People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Haitian of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 695,995

ROP3 Code: 103642
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Afro-Caribbean, Francophone
Language: Haitian - (hat)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: Haiti

Photo courtesy of Joshua Project.
By The Master's View / Howard Erickson

Majority Located Where

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 192,139

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 123,832

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 111,565

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA - 40,753

  Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL - 25,881

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Brief Profile

Haitians have immigrated to North America from their impoverished Caribbean island nation in large numbers in search of a better life. Political persecution and strife, widespread poverty, corruption, tropical storms, and the devastating earthquake of 2010 have all contributed to the exodus to North America. Haitian immigrants attempting to reach the shores of Florida on boats are routinely intercepted by the United States Coast Guard and often repatriated.

Haitians bring many of their cultural practices and ideologies into their communities. Many foreign-born Haitians go into the business sector, often setting up their own businesses, such as barbershops and family owned restaurants (predominately of Haitian cuisine). Haitian Americans have a visible cultural presence in Little Haiti, Miami, and nearby communities such as Golden Glades and North Miami. Other significant Haitian-American communities are found in several neighborhoods of New York City.

Most modern Haitians are descendants of former black African slaves, including multiracial Mulattoes. They communicate in Haitian Creole and are either familiar with, or learn English, while most of their descendants speak English fluently. Religiously, most Haitian Americans, like their counterparts in Haiti, are Roman Catholics, although there is often a significant mixture of Haitian Catholicism with Voodoo. Protestant Christians also have a presence among Haitians.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Haitian Christians to live lives that are above reproach and to be bold in their testimonies.
  • Pray for Haitian Christians to be pure in their faith and not allow the mixture of traditional voodoo practices.
  • Pray for Haitian Churches to grow and thrive in the USA.
  • Pray for Haitian believers and Churches to catch a vision for reaching not only their people, but the Unreached People Groups around them.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

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 - Haitian Creole
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.

Scripture Earth Resources in Haitian Creole
Scripture Earth Resources in Haitian Creole

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesNorth MiamiMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL192,139
United StatesCrown HeightsNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY123,832
United StatesMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC111,565
United StatesBostonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA40,753
United StatesOrlandoOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL25,881
United StatesOttawa - GatineauOttawa–GatineauON12,470
United StatesLawrencevilleAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA12,437
United StatesPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA8,919
United StatesBridgeportBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT8,520
United StatesTampaTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL5,968
United StatesEvanstonChicago-Naperville-ElginIL4,207
United StatesJacksonvilleJacksonvilleFL3,947
United StatesBradentonNorth Port-Sarasota-BradentonFL3,378
United StatesWestboroughWorcesterMA2,050
United StatesCranstonProvidence-WarwickRI1,424
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX1,300
United StatesHartfordHartford-West Hartford-East HartfordCT1,028
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX900
United StatesKCMOKansas CityMO604
United StatesNashvilleNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN400
United StatesKnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN337
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC55