Filipino, Tagalog of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 3,101,080

ROP3 Code: 109692
IMB Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Central
Language: Tagalog - (tgl)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Philippines

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Majority Located Where

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 266,890

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 246,345

  San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA - 152,594

  San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA - 88,474

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 72,391

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Brief Profile

Filipino, Tagalog people have a long history in North America but mass migration did not occur until the 20th century with many migrating after 1965. The United States Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 ended nationality quotas, and provided an unlimited number of visas for family reunification. Many Tagalog people since 1965 migrated to the United States filling various professions (e.g. nurses). They are one of the largest Asian people group in the United States and Tagalog speakers are the third most widely spoken foreign language in households. North America also has more Tagalog people than any other country.

As a whole, they are better educated, more likely to have strong English language skills, more likely to be citizens in the United States or Canada, less likely to enter North America as refugees or asylum seekers, and less likely to live below the federal poverty line. Many are employed in the healthcare sector.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God will ignite passion for Him and His work among the Tagalog people.
  • Ask God to give the Tagalog believers boldness to share the Gospel with their own people.
  • Pray Tagalog believers will cross cultures and evangelize the many unreached people groups in North America.


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United StatesJefferson City Jefferson CityMO50
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United StatesWyomingGrand Rapids-WyomingMI602
United StatesOwassoTulsaOK615
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United StatesWorcesterWorcesterMA763
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United StatesBellevueOmaha-Council BluffsNE1,003
United StatesBartlettMemphisTN1,082
United StatesHuber HeightsDaytonOH1,106
United StatesTylerLongview-TylerTX1,140
United StatesAlbuquerqueAlbuquerqueNM1,219
United StatesAlbanyAlbany-Schenectady-TroyNY1,279
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United StatesCorpus ChristiCorpus ChristiAL1,674
United StatesRichmondRichmondVA1,699
United StatesMeridenNew Haven-MilfordCT1,753

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