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Foreign-Born Population

Nearly one in four Houstonians was born outside the U.S.
Published on 11/5/20
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In ’19, the Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) contained an estimated 1.7 million foreign-born residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This figure represents 23.4 percent of the metro population.

Mexico accounts for a third of Houston’s foreign-born residents (591,302). El Salvador (135,071) was the birthplace of the next largest group from Central America, followed by Honduras (89,237) and Guatemala (40,529).

One-fourth of Houston’s foreign-born residents were born in Asia (421,952). Asian nations with the largest populations in Houston include Vietnam (96,184), India (89,876), China (67,571), Philippines (43,778) and Pakistan (27,904).
 

Demography
23.4 percent

23.4 percent of Houston metro population is foreign born

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