Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, VA



The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area, the capital of the United States, includes all of the federal district and parts of the U.S. states of Maryland and Virginia, along with a small portion of West Virginia.

Washington, D.C., is known as a worldwide hub of influence and the nerve center for U.S. policy and politics. Considered one of the most globally diverse cities in the world, people from across the globe live, work, study and represent their home countries in America’s capital city.

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Total Population: 6,097,684

(An increase of 8.19 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 1,310,041
  • Language Spoken at Home - 1,434,705

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

Quick Facts

  • The city of Washington, D.C. is formally known as the District of Columbia, but is commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C.

  • Ranked as the highest-educated Metro Area in the nation for four decades.

  • Ranked as the highest-income metropolitan area in the nation.

  • The largest Hispanic group is Salvadoran, accounting for an estimated 13,184 of DC city's 45,901 Hispanics.

  • Home to over 176 National Embassies

  • Home to international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization of American States, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Pan American Health Organization.

  • Washington, D.C., has fourteen official sister city agreements. The first agreement was with Bangkok, Thailand (1962, renewed 2002); and the latest was with Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2013).

  • Asian American women have the highest life expectancy of any group in the region, at 92.3 years.

  • There are very few gospel centered churches in the city compared to the population size.


Profile

As the capital of the United States, the Metro Area has a diverse population with people groups and nationalities coming from all over the world. Moreover, those coming have high education levels. On the other hand, though, disparity does exist among people groups in terms of their socio-economic status with some having very high incomes while others do not. In comparison to other Metro Areas in the United States, the Metro Area has a high percentage of people with a college and post-graduate degrees. The most populated regional place of birth for the foreign born is Latin America as revealed in the following ...

There are very few gospel centered churches in the city compared to the population size. Many of these churches have little or no outreach to the multitude of people groups surrounding them. Reaching the diverse population requires overcoming barriers of affluence and poverty, language and culture, religion and prejudice, and the darkness of spiritual liberalism and indifference.


People Group Highlights

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StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
AfghanAfghanistanCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam18,533
Arab, AlgerianAlgeriaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni2,200
Arab, EgyptianEgyptNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam10,911
Arab, IraqiIraqNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam7,238
Arab, Jordanian (Christian)JordanNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldChristianity - Orthodox2,769
Arab, Jordanian (Muslim)JordanNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam1,187
Arab, Lebanese (Christian)LebanonNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldChristianity - Roman Catholic12,297
Arab, Lebanese (Muslim)LebanonNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni6,904
Arab, MoroccanMoroccoNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni15,634
Arab, Palestinian (Christian)IsraelNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldChristianity - Orthodox2,359
Arab, Palestinian (Muslim)IsraelNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam6,078
Arab, SaudiSaudi ArabiaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam1,100
Arab, SudaneseSudanNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni5,000
Arab, Syrian (Christian)SyriaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldChristianity - Orthodox4,773
Arab, Syrian (Muslim)SyriaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni2,512
AzerbaijaniAzerbaijanCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam - Shia3,200
BengaliBangladeshSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam - Sunni23,908
BolivianBoliviaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic21,000
Brunei MalayBruneiSoutheast Asian PeoplesMalay PeoplesIslam - Sunni700
Central AfricansCentral African RepublicSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanEthnic Religions250
ChadianChadSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam1,900
Chinese, HakkaTaiwanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk450
CongoleseCongoSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity1,900
Egyptian CoptEgyptNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldChristianity - Orthodox16,366
Ethiopian, AmharaEthiopiaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesHorn of AfricaChristianity - Orthodox101,250

Get Involved

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



"North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention" (NAMB)

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Ethnic Links

Diplomatic Embassies - a list of Embassies in the Metro Area.

CultureCaptital.com - links of multi-cultural and ethnic festivals, events, etc in the DC area.

Embassy of the Republic of Congo - a web page describing the various people groups originating from Congo.

Office on Asian and Pacific Islanders Affairs - aims to increase awareness of Asian American communities in Washington, D.C. and increase awareness of resources on Asian American community in Washington, D.C.