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

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

#25. Iran

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 89
– 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

#24. Canada

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 94
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

#23. Cuba

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 95
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

#22. Jordan

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 102
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.9%

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

#21. Ukraine

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 113
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.0%

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

#20. Dominican Republic

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 117
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

#18 (tie). Nepal

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 120
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

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

#18 (tie). Costa Rica

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 120
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.1%

National
– Number of residents: 88,084
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.2%
– #66 most common country of origin

#17. El Salvador

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 135
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.2%

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

#16. Israel

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 155
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.4%

National
– Number of residents: 135,672
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.3%
– #50 most common country of origin

#15. Japan

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 161
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.5%

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

#14. Jamaica

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 185
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.7%

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

#13. Guyana

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 196
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.8%

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

#12. Thailand

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 203
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

#11. Singapore

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 209
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

National
– Number of residents: 34,014
– Percent of foreign born residents: 0.1%
– #101 most common country of origin

#10. China

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 211
– Percent of foreign born residents: 1.9%

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

#9. South Korea

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 244
– Percent of foreign born residents: 2.2%

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

#8. Pakistan

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 323
– Percent of foreign born residents: 3.0%

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

#7. United Kingdom

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 381
– Percent of foreign born residents: 3.5%

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

#6. Germany

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 450
– Percent of foreign born residents: 4.1%

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

#5. India

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 602
– Percent of foreign born residents: 5.5%

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

#4. Honduras

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 704
– Percent of foreign born residents: 6.5%

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

#3. Vietnam

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 746
– Percent of foreign born residents: 6.8%

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

#2. Philippines

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 904
– Percent of foreign born residents: 8.3%

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

#1. Mexico

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area
– Number of residents: 2,779
– Percent of foreign born residents: 25.5%

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