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Population SizeConcentrated AreaOther AreasPrimary ReligionPrimary Country of OriginPrimary LanguagePriority ScorePopulation Source
AfghanHouston9,850GulftonMission Bend, SummerfieldIslamAfghanistanPashto, Southern48The American Community Survey 2019 estimated 4,733 people with Afghan ancestry in the Houston metro area.As of early January 2022, approximately 5,117 refugees from the Kabul evacuation moved to Houston.
AfghanLos Angeles16,719IrvineNorthridge, ResedaIslamAfghanistanPashto, Southern57People Reporting Afghan Ancestory in LA CSA = 14,767 (2019 US Census Data). Adding the estimated 800 arrivals to the Greater Los Angeles area following the 2021 Kabul evacuation brings the estimated total to 15,567. Reliable community estimates were not available, but the actual population is likely higher than this estimation.
AfghanNew York9,871Flushing (Queens)Queens - Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens Hills, FlushingIslamAfghanistanPashto, Southern49The American Community Survey 2019 estimated 9,631 people with Afghan ancestry in Metro New York. Approximately 240 made the metro area their home after the Kabul evacuation in 2021. 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. There are also Afghan Hindu-Sikhs and a community of Afghan Jewish people in Metro New York.
AfghanSacramento21,673Elk GroveArden-ArcadeIslamAfghanistanPashto, Southern69The American Community Survey 2019 estimated 19,783 people with Afghan ancestry in the Sacramento area. An additional 1890 Afghans settled in the area following the evacuation of Kabul in 2021. 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.
AfghanSan Diego7,189El CajonTierra SantaIslamAfghanistanPashto, Southern58
AfghanSan Francisco32,142FremontHaywardIslamAfghanistanPashto, Southern69The American Community Survey 2019 estimated 31,642 people with Afghan ancestry in the San Francisco Bay Area. Approximately 500 Afghans resettled in the area after the Kabul evacuation in 2021. 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. Local estimates, from CBS San Francisco, claim there are 60,000 Afghans in the area.
AfghanSeattle6,994KentWallingford, University District, Bellevue, RedmondIslamAfghanistanPashto, Southern54The American Community Survey 2019 estimated 5,819 people with Afghan ancestry in Greater Seattle. After the evacuation of Kabul in 2021, approximately 1,175 people relocated to the Seattle area, increasing the Seattle Afghan population to an estimated 6,994 people. Using census information instead of community estimates helps compare populations of people groups in various cities.
AfghanToronto43,870ScarboroughBrampton, Mississuaga, Thorncliffe ParkIslamAfghanistanPashto, Southern57Statistics Canada 2016 counted 41,735 people with Afghan Ethnic Origin in the Greater Toronto Area. After the Kabul evacuation in 2021, 2135 Afghans arrived in GTA. 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. Some estimate that there are closer to 65,000 Afghans in the area.
AfghanMontreal9,215Saint-Martin (Laval)BrossardIslamAfghanistanPashto, Southern59The Canadian Census of 2016 estimated 9,215 people with Afghan ancestry in the Montreal metropolitan area. In addition, at least 300 refugees from the 2021 evacution of Kabul were resettled in the metro area. Using census information instead of community estimates helps compare populations of people groups in various cities.
AfghanVancouver7,980New WestminsterSurreyIslamAfghanistanPashto, Southern51The Canadian Statistics 2016 estimated 7,500 people with Afghan ancestry in Greater Vancouver. Settlement agencies in Vancouver estimated in early 2022 that approximately 1,500 people would make the area home after the 2021 evacuation of Kabul. 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.
AfghanWashington D.C.33,236SpringfieldFairfaxIslamAfghanistanPashto, Southern73The American Community Survey 2019 estimated 29,696 people with Afghan ancestry in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. Following the Kabul evacuation in 2021, 3,530 Afghans made the metro area their new home. 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.
Afghan Hindu/SikhNew York6,000Hicksville (Long Island)HinduismAfghanistanPanjabi86
Algerian ArabMontreal54,635Little MaghrebIslamAlgeriaAlgerian Arab71
BambaraNew York5,000HarlemIslamMaliBambara69
BangladeshiNew York84,099Jamaica (Queens)IslamBangladeshBengali41
BangladeshiDallas Fort Worth6,355RichardsonIslamBangladeshBengali47
BangladeshiDetroit11,087HamtramckIslamBangladeshBengali44
BangladeshiToronto23,400Danforth VillageIslamBangladeshBengali46
BangladeshiWashington D.C.11,798York Town (Arlington)Silver Spring, MDIslamBangladeshBengali48The American Community Survey 2019 estimated 11,798 people with Bangladeshi ancestry in the Washington Metropolitan Area. 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.
BangladeshiLos Angeles7,362Little BangladeshIslamBangladeshBengali46
BangladeshiMontreal6,920Parc ExtensionIslamBangladeshBengali48
BangladeshiPhiladelphia7,295HatfieldIslamBangladeshBengali47
Belzer JewishNew York12,518Borough Park (Brooklyn)JudaismUkraineYiddish86
Bobover JewishNew York23,509Borough Park (Brooklyn)JudaismPolandYiddish90
BosniakSt. Louis50,000MehlvilleAffton, Bevo Mill, Hancock PlaceIslamBosniaBosnian77Estimates range from 50,000 - 70,000. Fontbonne University in MO has a Bosnian Study Center on campus.
