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.

Resources

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Global Recordings Network
Bible - German
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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesMadisonMadisonWI1,159
United StatesMilwMilwaukee-Waukesha-West AllisWI4,476
United StatesSeattleSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA19,127
United StatesVirginia BeachVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsVA4,418
United StatesRichmondRichmondVA2,310
United StatesOgdenOgden-ClearfieldUT753
United StatesProvoProvo-OremUT962
United StatesSalt Lake CitySalt Lake CityUT2,549
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX7,600
United StatesAmarilloAmarillo-DumasTX450
United StatesLongviewLongview-TylerTX651
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX3,100
United StatesMidlandMidland-OdessaTX796
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX15,400
United StatesEl PasoEl PasoTX2,650
United StatesWeslacoMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission-BrownsvilleTX650
United StatesSan AntonioSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX4,900
United StatesCorpus ChristiCorpus ChristiTX1,087
United StatesBeaumontBeaumont-Port ArthurTX408
United StatesMemphisMemphisTN900
United StatesNashvilleNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN1,894
United StatesChattanoogaChattanoogaTN515
United StatesKnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN1,028
United StatesCharlestonCharleston-North CharlestonSC1,780
United StatesColumbiaColumbiaSC1,949
United StatesGreenvilleGreenville-Anderson-MauldinSC1,440
United StatesProvProvidence-WarwickRI1,521
United StatesWhitehallAllentown-Bethlehem-EastonPA1,478
United StatesHarrisburgHarrisburg-CarlislePA864
United StatesLancasterLancasterPA706