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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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON246,345
CanadaRichmondVancouver (Surrey)BC26,785
United StatesJacksonvilleJacksonvilleFL11,777
United StatesCinCincinnati-MiddletownOH2,258
United StatesTucsonTucsonAZ2,625
United StatesMeridenNew Haven-MilfordCT1,753
United StatesAvonCleveland-ElyriaOH2,758
United StatesAmarilloAmarillo-DumasTX385
United StatesBartlettMemphisTN1,082
United StatesTampaTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL7,787
United StatesOverland ParkKansas CityKS1,323
United StatesWake ForestRaleigh-Durham-Chapel HillNC2,358
United StatesKnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN900
United StatesAshevilleAshevilleNC620
United StatesRichmondHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX28,100
United StatesTylerLongview-TylerTX1,140
United StatesHonoluluHonoluluHI44,483
United StatesJefferson City Jefferson CityMO50
United StatesSt LouisSt. LouisMO2,871
United StatesOklahoma CityOklahoma CityOK1,792
United StatesEdinburgMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission-BrownsvilleTX4,200
United StatesNorth Las VegasLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV56,956
United StatesOwassoTulsaOK615
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX5,600
United StatesDenverDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO4,182
United StatesOxnardOxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaCA12,619
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC505
United StatesRichmondRichmondVA1,699
United StatesHuber HeightsDaytonOH1,106
United StatesFresnoFresnoCA5,476

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