German of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 1,631,375

ROP3 Code: 103305
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Germanic
Language: German - (deu)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: Germany

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 262,830

  Vancouver (Surrey), BC - 211,410

  Edmonton, AB - 204,890

  Calgary, AB - 185,995

  Winnipeg, MB - 121,470

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Brief Profile

North America has a rich German heritage. The achievements and contributions of Germans in North America have had a profound effect on making North America as it is today.

Although many people of German ancestral background have assimilated into mainstream North America, a remnant of people who adhere to German culture and language still exists in North America.

On the whole, the use of the German language has declined dramatically, but certain German religious groups practice language maintenance and continue to use German in everyday communication, using English as a second language.

A large majority of German people are Roman Catholic or Lutheran. German evangelical presence is not strong.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for the church to reach out to the German people with a gospel witness.
  • Pray for Germans to have gospel centered relationships with evangelical Christians.
  • Pray for Christians to take German classes and eat at German restaurants in order to build relationship with the German.


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Bible - German
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesSeattleSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA19,127
United StatesSFSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA20,201
United StatesShrewsburyWorcesterMA1,242
United StatesSpringfieldSpringfieldMA1,203
United StatesSt CharlesSt. LouisMO3,577
United StatesStocktonStockton-LodiCA741
United StatesSyracuseSyracuseNY1,431
United StatesToledoToledoOH1,061
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON262,830
United StatesTucsonTucsonAZ3,178
United StatesTulsaTulsaOK956
United StatesUplandRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA7,223
CanadaVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC211,410
United StatesVenturaOxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaCA2,363
United StatesVirginia BeachVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsVA4,418
United StatesWashingtonWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaDC1,738
United StatesWeslacoMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission-BrownsvilleTX650
United StatesWhitehallAllentown-Bethlehem-EastonPA1,478
United StatesWichitaWichitaKS744
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC1,119
United StatesYoungstownYoungstown-Warren-BoardmanOH916

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