North America Unreached People Group Priority Matrix

Where should Christians prioritize work and prayer to see the least-evangelized peoples in North America reached with the gospel? Below is a list from a working spreadsheet that attempts to determine the most significant unreached people group communities in North American cities where missionaries are needed. The list is sorted using an overall significance score based on a matrix of weighted factors including global status of evangelical Christianity, population size in the city, ministry engagement in the city, same-culture Christians in the city, and the global significance of the people group’s presence in the city. Visit our FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions about the UPG Priority Matrix. If you have information (even if incomplete) on an unreached people group in a North American city that should be added, or edits you feel should be made, please submit the information through this form (the people group must number at least 5,000 in the city to be included).

People GroupMetropolitan AreaROP_3Population SizeConcentrated AreaPrimary ReligionPrimary Country of OriginRegion of OriginPriority ScorePrimary Language
AfghanHouston1079899,850GulftonIslamAfghanistanCentral Asia48Pashto, Southern
AfghanLos Angeles10798916,719IrvineIslamAfghanistanCentral Asia57Pashto, Southern
AfghanMontreal10798910,805Saint-Martin (Laval)IslamAfghanistanCentral Asia59Pashto, Southern
AfghanNew York1079899,871Flushing (Queens)IslamAfghanistanCentral Asia49Pashto, Southern
AfghanSacramento10798921,673Elk GroveIslamAfghanistanCentral Asia69Pashto, Southern
AfghanSan Diego1079897,189El CajonIslamAfghanistanCentral Asia58Pashto, Southern
AfghanSan Francisco10798932,142FremontIslamAfghanistanCentral Asia69Pashto, Southern
AfghanSeattle1079896,994KentIslamAfghanistanCentral Asia54Pashto, Southern
AfghanToronto10798943,075ScarboroughIslamAfghanistanCentral Asia57Pashto, Southern
AfghanVancouver1079897,980New WestminsterIslamAfghanistanCentral Asia51Pashto, Southern
AfghanWashington D.C.10798933,236SpringfieldIslamAfghanistanCentral Asia73Pashto, Southern
Afghan Hindu/SikhNew York1136316,000Hicksville (Long Island)HinduismAfghanistanCentral Asia86Panjabi
Albanian MuslimBoston10333815,903RevereIslamKosovoEurope53Albanian, Gheg
Albanian MuslimChicago10333811,230Berkeley/ElmhurstIslamKosovoEurope49Albanian, Gheg
Albanian MuslimDetroit10333819,949Sterling HeightsIslamKosovoEurope55Albanian, Gheg
Albanian MuslimNew York10333848,123Pelham Parkway (Bronx)IslamKosovoEurope65Albanian, Gheg
Albanian MuslimPhiladelphia1033386,857NortheastIslamKosovoEurope35Albanian, Gheg
Algerian ArabMontreal10022659,585Little MaghrebIslamAlgeriaNorth Africa and Middle East71Algerian Arab
BambaraNew York1009255,000HarlemIslamMaliSub-Saharan Africa69Bambara
BangladeshiAtlanta1012545,839DoravilleIslamBangladeshSouth Asia46Bengali
BangladeshiDallas Fort Worth1012546,355IrvingIslamBangladeshSouth Asia47Bengali
BangladeshiDetroit10125411,087HamtramckIslamBangladeshSouth Asia44Bengali
BangladeshiLos Angeles1012547,362Little BangladeshIslamBangladeshSouth Asia46Bengali
BangladeshiMontreal10125410,675Parc ExtensionIslamBangladeshSouth Asia48Bengali
BangladeshiNew York10125484,099Jamaica (Queens)IslamBangladeshSouth Asia41Bengali
BangladeshiPhiladelphia1012547,295HatfieldIslamBangladeshSouth Asia47Bengali
BangladeshiToronto10125436,670Danforth VillageIslamBangladeshSouth Asia47Bengali
BangladeshiWashington D.C.10125411,798York Town (Arlington)IslamBangladeshSouth Asia48Bengali
Belzer JewishNew Yorkn/a12,518JudaismUkraineEurope86Yiddish
Bobover JewishNew York10424323,509JudaismPolandEurope90Yiddish
BosniakAtlanta10162912,000LawrencevilleIslamBosniaEurope61Bosnian
BosniakBoston1016298,000RevereIslamBosniaEurope59Bosnian
BosniakBowling Green1016295,000Morgantown RoadIslamBosniaEurope60Bosnian
BosniakChicago10162960,000NorthsideIslamBosniaEurope81Bosnian
BosniakDes Moines10162910,000Merle HayIslamBosniaEurope63Bosnian
BosniakDetroit10162910,000HamtramckIslamBosniaEurope64Bosnian
BosniakGrand Rapids10162910,000KentwoodIslamBosniaEurope63Bosnian
BosniakJacksonville10162911,000HoganIslamBosniaEurope65Bosnian
BosniakNew York10162912,000Astoria (Queens)IslamBosniaEurope63Bosnian
BosniakPhoenix10162910,000GlendaleIslamBosniaEurope64Bosnian
BosniakSeattle1016296,000ShorelineIslamBosniaEurope60Bosnian
BosniakSt. Louis10162970,000MehlvilleIslamBosniaEurope79Bosnian
BosniakToronto1016297,120EtobicokeIslamBosniaEurope61Bosnian
BosniakUtica1016295,000Bleecker St.IslamBosniaEurope60Bosnian
Breslov JewishNew York3000015,000JudaismUkraineEurope86Yiddish
Bukharan JewishNew York10424460,000JudaismUzbekistanCentral Asia74Russian
New YorkN/A27,103JudaismBelarusEurope91English
Egyptian ArabBoston1028795,602Dudley SquareIslamEgyptNorth Africa and Middle East23Egyptian Arabic
Egyptian ArabChicago1028795,784Hickory HillsIslamEgyptNorth Africa and Middle East24Egyptian Arabic
Egyptian ArabHouston1028797,947KatyIslamEgyptNorth Africa and Middle East32Egyptian Arabic
Egyptian ArabLos Angeles10287923,765AnaheimIslamEgyptNorth Africa and Middle East40Egyptian Arabic
Egyptian ArabMontreal1028799,167Saint-LaurentIslamEgyptNorth Africa and Middle East27Egyptian Arabic
Egyptian ArabNew York10287952,324Astoria (Queens)IslamEgyptNorth Africa and Middle East46Egyptian Arabic
Egyptian ArabSan Francisco1028796,281OaklandIslamEgyptNorth Africa and Middle East27Egyptian Arabic
Egyptian ArabToronto10287911,637MississaugaIslamEgyptNorth Africa and Middle East42Egyptian Arabic
Egyptian ArabWashington D.C.1028799,633Lanier HeightsIslamEgyptNorth Africa and Middle East24Egyptian Arabic
Fouta TooroCincinnati1030745,000LocklandIslamSenegalSub-Saharan Africa75Pulaar
Fouta TooroNew York1030747,600Bed-Stuy (Brooklyn)IslamSenegalSub-Saharan Africa78Pulaar
Fulbe FutaNew York1030725,000Morrisania (BronxIslamGuineaSub-Saharan Africa77Pular
Gerer JewishNew York1080998,791JudaismPolandEurope84Yiddish
Gorsky-Kavkazi JewishNew York11682710,000JudaismAzerbaijanCentral Asia89Russian
GujaratiAtlanta10354426,019Big CreekHinduismIndiaSouth Asia52Gujarati
GujaratiBoston10354416,736Town of ActonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia59Gujarati
GujaratiCalgary1035446,500HorizonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia52Gujarati
GujaratiCharlotte1035447,465Mallard CreekHinduismIndiaSouth Asia46Gujarati
GujaratiChicago10354453,444GeorgetownHinduismIndiaSouth Asia44Gujarati
GujaratiDallas Fort Worth10354419,822PlanoHinduismIndiaSouth Asia46Gujarati
GujaratiDetroit1035449,457FarmingtonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia54Gujarati
GujaratiEdmonton1035446,730Strathcona Industrial ParkHinduismIndiaSouth Asia52Gujarati
GujaratiHouston10354425,456Sugar Land HinduismIndiaSouth Asia61Gujarati
GujaratiLos Angeles10354425,666WoodburyHinduismIndiaSouth Asia44Gujarati
GujaratiMiami1035445,762PlantationHinduismIndiaSouth Asia53Gujarati
GujaratiMontreal1035446,970Dollard-Des OrmeauxHinduismIndiaSouth Asia55Gujarati