BosniakPhoenix10,000GlendaleIslamBosniaBosnian64
BosniakDetroit10,000HamtramckIslamBosniaBosnian64
BosniakUtica5,000Bleecker St.IslamBosniaBosnian60
BosniakDes Moines10,000Merle HayIslamBosniaBosnian63
BosniakGrand Rapids10,000KentwoodIslamBosniaBosnian63
BosniakJacksonville12,000HoganIslamBosniaBosnian65
BosniakNew York10,000Astoria (Queens)IslamBosniaBosnian63
BosniakBowling Green5,000Morgantown RoadIslamBosniaBosnian60
BosniakToronto10,000EtobicokeIslamBosniaBosnian61
BosniakAtlanta10,000LawrencevilleIslamBosniaBosnian61
BosniakChicago70,000NorthsideN/AIslamBosniaBosnian82The Bosnian Herzegovinian American Community Center estimates 70,000 Bosnians live in the Greater Chicago Area.
Breslov JewishNew York5,000Boro ParkJudaismUkraineYiddish86
Bukharan JewishNew York60,000Rego Park (Queens)Queens - Forest Hills, Kew Gardens Hills, Fresh Meadows, Jamaica EstatesJudaismUzbekistanRussian74Estimates of Bukharan Jewish people in Metro New York range from 50,000 to 100,000. Most conservative estimates, from sources like New York One News, the Bukharian Jewish Union, and QNS,indicate around 60,000 Bukharan Jewish people in the city.
Chabad Lubavitch JewishNew York27,103Crown Heights (Brooklyn)N/AJudaismBelarusYiddish91Population estimate was derived from the Historical Atlas of Hasidism by Marcin Wodziński. At the time of the book’s research (2016), there were 4,285 Chabad Lubavitch households in Metro New York. For a 2021 estimate, five more years were added at a 3.6% annual growth rate times an average household size of 5.3 (see Census Based Estimation of the Hasidic Jewish Population by Joshua Comenetz). That total comes to an estimated 27,103 Chabad Lubavitch in Metro New York in 2021.
Egyptian ArabLos Angeles23,765AnaheimIslamEgyptEgyptian Arabic40
Egyptian ArabMontreal8,733Saint-LaurentIslamEgyptEgyptian Arabic27
Egyptian ArabToronto36,340MississaugaIslamEgyptEgyptian Arabic45
Egyptian ArabNew York52,324Astoria (Queens)IslamEgyptEgyptian Arabic46
Egyptian ArabDallas Fort Worth5,621RichardsonIslamEgyptEgyptian Arabic30
Egyptian ArabChicago8,276Hickory HillsIslamEgyptEgyptian Arabic25
Egyptian ArabNashville6,912South NashvilleIslamEgyptEgyptian Arabic31
Egyptian ArabWashington D.C.9,633Lanier HeightsIslamEgyptEgyptian Arabic24
Egyptian ArabPhiladelphia5,249Center CityIslamEgyptEgyptian Arabic33
Fouta TooroCincinnati5,000LocklandIslamSenegalPulaar75
Fouta TooroNew York7,600Bed-Stuy (Brooklyn)Flatbush, East New YorkIslamSenegalPulaar78In 2021, a Pulaar Speaking Association leader in Brooklyn said 6,000 households paid dues to their association. At least 80% of these are Fouta Tooro as there are some members who are Fulani from Guinea or other areas. Among Fouta Tooro, there are families in NYC but a majority are individual males whose wives and families remain in Africa. The families that are together in NYC are very large. As a result, if 80% of 6,000 member households are Fouta Tooro (4,800), and an average household size is conservatively two people, double that amount is 9,600. Community leaders report 2,000 Fouta Tooro left New York City during COVID-19 which leaves 7,600 left in the city.
Fulbe FutaNew York5,000Morrisania (BronxIslamGuineaPular77
Gerer JewishNew York8,791Borough ParkJudaismPolandYiddish84
Gorsky-Kavkazi JewishNew York10,000Kensington (Brooklyn)JudaismRussiaRussian89
GujaratiNew York141,827Edison (NJ)HinduismIndiaGujarati70
GujaratiToronto87,570BramptonHinduismIndiaGujarati62
GujaratiSan Francisco90,627FremontHinduismIndiaGujarati58
GujaratiLos Angeles39,870WoodburyHinduismIndiaGujarati45
GujaratiChicago44,490GeorgetownHinduismIndiaGujarati43
GujaratiAtlanta25,782Big CreekHinduismIndiaGujarati52
GujaratiHouston29,100Sugar Land HinduismIndiaGujarati62
GujaratiDetroit19,249FarmingtonHinduismIndiaGujarati55
GujaratiMontreal7,830Dollard-Des OrmeauxHinduismIndiaGujarati56
GujaratiBoston24,962Town of ActonHinduismIndiaGujarati60
GujaratiRaleigh9,118ShilohHinduismIndiaGujarati45
GujaratiCharlotte8,000Mallard CreekHinduismIndiaGujarati46
GujaratiCalgary5,575HorizonHinduismIndiaGujarati52
GujaratiEdmonton7,510Strathcona Industrial ParkHinduismIndiaGujarati52
GujaratiAustin9,785Walsh CreekHinduismIndiaGujarati44
GujaratiSeattle21,134InglewoodHinduismIndiaGujarati48
GujaratiDallas Fort Worth37,791PlanoHinduismIndiaGujarati48
GujaratiMiami10,189PlantationHinduismIndiaGujarati53
GujaratiSan Diego7,826MiramarHinduismIndiaGujarati49
GujaratiPhoenix11,006Chandler-Kirby EstatesHinduismIndiaGujarati47
GujaratiTampa6,798BrandonHinduismIndiaGujarati51
GujaratiPortland5,227RockcreekHinduismIndiaGujarati50
GujaratiSacramento12,677North NatomasHinduismIndiaGujarati50
GujaratiMinneapolis8,650Eden PrairieHinduismIndiaGujarati49
GujaratiPhiladelphia27,229HatfieldHinduismIndiaGujarati42
GujaratiOrlando8,345WillamsburgHinduismIndiaGujarati52
GujaratiColumbus, OH7,016PolarisHinduismIndiaGujarati37
GujaratiHartford6,019Rocky HillHinduismIndiaGujarati49
GujaratiWashington D.C.43,674CalvertonHinduismIndiaGujarati62
Gujarati Vancouver10,685South VancouverHinduismIndiaGujarati58
Indian HindiNew York255,289Jersey City, EdisonHinduismIndiaHindi46
Indian HindiToronto207,780EtobicokeHinduismIndiaHindi45
Indian HindiSan Francisco163,128FremontHinduismIndiaHindi43
Indian HindiChicago80,975GeorgetownHinduismIndiaHindi44
Indian HindiVancouver70,500South VancouverHinduismIndiaHindi39
Indian HindiHouston52,380Sugar LandHinduismIndiaHindi37
Indian HindiLos Angeles71,766ArtesiaHinduismIndiaHindi37
Indian HindiSacramento22,818Valley Hi/North LagunaHinduismIndiaHindi45
Indian HindiBoston44,932Town of ActonHinduismIndiaHindi55
Indian HindiMontreal14,950Parc ExtensionHinduismIndiaHindi56
Indian HindiSeattle38,042BellevueHinduismIndiaHindi32
Indian HindiRaleigh16,413MorrisvilleHinduismIndiaHindi46
Indian HindiDallas Fort Worth68,023Breckinridge FarmsHinduismIndiaHindi33
Indian HindiOttawa10,595Napean/WestboroHinduismIndiaHindi56
Indian HindiEdmonton27,470SE EdmontonHinduismIndiaHindi51
Indian HindiCharlotte14,400MecklenburgHinduismIndiaHindi41
Indian HindiPhoenix19,812Chandler-Kirby EstatesHinduismIndiaHindi55
Indian HindiMinneapolis15,570EdinaHinduismIndiaHindi50
Indian HindiAustin17,612Walsh CreekHinduismIndiaHindi47
Indian HindiSan Diego14,086MiramarHinduismIndiaHindi50
Indian HindiWinnipeg11,300Colony (Little India)HinduismIndiaHindi53
Indian HindiCincinnati7,623Clifton HeightsHinduismIndiaHindi47
Indian HindiOrlando15,020Williamsburg HinduismIndiaHindi50
Indian HindiKitchener6,585West MountHinduismIndiaHindi36
Indian HindiCleveland8,911GlenwillowHinduismIndiaHindi49
Indian HindiDenver9,958SedaliaHinduismIndiaHindi52
Indian HindiPortland9,409RockcreekHinduismIndiaHindi44
Indian HindiTampa12,236BrandonHinduismIndiaHindi52
Indian HindiMiami18,341PlantationHinduismIndiaHindi55
Indian HindiBridgeport6,588StamfordHinduismIndiaHindi53
Indian HindiHartford10,834Rocky HillHinduismIndiaHindi49
Indian HindiPittsburgh6,959Marshall TownshipHinduismIndiaHindi48
Indian HindiRichmond6,554Three ChoptHinduismIndiaHindi31
Indian HindiSt.Louis8,100BallwinHinduismIndiaHindi44
Indian HindiIndianapolis8,838Wayne TownshipHinduismIndiaHindi51
Indian HindiMilwaukee6,162BrookfieldHinduismIndiaHindi58
Indian HindiColumbus, OH12,630PolarisHinduismIndiaHindi36
Indian Hindi Atlanta36,842Big CreekHinduismIndia Hindi35
Indian Hindi Alberta7,390Calgary HinduismIndiaHindi36
Indian Hindi Philadelphia49,012Eaglesville (Center City)HinduismIndiaHindi58
Indian Hindi Detroit34,648Troy HinduismIndiaHindi56
Indian Hindi Washington D.C.78,613Ellicott cityHinduismIndiaHindi48
