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
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
AfghanToronto10798943,870ScarboroughIslamAfghanistanCentral Asia57Pashto, Southern
AfghanMontreal1079899,215Saint-Martin (Laval)IslamAfghanistanCentral Asia59Pashto, Southern
AfghanVancouver1079897,980New WestminsterIslamAfghanistanCentral Asia51Pashto, Southern
AfghanWashington D.C.10798933,236SpringfieldIslamAfghanistanCentral Asia73Pashto, Southern
Afghan Hindu/SikhNew York1136316,000Hicksville (Long Island)HinduismAfghanistanCentral Asia86Panjabi
Algerian ArabMontreal10022654,635Little MaghrebIslamAlgeriaNorth Africa and Middle East71Algerian Arab
BambaraNew York1009255,000HarlemIslamMaliSub-Saharan Africa69Bambara
BangladeshiNew York10125484,099Jamaica (Queens)IslamBangladeshSouth Asia41Bengali
BangladeshiDallas Fort Worth1012546,355IrvingIslamBangladeshSouth Asia47Bengali
BangladeshiDetroit10125411,087HamtramckIslamBangladeshSouth Asia44Bengali
BangladeshiToronto10125423,400Danforth VillageIslamBangladeshSouth Asia46Bengali
BangladeshiWashington D.C.10125411,798York Town (Arlington)IslamBangladeshSouth Asia48Bengali
BangladeshiLos Angeles1012547,362Little BangladeshIslamBangladeshSouth Asia46Bengali
BangladeshiMontreal1012546,920Parc ExtensionIslamBangladeshSouth Asia48Bengali
BangladeshiPhiladelphia1012547,295HatfieldIslamBangladeshSouth Asia47Bengali
Belzer JewishNew Yorkn/a12,518Borough Park (Brooklyn)JudaismUkraineEurope86Yiddish
Bobover JewishNew York10424323,509Borough Park (Brooklyn)JudaismPolandEurope90Yiddish
BosniakAtlanta10162910,000LawrencevilleIslamBosniaEurope61Bosnian
BosniakBowling Green1016295,000Morgantown RoadIslamBosniaEurope60Bosnian
BosniakChicago10162970,000NorthsideIslamBosniaEurope82Bosnian
BosniakDes Moines10162910,000Merle HayIslamBosniaEurope63Bosnian
BosniakDetroit10162910,000HamtramckIslamBosniaEurope64Bosnian
BosniakGrand Rapids10162910,000KentwoodIslamBosniaEurope63Bosnian
BosniakJacksonville10162912,000HoganIslamBosniaEurope65Bosnian
BosniakNew York10162910,000Astoria (Queens)IslamBosniaEurope63Bosnian
BosniakPhoenix10162910,000GlendaleIslamBosniaEurope64Bosnian
BosniakSt. Louis10162950,000MehlvilleIslamBosniaEurope77Bosnian
BosniakToronto10162910,000EtobicokeIslamBosniaEurope61Bosnian
BosniakUtica1016295,000Bleecker St.IslamBosniaEurope60Bosnian
Breslov JewishNew York3000015,000Boro ParkJudaismUkraineEurope86Yiddish
Bukharan JewishNew York10424460,000Rego Park (Queens)JudaismUzbekistanCentral Asia74Russian
New YorkN/A27,103Crown Heights (Brooklyn)JudaismBelarusEurope91English
Egyptian ArabChicago1028798,276Hickory HillsIslamEgyptNorth Africa and Middle East25Egyptian Arabic
Egyptian ArabDallas Fort Worth1028795,621RichardsonIslamEgyptNorth Africa and Middle East30Egyptian Arabic
Egyptian ArabLos Angeles10287923,765AnaheimIslamEgyptNorth Africa and Middle East40Egyptian Arabic
Egyptian ArabMontreal1028798,733Saint-LaurentIslamEgyptNorth Africa and Middle East27Egyptian Arabic
Egyptian ArabNashville1028796,912South NashvilleIslamEgyptNorth Africa and Middle East31Egyptian Arabic
Egyptian ArabNew York10287952,324Astoria (Queens)IslamEgyptNorth Africa and Middle East46Egyptian Arabic
Egyptian ArabToronto10287936,340MississaugaIslamEgyptNorth Africa and Middle East45Egyptian 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 York1080998,791Borough ParkJudaismPolandEurope84Yiddish
Gorsky-Kavkazi JewishNew York11682710,000Kensington (Brooklyn)JudaismAzerbaijanCentral Asia89Russian
GujaratiNew York103544141,827Edison (NJ)HinduismIndiaSouth Asia70Gujarati
GujaratiToronto10354487,570BramptonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia62Gujarati
GujaratiSan Francisco10354490,627FremontHinduismIndiaSouth Asia58Gujarati
GujaratiLos Angeles10354439,870WoodburyHinduismIndiaSouth Asia45Gujarati
GujaratiChicago10354444,490GeorgetownHinduismIndiaSouth Asia43Gujarati
GujaratiAtlanta10354425,782Big CreekHinduismIndiaSouth Asia52Gujarati
GujaratiHouston10354429,100Sugar Land HinduismIndiaSouth Asia62Gujarati