GujaratiOrlando1035447,603WillamsburgHinduismIndiaSouth Asia52Gujarati
GujaratiNew York103544125,454Edison (NJ)HinduismIndiaSouth Asia70Gujarati
GujaratiPhiladelphia10354436,953HatfieldHinduismIndiaSouth Asia43Gujarati
GujaratiRaleigh1035448,207ShilohHinduismIndiaSouth Asia45Gujarati
GujaratiSan Francisco10354429,547FremontHinduismIndiaSouth Asia52Gujarati
GujaratiTampa1035446,001BrandonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia51Gujarati
GujaratiToronto10354470,490BramptonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia61Gujarati
Gujarati Vancouver1035447,075South VancouverHinduismIndiaSouth Asia58Gujarati
GujaratiWashington D.C.10354421,491CalvertonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia60Gujarati
Indian Hindi Atlanta10378940,586Big CreekHinduismIndia South Asia36Hindi
Indian HindiAustin10378914,774Walsh CreekHinduismIndiaSouth Asia47Hindi
Indian HindiBoston10378936,888Town of ActonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia55Hindi
Indian Hindi Calgary10378920,232CastleridgeHinduismIndiaSouth Asia37Hindi
Indian HindiCharlotte10378911,890MecklenburgHinduismIndiaSouth Asia41Hindi
Indian HindiChicago10378950,852West Ridge "Little India"HinduismIndiaSouth Asia41Hindi
Indian HindiCincinnati1037897,450Clifton HeightsHinduismIndiaSouth Asia47Hindi
Indian HindiCleveland1037895,397GlenwillowHinduismIndiaSouth Asia48Hindi
Indian HindiColumbus, OH10378911,924PolarisHinduismIndiaSouth Asia36Hindi
Indian HindiDallas Fort Worth10378954,777FriscoHinduismIndiaSouth Asia32Hindi
Indian HindiDenver1037897,422SedaliaHinduismIndiaSouth Asia52Hindi
Indian Hindi Detroit10378917,706Troy HinduismIndiaSouth Asia54Hindi
Indian HindiEdmonton10378918,855SE EdmontonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia49Hindi
Indian HindiHartford1037899,534Rocky HillHinduismIndiaSouth Asia49Hindi
Indian HindiHouston10378937,843Sugar LandHinduismIndiaSouth Asia36Hindi
Indian HindiIndianapolis1037896,429Wayne TownshipHinduismIndiaSouth Asia51Hindi
Indian HindiKansas City1037895,455Overland ParkHinduismIndiaSouth Asia51Hindi
Indian HindiKitchener1037898,593West MountHinduismIndiaSouth Asia36Hindi
Indian HindiLos Angeles10378959,692ArtesiaHinduismIndiaSouth Asia35Hindi
Indian HindiMiami10378912,747PlantationHinduismIndiaSouth Asia55Hindi
Indian HindiTwin Cities1037897,900EdinaHinduismIndiaSouth Asia50Hindi
Indian HindiMontreal10378915,417Parc ExtensionHinduismIndiaSouth Asia56Hindi
Indian HindiNew York103789179,353Jersey City, EdisonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia46Hindi
Indian HindiOrlando10378912,718Williamsburg HinduismIndiaSouth Asia50Hindi
Indian HindiOttawa1037898,658Napean/WestboroHinduismIndiaSouth Asia55Hindi
Indian Hindi Philadelphia10378925,586King of PrussiaHinduismIndiaSouth Asia56Hindi
Indian HindiPhoenix10378916,149Chandler-Kirby EstatesHinduismIndiaSouth Asia55Hindi
Indian HindiPittsburgh1037896,861Marshall TownshipHinduismIndiaSouth Asia48Hindi
Indian HindiPortland1037897,433BethanyHinduismIndiaSouth Asia43Hindi
Indian HindiRaleigh10378911,417MorrisvilleHinduismIndiaSouth Asia45Hindi
Indian HindiSacramento10378914,943Valley Hi/North LagunaHinduismIndiaSouth Asia44Hindi
Indian HindiSt.Louis1037896,101BallwinHinduismIndiaSouth Asia44Hindi
Indian HindiSan Diego10378911,739MiramarHinduismIndiaSouth Asia49Hindi
Indian HindiSan Francisco103789153,853FremontHinduismIndiaSouth Asia43Hindi
Indian HindiSeattle10378931,712BellevueHinduismIndiaSouth Asia31Hindi
Indian HindiTampa1037897,828BrandonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia52Hindi
Indian HindiToronto103789150,062EtobicokeHinduismIndiaSouth Asia45Hindi
Indian HindiVancouver10378949,718South VancouverHinduismIndiaSouth Asia37Hindi
Indian Hindi Washington D.C.10378966,808Ellicott cityHinduismIndiaSouth Asia47Hindi
Indian HindiWinnipeg10378910,649Colony (Little India)HinduismIndiaSouth Asia53Hindi
IndonesianLos Angeles1141157,500San BernardinoIslamIndonesiaSoutheast Asia29Indonesian
Iraqi ArabAtlanta1040565,000ClarkstonIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East38Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi ArabAustin1040567,963PflugervilleIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East43Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi Arab Chicago10405611,476NorthbrookIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East53Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi Arab Dallas Fort Worth10405611,319RichardsonIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East41Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi Arab Detroit10405668,626East DearbornIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East57Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi ArabHouston10405611,914Mid-WestIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East41Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi ArabLos Angeles1040565,771GlendaleIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East39Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi ArabNew York1040568,443Astoria (Queens)IslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East47Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi Arab Phoenix10405619,457Northern VillageIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East43Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi ArabSan Antonio1040565,180Alamo HeightsIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East38Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi Arab San Diego10405625,923El CajonIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East57Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi ArabSan Francisco1040567,913ModestoIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East39Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi Arab Toronto10405610,732VaughanIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East45Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi Arab Washington D.C.1040569,685Lanier HeightsIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East42Mesopotamian Arabic
Israeli Sabra JewishLos Angeles10408818,885Pico Robertson & FairfaxJudaismIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East60Hebrew
Israeli Sabra JewishMiami10408812,299PlantationJudaismIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East54Hebrew
Israeli Sabra JewishNew York10408836,720JudaismIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East66Hebrew
Israeli Sabra JewishSan Francisco1040889,384SunnyvaleJudaismIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East51Hebrew
Israeli Sabra JewishToronto1040889,750North YorkJudaismIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East49Hebrew
Jordanian ArabChicago1043019,519BridgeviewIslamJordanNorth Africa and Middle East40South Levantine Arabic
Jordanian ArabDetroit1043017,132East DearbornIslamJordanNorth Africa and Middle East37South Levantine Arabic
Jordanian ArabLos Angeles1043017,184AnaheimIslamJordanNorth Africa and Middle East33South Levantine Arabic
