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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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesFresnoFresnoCA1,097
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC1,119
United StatesMadisonMadisonWI1,159
United StatesAkronAkronOH1,170
United StatesSpringfieldSpringfieldMA1,203
United StatesDaytonDaytonOH1,208
United StatesShrewsburyWorcesterMA1,242
United StatesKentwoodGrand Rapids-WyomingMI1,288
United StatesLakelandLakeland-Winter HavenFL1,377
United StatesSyracuseSyracuseNY1,431
United StatesGreenvilleGreenville-Anderson-MauldinSC1,440
United StatesAlbuquerqueAlbuquerqueNM1,472
United StatesWhitehallAllentown-Bethlehem-EastonPA1,478
United StatesKCMOKansas CityMO1,497
United StatesProvProvidence-WarwickRI1,521
United StatesAugustaAugusta-Richmond CountyGA1,593
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY1,606
United StatesWashingtonWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaDC1,738
United StatesCharlestonCharleston-North CharlestonSC1,780
United StatesOklahoma CityOklahoma CityOK1,784
United StatesNew HavenNew Haven-MilfordCT1,785
United StatesIndianapolisIndianapolis-Carmel-AndersonIN1,866
United StatesHonoluluHonoluluHI1,892
United StatesNashvilleNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN1,894
United StatesColumbiaColumbiaSC1,949
United StatesPoughkeepsiePoughkeepsie-Newburgh-MiddletownNY1,970
United StatesAlbanyAlbany-Schenectady-TroyNY2,068
United StatesPalm BayPalm Bay-Melbourne-TitusvilleFL2,254
United StatesRichmondRichmondVA2,310
United StatesVenturaOxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaCA2,363

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