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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By Tatian Meusel

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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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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC211,410
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON262,830
United StatesYoungstownYoungstown-Warren-BoardmanOH916
United StatesShrewsburyWorcesterMA1,242
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC1,119
United StatesWichitaWichitaKS744
United StatesWashingtonWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaDC1,738
United StatesVirginia BeachVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsVA4,418
United StatesTulsaTulsaOK956
United StatesTucsonTucsonAZ3,178
United StatesToledoToledoOH1,061
United StatesPort RicheyTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL9,547
United StatesSyracuseSyracuseNY1,431
United StatesStocktonStockton-LodiCA741
United StatesSpringfieldSpringfieldMA1,203
United StatesSeattleSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA19,127
United StatesScrantonScranton--Wilkes-Barre-HazletonPA651
United StatesNorth PortNorth Port-Sarasota-BradentonFL4,585
United StatesMountain ViewSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA5,373
United StatesSFSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA20,201
United StatesOceansideSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA8,778
United StatesSan AntonioSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX4,900
United StatesSalt Lake CitySalt Lake CityUT2,549
United StatesSt CharlesSt. LouisMO3,577
United StatesCarmichaelSacramento--Arden-Arcade--RosevilleCA5,297
United StatesRochesterRochesterNY3,902
United StatesUplandRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA7,223
United StatesRichmondRichmondVA2,310
United StatesRaleighRaleigh-Durham-Chapel HillNC2,601
United StatesProvoProvo-OremUT962