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Where Refugees Who Migrate To Chicago Come From (MAP)

By Tanveer Ali | January 31, 2017 8:28am | Updated on March 2, 2017 10:16am

CHICAGO — In 2016, the City of Chicago welcomed 2,091 refugees, more than in any year since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Since 9/11, 15,037 refugees have moved to the United States, starting with Chicago as their first home, according to data from the U.S. State Department's Refugee Processing Center.

Last year, 49 percent of Chicago's incoming refugees came from one of the seven countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — on President Donald Trump's travel ban list. Syrians were the largest refugee population moving to Chicago last year, accounting for 647 newcomers.

Iraqi refugees account for 25 percent of the refugee population coming to Chicago since 2002.

The map below shows the 60 countries from which refugees have entered Chicago since 2002.

A note: The map only shows the refugees who started their lives in the United States in Chicago. It does not account for anyone who moved from or to Chicago, which isn't tracked by the State Department.