GujaratiDetroit10354419,249FarmingtonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia55Gujarati
GujaratiMontreal1035447,830Dollard-Des OrmeauxHinduismIndiaSouth Asia56Gujarati
GujaratiBoston10354424,962Town of ActonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia60Gujarati
GujaratiRaleigh1035449,118ShilohHinduismIndiaSouth Asia45Gujarati
GujaratiCharlotte1035448,000Mallard CreekHinduismIndiaSouth Asia46Gujarati
GujaratiCalgary1035445,575HorizonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia52Gujarati
GujaratiEdmonton1035447,510Strathcona Industrial ParkHinduismIndiaSouth Asia52Gujarati
GujaratiAustin1035449,785Walsh CreekHinduismIndiaSouth Asia44Gujarati
GujaratiSeattle10354421,134InglewoodHinduismIndiaSouth Asia48Gujarati
GujaratiDallas Fort Worth10354437,791PlanoHinduismIndiaSouth Asia48Gujarati
GujaratiMiami10354410,189PlantationHinduismIndiaSouth Asia53Gujarati
GujaratiSan Diego1035447,826MiramarHinduismIndiaSouth Asia49Gujarati
GujaratiPhoenix10354411,006Chandler-Kirby EstatesHinduismIndiaSouth Asia47Gujarati
GujaratiTampa1035446,798BrandonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia51Gujarati
GujaratiPortland1035445,227RockcreekHinduismIndiaSouth Asia50Gujarati
GujaratiSacramento10354412,677North NatomasHinduismIndiaSouth Asia50Gujarati
GujaratiMinneapolis1035448,650Eden PrairieHinduismIndiaSouth Asia49Gujarati
GujaratiPhiladelphia10354427,229HatfieldHinduismIndiaSouth Asia42Gujarati
GujaratiOrlando1035448,345WillamsburgHinduismIndiaSouth Asia52Gujarati
GujaratiColumbus, OH1035447,016PolarisHinduismIndiaSouth Asia37Gujarati
GujaratiHartford1035446,019Rocky HillHinduismIndiaSouth Asia49Gujarati
GujaratiWashington D.C.10354443,674CalvertonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia62Gujarati
Gujarati Vancouver10354410,685South VancouverHinduismIndiaSouth Asia58Gujarati
Indian HindiNew York103789255,289Jersey City, EdisonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia46Hindi
Indian HindiToronto103789207,780EtobicokeHinduismIndiaSouth Asia45Hindi
Indian HindiSan Francisco103789163,128FremontHinduismIndiaSouth Asia43Hindi
Indian HindiChicago10378980,082West Ridge "Little India"HinduismIndiaSouth Asia44Hindi
Indian HindiVancouver10378970,500South VancouverHinduismIndiaSouth Asia39Hindi
Indian HindiHouston10378952,380Sugar LandHinduismIndiaSouth Asia37Hindi
Indian HindiLos Angeles10378971,766ArtesiaHinduismIndiaSouth Asia37Hindi
Indian HindiSacramento10378922,818Valley Hi/North LagunaHinduismIndiaSouth Asia45Hindi
Indian HindiBoston10378944,932Town of ActonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia55Hindi
Indian HindiMontreal10378914,950Parc ExtensionHinduismIndiaSouth Asia56Hindi
Indian HindiSeattle10378938,042BellevueHinduismIndiaSouth Asia32Hindi
Indian HindiRaleigh10378916,413MorrisvilleHinduismIndiaSouth Asia46Hindi
Indian HindiDallas Fort Worth10378968,023FriscoHinduismIndiaSouth Asia33Hindi
Indian HindiOttawa10378910,595Napean/WestboroHinduismIndiaSouth Asia56Hindi
Indian HindiEdmonton10378927,470SE EdmontonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia51Hindi
Indian HindiCharlotte10378914,400MecklenburgHinduismIndiaSouth Asia41Hindi
Indian HindiPhoenix10378919,812Chandler-Kirby EstatesHinduismIndiaSouth Asia55Hindi
Indian HindiMinneapolis10378915,570EdinaHinduismIndiaSouth Asia50Hindi
Indian HindiAustin10378917,612Walsh CreekHinduismIndiaSouth Asia47Hindi
Indian HindiSan Diego10378914,086MiramarHinduismIndiaSouth Asia50Hindi
Indian HindiWinnipeg10378911,300Colony (Little India)HinduismIndiaSouth Asia53Hindi
Indian HindiCincinnati1037897,623Clifton HeightsHinduismIndiaSouth Asia47Hindi
Indian HindiOrlando10378915,020Williamsburg HinduismIndiaSouth Asia50Hindi
Indian HindiKitchener1037896,585West MountHinduismIndiaSouth Asia36Hindi
Indian HindiCleveland1037898,911GlenwillowHinduismIndiaSouth Asia49Hindi
Indian HindiDenver1037899,958SedaliaHinduismIndiaSouth Asia52Hindi
Indian HindiPortland1037899,409RockcreekHinduismIndiaSouth Asia44Hindi
