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

30. Indonesia

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 102
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.6%

National

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

29. France

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 106
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National

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

28. Bangladesh

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 110
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National

  • Number of residents: 237,288
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.5%
  • #35 most common country of origin

27. South Africa

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 114
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.7%

National

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

26. Colombia

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 115
  • 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

25. Nicaragua

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 121
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National

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

24. El Salvador

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 122
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National

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

23. Yemen

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 133
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.8%

National

  • Number of residents: 54,152
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
  • #82 most common country of origin

22. Panama

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 148
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

National

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

21. Lebanon

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 150
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

National

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

20. Japan

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 153
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

National

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

19. Venezuela

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 163
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

National

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

18. Italy

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 168
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

National

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

17. Brazil

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 184
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

National

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

16. Romania

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 186
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

National

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

15. Thailand

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 204
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

National

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

14. Nigeria

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 207
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.3%

National

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

13. Germany

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 222
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

National

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

12. United Kingdom

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 236
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

National

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

11. Canada

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 283
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

National

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

10. Philippines

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 301
  • 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

9. Guatemala

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

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

National

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

8. Egypt

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 326
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 2.0%

National

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

7. China

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 458
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 2.8%

National

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

6. Laos

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 598
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 3.7%

National

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

5. India

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 633
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 3.9%

National

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

4. Cuba

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 715
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 4.4%

National

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

3. Honduras

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,878
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 11.7%

National

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

2. Vietnam

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 1,912
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 11.9%

National

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

1. Mexico

Lafayette, LA Metro Area

  • Number of residents: 3,462
  • Percent of foreign born residents: 21.5%

National

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

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