Indonesian MuslimLos Angeles7,500San BernardinoIslamIndonesiaIndonesian29
Iraqi ArabAtlanta10,532ClarkstonIslamIraqMesopotamian Arabic38
Iraqi ArabAustin7,963PflugervilleIslamIraqMesopotamian Arabic43
Iraqi ArabBuffalo7,305North ParkIslamIraqMesopotamian Arabic52
Iraqi ArabHouston11,914Mid-WestIslamIraqMesopotamian Arabic41
Iraqi ArabSacramento5,173Arden-ArcadeIslamIraqMesopotamian Arabic38
Iraqi ArabNew York8,443Astoria (Queens)IslamIraqMesopotamian Arabic47
Iraqi Arab Detroit68,626East DearbornIslamIraqMesopotamian Arabic57
Iraqi Arab Chicago17,491BridgeviewIslamIraqMesopotamian Arabic53
Iraqi Arab Toronto29,045VaughanIslamIraqMesopotamian Arabic47
Iraqi Arab San Diego25,923El CajonIslamIraqMesopotamian Arabic57
Iraqi Arab Dallas Fort Worth11,319RichardsonIslamIraqMesopotamian Arabic41
Iraqi Arab Phoenix19,457Jefferson at Steele IndianIslamIraqMesopotamian Arabic43
Iraqi Arab Seattle7,667South SeattleIslamIraqMesopotamian Arabic39
Iraqi Arab Washington D.C.9,685Lanier HeightsIslamIraqMesopotamian Arabic42
Iraqi ArabVancouver5,205SurreyIslamIraqMesopotamian Arabic40
Israeli Sabra JewishToronto7,625North YorkJudaismIsraelHebrew49
Israeli Sabra JewishMiami12,299PlantationJudaismIsraelHebrew54
Israeli Sabra JewishNew York36,720Kew Gardens Hills (Queens)JudaismIsraelHebrew66
Israeli Sabra JewishChicago5,148SkokieJudaismIsraelHebrew47
Israeli Sabra JewishSan Francisco9,384SunnyvaleJudaismIsraelHebrew51
Israeli Sabra JewishLos Angeles18,885Pico Robertson & FairfaxJudaismIsraelHebrew60
Jordanian Arab MuslimNew York5,543PatersonIslamJordanSouth Levantine Arabic39
Jordanian Arab MuslimChicago7,122BridgeviewIslamJordanSouth Levantine Arabic40
JulaNew York5,000HarlemIslamCote d'IvoireDyula69
Kabyle BerberMontreal18,029Longue-PointeIslamAlgeriaKabyle48
KazakhNew York5,460Brighton Beach (Brooklyn)IslamKazakhstanKazakh50
Kosovar AlbanianNew York40,000Pelham Parkway (Bronx)IslamKosovoAlbanian, Gheg64
KurdsDallas Fort Worth6,500South ArlingtonPlanoIslamIraqNorthern Kurdish52The United States Census doesn't accurately account for the Kurdish population. On the US Census, there is not a Kurdish ethnicity listed. Prior to the 2020 Census, there was not a write-in option. The Kurdish community was diligent in informing Kurds to write in their ethnicity. Kurdish is a language option for languages other than English spoken at home. In DFW, 2,228 households listed Kurdish as a language other than English spoken at home. Due to this, population estimates are based on community estimates.  Community estimates range from 5,000 to 8,000.
KurdsNashville15,000Elysian FieldsN/AIslamIraqNorthern Kurdish53The United States Census doesn’t accurately account for the Kurdish population. On the US Census, there is not a Kurdish ethnicity listed. Prior to the 2020 Census, there was not a write-in option. The Kurdish community was diligent in informing Kurds to write in their ethnicity. Kurdish is a language option for languages other than English spoken at home. In Metro Nashville, 5,456 households listed Kurdish as a language other than English spoken at home. Due to this, population estimates are based on community estimates. Community estimates range from 15,000 – 20,000.
KurdsToronto5,445YorkIslamIraqNorthern Kurdish50
Lebanese Arab MuslimDetroit33,099East DearbornIslamLebanonNorth Levantine Arabic42
Lebanese Arab MuslimNew York20,901PatersonIslamLebanonNorth Levantine Arabic34
Lebanese Arab MuslimToronto29,750MississaugaIslamLebanonNorth Levantine Arabic34
Lebanese Arab MuslimLos Angeles18,893Monterey ParkIslamLebanonNorth Levantine Arabic35
Lebanese Arab MuslimBoston22,539SomervilleIslamLebanonNorth Levantine Arabic35
Lebanese Arab MuslimDallas Fort Worth5,671RichardsonIslamLebanonNorth Levantine Arabic27
Lebanese Arab MuslimHouston6,622Mid WestIslamLebanonNorth Levantine Arabic27
Lebanese Arab MuslimMiami7,622Upper EastsideIslamLebanonNorth Levantine Arabic47
Lebanese Arab MuslimMontreal10,731Saint-LaurentIslamLebanonNorth Levantine Arabic34
Lebanese Arab MuslimWashington D.C.9,239Woodley Park IslamLebanonNorth Levantine Arabic33
MandinkaNew York5,000Highbridge (Bronx)IslamThe GambiaMandinka81
ManinkaNew York5,000Concourse (Bronx)IslamGuineaManinkakan, Eastern76
Persian Jewish (Mashadi)New York5,000Great Neck (Long Island)N/AJudaismIranIranian Persian88The Mashadi Jewish community in Metro New York is estimated to number around 4,000 on the low end and 7,000 on the high end.