Indian HindiTampa10378912,236BrandonHinduismIndiaSouth Asia52Hindi
Indian HindiMiami10378918,341PlantationHinduismIndiaSouth Asia55Hindi
Indian HindiBridgeport1037896,588StamfordHinduismIndiaSouth Asia53Hindi
Indian HindiHartford10378910,834Rocky HillHinduismIndiaSouth Asia49Hindi
Indian HindiPittsburgh1037896,959Marshall TownshipHinduismIndiaSouth Asia48Hindi
Indian HindiRichmond1037896,554Three ChoptHinduismIndiaSouth Asia31Hindi
Indian HindiSt.Louis1037898,100BallwinHinduismIndiaSouth Asia44Hindi
Indian HindiIndianapolis1037898,838Wayne TownshipHinduismIndiaSouth Asia51Hindi
Indian HindiMilwaukee1037896,162BrookfieldHinduismIndiaSouth Asia58Hindi
Indian HindiColumbus, OH10378912,630PolarisHinduismIndiaSouth Asia36Hindi
Indian Hindi Atlanta10378946,407Big CreekHinduismIndia South Asia36Hindi
Indian Hindi Alberta1037897,390Calgary HinduismIndiaSouth Asia36Hindi
Indian Hindi Philadelphia10378949,012Eaglesville (Center City)HinduismIndiaSouth Asia58Hindi
Indian Hindi Detroit10378934,648Troy HinduismIndiaSouth Asia56Hindi
Indian Hindi Washington D.C.10378978,613Ellicott cityHinduismIndiaSouth Asia48Hindi
Indonesian MuslimLos Angeles1141157,500San BernardinoIslamIndonesiaSoutheast Asia29Indonesian
Iraqi ArabAtlanta10405610,532ClarkstonIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East38Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi ArabAustin1040567,963PflugervilleIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East43Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi ArabHouston10405611,914Mid-WestIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East41Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi ArabNew York1040568,443Astoria (Queens)IslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East47Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi Arab Detroit10405668,626East DearbornIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East57Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi Arab Chicago10405617,491NorthbrookIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East53Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi Arab Toronto10405629,045VaughanIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East47Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi Arab San Diego10405625,923El CajonIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East57Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi Arab Dallas Fort Worth10405611,319RichardsonIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East41Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi Arab Phoenix10405619,457Jefferson at Steele IndianIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East43Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi Arab Washington D.C.1040569,685Lanier HeightsIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East42Mesopotamian Arabic
Iraqi ArabVancouver1040565,205SurreyIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East40Mesopotamian Arabic
Israeli Sabra JewishToronto1040887,625North YorkJudaismIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East49Hebrew
Israeli Sabra JewishMiami10408812,299PlantationJudaismIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East54Hebrew
Israeli Sabra JewishNew York10408836,720Kew Gardens Hills (Queens)JudaismIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East66Hebrew
Israeli Sabra JewishChicago1040885,148SkokieJudaismIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East47Hebrew
Israeli Sabra JewishSan Francisco1040889,384SunnyvaleJudaismIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East51Hebrew
Israeli Sabra JewishLos Angeles10408818,885Pico Robertson & FairfaxJudaismIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East60Hebrew
Jordanian Arab MuslimChicago1043017,122BridgeviewIslamJordanNorth Africa and Middle East40South Levantine Arabic
JulaNew York1043235,000HarlemIslamCote d'IvoireSub-Saharan Africa69Dyula
Kabyle BerberMontreal10436518,029Longue-PointeIslamAlgeriaNorth Africa and Middle East48Kabyle
