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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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesJacksonvilleJacksonvilleFL11,777
United StatesJefferson City Jefferson CityMO50
United StatesKnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN900
United StatesLALos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA266,890
United StatesMeridenNew Haven-MilfordCT1,753
United StatesMidlandMidland-OdessaTX820
United StatesNorfolkVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsVA17,971
United StatesNorth Las VegasLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV56,956
United StatesOklahoma CityOklahoma CityOK1,792
United StatesOverland ParkKansas CityKS1,323
United StatesOwassoTulsaOK615
United StatesOxnardOxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaCA12,619
United StatesParkerDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO4,000
United StatesPasadenaHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX8,400
United StatesPhillipsburgAllentown-Bethlehem-EastonNJ867
United StatesPittsPittsburghPA1,414
United StatesPortlandPortland-Vancouver-HillsboroOR5,780
United StatesRichmondHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX28,100
United StatesRichmondRichmondVA1,699
CanadaRichmondVancouver (Surrey)BC26,785
United StatesRochesterRochesterNY647
United StatesRosedaleBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD11,548
United StatesRosevilleSacramento--Arden-Arcade--RosevilleCA32,168
United StatesSan AntonioSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX5,400
United StatesSan DiegoSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA88,474
United StatesSanta ClaraSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA53,960
United StatesShorelineSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA38,771
United StatesSouth WindsorHartford-West Hartford-East HartfordCT2,038
United StatesSt LouisSt. LouisMO2,871
United StatesSt PaulMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN4,392