People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Greek of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 487,705

ROP3 Code: 103480
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Greek
Language: Modern Greek - (ell)
Religion: Christianity - Orthodox
Country of Origin: Greece

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By COMIBAM / Sepal

Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 96,430

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 65,863

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 65,690

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 33,323

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA - 19,797

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Brief Profile

The Greek people have a long history in North America, which is home to over 1.3 million who claim Greek as their first ancestry and over 300K people who speak Greek at home. (Please note: the density map is Greeks who still speak Greek at home and does not include Greeks who still identify themselves as Greek, associate with predominantly other Greek people, plus maintain cultural values and traditions of their homeland, Greece.)

Greeks are responsible for introducing many literary forms and were pioneers in in many professional fields such as physics, philosophy, history, geometry, and biology. Greek culture is defined by traditions, music, language, wine, food, art, literature, and the immense passion that Greek people pride themselves on as well as their ethnic and national sense of belonging.

Although the majority of Greeks claim Greek Orthodoxy as their religion, many live a more secular life without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ influencing their daily life.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Greek will come in contact and also become friends with people who live a life that is influenced with Jesus Christ in their daily affairs of life.
  • Pray that evangelicals will live among, learn the Greek culture, and share Christ both in word and deed.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
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Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
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World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

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.

Online Talking Bible - Greek
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

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
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON96,430
United StatesNew YorkNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY65,863
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC65,690
United StatesChicagoChicago-Naperville-ElginIL33,323
United StatesBostonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA19,797
CanadaVancouverVancouver (Surrey)TX13,290
United StatesLos AngelesLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA9,217
United StatesTarpon SpringsTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL8,883
United StatesPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA6,528
United StatesRochesterDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI6,232
United StatesBaltimoreBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD5,707
United StatesMiamiMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL5,340
United StatesNorwalkBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT4,680
United StatesSan FranciscoSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA4,680
United StatesBridgeportBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT4,680
United StatesNashvilleNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN3,000
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX2,950
United StatesPittsburghPittsburghPA2,882
United StatesWorcesterWorcesterMA2,284
United StatesGlendalePhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ2,270
United StatesSeattleSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA2,235
United StatesSeattleSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA2,235
United StatesSouth WindsorHartford-West Hartford-East HartfordCT2,139
United StatesCharlotteCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC1,963
United StatesYoungstownYoungstown-Warren-BoardmanOH1,937
United StatesWauwatosaMilwaukee-Waukesha-West AllisWI1,917
United StatesVirginia BeachVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsVA1,791
United StatesAtlantaAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA1,780
United StatesRichland HillsDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX1,750
United StatesDenverDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO1,750