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 159 results.
StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
Jew, SatmarRomaniaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism75,000
Indian Muslim (Shaikh)IndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam60,000
Jew, BobovPolandNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism50,000
Jew, YemeniYemenNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism25,000
Jew, SkverUkraineNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism15,000
Jew, ViznitzUkraineNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism15,000
Arab, JordanianJordanNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam11,000
KannadaIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism10,700
BosniakBosnia and HerzegovinaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesIslam10,000
Jew, Gorsky-KavkaziRussiaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism10,000
Jew, TehraniIranNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism10,000
TibetanChinaEast Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism - Lamaism10,000
Afghan, Hindu/SikhsAfghanistanSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesOther Religions - Sikhism6,000
IndonesianIndonesiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesMalay PeoplesIslam5,760
AzerbaijaniAzerbaijanCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam - Shia5,000
Jew, MashadiIranNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism5,000
Jew, BreslovUkraineNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism5,000
Jew, GerrerPolandNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism5,000
Arab, LibyanLibyaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni3,500
MalianMaliSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam - Sunni3,200
Hausa Muslim (Nigerien)NigerSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam - Sunni3,000
Arab, AlgerianAlgeriaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni2,600
IvorianIvory CoastSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanEthnic Religions2,100
FulaniSudanSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam1,700
ChadianChadSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam1,400

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.