Moroccan ArabBoston10,968MaldenIslamMoroccoMoroccan Arabic45
Moroccan ArabLos Angeles7,272Central LA-Beverly WoodIslamMoroccoMoroccan Arabic44
Moroccan ArabNew York41,356Astoria (Queens)IslamMoroccoMoroccan Arabic57
Moroccan Arab Chicago5,961BridgeviewIslamMoroccoMoroccan Arabic44
Moroccan ArabDetroit6,660HamtramckIslamMoroccoMoroccan Arabic37
Moroccan Arab Miami9,651Upper EastsideIslamMoroccoMoroccan Arabic47
Moroccan Arab Philadelphia9,409Center CityIslamMoroccoMoroccan Arabic41
Moroccan Arab Washington D.C.15,634BrockwoodIslamMoroccoMoroccan Arabic49
Moroccan Arab Montreal77,450Little MaghrebIslamMoroccoMoroccan Arabic74
Moroccan BerberMontreal12,524Little MaghrebIslamMoroccoTamazight67
Moroccan JewishToronto5,000North YorkJudaismMoroccoJudeo-Moroccan Arabic83
Moroccan JewishMontreal10,000HampsteadJudaismMoroccoJudeo-Moroccan Arabic64
Indo-Pak MuslimsToronto194,390East YorkIslamPakistanUrdu51
Indo-Pak MuslimsNew York171,011Midwood (Brooklyn)IslamPakistanUrdu50
Indo-Pak MuslimsHouston54,218SugarlandIslamPakistanUrdu49
Indo-Pak MuslimsDallas Fort Worth43,274Breckinridge FarmsAllen, Carrollton, RichardsonIslamPakistanUrdu47The estimate originates from the 2019 Census data “Place of Birth for Foreign-Born Population.” Pew Research also confirms this number and provides great demographic information for Pakistanis in the US. In addition, Pew Research indicates that 10% of all Indian descent population in the U.S. identify as Muslim. Therefore, this estimate includes 10% of the Indian population.
Indo-Pak MuslimsSan Francisco74,602Diamond HeightsIslamPakistanUrdu45
Indo-Pak MuslimsWashington D.C.68,892Fairfax couty, Mt. VernonIslamPakistanUrdu48
Indo-Pak MuslimsChicago57,031SkokieIslamPakistanUrdu36
Indo-Pak MuslimsLos Angeles43,766Central LAIslamPakistanUrdu37
Indo-Pak MuslimsAlberta16,930CastleridgeIslamPakistanUrdu44
Indo-Pak MuslimsVancouver14,610Burnaby and SurreyIslamPakistanUrdu48
Indo-Pak MuslimsMontreal15,920Parc ExtensionIslamPakistanUrdu48
Indo-Pak MuslimsEdmonton12,275Blue QuillIslamPakistanUrdu37
Indo-Pak MuslimsPhiladelphia25,830DelranIslamPakistanUrdu34
Indo-Pak MuslimsSeattle17,439MeridianIslamPakistanUrdu42
Indo-Pak MuslimsMiami12,668Miramar-Pimebrook PinesIslamPakistanUrdu50
Indo-Pak MuslimsAtlanta20,769RoswellIslamPakistanUrdu40
Indo-Pak MuslimsBoston20,368CambridgeIslamPakistanUrdu44
Indo-Pak MuslimsSacramento14,165North Oak ParkIslamPakistanUrdu45
Indo-Pak MuslimsOrlando7,808Florida CenterIslamPakistanUrdu48
Indo-Pak MuslimsOttawa7,490Sandy HillIslamPakistanUrdu46
Indo-Pak MuslimsDetroit19,726CantonIslamPakistanUrdu37
Palestinian Arab MuslimNew York15,364South Paterson (NJ)IslamIsraelSouth Levantine Arabic50
Palestinian Arab MuslimToronto15,555MississaugaIslamIsraelSouth Levantine Arabic50
Palestinian Arab MuslimChicago24,832Chicago LawnIslamIsraelSouth Levantine Arabic52
Palestinian Arab MuslimDallas Fort Worth10,311RichardsonIslamIsraelSouth Levantine Arabic38
Palestinian Arab MuslimDetroit7,584LivoniaIslamIsraelSouth Levantine Arabic36
Palestinian Arab MuslimLos Angeles12,064AnaheimIslamIsraelSouth Levantine Arabic44
Palestinian Arab MuslimSan Francisco11,146SomaIslamIsraelSouth Levantine Arabic42
Palestinian Arab MuslimWashington D.C.7,220Lanier HeightsIslamIsraelSouth Levantine Arabic38
PersianToronto97,110North YorkIslamIranIranian Persian41
PersianLos Angeles127,713TehrangelesIslamIranIranian Persian43
PersianNew York30,520Great Neck (Long Island)IslamIranIranian Persian33
PersianSan Francisco50,170San MateoIslamIranIranian Persian25
PersianVancouver44,355West VancouverIslamIranIranian Persian23
PersianSan Diego19,882La JollaIslamIranIranian Persian21
PersianMontreal23,410Notre Dame de GrâceIslamIranIranian Persian24
PersianHouston14,742Woodlake/Briar MeadowIslamIranIranian Persian21
PersianSeattle12,287BellevueIslamIranIranian Persian16
PersianChicago8,760LincolnwoodIslamIranIranian Persian23
PersianCalgary8,570SunaltaIslamIranIranian Persian23
PersianOttawa7,620BayshoreIslamIranIranian Persian32
PersianBoston7,746MaldenIslamIranIranian Persian29
PersianAtlanta8,590CobbIslamIranIranian Persian10
