New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY



The New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area, is by far the largest populous Metro Area in the United States.

Total Population: 20,182,305

(An increase of 3.14 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 3,791,179
  • Language Spoken at Home - 11,533,510

[Source: American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Foreign Born and Language Spoken at Home]

Quick Facts

  • Ride the Subway in NY to catch a vision for NY's people group diversity! New York City Subway has 842 miles of subway track to serve 5.4 million every weekday.

  • Home to over 1 million Asian and 600,000 European foreign born people.

  • New York City alone has 3 large “Chinatowns” (Manhattan’s Chinatown, Sunset Park in Brooklyn and Downtown Flushing, Queens) with as many as 7 smaller ones in Metro New York.

  • Home to the largest South Asian Indian population in the Western Hemisphere.

  • Home to the largest total Asian population in the United States.

  • Home to the largest Jewish and Israeli populations outide of the nation of Israel.

  • Home to the largest Arab, Palestinian population in the United States, with its Little Ramallah in Paterson, New Jersey.

  • Largest population of Puerto Rican outside their home country.

  • New York City alone is 36% Foreign Born.

Read about ... New York City Ethnic Enclaves

Learn about the ... Unreached PGs of the New York Metro Area


Profile

Two Key Words describe the Metro - DENSITY and DIVERSITY of the Population. The New York Metro Area is, without a doubt, one of the most ethno-linguistically and culturally diverse cities in the world.

It's almost impossible to walk down the street without seeing the vibrant interweaving of other cultures and hearing people speak languages other than English. To be in the New York Metro Area is to be in an area of countless tongues. The languages of the world are deeply ingrained in every corner of the Metro Area, and with them, their distinctive cultures.


People Group Highlights

Displaying 1-25 of 136 results.
StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
RussianRussiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox200,814
ItalianItalyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic166,188
FrenchFranceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic105,276
PolePolandEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic76,122
Jew, RussianRussiaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism64,000
UrduPakistanSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam61,125
Jew, BukharicIsraelNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism50,000
Jew, SyrianSyriaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism39,000
Jew, IsraeliIsraelNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism31,800
JapaneseJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Shintoism30,227
Arab, LebaneseLebanonNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam28,758
Chinese, HokkienTaiwanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana27,000
Irish, GaelicIrelandEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic25,200
Jew, YemeniYemenNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism25,000
PersianIranCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam24,220
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism21,037
Arab, PalestinianIsraelNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam20,000
GujaratiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism18,134
AzerbaijaniAzerbaijanCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam - Shia16,900
ArgentineArgentinaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic16,816
Arab, MoroccanMoroccoNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni15,500
BelarussianBelarusEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox13,200
AfghanAfghanistanCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam13,000
MalayaliIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism15,000
KannadaMalaysiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism10,700

Get Involved

To get started with mobilizing yourself or your church for the New York Metro mission field, initiatives and contact info follows ...


Global Gates - based out of the NY Metro Area

Visit their website and learn more about people group initiatives and engagement in Metro NY.



Visit EthNYcity - the most exhaustive resource on PGs and Nationalities in the New York Metro Area.


Ethnic Links

Walking Around (New York City's Ethnic Neighborhoods) - a guide and list for those who enjoy exploring the worlds and different ethnic groups that are within New York.

New York Ethnic Neighborhoods - New York Times map of the various ethnic groups within NYC.