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

Status of Christianity


Engaged yet Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

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.

Resources

J-Film
Global Recordings Network
Online Talking Bible - Greek
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesAkronAkronOH538
United StatesAlbanyAlbany-Schenectady-TroyNY1,201
United StatesAlbuquerqueAlbuquerqueNM413
United StatesAtlantaAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA1,780
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX400
United StatesBaltimoreBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD5,707
United StatesBethlehemAllentown-Bethlehem-EastonPA1,339
United StatesBirminghamBirmingham-HooverAL272
United StatesBostonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA19,797
United StatesBridgeportBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT4,680
United StatesCarmelIndianapolis-Carmel-AndersonIN541
United StatesCarmichaelSacramento--Arden-Arcade--RosevilleCA1,429
United StatesCharlotteCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC1,963
United StatesChicagoChicago-Naperville-ElginIL33,323
United StatesCinCincinnati-MiddletownOH1,363
United StatesColumbiaColumbiaSC381
United StatesColumbusColumbusOH1,046
United StatesCorpus ChristiCorpus ChristiTX313
United StatesCupertinoSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA1,626
United StatesDaytonDaytonOH442
United StatesDenverDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO1,750
United StatesEast AmherstBuffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara FallsNY1,067
United StatesFairportRochesterNY905
United StatesFresnoFresnoCA635
United StatesGlendalePhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ2,270
United StatesGreenvilleGreenville-Anderson-MauldinSC949
United StatesHarrisburgHarrisburg-CarlislePA726
United StatesHendersonLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV1,480
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX2,950
United StatesLancasterLancasterPA472