PersianDallas Fort Worth13,939PlanoIslamIranIranian Persian21
PersianPortland6,672Pearl DistrictIslamIranIranian Persian22
PersianPhiladelphia5,760GladwyneIslamIranIranian Persian20
PersianPhoenix5,479ScottsdaleIslamIranIranian Persian20
Persian Washington D.C.30,426Tysons CornerIslamIranIranian Persian26
Persian Sacramento8,100El Dorado HillsIslamIranIranian Persian17
Punjabi SikhAtlanta6,445NorcrossSikhismIndiaPanjabi55
Punjabi SikhBakerfield, CA10,000PanamaSikhismIndiaPanjabi56
Punjabi SikhDallas Fort Worth5,815IrvingSikhismIndiaPanjabi50
Punjabi SikhFresno10,000MuscatelSikhismIndiaPanjabi47
Punjabi SikhHouston8,184WillowbrookSikhismIndiaPanjabi51
Punjabi SikhNew York80,000Richmond Hill (Queens)Manhattan, Long Island, Woodbridge (NJ), Jersey City (NJ)SikhismIndiaPanjabi69A leader from the United Sikhs organization estimates 80,000 Sikhs live in Metro New York which is a number often quoted by community leaders.
Punjabi SikhToronto159,910BramptonEtobicoke, ScarboroughSikhismIndiaPanjabi75Statistics Canada 2011 counted 159,910 Sikhs in the Greater Toronto Area. 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.
Punjabi SikhVancouver155,945SurreyVancouverSikhismIndiaPanjabi65Statistics Canada 2011 counted 155,945 Sikhs in the Vancouver Metro area. 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
Punjabi SikhSacramento50,000South Yuba CitySikhismIndiaPanjabi54
Punjabi SikhLos Angeles30,000Buena ParkSikhismIndiaPanjabi59
Punjabi SikhChicago11,123West RidgeSikhismIndiaPanjabi58
Punjabi SikhDetroit10,000CantonSikhismIndiaPanjabi56
Punjabi SikhIndianapolis10,000McCordsvilleSikhismIndiaPanjabi55
Punjabi SikhPhiladelphia6,807MillbourneSikhismIndiaPanjabi55
Punjabi SikhWashington D.C.8,618FairfaxSikhismIndiaPanjabi47
Punjabi SikhSeattle20,000KentSikhismIndiaPanjabi67
Punjabi SikhEdmonton20,425Southeast EdmontonSikhismIndiaPanjabi64
Punjabi SikhSan Francisco40,000FremontEl Sobrante, Berkeley, Stockton/LodiSikhismIndiaPanjabi71Local Punjabi Sikh leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area have estimated 40,000 Punjabi Sikhs are in the area. The Indian Consulate in San Francisco once claimed that 25% of Indians in the Bay Area were from the Punjab. Most Indians from the Punjab in the United States are Sikh, perhaps 90%. The American Community Survey 2019 estimated 435,133 Asian Indians lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. Twenty-five percent of that amount is 108,783, so 40,000 is a conversative estimate for the local Sikh population.
Punjabi SikhWinnipeg9,885The MaplesSikhismIndiaPanjabi43
Punjabi SikhAbbotsford28,235ClearbrookSikhismIndiaPanjabi49
Punjabi SikhHamilton5,920GraysideSikhismIndiaPanjabi50
Punjabi SikhCalgary30,420CastleridgeSikhismIndiaPanjabi59
Punjabi SikhMontreal9,205Parc ExtensionSikhismIndiaPanjabi57
Pupa JewishNew York8,825Williamsburg (Brooklyn)JudaismHungaryYiddish90
Sanzer JewishNew York7,006Borough ParkJudaismRomaniaYiddish88
Satmar JewishNew York156,744Williamsburg (Brooklyn)Kiryas JoelJudaismHungaryYiddish99Population estimate was derived from the Historical Atlas of Hasidism by Marcin Wodziński. At the time of the book’s research (2016), there were 21,165 Satmar Jewish households in Metro New York. For a 2021 estimate, five more years were added at a 4.3% annual growth rate times an average household size of 6 (see Census Based Estimation of the Hasidic Jewish Population by Joshua Comenetz and census data on Kiryas Joel). That total comes to an estimated 156,744 Satmar in Metro New York in 2021.
Skver JewishNew York17,678New Square (Rockland Cty)JudaismUkraineYiddish91
SomaliCalgary6,607Northeast CalgaryIslamSomaliaSomali63
SomaliColumbus, OH45,000NorthlandN/AIslamSomaliaSomali79The American Community Survey 2019 estimated 16,006 people with Somali ancestry in the Columbus area. Census numbers are often undercounts, especially for groups suspicious of government representatives. Therefore, the number of Somalis in the Columbus area is likely around 45,000, which is the estimate given by the Somali Community Project.
