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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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesGlendaleMilwaukee-Waukesha-West AllisWI2,407
United StatesEastonAllentown-Bethlehem-EastonPA2,496
United StatesChesterfieldSt. LouisMO2,562
United StatesDenverDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO2,700
United StatesVirginia BeachVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsVA2,788
United StatesSarasotaNorth Port-Sarasota-BradentonFL2,827
United StatesYoungstownYoungstown-Warren-BoardmanOH2,858
United StatesScrantonScranton--Wilkes-Barre-HazletonPA2,897
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX2,950
United StatesTucsonTucsonAZ2,969
United StatesHighland VillageDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX3,000
United StatesWorcesterWorcesterMA3,072
United StatesRiversideRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA3,487
United StatesClaremontLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA3,487
United StatesSacramentoSacramento--Arden-Arcade--RosevilleCA3,493
United StatesSyracuseSyracuseNY3,529
United StatesAtlantaAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA3,749
United StatesOrlandoOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL3,839
United StatesLas VegasLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV4,262
United StatesSeattleSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA4,288
United StatesSan JoseSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA4,438
United StatesBaltimoreBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD5,355
United StatesAlbanyAlbany-Schenectady-TroyNY5,527
United StatesPoughkeepsiePoughkeepsie-Newburgh-MiddletownNY5,774
United StatesScottsdalePhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ5,864
United StatesSan DiegoSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA6,143
United StatesNorth TonawandaBuffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara FallsNY6,770
United StatesRochesterRochesterNY7,521
United StatesClevelandCleveland-ElyriaOH7,696
United StatesDunedinTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL8,198