Jordanian ArabNew York1043018,192Astoria (Queens)IslamJordanNorth Africa and Middle East25South Levantine Arabic
JulaNew York1043235,000HarlemIslamCote d'IvoireSub-Saharan Africa69Dyula
Kabyle BerberMontreal10436529,174Longue-PointeIslamAlgeriaNorth Africa and Middle East49Kabyle
KazakhNew York1047915,969Brighton Beach (Brooklyn)IslamKazakhstanCentral Asia50Kazakh
KurdDallas Fort Worth1019226,500South ArlingtonIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East52Northern Kurdish
KurdNashville10192215,000Elysian FieldsIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East53Northern Kurdish
KurdToronto1019226,630YorkIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East50Northern Kurdish
Lebanese ArabBoston10568822,539SomervilleIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East35North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese ArabChicago1056885,681BridgeviewIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East47North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese ArabCleveland1056886,012West ClevelandIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East28North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese ArabDallas Fort Worth1056885,671RichardsonIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East27North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese ArabDetroit10568833,099East DearbornIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East42North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese ArabHouston1056886,622Mid WestIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East27North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese ArabLos Angeles10568818,893Monterey ParkIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East35North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese ArabMiami1056887,622Upper EastsideIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East47North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese ArabMontreal10568820,607Saint-LaurentIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East39North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese ArabNew York10568820,901PatersonIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East34North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese ArabOttawa1056888,855South OttawaIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East31North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese ArabToronto1056887,595MississaugaIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East32North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese ArabWashington D.C.1056889,239Woodley Park IslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East33North Levantine Arabic
MandinkaNew York1062335,000Highbridge (Bronx)IslamThe GambiaSub-Saharan Africa81Mandinka
ManinkaNew York1062665,000Concourse (Bronx)IslamGuineaSub-Saharan Africa76Maninkakan, Eastern
New York1146605,000JudaismIranCentral Asia88Iranian Persian
Moroccan ArabBoston10680412,602MaldenIslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East46Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan Arab Chicago1068045,000BridgeviewIslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East44Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan ArabDetroit1068046,660HamtramckIslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East37Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan ArabLos Angeles1068047,272Central LA-Beverly WoodIslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East44Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan Arab Miami1068049,651Upper EastsideIslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East47Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan Arab Montreal10680460,775Little MaghrebIslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East72Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan ArabNew York10680441,356Astoria (Queens)IslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East57Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan Arab Philadelphia1068046,114Center CityIslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East41Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan Arab Washington D.C.10680428,279BrockwoodIslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East50Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan JewishToronto1060155,000North YorkJudaismMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East83Judeo-Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan JewishMontreal10601510,000HampsteadJudaismMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East64Judeo-Moroccan Arabic
Indo-Pak MuslimsAtlanta11042326,175RoswellIslamPakistanSouth Asia40Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsAustin1104239,336Northwest AustinIslamPakistanSouth Asia39Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsBoston11042320,368CambridgeIslamPakistanSouth Asia44Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsCalgary11042317,785CastleridgeIslamPakistanSouth Asia44Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsChicago11042357,031SkokieIslamPakistanSouth Asia36Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsDallas Fort Worth11042343,274PlanoIslamPakistanSouth Asia47Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsDetroit11042319,726CantonIslamPakistanSouth Asia37Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsEdmonton1104238,815Blue QuillIslamPakistanSouth Asia36Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsHouston11042354,218SugarlandIslamPakistanSouth Asia47Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsKitchener1104235,735CambridgeIslamPakistanSouth Asia39Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsLos Angeles11042343,766Central LAIslamPakistanSouth Asia37Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsMiami11042312,668Miramar-Pimebrook PinesIslamPakistanSouth Asia50Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsMontreal11042310,990Parc ExtensionIslamPakistanSouth Asia47Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsNew York110423171,011Midwood (Brooklyn)IslamPakistanSouth Asia50Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsOrlando1104237,808Florida CenterIslamPakistanSouth Asia48Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsOttawa11042310,990Sandy HillIslamPakistanSouth Asia46Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsPhiladelphia11042325,830DelranIslamPakistanSouth Asia34Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsSacramento11042314,165North Oak ParkIslamPakistanSouth Asia45Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsSan Francisco11042374,602Diamond HeightsIslamPakistanSouth Asia45Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsSeattle11042317,439MeridianIslamPakistanSouth Asia42Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsToronto110423134,195East YorkIslamPakistanSouth Asia51Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsWashington D.C.11042368,892Fairfax couty, Mt. VernonIslamPakistanSouth Asia48Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsVancouver11042310,495Burnaby and SurreyIslamPakistanSouth Asia47Urdu
