People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

German of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 1,505,000

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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By Tatian Meusel

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Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 39,627

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 34,044

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 32,130

  San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA - 20,201

  Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA - 19,127

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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.


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.

Bible - German
Online Bible in German

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 StatesNew YorkNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY39,627
United StatesSanta MonicaLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA34,044
United StatesChicagoChicago-Naperville-ElginIL32,130
United StatesSFSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA20,201
United StatesSeattleSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA19,127
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX15,400
United StatesMiamiMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL13,852
United StatesPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA13,227
United StatesClevelandCleveland-ElyriaOH12,766
United StatesBloomfield HillsDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI11,111
United StatesBostonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA10,361
United StatesPort RicheyTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL9,547
United StatesPhoenixPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ9,465
United StatesAtlantaAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA8,918
United StatesOceansideSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA8,778
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX7,600
United StatesUplandRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA7,223
United StatesLittletonDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO6,051
United StatesOrlandoOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL5,703
United StatesBaltimoreBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD5,427
United StatesMountain ViewSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA5,373
United StatesCarmichaelSacramento--Arden-Arcade--RosevilleCA5,297
United StatesColumbusColumbusOH5,138
United StatesPortlandPortland-Vancouver-HillsboroOR5,063
United StatesColorado SpringsColorado SpringsCO5,006
United StatesSan AntonioSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX4,900
United StatesNorth PortNorth Port-Sarasota-BradentonFL4,585
United StatesLas VegasLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV4,543
United StatesMilwMilwaukee-Waukesha-West AllisWI4,476
United StatesVirginia BeachVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsVA4,418



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