Kosovar AlbanianNew York10333840,000Pelham Parkway (Bronx)IslamKosovoEurope64Albanian, Gheg
KurdsDallas Fort Worth1019226,500South ArlingtonIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East52Northern Kurdish
KurdsNashville10192215,000Elysian FieldsIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East53Northern Kurdish
KurdsToronto1019225,445YorkIslamIraqNorth Africa and Middle East50Northern Kurdish
Lebanese Arab MuslimDetroit10568833,099East DearbornIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East42North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese Arab MuslimNew York10568820,901PatersonIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East34North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese Arab MuslimToronto10568829,750MississaugaIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East34North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese Arab MuslimLos Angeles10568818,893Monterey ParkIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East35North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese Arab MuslimBoston10568822,539SomervilleIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East35North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese Arab MuslimDallas Fort Worth1056885,671RichardsonIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East27North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese Arab MuslimHouston1056886,622Mid WestIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East27North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese Arab MuslimMiami1056887,622Upper EastsideIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East47North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese Arab MuslimMontreal10568810,731Saint-LaurentIslamLebanonNorth Africa and Middle East34North Levantine Arabic
Lebanese Arab MuslimWashington 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 York1146605,000Great Neck (Long Island)JudaismIranCentral Asia88Iranian Persian
Moroccan ArabBoston10680410,968MaldenIslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East45Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan ArabLos Angeles1068047,272Central LA-Beverly WoodIslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East44Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan ArabNew York10680441,356Astoria (Queens)IslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East57Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan Arab Chicago1068045,000BridgeviewIslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East44Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan ArabDetroit1068046,660HamtramckIslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East37Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan Arab Miami1068049,651Upper EastsideIslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East47Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan Arab Philadelphia1068049,409Center CityIslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East41Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan Arab Washington D.C.10680415,634BrockwoodIslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East49Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan Arab Montreal10680477,450Little MaghrebIslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East74Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan BerberMontreal10402212,524Little MaghrebIslamMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East67Tamazight
Moroccan JewishToronto1060155,000North YorkJudaismMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East83Judeo-Moroccan Arabic
Moroccan JewishMontreal10601510,000HampsteadJudaismMoroccoNorth Africa and Middle East64Judeo-Moroccan Arabic
