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.

Resources

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Online Bible
Online Talking Bible - Italian
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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesMacombDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI16,716
United StatesEl PasoEl PasoTX300
United StatesFresnoFresnoCA789
United StatesGrand RapidsGrand Rapids-WyomingMI400
United StatesGreensboroGreensboro-High PointNC633
United StatesGreenvilleGreenville-Anderson-MauldinSC244
United StatesHarrisburgHarrisburg-CarlislePA1,088
United StatesHartfordHartford-West Hartford-East HartfordCT11,997
United StatesHonoluluHonoluluHI514
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX2,950
United StatesCarmelIndianapolis-Carmel-AndersonIN764
United StatesJacksonJacksonMS286
United StatesJacksonvilleJacksonvilleFL1,820
United StatesKCMOKansas CityMO1,026
United StatesKnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN275
United StatesLakelandLakeland-Winter HavenFL802
United StatesLancasterLancasterPA774
United StatesLas VegasLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV4,262
United StatesLittle RockLittle Rock-North Little Rock-ConwayAR435
United StatesLongviewLongview-TylerTX216
United StatesLos AngelesLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA20,816
United StatesClaremontLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA3,487
United StatesMadisonMadisonWI752
United StatesMcAllenMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission-BrownsvilleTX115
United StatesArlingtonMemphisTN489
United StatesMiamiMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL20,868
United StatesMidlandMidland-OdessaTX103
United StatesGlendaleMilwaukee-Waukesha-West AllisWI2,407
United StatesMinneapolisMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN1,998
United StatesModestoModestoCA446