Palestinian ArabChicago10778520,612BridgeviewIslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East42South Levantine Arabic
Palestinian ArabCleveland1077857,016North OlmsteadIslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East37South Levantine Arabic
Palestinian ArabDallas Fort Worth1077856,126RichardsonIslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East38South Levantine Arabic
Palestinian ArabDetroit1077856,177LivoniaIslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East33South Levantine Arabic
Palestinian ArabHouston1077856,534Mid WestIslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East35South Levantine Arabic
Palestinian ArabLos Angeles10778513,593AnaheimIslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East40South Levantine Arabic
Palestinian ArabNew York10778516,253South Paterson (NJ)IslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East42South Levantine Arabic
Palestinian ArabSan Francisco10778510,855SomaIslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East42South Levantine Arabic
Palestinian ArabToronto10778510,271MississaugaIslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East41South Levantine Arabic
Palestinian ArabWashington D.C.1077857,223Lanier HeightsIslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East38South Levantine Arabic
PersianAtlanta1079879,429CobbIslamIranCentral Asia10Iranian Persian
PersianBoston1079877,746MaldenIslamIranCentral Asia29Iranian Persian
PersianCalgary1079876,385SunaltaIslamIranCentral Asia22Iranian Persian
PersianChicago10798710,193LincolnwoodIslamIranCentral Asia23Iranian Persian
PersianDallas Fort Worth10798713,939PlanoIslamIranCentral Asia21Iranian Persian
PersianHouston10798714,742Woodlake/Briar MeadowIslamIranCentral Asia21Iranian Persian
PersianLos Angeles107987127,713TehrangelesIslamIranCentral Asia43Iranian Persian
PersianMiami1079876,085DoralIslamIranCentral Asia32Iranian Persian
PersianMontreal10798723,705Notre Dame de GrâceIslamIranCentral Asia24Iranian Persian
PersianNew York10798730,520Great Neck (Long Island)IslamIranCentral Asia33Iranian Persian
PersianOttawa1079878,185BayshoreIslamIranCentral Asia32Iranian Persian
PersianPortland1079876,672Pearl DistrictIslamIranCentral Asia22Iranian Persian
PersianPhiladelphia1079875,760GladwyneIslamIranCentral Asia20Iranian Persian
PersianPhoenix1079875,479ScottsdaleIslamIranCentral Asia20Iranian Persian
Persian Sacramento1079878,100El Dorado HillsIslamIranCentral Asia17Iranian Persian
PersianSan Diego10798719,882La JollaIslamIranCentral Asia21Iranian Persian
PersianSan Francisco10798750,170San MateoIslamIranCentral Asia25Iranian Persian
PersianSeattle10798712,287BellevueIslamIranCentral Asia16Iranian Persian
PersianToronto10798788,195North YorkIslamIranCentral Asia40Iranian Persian
PersianVancouver10798745,815West VancouverIslamIranCentral Asia23Iranian Persian
Persian Washington D.C.10798730,426Tysons CornerIslamIranCentral Asia26Iranian Persian
Punjabi SikhAbbotsford11445628,235ClearbrookSikhismIndiaSouth Asia49Panjabi
Punjabi SikhBakersfield, CA11445610,000PanamaSikhismIndiaSouth Asia56Panjabi
Punjabi SikhCalgary11445656,055CastleridgeSikhismIndiaSouth Asia61Panjabi
Punjabi SikhChicago1144569,137West RidgeSikhismIndiaSouth Asia58Panjabi
Punjabi SikhDallas Fort Worth11445612,285IrvingSikhismIndiaSouth Asia51Panjabi
Punjabi SikhDetroit1144568,733CantonSikhismIndiaSouth Asia56Panjabi
Punjabi SikhEdmonton11445644,440Southeast EdmontonSikhismIndiaSouth Asia67Panjabi
Punjabi SikhFresno1144568,732MuscatelSikhismIndiaSouth Asia47Panjabi
Punjabi SikhHamilton1144569,590GraysideSikhismIndiaSouth Asia51Panjabi
Punjabi SikhHouston1144568,964WillowbrookSikhismIndiaSouth Asia51Panjabi
Punjabi SikhIndianapolis1144568,789McCordsvilleSikhismIndiaSouth Asia55Panjabi
Punjabi SikhLos Angeles11445632,347Buena ParkSikhismIndiaSouth Asia59Panjabi
Punjabi SikhMontreal11445622,990Parc ExtensionSikhismIndiaSouth Asia58Panjabi
Punjabi SikhNew York11445678,408Richmond Hill (Queens)SikhismIndiaSouth Asia69Panjabi
Punjabi SikhPhiladelphia11445610,266MillbourneSikhismIndiaSouth Asia55Panjabi
Punjabi SikhSacramento11445652,754South SacramentoSikhismIndiaSouth Asia55Panjabi
Punjabi SikhSan Francisco114456100,118FremontSikhismIndiaSouth Asia77Panjabi
Punjabi SikhSeattle11445624,757KentSikhismIndiaSouth Asia68Panjabi
Punjabi SikhToronto114456244,240BramptonSikhismIndiaSouth Asia75Panjabi
Punjabi SikhVancouver114456222,160SurreySikhismIndiaSouth Asia65Panjabi
Punjabi SikhWashington D.C.11445620,886FairfaxSikhismIndiaSouth Asia48Panjabi
Punjabi SikhWinnipeg11445633,345The MaplesSikhismIndiaSouth Asia45Panjabi
Pupa JewishNew Yorkn/a8,825JudaismHungaryEurope90Yiddish
Sanzer JewishNew YorkN/A7,006JudaismRomaniaEurope88Yiddish
Satmar JewishNew York104246156,744JudaismHungaryEurope99Yiddish
Saudi ArabChicago1087485,470Dekalb CountyIslamSaudi ArabiaNorth Africa and Middle East74Nadji Arabic
Saudi ArabDallas Fort Worth1087485,457DentonIslamSaudi ArabiaNorth Africa and Middle East74Nadji Arabic
Saudi ArabHouston1087485,420River OaksIslamSaudi ArabiaNorth Africa and Middle East74Nadji Arabic
Saudi ArabLos Angeles1087485,497IrvineIslamSaudi ArabiaNorth Africa and Middle East74Nadji Arabic
Saudi ArabNew York1087486,573BayridgeIslamSaudi ArabiaNorth Africa and Middle East74Nadji Arabic
Saudi ArabWashington D.C.1087486,606ViennaIslamSaudi ArabiaNorth Africa and Middle East74Nadji Arabic
Skver JewishNew York30000217,678JudaismUkraineEurope91Yiddish
SomaliCalgary1033926,450Northeast CalgaryIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa63Somali
SomaliColumbus, OH10939245,000NorthlandIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa79Somali
SomaliEdmonton10939226,580McCauleyIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa75Somali
SomaliTwin Cities10939280,000Cedar-RiversideIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa73Somali
SomaliNashville1093925,000Southeast NashvilleIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa61Somali
Somali Ottawa10939225,330RidgemontIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa75Somali
Somali San Diego10939215,000City HeightsIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa72Somali
SomaliSeattle10939230,000SeaTacIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa77Somali
SomaliToronto10939256,700EtobicokeIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa77Somali
SomaliVancouver1093925,048NewtonIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa60Somali
Somali BantuColumbus, OH1034585,000West sideIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa85Maay
Somali BantuToronto1034586,000EtobicokeIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa86Maay
SoninkeNew York10941315,000Highbridge (Bronx)IslamMaliSub-Saharan Africa85Soninke