Indo-Pak MuslimsAustin1104239,336Northwest AustinIslamPakistanSouth Asia39Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsToronto110423194,390East YorkIslamPakistanSouth Asia51Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsNew York110423171,011Midwood (Brooklyn)IslamPakistanSouth Asia50Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsHouston11042354,218SugarlandIslamPakistanSouth Asia49Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsDallas Fort Worth11042343,274PlanoIslamPakistanSouth Asia47Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsSan Francisco11042374,602Diamond HeightsIslamPakistanSouth Asia45Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsWashington D.C.11042368,892Fairfax couty, Mt. VernonIslamPakistanSouth Asia48Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsChicago11042357,031SkokieIslamPakistanSouth Asia36Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsLos Angeles11042343,766Central LAIslamPakistanSouth Asia37Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsAlberta11042316,930CastleridgeIslamPakistanSouth Asia44Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsVancouver11042314,610Burnaby and SurreyIslamPakistanSouth Asia48Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsMontreal11042315,920Parc ExtensionIslamPakistanSouth Asia48Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsEdmonton11042312,275Blue QuillIslamPakistanSouth Asia37Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsPhiladelphia11042325,830DelranIslamPakistanSouth Asia34Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsSeattle11042317,439MeridianIslamPakistanSouth Asia42Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsMiami11042312,668Miramar-Pimebrook PinesIslamPakistanSouth Asia50Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsAtlanta11042320,769RoswellIslamPakistanSouth Asia40Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsBoston11042320,368CambridgeIslamPakistanSouth Asia44Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsSacramento11042314,165North Oak ParkIslamPakistanSouth Asia45Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsOrlando1104237,808Florida CenterIslamPakistanSouth Asia48Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsOttawa1104237,490Sandy HillIslamPakistanSouth Asia46Urdu
Indo-Pak MuslimsDetroit11042319,726CantonIslamPakistanSouth Asia37Urdu
Palestinian Arab MuslimNew York10778515,364South Paterson (NJ)IslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East50South Levantine Arabic
Palestinian Arab MuslimToronto10778515,555MississaugaIslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East50South Levantine Arabic
Palestinian Arab MuslimChicago10778524,832BridgeviewIslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East52South Levantine Arabic
Palestinian Arab MuslimDallas Fort Worth10778510,311RichardsonIslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East38South Levantine Arabic
Palestinian Arab MuslimDetroit1077857,584LivoniaIslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East36South Levantine Arabic
Palestinian Arab MuslimLos Angeles10778512,064AnaheimIslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East44South Levantine Arabic
Palestinian Arab MuslimSan Francisco10778511,146SomaIslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East42South Levantine Arabic
Palestinian Arab MuslimWashington D.C.1077857,220Lanier HeightsIslamIsraelNorth Africa and Middle East38South Levantine Arabic
PersianToronto10798797,110North YorkIslamIranCentral Asia41Iranian Persian
PersianLos Angeles107987127,713TehrangelesIslamIranCentral Asia43Iranian Persian
PersianNew York10798730,520Great Neck (Long Island)IslamIranCentral Asia33Iranian Persian
PersianSan Francisco10798750,170San MateoIslamIranCentral Asia25Iranian Persian
PersianVancouver10798744,355West VancouverIslamIranCentral Asia23Iranian Persian
PersianSan Diego10798719,882La JollaIslamIranCentral Asia21Iranian Persian
PersianMontreal10798723,410Notre Dame de GrâceIslamIranCentral Asia24Iranian Persian
PersianHouston10798714,742Woodlake/Briar MeadowIslamIranCentral Asia21Iranian Persian
PersianSeattle10798712,287BellevueIslamIranCentral Asia16Iranian Persian
