HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Stacker) — Nearly 14% of the United States population comprises immigrants. But in reality, most Americans today are here because of relatives who immigrated from other countries sometime 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 had an up-and-down relationship with immigration for centuries.

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

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#30. Romania

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 128
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 1.0%

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

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#29. Egypt

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 132
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 1.1%

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

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#28. Brazil

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 135
– 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

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#27. Cuba

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 144
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 1.2%

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

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#26. Australia

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 148
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 1.2%

National
– Number of residents: 92,483
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.2%
– #64 most common country of origin

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#25. Haiti

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 152
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 1.2%

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

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#24. Kenya

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 164
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 1.3%

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

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#23. Russia

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 166
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 1.3%

National
– Number of residents: 391,641
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.9%
– #22 most common country of origin

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#22. Colombia

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 171
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 1.4%

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

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#21. Vietnam

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 192
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 1.6%

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

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#20. Argentina

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 208
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 1.7%

National
– Number of residents: 194,435
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.4%
– #39 most common country of origin

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#19. Guatemala

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 233
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 1.9%

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

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#18. Cameroon

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 248
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 2.0%

National
– Number of residents: 60,120
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.1%
– #80 most common country of origin

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#17. Ghana

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 255
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 2.1%

National
– Number of residents: 178,388
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.4%
– #43 most common country of origin

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#16. Canada

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 280
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 2.3%

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

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#15. Trinidad and Tobago

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 285
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 2.3%

National
– Number of residents: 230,035
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.5%
– #37 most common country of origin

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#14. Peru

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 315
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 2.5%

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

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#13. Honduras

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 322
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 2.6%

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

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#12. Pakistan

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 341
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 2.8%

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

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#11. South Korea

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 344
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 2.8%

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

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#10. United Kingdom

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 372
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 3.0%

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

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#9. Philippines

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 383
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 3.1%

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

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#8. China

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 390
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 3.2%

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

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#7. Guyana

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 399
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 3.2%

National
– Number of residents: 271,092
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 0.6%
– #31 most common country of origin

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#6. Jamaica

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 419
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 3.4%

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

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#5. Dominican Republic

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 433
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 3.5%

National
– Number of residents: 1,118,147
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 2.5%
– #8 most common country of origin

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#4. Germany

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 441
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 3.6%

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

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#3. India

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 698
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 5.6%

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

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#2. Mexico

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 846
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 6.8%

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

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#1. El Salvador

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area
– Number of residents: 924
– Percent of foreign-born residents: 7.5%

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


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