SoninkeCincinnati1094135,000WestwoodIslamMaliSub-Saharan Africa76Soninke
Sri Lankan SinhaleseLos Angeles1094135,259ResedaBuddhismSri LankaSouth Asia40Sinhala
Sri Lankan SinhaleseNew York1093057,934Tompkinsville (SI)BuddhismSri LankaSouth Asia32Sinhala
Sri Lankan SinhaleseToronto10930516,300ScarboroughBuddhismSri LankaSouth Asia38Sinhala
Syrian ArabsBoston1096627,378QuincyIslamSyriaNorth Africa and Middle East36North Levantine Arabic
Syrian ArabsChicago1096626,902Rogers ParkIslamSyriaNorth Africa and Middle East35North Levantine Arabic
Syrian ArabsDetroit1096626,448East DearbornIslamSyriaNorth Africa and Middle East36North Levantine Arabic
Syrian ArabsLos Angeles10966211,474AnaheimIslamSyriaNorth Africa and Middle East37North Levantine Arabic
Syrian ArabsMontreal10966216,248Ahuntsic-CartiervilleIslamSyriaNorth Africa and Middle East39North Levantine Arabic
Syrian ArabsNew York10966218,151Bay Ridge (Brooklyn)IslamSyriaNorth Africa and Middle East38North Levantine Arabic
Syrian JewishNew York10966575,000JudaismSyriaNorth Africa and Middle East96North Levantine Arabic
Los Angeles11564540,000JudaismIranCentral Asia88Iranian Persian
Persian Jewish (Tehrani)
New York11564520,000JudaismIranCentral Asia86Iranian Persian
TamilAtlanta11373216,591CummingHinduismIndiaSouth Asia46Tamil
TamilAustin11373210,854North AustinHinduismIndiaSouth Asia50Tamil
TamilBoston11373215,024ShrewsburyHinduismIndiaSouth Asia43Tamil
TamilCharlotte1137325,484BallantyneHinduismIndiaSouth Asia40Tamil
TamilChicago11373215,122NapiervilleHinduismIndiaSouth Asia37Tamil
TamilDallas Fort Worth11373230,905FriscoHinduismIndiaSouth Asia41Tamil
TamilDetroit1137328,077TroyHinduismIndiaSouth Asia36Tamil
TamilHouston11373211,069PearlandHinduismIndiaSouth Asia38Tamil
TamilLos Angeles11373214,659ArcadiaHinduismIndiaSouth Asia37Tamil
TamilMontreal11373214,035Pierrefonds - DollardHinduismIndiaSouth Asia37Tamil
TamilNew York11373246,368BridgewaterHinduismIndiaSouth Asia44Tamil
TamilPhiladelphia11373210,882ExtonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia39Tamil
TamilPhoenix11373213,293ChandlerHinduismIndiaSouth Asia47Tamil
TamilRaleigh1137327,028Cary/MorrisvilleHinduismIndiaSouth Asia44Tamil
TamilSan Francisco11373256,722South BayHinduismIndiaSouth Asia44Tamil
TamilSeattle11373210,284BothellHinduismIndiaSouth Asia41Tamil
TamilTwin Cities1137326,643HopkinsHinduismIndiaSouth Asia45Tamil
TamilWashington D.C.11373222,860Montgomery County, MDHinduismIndiaSouth Asia42Tamil
TeluguAtlanta10993027,005CummingHinduismIndiaSouth Asia38Telugu
TeluguAustin10993015,711Cedar ParkHinduismIndiaSouth Asia44Telugu
TeluguBoston10993015,309WalpoleHinduismIndiaSouth Asia44Telugu
TeluguCharlotte10993011,416BallantyneHinduismIndiaSouth Asia44Telugu
TeluguChicago10993023,327SchaumburgHinduismIndiaSouth Asia47Telugu
TeluguColumbus, OH1099309,429DublinHinduismIndiaSouth Asia48Telugu
TeluguDallas Fort Worth10993047,850IrvingHinduismIndiaSouth Asia42Telugu
TeluguDetroit10993013,208NoviHinduismIndiaSouth Asia35Telugu
TeluguHouston10933016,933SugarlandHinduismIndiaSouth Asia36Telugu
TeluguLos Angeles10993013,952IrvineHinduismIndiaSouth Asia36Telugu
TeluguMontreal10993014,035Pierrefonds - DollardHinduismIndiaSouth Asia53Telugu
TeluguNew York10993059,876South Brunswick, NJHinduismIndiaSouth Asia38Telugu
TeluguPhiladelphia10993016,397ExtonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia35Telugu
TeluguPhoenix1099308,599ChandlerHinduismIndiaSouth Asia34Telugu
TeluguRaleigh10993013,771MorrisvilleHinduismIndiaSouth Asia35Telugu
TeluguSan Francisco10993073,916SunnyvaleHinduismIndiaSouth Asia46Telugu
TeluguSt. Louis1099307,187Maryland HeightsHinduismIndiaSouth Asia41Telugu
TeluguSeattle10993014,749BellevueHinduismIndiaSouth Asia50Telugu
TeluguTampa1099307,489Temple TerraceHinduismIndiaSouth Asia56Telugu
TeluguToronto10993015,155EtobicokeHinduismIndiaSouth Asia33Telugu
TeluguTwin Cities1099305,669Eden PrairieHinduismIndiaSouth Asia43Telugu
TeluguWashington D.C.10993040,764AshburnHinduismIndiaSouth Asia49Telugu
ThaiChicago1019408,240Albany ParkBuddhismThailandSoutheast Asia29Thai
ThaiDallas Fort Worth1019405,389City PlaceBuddhismThailandSoutheast Asia19Thai
ThaiLas Vegas1019405,480ParadiseBuddhismThailandSoutheast Asia25Thai
ThaiLos Angeles10194032,211East Hollywood (Thai Town)BuddhismThailandSoutheast Asia20Thai
ThaiNew York10194012,916Elmhurst (Queens)BuddhismThailandSoutheast Asia22Thai
ThaiSan Francisco10194010,497Civic CenterBuddhismThailandSoutheast Asia29Thai
ThaiSeattle1019406,356University DistrictBuddhismThailandSoutheast Asia24Thai
ThaiWashington D.C.10194010,324ShawBuddhismThailandSoutheast Asia27Thai
TibetanTwin Cities1100335,000NortheastTibetian BuddhismChinaEast Asia70Tibetan
TibetanNew York11003313,000Jackson Heights (Queens)Tibetian BuddhismChinaEast Asia77Tibetan
TibetanToronto1100338,000South ParkdaleTibetian BuddhismTibetEast Asia74Tibetan
Tunisian ArabMontreal11028518,970Little MaghrebIslamTunisiaNorth Africa and Middle East74Tunisian Arabic
TurkAtlanta1138185,122Sandy SpringsIslamTurkeyCentral Asia56Turkish
TurkBoston1138186,462North BrooklineIslamTurkeyCentral Asia57Turkish
TurkChicago1138187,361Mount ProspectIslamTurkeyCentral Asia56Turkish
TurkHouston1138185,324Memorial ParkIslamTurkeyCentral Asia56Turkish
TurkLos Angeles11381811,500Culver CityIslamTurkeyCentral Asia58Turkish
TurkMiami1138188,102Miami BeachIslamTurkeyCentral Asia56Turkish
TurkMontreal11381813,895Nouveau-RosemontIslamTurkeyCentral Asia62Turkish
TurkNew York11381841,367South Paterson (NJ)IslamTurkeyCentral Asia57Turkish
TurkPhiladelphia1138187,179Riverside (NJ)IslamTurkeyCentral Asia57Turkish
TurkSan Francisco11381812,810SunnyvaleIslamTurkeyCentral Asia59Turkish
TurkToronto11381828,490MississaugaIslamTurkeyCentral Asia68Turkish
TurkVancouver1138186,305RichmondIslamTurkeyCentral Asia56Turkish
TurkWashington D.C.11381812,918Fairfax IslamTurkeyCentral Asia59Turkish
UyghurWashington D.C.1104695,000Fairfax CountyIslamChinaCentral Asia65Uyghur
UzbekNew York11047232,999Brighton Beach (Brooklyn)IslamUzbekistanCentral Asia37Southern Uzbek
Vizhnitz JewishNew York30000318,382JudaismRomaniaEurope90Yiddish
WolofNew York11085620,000HarlemIslamSenegalSub-Saharan Africa81Wolof
Yemeni ArabDetroit10972925,000HamtramckIslamYemenNorth Africa and Middle East72Sanaani Arabic
Yemeni ArabNew York10972920,000Bay Ridge (Brooklyn)IslamYemenNorth Africa and Middle East72Sanaani Arabic
Yemeni ArabSan Francisco10972910,000OaklandIslamYemenNorth Africa and Middle East62Sanaani Arabic
Yeshivish JewishChicagon/a5,894West Rogers ParkJudaismLithuaniaEurope68English
Yeshivish JewishLos Angelesn/a13,600Hancock ParkJudaismLithuaniaEurope74English
Yeshivish JewishMiamin/a10,726North Miami BeachJudaismLithuaniaEurope72English
Yeshivish JewishNew Yorkn/a120,000JudaismLithuaniaEurope91English
Yeshivish JewishToronton/a16,000YorkJudaismLithuaniaEurope75English
Yeshivish JewishWashington D.C.n/a9,921Glen (Baltimore)JudaismLithuaniaEurope70English
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100,000 Yemenis