PersianChicago1079878,760LincolnwoodIslamIranCentral Asia23Iranian Persian
PersianCalgary1079878,570SunaltaIslamIranCentral Asia23Iranian Persian
PersianOttawa1079877,620BayshoreIslamIranCentral Asia32Iranian Persian
PersianBoston1079877,746MaldenIslamIranCentral Asia29Iranian Persian
PersianAtlanta1079878,590CobbIslamIranCentral Asia10Iranian Persian
PersianDallas Fort Worth10798713,939PlanoIslamIranCentral Asia21Iranian Persian
PersianPortland1079876,672Pearl DistrictIslamIranCentral Asia22Iranian Persian
PersianPhiladelphia1079875,760GladwyneIslamIranCentral Asia20Iranian Persian
PersianPhoenix1079875,479ScottsdaleIslamIranCentral Asia20Iranian Persian
Persian Washington D.C.10798730,426Tysons CornerIslamIranCentral Asia26Iranian Persian
Persian Sacramento1079878,100El Dorado HillsIslamIranCentral Asia17Iranian Persian
Punjabi SikhAtlanta1144566,445NorcrossSikhismIndiaSouth Asia55Panjabi
Punjabi SikhBakerfield, CA11445610,000PanamaSikhismIndiaSouth Asia56Panjabi
Punjabi SikhDallas Fort Worth1144569,448IrvingSikhismIndiaSouth Asia50Panjabi
Punjabi SikhFresno11445610,000MuscatelSikhismIndiaSouth Asia47Panjabi
Punjabi SikhHouston1144568,184WillowbrookSikhismIndiaSouth Asia51Panjabi
Punjabi SikhNew York11445680,000Richmond Hill (Queens)SikhismIndiaSouth Asia69Panjabi
Punjabi SikhToronto114456159,910BramptonSikhismIndiaSouth Asia75Panjabi
Punjabi SikhVancouver114456155,945SurreySikhismIndiaSouth Asia65Panjabi
Punjabi SikhSacramento11445650,000South Yuba CitySikhismIndiaSouth Asia54Panjabi
Punjabi SikhLos Angeles11445630,000Buena ParkSikhismIndiaSouth Asia59Panjabi
Punjabi SikhChicago11445611,123West RidgeSikhismIndiaSouth Asia58Panjabi
Punjabi SikhDetroit11445610,000CantonSikhismIndiaSouth Asia56Panjabi
Punjabi SikhIndianapolis11445610,000McCordsvilleSikhismIndiaSouth Asia55Panjabi
Punjabi SikhPhiladelphia1144566,807MillbourneSikhismIndiaSouth Asia55Panjabi
Punjabi SikhWashington D.C.1144568,618FairfaxSikhismIndiaSouth Asia47Panjabi
Punjabi SikhSeattle11445620,000KentSikhismIndiaSouth Asia67Panjabi
Punjabi SikhEdmonton11445620,425Southeast EdmontonSikhismIndiaSouth Asia64Panjabi
Punjabi SikhSan Francisco11445640,000FremontSikhismIndiaSouth Asia71Panjabi
Punjabi SikhWinnipeg1144569,885The MaplesSikhismIndiaSouth Asia43Panjabi
Punjabi SikhAbbotsford11445628,235ClearbrookSikhismIndiaSouth Asia49Panjabi
Punjabi SikhHamilton1144565,920GraysideSikhismIndiaSouth Asia50Panjabi
Punjabi SikhCalgary11445630,420CastleridgeSikhismIndiaSouth Asia59Panjabi
Punjabi SikhMontreal1144569,205Parc ExtensionSikhismIndiaSouth Asia57Panjabi
Pupa JewishNew Yorkn/a8,825Williamsburg (Brooklyn)JudaismHungaryEurope90Yiddish
Sanzer JewishNew YorkN/A7,006Borough ParkJudaismRomaniaEurope88Yiddish
Satmar JewishNew York104246156,744Williamsburg (Brooklyn)JudaismHungaryEurope99Yiddish
Skver JewishNew York30000217,678New Square (Rockland Cty)JudaismUkraineEurope91Yiddish
SomaliCalgary1033926,607Northeast CalgaryIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa63Somali
SomaliColumbus, OH10939245,000NorthlandIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa79Somali
SomaliEdmonton10939223,505McCauleyIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa75Somali
SomaliSeattle10939230,000SeaTacIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa77Somali
SomaliMinneapolis10939280,000Cedar-RiversideIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa73Somali
SomaliNashville1093925,000Southeast NashvilleIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa61Somali
Somali Ottawa10939225,650RidgemontIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa75Somali
Somali San Diego10939215,000City HeightsIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa72Somali
SomaliToronto10939261,260EtobicokeIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa78Somali
SomaliVancouver1093925,048NewtonIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa60Somali
Somali BantuToronto1059586,000EtobicokeIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa86Maay
