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

Keep reading to find out more about the immigrant community in your home city.

#50. Spain

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 525
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

#49. Turkey

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 532
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

#48. Liberia

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 545
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

National
– Number of residents: 87,991
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #67 most common country of origin

#47. Haiti

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 552
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

#46. Panama

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 571
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

#45. El Salvador

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 597
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%

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

#44. Saudi Arabia

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 622
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
– Number of residents: 85,000
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #70 most common country of origin

#43. Lebanon

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 637
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
– Number of residents: 121,697
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
– #52 most common country of origin

#42. Afghanistan

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 647
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

#41. South Africa

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 658
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

#40. Venezuela

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 677
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

#39. France

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 706
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

#38. Belarus

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 716
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

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

#37. Albania

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 724
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%

National
– Number of residents: 89,911
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #65 most common country of origin

#36. Cuba

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 755
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

#35. Bulgaria

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 756
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
– Number of residents: 69,765
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #75 most common country of origin

#34. Jamaica

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 759
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

#33. Peru

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 761
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

#32. Romania

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 763
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
– Number of residents: 162,046
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.4%
– #45 most common country of origin

#31. Jordan

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 785
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National
– Number of residents: 81,155
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #71 most common country of origin

#30. Nepal

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 863
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

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

#29. Somalia

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 952
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

#28. Thailand

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 967
– 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

#27. Ethiopia

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,013
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

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

#26. Iran

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,028
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

#25. Poland

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,059
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

#24. Honduras

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,126
– 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

#23. Syria

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,135
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National
– Number of residents: 95,802
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #63 most common country of origin

#22. Brazil

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,140
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

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

#21. Japan

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,204
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

#20. Colombia

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,217
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

#19. Ukraine

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,220
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

#18. Iraq

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,241
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

#17. Italy

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,247
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

#16. Taiwan

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,570
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

#15. Pakistan

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,576
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

#14. Russia

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,958
– 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

#13. Guatemala

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,982
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

#12. Kenya

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 1,996
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

#11. Nigeria

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 2,012
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

#10. Canada

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 2,995
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

#9. United Kingdom

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 3,004
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

#8. Germany

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 3,886
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.9%

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

#7. South Korea

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 4,027
– Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%

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

#6. Philippines

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 6,068
– Percent of foreign born residents: 4.5%

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

#5. Vietnam

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 6,906
– Percent of foreign born residents: 5.1%

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

#4. Bosnia and Herzegovina

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 8,184
– Percent of foreign born residents: 6.0%

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

#3. China

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 11,111
– Percent of foreign born residents: 8.2%

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

#2. Mexico

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 14,062
– Percent of foreign born residents: 10.4%

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

#1. India

St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area
– Number of residents: 16,006
– Percent of foreign born residents: 11.8%

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