SomaliEdmonton23,505McCauleyIslamSomaliaSomali75
SomaliSeattle30,000SeaTacTukwila, Rainer ValleyIslamSomaliaSomali77The American Community Survey 2019 estimated 14,486 people with Somali ancestry in the Seattle area. Because census numbers are often undercounts, especially for groups suspicious of government representatives, the number of Somalis in the Seattle area is likely much higher. Local community estimates, including a paper written on behalf of the city, most often estimate 30,000 Somalis in the Seattle area.
SomaliMinneapolis80,000Cedar-RiversideLyndale, Phillips WestIslamSomaliaSomali73The American Community Survey 2019 estimated 56,303 people with Somali ancestry in the Minneapolis area. Because census numbers are often undercounts, especially for groups suspicious of government representatives, the number of Somalis in the Twin Cities is likely around 80,000 which is the estimated number from City Vision.
SomaliNashville5,000Southeast NashvilleLarchwoodIslamSomaliaSomali61An academic article in the Southeastern Geographer states, “Community leaders and social workers who engage with Tennessee’s Somali community estimate that Davidson County is home to around 5,000 Somalis. An accurate enumeration of Somalis in Nashville is difficult to generate due to poor participation in the decennial census. However, a sizable community is evident on the city’s landscape through the clustering of the ethnic business and religious establishments and noticeable concentrations of Somalis living along Murfreesboro Pike.”
Somali Ottawa25,650RidgemontIslamSomaliaSomali75
Somali San Diego15,000City HeightsIslamSomaliaSomali72
SomaliToronto61,260EtobicokeN/AIslamSomaliaSomali78Statistics Canada 2016 estimated 25,550 people in the Greater Toronto Area with Somali ethnic origin. It is widely believed, however, that census counts grossly underestimate the size of the Somali population. A federal report released under the Access to Information Act estimated 150,000 ethnic Somalis live in Canada, much higher than the 62,550 2016 Statistic Canada Ethnic Origin Somali estimate. Using the ethnic origin estimates, 40.84% of Somalis in Canada live in the Greater Toronto Area. If using the likelier estimate of 150,000 Somalis in Canada, 40.84% equals an estimated 61,260 Somalis living in the Greater Toronto Area. To compare with other cities, the Somali ancestry number in Minneopolis/St. Paul is over twice that of the Greater Toronto Area.
SomaliVancouver5,048NewtonIslamSomaliaSomali60
Somali BantuToronto6,000EtobicokeIslamSomaliaMaay86
Somali BantuColumbus, OH5,000West sideIslamSomaliaMaay85
SoninkeNew York15,000Highbridge (Bronx)IslamMaliSoninke85
SoninkeCincinnati5,000WestwoodIslamMaliSoninke76
Sri Lankan SinhaleseToronto15,000ScarboroughBuddhismSri LankaSinhala37
Sri Lankan SinhaleseNew York7,500Tompkinsville (SI)BuddhismSri LankaSinhala32
Syrian Arab MuslimNew York15,786Bay Ridge (Brooklyn)IslamSyriaNorth Levantine Arabic37
Syrian Arab MuslimMontreal7,275Ahuntsic-CartiervilleIslamSyriaNorth Levantine Arabic38
Syrian Arab MuslimLos Angeles7,999AnaheimIslamSyriaNorth Levantine Arabic36
Syrian JewishNew York75,000Ocean Parkway (Brooklyn)JudaismSyriaNorth Levantine Arabic96
Persian Jewish (Tehrani)Los Angeles40,000Beverly HillsJudaismIranIranian Persian88
Persian Jewish (Tehrani)New York20,000Great Neck (Long Island)JudaismIranIranian Persian86
ThaiNew York11,772Elmhurst (Queens)BuddhismThailandThai22
ThaiLos Angeles34,615East Hollywood (Thai Town)BuddhismThailandThai21
ThaiWashington D.C.11,759ShawBuddhismThailandThai27
ThaiSan Francisco10,625Civic CenterBuddhismThailandThai29
ThaiSeattle6,524University DistrictBuddhismThailandThai24
ThaiChicago7,837Albany ParkBuddhismThailandThai29
ThaiDallas Fort Worth5,467City PlaceBuddhismThailandThai19
ThaiLas Vegas5,743ParadiseBuddhismThailandThai25
ThaiMiami5,296EdgewaterBuddhismThailandThai27
TibetanNew York13,000Jackson Heights (Queens)Astoria, Crown Heights, south and east of Midtown, Newark (NJ)BuddhismChinaTibetan77The Baseline Study of the Tibetan Diaspora Community Outside South Asia, from the Central Tibetan Administration, estimates 13,000 Tibetans live in Metro New York.
TibetanToronto8,000West ParkdaleN/ABuddhismChinaTibetan74The Baseline Study of the Tibetan Diaspora Community Outside South Asia, from the Central Tibetan Administration, estimates 8,000 Tibetans live in Ontario, almost all of whom are in the Greater Toronto Area.
