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 26-50 of 136 results.
StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
HungarianHungaryEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic10,188
Jew, MashadisUnited StatesNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesPersian-MedianEthnic Religions - Judaism10,000
Latvian, LettLatviaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesNon-Religious9,166
CroatCroatiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic8,900
CzechSlovakiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox8,700
TeluguIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism8,500
Arab, YemeniYemenNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Shia8,250
Fulbe FutaSenegalSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam - Sunni7,900
Arab, JordanianJordanNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam7,799
IndonesianIndonesiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesMalay PeoplesIslam5,760
GeorgianGeorgiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox5,500
JulaMaliSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam - Sunni5,300
BulgarBulgariaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox5,100
ManinkaGuineaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam4,400
DutchNetherlandsEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesNon-Religious3,600
Arab, LibyanLibyaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni3,500
Chinese, Fuzhou Min DongChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesNon-Religious3,500
Chinese, TeochewEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk3,200
MalianMaliSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam - Sunni3,200
Mixtec, Southeastern GuerreroMexicoAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic3,000
SlovakSlovakiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox3,000
KazakhKazakhstanCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam2,970
LithuanianLithuaniaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic2,650
Arab, AlgerianAlgeriaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni2,600
Futa ToroSenegalSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam2,600

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.