Italian of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 1,379,480

ROP3 Code: 104096
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Italian
Language: Italian - (ita)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Italy

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 475,090

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 166,188

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 36,745

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA - 34,899

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 24,303

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Brief Profile

The Italians have a long history of migration to North America, as early as the 1820s.

Over time, as have many other European peoples who migrated during early North American history, Italians have assimilated into mainstream culture. Though many know their ethnic heritage, the vast majority of early migrants now are very much a part of mainstream culture and Italian is no longer their primary language spoken at home.

Nevertheless, North America is filled with enclaves of Italians who continue to speak Italian at home and maintain their distinct socio-cultural ethnic heritage. These enclaves are found in the more densely populated metro areas where large numbers of Italians still reside.

Deeply rooted in Roman Catholicism, often Italian ethnic identity is closely related to their religious identity along with their unique Italian-ness.

Prayer Points

  • Pray Christians will realize that Italians are a distinct ethno-linguistic people group and that they will seek to share a message of salvation found through grace in Jesus Christ.
  • Pray God will work in the hearts of Italians who are in name only Catholic so that they might have a living relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray evangelical Christians with an Italian ancestry background will share the message of Jesus Christ with Italians by using the Italian language.


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United StatesMiamisburgDaytonOH576
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United StatesCharlotteCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC1,036
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United StatesThousand OaksOxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaCA1,130
United StatesConverseSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX1,148
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United StatesStocktonStockton-LodiCA1,273
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United StatesWashingtonWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaDC1,419
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United StatesColumbusColumbusOH1,989
United StatesMinneapolisMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN1,998
United StatesMillcreekSalt Lake CityUT2,114
United StatesSpringfieldSpringfieldMO2,292