Somali BantuColumbus, OH1059585,000West sideIslamSomaliaSub-Saharan Africa85Maay
SoninkeNew York10941315,000Highbridge (Bronx)IslamMaliSub-Saharan Africa85Soninke
SoninkeCincinnati1094135,000WestwoodIslamMaliSub-Saharan Africa76Soninke
Sri Lankan SinhaleseToronto10930515,000ScarboroughBuddhismSri LankaSouth Asia37Sinhala
Sri Lankan SinhaleseNew York1093057,500Tompkinsville (SI)BuddhismSri LankaSouth Asia32Sinhala
Syrian Arab MuslimNew York10966215,786Bay Ridge (Brooklyn)IslamSyriaNorth Africa and Middle East37North Levantine Arabic
Syrian Arab MuslimMontreal1096627,275Ahuntsic-CartiervilleIslamSyriaNorth Africa and Middle East38North Levantine Arabic
Syrian Arab MuslimLos Angeles1096627,999AnaheimIslamSyriaNorth Africa and Middle East36North Levantine Arabic
Syrian JewishNew York10966575,000Ocean Parkway (Brooklyn)JudaismSyriaNorth Africa and Middle East96North Levantine Arabic
Los Angeles11564540,000Beverly HillsJudaismIranCentral Asia88Iranian Persian
Persian Jewish (Tehrani)
New York11564520,000Great Neck (Long Island)JudaismIranCentral Asia86Iranian Persian
ThaiNew York10194011,772Elmhurst (Queens)BuddhismThailandSoutheast Asia22Thai
ThaiLos Angeles10194034,615East Hollywood (Thai Town)BuddhismThailandSoutheast Asia21Thai
ThaiWashington D.C.10194011,759ShawBuddhismThailandSoutheast Asia27Thai
ThaiSan Francisco10194010,625Civic CenterBuddhismThailandSoutheast Asia29Thai
ThaiSeattle1019406,524University DistrictBuddhismThailandSoutheast Asia24Thai
ThaiChicago1019407,837Albany ParkBuddhismThailandSoutheast Asia29Thai
ThaiDallas Fort Worth1019405,467City PlaceBuddhismThailandSoutheast Asia19Thai
ThaiLas Vegas1019405,743ParadiseBuddhismThailandSoutheast Asia25Thai
TibetanNew York11003313,000Jackson Heights (Queens)BuddhismChinaEast Asia77Tibetan
TibetanToronto1100338,000West ParkdaleBuddhismChinaEast Asia74Tibetan
TibetanMinneapolis1100335,000NortheastBuddhismChinaEast Asia70Tibetan
Tunisian ArabMontreal11028517,645Little MaghrebIslamTunisiaNorth Africa and Middle East74Tunisian Arabic
TurkAtlanta1138185,055Sandy SpringsIslamTurkeyCentral Asia56Turkish
TurkBoston1138186,462North BrooklineIslamTurkeyCentral Asia57Turkish
TurkChicago1138187,361Mount ProspectIslamTurkeyCentral Asia56Turkish
TurkToronto11381823,085MississaugaIslamTurkeyCentral Asia67Turkish
TurkMiami1138188,102Miami BeachIslamTurkeyCentral Asia56Turkish
TurkNew York11381841,367South Paterson (NJ)IslamTurkeyCentral Asia57Turkish
TurkHouston1138185,324Memorial ParkIslamTurkeyCentral Asia56Turkish
TurkMontreal11381813,570Nouveau-RosemontIslamTurkeyCentral Asia62Turkish
TurkPhiladelphia1138187,179Riverside (NJ)IslamTurkeyCentral Asia57Turkish
TurkSan Francisco11381812,810SunnyvaleIslamTurkeyCentral Asia59Turkish
TurkWashington D.C.11381812,918Fairfax IslamTurkeyCentral Asia59Turkish
TurkLos Angeles11381811,500Culver CityIslamTurkeyCentral Asia58Turkish
TurkVancouver1138185,185RichmondIslamTurkeyCentral Asia56Turkish
UzbekNew York11047232,999Brighton Beach (Brooklyn)IslamUzbekistanCentral Asia37Southern Uzbek
Vizhnitz JewishNew York30000318,382Kaser (Rockland Cty)JudaismRomaniaEurope90Yiddish
WolofNew York11085620,000HarlemIslamSenegalSub-Saharan Africa81Wolof
Yemeni ArabNew York10972920,000Bay Ridge (Brooklyn)IslamYemenNorth Africa and Middle East72Sanaani Arabic
Yemeni ArabDetroit10972925,000HamtramckIslamYemenNorth Africa and Middle East72Sanaani Arabic
Yemeni ArabSan Francisco10972910,000OaklandIslamYemenNorth Africa and Middle East62Sanaani Arabic
Yeshivish JewishChicagon/a5,894West Rogers ParkJudaismLithuaniaEurope68English
Yeshivish JewishMiamin/a10,726North Miami BeachJudaismLithuaniaEurope72English
Yeshivish JewishWashington D.C.n/a9,921Glen (Baltimore)JudaismLithuaniaEurope70English
Yeshivish JewishToronton/a16,000YorkJudaismLithuaniaEurope75English
Yeshivish JewishNew Yorkn/a120,000Lakewood (NJ)JudaismLithuaniaEurope91English
Yeshivish JewishLos Angelesn/a13,600Hancock ParkJudaismLithuaniaEurope74English
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100,000 Yemenis

