin

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#2. Portugal

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 16,483
– Percent of foreign born residents: 11.1%
National
– Number of residents: 172,739
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
– #45 most common country of origin

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#1. Dominican Republic

Rhode Island
– Number of residents: 27,822
– Percent of foreign born residents: 18.8%
National
– Number of residents: 1,125,208
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.6%
– #8 most common country of origin

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