People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

English of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 1,633,008

ROP3 Code: 102927
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Anglo-Celt
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Photo courtesy of Joshua Project.
By The Master's View / Howard Erickson

Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 777,110

  Vancouver (Surrey), BC - 474,030

  Calgary, AB - 289,275

  Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX - 8,200

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 8,064

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Brief Profile

The English are foreign born people from England. As such, they are first generation English people and therefore are not people claiming an ancestry from England who are commonly known as Anglo-Americans.

Historically, they descended from several peoples — the earlier Britons and the Germanic peoples that settled in Britain following the withdrawal of the Romans. Collectively known as the Anglo-Saxons, they founded what is now known as England.

They are the source of the English language, the common law system and numerous major sports such as football, rugby and tennis. Their influence has caused English cultural characteristics to spread worldwide.

They follow the established religion in England, the Anglican Church of England, a denomination of Christianity headed by the Queen and with special position within England's Constitution. English also are Roman Catholic, Methodists, and Baptists.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for evangelical English people to answer the call of the Great Commission to "go and make disciples of all nations".
  • Pray for English people who are "in name only" Christian, or are non-religious.

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.

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 - English
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
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX4,600
United StatesBaltBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD2,861
United StatesChgoChicago-Naperville-ElginIL8,064
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX150
United StatesDenverDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO3,200
United StatesNorthvilleDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI4,935
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX8,200
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY572
United StatesSan BenitoMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission-BrownsvilleTX200
United StatesPenn ValleyPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA4,715
United StatesParadise ValleyPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ5,296
United StatesHappy ValleyPortland-Vancouver-HillsboroOR2,567
United StatesSt LouisSt. LouisMO1,093
United StatesDel MarSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA6,596
United StatesLargoTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL6,579
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON777,110
CanadaVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC474,030