Statistics Canada 2021 counted 8,115 people whose ethnic origin was Yemeni. The 2019 American Community Survey counted 58,627 people born in Yemen now living in the United States. Counting U.S.-born children and typical undercounts of Arabs in the census, it is safe to assume there are at least 100,000 Yemenis in North America. The Wikipedia article on Yemeni Americans claims "there are an estimated 100,000-200,000 Yemenis living in the United States as of 2018,” but no source is given for that statistic.

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350,000 Bosniaks

The Congress of Bosniaks of North America estimate 300,000 Bosniaks live in the United States and 50,000 in Canada.

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300,000 Somalis

The America Community Survey 2019 estimated 182,951 people reporting Somali ancestry in the United States. Statistics Canada 2021 estimated 65,555 people o Somali ethnic origin in Canada. Census figures tend to undercount groups like Somalis, who are suspicious of government authorities and census takers. Community estimates of Somalis in the Greater Toronto and Edmonton areas alone number 100,000. An estimated 300,000 Somalis in North America is a conservative estimate, and their population number could be much higher.

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900,000to 1,500,000 Sikhs

In the 2021 Canada census, 771,790 Sikhs were estimated to live in Canada. The United States does not count religious affiliation in its census, and the language of Punjabi is also spoken by Hindus and Muslims, which makes "language spoken at home" a difficult category for measuring Sikhs. However, the 2012 Pew Religious Survey indicates 5% of Indian Americans are Sikh. The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 4,240,466 Asian Indians living in the United States, and 5% of that population equals 212,023. The Sikh America Coalition, however, estimates 500,000 Sikhs living in the United States. Therefore, low estimates of Sikhs in North America are around 900,000 with high estimates around 1.5 million.

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400,000 Afghans

The diversity of the people groups who identify as Afghans contributes to the difficulty of using census information to estimate the number of Afghans in North America. The American Community Survey 2019 counted 156,434 people in the United States with "Afghan" ancestry. However, some Afghans would identify their ancestry as Tajik, Pashtun, and so forth. Statistics Canada 2021 counted 96,810 people with Ethnic Origin as Afghan, 9,825 as Pashtun, and 5,890 as Tajik. So, adding those numbers together gives a good idea of a low estimate of the number of Afghans in Canada. Allied Media Corporation, which has worked extensively with the Afghan American Community, estimates 300,000 Afghans live in the United States. With adding Canada's number, a reasonable estimate of Afghans in North America is 400,000 people.

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Estimated 40,000 Kurds in the United States and 23,000Kurds in Canada

A 2019 BBC article estimated 40,000 Kurds in the United States, as did a much earlier NBC News Report. A 2009 Kurdish Herald aricle estimated 50,000 Iraqi Kurds were living in the United States. The estimates of Kurds we have found in various cities seem to coincide with the more conservative 40,000 number. However, many Kurds from Turkey mix into the Turkish population and are harder to identify. Statistics Canada 2021 estimated 23,130 people in Canada had a Kurdish Ethnic Origin.

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Between 290,000 and 350,000 Turks living in North America

The Turkish Coalition of America gives a conservative community estimate of 350,000 Turks in the United States. According to American Community Survey 2019, 212,489 people with Turkish ancestry were estimated to live in the United States. Statistics Canada 2021 reported 76,745 of Turkish ethnic origin.

 

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1,252,000

Pakistan makes up the largest single country of origin of Muslims in North America, with 472,610 (2019 ACS 5-yr Asian Alone) reside in the United States and 303,260 (Statistics Canada 2021) in Canada.

Statistically, it is estimated that 370,000 Indo-Pak Muslims in North America originated of Indian descent. 399,575 reside in the United States and 76,143 reside in Canada. A Pew Research study found that 10% of Indian descent in North America identify as Muslim. It is by using this 10% and total Indian population numbers that the Indo-Pak Muslims from India are calculated.

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community estimates the diaspora to be around 66,000 Wolof

According to the American Community Survey and the Senegalese-American Association estimates listed in articles in previous years, it is safe to assume there are at least 60,000 Wolof in North America. The previous population and community estimates have listed the Wolof population around 20,000 within NYC and Statistics Canada 2021 estimated the Wolof population at 5,000 for Canada. Wolof also live in Chicago, Seattle, Raleigh, Montreal, etc. Information from Peoplegroups.org lists the population around 66,000. 

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Approximately 940,000 Gujaratis call North America home

20% of all Indians in the United States are from Gujarat state. According to the 2019 5-yr table ACS Census Data, there are 4,240,466 Indians in the United States. Statistically, there are approximately 848,093 Gujaratis in the United States. The 2021 Statistics Canada indicates that 92,005 speak Gujarati in the home. 

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1,781,000

The U.S. Census American Community Survey 2019 estimated 3,995,755 people with Asian Indian ancestry in the U.S. Pew Research indicates that 36% of all Indian descent population in the U.S. identify as Hindi. Therefore the estimate of Asian Indians who identify as Hindi is 1,438,472. Statistics Canada 2021 counted 761,425 Hindi Knowledge of Language in Canada. According to several articles, approximately 55% of Indian Hindi Speakers consider Hindi their second or third choice of language. Based on this research, 45% of the total KOL are native Hindi speakers. The number from Statistics Canada 2021 was multiplied by this percentage to calculate the Canadian population of 342,641 people. There are approximately 1,781,000 Asian Indians who identify as Hindi in North America. Using census information instead of community estimates helps compare populations of people groups in various cities. However, the population is likely larger than this number.

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approximately68,000

According to the 2019 American Community Survey 1-yr Place of Birth, 65,126 Uzbek people are estimated to live in the United States. The Canadian census does not list Uzbekistan as a place of birth, but according to 2021 Statistics Canada 3,290 claim Knowledge of Language. Using census information instead of community estimates helps compare populations of people groups in various cities. However, the population is likely larger than the total of 68,416.

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168,000

The 2019 American Community Survey 1-yr Place of Birth table indicates there are 132,477 born in Israel living in the US. The 2021 Statistics Canada indicates there are 35,345 people of Israeli ethnic origin. Community estimates are often much higher than these official census counts.

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312,000 Moroccan Arabs

Statistics Canada 2021 counted 99,980 people whose ethnic origin is Moroccan. There are around 10,000 Moroccan Jews in Montreal which is likely included in this number, resulting in 89,980 Moroccan Muslims. The 2019 American Community Survey counted 118,125 people with Moroccan ancestry in the United States. According to the Arab American Institute Foundation, Arab populations are undercounted by 79.56 percent in the US. Using this percentage and the number from the American Community Survey, the total living in the United States is 212,105. The Moroccan population in North America is approximately 312,000.

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approximately 344,000

According to the Arab American Institute Foundation, Arab populations are undercounted by 79.56 percent in the United States. This percentage and the total Arab population from the American Community Survey 2019 1-year estimates there are 317,000 people of Iraqi origin in the US. The 2021 Statistics Canada reported 59,300 Iraqis in Canada. According to the 2011 National Household Survery, 46% of the people of Iraqi origin in Canada are Muslim resulting in an estimated 27,278 Iraqi Arabs in Canada. Unfortunately, it is difficult to determine the exact number of Iraqi Arabs in North America. Actual numbers are likely much higher.

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80,000Tunisian Arabs

Statistics Canada 2021 counted 30,465 people whose ethnic origin was Tunisian. The 2019 American Community Survey does not count Tunisians.  Based on this article published in a Tunisian magazine, the number of Tunisians living in North America in 2016 was 44,195. We assume that the number has increased since then and approximate the number of Tunisian Arabs living in North America to be around 80,000.

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168,000

The 2019 American Community Survey counted 139,398 people of Palestinian ancestry. A report by the Arab American Institute showed that the Arab populations in the US are undercounted by 179.56% and approximately 67% are Muslim resulting in approximately 168,000 living in the US. Statistics Canada 2021 counted 45,905 people whose ethnic origin was Palestinian. 