Statistics Canada 2016 counted 6,645 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 2016 estimated 62,500 people with 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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670,000 to 1,000,000 Sikhs

In the 2011 Statstics Canada census, 454,965 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 670,000 people and high estimates are around one 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 2016 counted 83,995 people with Ethnic Origin as Afghan, 4,810 as Pashtun, 2,905 as Tajik, and 1,515 as Hazara. So, adding those number together gives a good idea of a low estimate of the number of Afghans in Canada. Allied Media Corporation, who 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 16,315 Kurds 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 2016 estimated 16,315 people in Canada had a Kurdish Ethnic Origin.

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Between 275,000 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 Turkish people were estimated to live in the United States. Statistics Canada 2016 reported 63,966 with a Turkish ethnic origin.

 

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1,100,000

 

Pakistan makes up the largest single country of origin of Muslims in North America, with 769,000. 554,000 (2019 ACS) reside in the United States and 215,000 (2016 Census) in Canada.

Statistically, it is estimated that 370,000 Indo-Pak Muslims in North America originated of Indian descent. 270,000 reside in the United States and 100,000 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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Estimated 66,000 Wolof in the United States

According to ACS 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 within NYC have listed the Wolof population around 20,000 not including the Wolof that live in Chicago, Seattle, Raleigh, Montreal, etc. Information from Peoplegroups.org lists the population around 66,000. 

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Approximately 972,000 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 2016 Candian Census indicates that 124,030 speak Gujarati in the home. 

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1,871,837

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 2016 counted 433,365 Hindi Knowledge of Language in Canada. Using census information instead of community estimates helps compare populations of people groups in various cities. However, the population is likely more extensive than this number.

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approximately 67,000

According to the American Community Survey 2019, 65,126 Uzbek people are estimated to live in the United States. Statistics Canada 2016 reported 1715 with an Uzbek ethnic origin.

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150,000

There are 132,477 people estimated to be born in Israel living in the United States (ACS 2019) and 21,155 in Canada (Stats Canada 2011; the 2016 count seriously undercounted Jewish populations). Community estimates are often much higher than these official census counts.

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255,000

Statistics Canada 2016 counted 103,940 people whose ethnic origin was Morocco. The 2019 American Community Survey counted 83,842 people born in Morocco and 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 150,000 Moroccan Arabs in North America. 

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320,000

The 2019 ACS 1-year estimates report over 249,000 individuals of Iraqi descent in the United States, and over 70,000 people reported Iraqi origin according to the 2016 Statistics Canada. Unfortunately, it is difficult to determine the exact number of Iraqi-Americans. Actual numbers are likely much higher. 

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50,000 Tunisian Arabs

Statistics Canada 2016 counted 25,645 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 50,000.

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The United States has a population of 168,000 Palestinian Arabs while Canada has a 44,800 strong Palestinian Arab population.

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 2016 counted 44,820 people whose ethnic origin was Palestinian. 

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280,000 Thai in North America

Statistics Canada 2016 counted 19,010 people whose ethnic origin was Thai. The 2019 American Community Survey counted 260,820 people born in Thailand and now living in the United States. Counting U.S.-born children and typical undercounts of Thai in the census, it is possible that 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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540,000 Arabs of Egyptian origin in North America

According to the Arab American Institute Foundation, Arab populations are undercounted by 79 percent in the United States. They also report that approximately 12 percent of all Arabs in the United States are Egyptian. These percentages and the total Arab population from the American Community Survey 2019 1-year estimates and 2016 Statistics Canada provide the most accurate estimate while excluding Egyptian Coptics. There are approximately 450,000 Egyptian Arabs in the US and 90,000 in Canada.

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nearly 600,000

Statistics Canada 2016 counted 210,405 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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