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

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By Jan Holik

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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

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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.


Global Recordings Network
Online Talking Bible - Czech
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StatusCountry 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