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221,000 Thai in North America

Statistics Canada 2021 counted 22,275 people whose ethnic origin was Thai. The 2021 American Community Survey 5-year Asian Alone counted 198,964 Thais now living in the United States. Counting U.S.-born children and typical undercounts of Thai in the census, there are over 400,000 Thai in North America. This Pew Research article estimates 343,000 Thai in the US as of 2019.

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247,000 Arabs of Egyptian origin in North America

According to the Arab American Institute Foundation, Arab populations are undercounted by 79.56 percent in the United States. According to Pew Research approximately 40% of Epyptians in the US are Muslim. Approximately 44% of Canadian Egyptians are Muslims. These percentages and the total Arab population from the American Community Survey 2019 1-year estimates and 2021 Statistics Canada provide the most accurate estimate while excluding Egyptian Coptics. There are approximately 201,000 Egyptian Arabs in the US and 46,000 in Canada.

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nearly 600,000

Statistics Canada 2021 counted 200,465 people whose ethnic origin was Iranian. The 2019 American Community Survey counted 385,473 people of ethnic Persians living in the United States. Using census information instead of community estimates helps compare populations of people groups in various cities. However, the p is likely larger than the number given.

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12,000 Somali Bantus

In the late 1990s and 2000s, the US resettled around 12,000 Somali Bantu from refugee camps through the UNCHR program. The population is likely much higher than 12,000 since many of the refugees were young and have since started families of their own.

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193,000 Albanian Muslims

The 2019 1-year United States American Community Survey census data reported 199,908 people reporting Albanian ancestry. Statistics Canada 2021 census data reported 41,625 people indicating Albanian ethnic origin. These numbers were multiplied by 0.80 to get a more accurate number of those identifying as Muslim. Census data provides a baseline population estimate, but numbers are likely much higher.

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344,000 Lebanese Muslims

According to the Arab American Institute Foundation, Arab populations are undercounted by 79 percent in the United States. According to Canadian Arab Institute Research, approximately 32% of the Lebanese population is Muslim. These percentages and the 2019 American Community Survey and the total Lebanese population from the American Community Survey 2019 1-year Ancestry table and 2021 Statistics Canada provide the most accurate estimates while excluding the number of Lebanese Christians. There are approximately 276,814 Lebanese Muslims in the US and 67,394 in Canada.

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221,000

According to the Arab American Institute Foundation, Arab populations in the US are undercounted by 79 percent in the United States. Prior to 2012, approximately 70% of Syrian immigrants to North America were Christian. Since 2012, the majority of Syrians coming to North America are Muslim refugees. Using these percentages and information from the American Community Survey and Statistics Canada provides the most accurate estimates while excluding the number of Syrian Christians. There are approximately 157,203 Syrian Arab Muslims in the US and 63,921 in Canada.  

 

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over 177,000

Statistics Canada 202 indicated 75,245 people reported ethnic origin was Bangladeshi. The 2019 5-yr American Community Survey Asian Alone table reported 177,778 Bangladeshis now living in the United States. Using census information instead of community estimates helps compare populations of people groups in various cities. However, the number of Bangladeshis in North America is likley highter than the number listed.

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55,800 Jordanian Arabs

Statistics Canada 2021 counted 13,225 people whose ethnic origin is Jordanian. Approximately 44% of Jordanians in Canada are Muslim resulting in around 5,800 Jordanian Muslims. The 2019 American Community Survey counted 93,085 people with Jordanian ancestry. According to the Arab American Institute Foundation, Arab populations undercounted by 79.56 percent. Using this percentage and the number from the American Community Survey, the total living in the United States is 50,000. The Jordanian Muslim population in North America is approximately 55,800.

 

 

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approximately 72,000people

The U.S. Census American Community Survey 2021 (Asian Alone) estimated 51,735 people with Sri Lankan ancestry in the U.S. According to Joshua Project, approximately 75% of Sri Lankans in the US are Sinhalese. Therefore the estimate of Sri Lankans who identify as Sinhalese is 38,418. Statistics Canada 2021 counted 33,050 with Knowledge of Language in Canada. Approximately 72,000 Sri Lankans identify as Sinhalese in North America. Using census information instead of community estimates helps compare populations of people groups in various cities. However, the population is likely larger than this number.

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52,000 Moroccan Jews

Statistics Canada 2021 estimates that there are 282,015 people who claim a Jewish ethnic origin. The US Community Survey does not include Jewish as an ethnicity. Based on several articles, the Moroccan Jewish community in North America is estimated at 52,000. Approximately 27,000 live in Canada and 25,000 in the United States.

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7,250,000 people, with approximately 30,000 in Canada

Joshua project reports globally 7,254,400 Kabyle Berbers globally. Using Knowledge of Language and Ethnic Origin from the 2021 Statistics Canada Data calculates an estimated 36,414 Kabyle Berbers live in Canada.

Calculation = KOL Kabyle Berber/Total Berber = 0.87 x Ethnic Origin

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30,000+ Soninke

The number of Soninke is difficult to gauge because of their origins from several different countries, insufficient census data because many are undocumented, etc. However, field research in Cincinnati and New York City have shown the Soninke are large enough to have their own social institutions, even organized by town and region, and they have their own festivals, mosques, etc. In places like the Bronx, large project buildings can be almost completely full of Soninke people, creating virtual villages in the city. 

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numbering around 124,000

Statistics Canada 2021 counted 73,770 people whose ethnic origin was Algerian. The US Census does not count Algerians in the American Community Survey. The Algerian Embassy in Washington estimates that there are 50,000 Algerians in the US. 

 

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10,000 Mandinka

Based on interactions with the Gambian Association of America, there are around 5,000 Mandinka in New York City and an estimated 5,000 throughout the rest of North America in cities such as Chicago, Columbus, and Cincinnati. 

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Over 20,000 Fouta Tooro

Census data for West African populations like the Fouta Toora do not exist; therefore, numbers are based on estimates from workers or organizations in the United States and Canada. These numbers are likely higher than the estimates given by workers or organizations.

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5,000-member Mashadi Jewish community

Statistics Canada 2021 estimates that there are 282,015 people who claim a Jewish ethnic origin. The US Community Survey does not include Jewish as an ethnicity. The Persian Jewish Community in North America is made up of Mashadi and Tehrani Jews. Based on several articles, the Mashadi Jewish community in North America is estimated between 5,000-7,000. The Tehrani Persian Jewish Community is larger and estimated at 60,000 members.

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