People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Czech of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 94,415

ROP3 Code: 102346
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Slav, Western
Language: Czech - (ces)
Religion: Christianity - Orthodox
Country of Origin: Czechia

Photo courtesy of Joshua Project.
By Jan Holik

Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 15,220

  Vancouver (Surrey), BC - 9,785

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 8,700

  Calgary, AB - 6,755

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 5,500

Click here to recommend other locations where this People Group resides.

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Brief Profile

In the United States, the Czech people consist of the foreign born (1st generation) Czech originating from the Czech Republic. In Canada, they consist of those people who claim Czechia as their first language. They are a Slavic people, closely related to the Slovaks in speech and custom, but with a distinct history and national identity.

The Czech people are dispersed throughout North America, with most prominent concentrations in New York, California, Illinois, and Florida.

The majority of Czech are Orthodox Christians. Many, though, are in name only Orthodox Christians.

Over 1 million people in the United States claim Czech ancestry. However, many over the many decades of residing in the United States no longer speak Czech at home nor adhere to any cultural traditions that make up Czech people. For instance, the town of West, Texas has a high percentage of people who claim Czech ancestry. However, many only speak English. Other towns throughout North America are similar.

There are many Czech American nonprofit organizations across the country that hold festivals which promote Czech heritage. The majority of these festivals are held annually. Below are several links direct to some of the more popular festivals :

Prayer Points

  • Pray that evangelical Christians will share the message of Christ in word and deed with Czech people who speak Czech at home and who identify with Czech cultural traditions as their social identity.
  • Pray for Czech who have yet to experience a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Online Talking Bible - Czech
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON15,220
CanadaVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC9,785
United StatesBrooklynNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY8,700
United StatesCiceroChicago-Naperville-ElginIL5,500
United StatesLALos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA3,750
United StatesCincinnatiCincinnati-MiddletownOH3,000
United StatesNorth Miami BeachMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL2,510
United StatesSFSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA1,940
United StatesCorinthDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX1,750
United StatesGoldenDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO1,156
United StatesPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA1,093
United StatesScottsdalePhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ1,049
United StatesPittsPittsburghPA855
United StatesPortlandPortland-Vancouver-HillsboroOR702
United StatesGreenfieldMilwaukee-Waukesha-West AllisWI514
United StatesAllentownAllentown-Bethlehem-EastonPA387
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX300
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC115