People Group Info
Total Population: 281,250ROP3 Code: 102879
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Egyptian
Language: Egyptian Arabic - (arz)
Country of Origin: Egypt
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NJ - 47,647
Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 36,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 18,206
Montreal (Laval), QC - 11,644
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, VA - 10,911
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The Arab, Egyptian people began migrating to North America in the late 1960’s, with the majority being from a Muslim background. Prior to 1965, the majority of Arab Egyptians were from Christian background. Although often university educated, many Arab Egyptian initially became taxi drivers and worked in restuarants.
They value higher education. Therefore, they often enroll in prestigious and high ranking colleges and universities.
Although the religious background of most Egyptians is Islamic, the role of women in the culture has become more prominent since World Wars I and II. Many women will not wear a hijab, or covering, but will dress as many other women while at the same time still dressing very modest and conservative. It is very common for Egyptian women to have jobs. Some women work in the food industry while others work in the medical field.
|Country||City||Metro Area Name||State / Prov.||Baseline Population|
|United States||Louisville||Louisville/Jefferson County||KY||27|
|United States||San Benito||McAllen-Edinburg-Mission-Brownsville||TX||70|
|United States||Lenexa||Kansas City||KS||75|
|United States||New Berlin||Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis||WI||121|
|United States||Omaha||Omaha-Council Bluffs||NE||143|
|United States||Austin||Austin-Round Rock||TX||167|
|United States||Little Rock||Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway||AR||173|
|United States||Von Ormy||San Antonio-New Braunfels||TX||299|
|United States||Chesapeake||Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News||VA||569|
|United States||Franklin Chase||Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill||NC||708|
|United States||University||Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls||NY||812|
|United States||Newbury Park||Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura||CA||893|
|United States||Ventura||Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura||CA||893|
|United States||Queen Creek||Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale||AZ||952|