TibetanMinneapolis5,000NortheastBuddhismChinaTibetan70
Tunisian ArabMontreal17,645Little MaghrebIslamTunisiaTunisian74
TurkAtlanta5,055Sandy SpringsIslamTurkeyTurkish56
TurkBoston6,462North BrooklineAllston, Methuen, Needham HeightsIslamTurkeyTurkish57The American Community Survey 2019 estimated 6,462 people with Turkish ancestry in Greater Boston. 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.
TurkChicago7,361Mount ProspectIslamTurkeyTurkish56
TurkToronto23,085MississaugaIslamTurkeyTurkish67
TurkMiami8,102Miami BeachIslamTurkeyTurkish56
TurkNew York41,367South Paterson (NJ)IslamTurkeyTurkish57
TurkHouston5,324Memorial ParkIslamTurkeyTurkish56
TurkMontreal13,570Nouveau-RosemontIslamTurkeyTurkish62
TurkPhiladelphia7,179Riverside (NJ)IslamTurkeyTurkish57
TurkSan Francisco12,810SunnyvaleIslamTurkeyTurkish59
TurkWashington D.C.12,918Fairfax IslamTurkeyTurkish59
TurkLos Angeles11,500Culver CityIslamTurkeyTurkish58
TurkVancouver5,185RichmondIslamTurkeyTurkish56
UzbekNew York32,999Brighton Beach (Brooklyn)IslamUzbekistanSouthern Uzbek37
Vizhnitz JewishNew York18,382Kaser (Rockland Cty)JudaismRomaniaYiddish90
WolofNew York20,000HarlemBronx, BrooklynIslamSenegalWolof81The Senegalese Association of America has an extensive database of the Senegalese population in Metro New York, and they estimate around 20,000 of these are Wolof.
Yemeni ArabNew York20,000Bay Ridge (Brooklyn)BronxIslamYemenSanaani Arabic72The American Community Survey 2017 counted 14,563 people born in Yemen living in Metro New York. Yemenis typically have large families, so when counting American-born Yemeni children, the number of Yemenis would at least number 20,000. 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. Some articles estimate 50,000 Yemenis live in New York City alone.
Yemeni ArabDetroit25,000HamtramckDearbornIslamYemenSanaani Arabic72The American Community Survey 2019 counted 16,395 people born in Yemen living in Metro Detroit. Yemenis typically have large families, so when counting American-born Yemeni children, the number of Yemenis would number around 25,000. 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.
Yemeni ArabSan Francisco10,000OaklandTenderloin in San FranciscoIslamYemenSanaani Arabic62The American Community Survey 2019 counted 7,507 people born in Yemen living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Yemenis typically have large families, so when counting American-born Yemeni children, the number of Yemenis would number around 10,000. 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.
Yeshivish JewishChicago5,894West Rogers ParkJudaismLithuaniaEnglish68
Yeshivish JewishMiami10,726North Miami BeachJudaismLithuaniaEnglish72
Yeshivish JewishWashington D.C.9,921Glen (Baltimore)JudaismLithuaniaEnglish70
Yeshivish JewishToronto16,000YorkJudaismLithuaniaEnglish75
Yeshivish JewishNew York120,000Lakewood (NJ)N/AJudaismLithuaniaEnglish91Around 6% of Jewish people in the Tri-State area are estimated to be be Yeshivish according to a 2011 UJA Federation of New York Study. Because there are an estimated two million Jewish people in Metro New York, that accounts for 120,000 Yeshivish in Metro New York.
Yeshivish JewishLos Angeles13,600Hancock ParkJudaismLithuaniaEnglish74

Wolof Points of Interest in Metro New York

This map features some of the main Wolof restaurants, places of worship, and businesses in Metro New York. If you would like to pray for this community in person, click on the star next to the title and the map will appear under Google “My Maps” on your phone. You can also remotely visit this community using our Google Earth virtual prayerwalk feature.


Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market
(Harlem, NY)
The Malcolm Shabazz market (African Market) was founded by Majid Malcolm Shabazz as response to the street vendors being shut down on 125th street. This market in Harlem contains traditional West African items. From hair braiding to cultural carvings and assortment of tailored clothes for all ages.

 

Harlem Islamic Cultural Center
(Harlem, NY)

Many Wolof in New York City are from the Murid Sufi sect. This mosque in Harlem, however, is home to many Wolof and other Senegalese of the Tidjani Sufi sect.



A-Salam Islamic Center of Harlem (Harlem, NY)

This mosque is hidden beside a West African store. Though the sign for masjid is above the store. The entrance is tucked to the side and covered. It is commonly populated on Fridays by the local Wolof community even though it is right beside Masjid Malcolm Shabazz.

Wolof in North America Overview Page

COMING SOON! Visit this page to learn general information about Wolof communities in North America and their religious beliefs. Also, discover resources to help share Jesus with them in their language.

Virtual Prayerwalk among the Wolof Community in Metro New York

Prayerwalk through some of the main Wolof restaurants, places of worship, and businesses in Harlem using a tool we developed in Google Earth. You could also do a prayerwalk in person using the same points of interest.

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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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