Arab, Jordanian of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 67,425

ROP3 Code: 104301
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Levant
Language: South Levantine Arabic - (ajp)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: Jordan

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Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 11,000

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 5,526

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 4,851

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 3,505

  Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX - 2,900

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Brief Profile

Arab, Jordanian people began to emigrate from Jordan soon after WWII. It was not until the '70's and '80's that their population began to grow rapidly. This was due mostly to the Jordanian Civil War as well as the Arab-Israeli War.

Arab Jordanians speak Arabic. However, English is widely understood among the educated and the upper and middle classes.

Many are employed in education, business, engineering, as well as science. Many even come to pursue an advanced degrees in medicine or engineering. They retain their distinct people group identity through their religious beliefs, associations, and community organizations.

The majority of Arab, Jordanian people are Muslim, but there are also a number of Christians. Many of the Christians adhere to Orthodoxy or Roman Catholicism.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God would give boldness to evangelical Arab, Jordanians to share the message of Christ.
  • Pray for evangelical Christians to minister among and share Christ to Arab, Jordanians.
  • Ask God to give them dreams of the truth found in Jesus Christ.


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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesYonkersNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY11,000
United StatesHickory HillsChicago-Naperville-ElginIL5,526
United StatesRosemeadLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA4,851
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON3,505
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX2,900
United StatesDearbornDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI2,736
United StatesIndian TrailCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC2,500
United StatesRancho CucamongaRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA2,087
United StatesArlingtonDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX2,000
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC1,175
United StatesFresnoFresnoCA864
United StatesSacramentoSacramento--Arden-Arcade--RosevilleCA830
United StatesMilwMilwaukee-Waukesha-West AllisWI718
United StatesRaleighRaleigh-Durham-Chapel HillNC675
United StatesSan AntonioSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX660
United StatesKCMOKansas CityMO600
United StatesBallwinSt. LouisMO550
United StatesIndianapolisIndianapolis-Carmel-AndersonIN424
United StatesMetairieNew Orleans-MetairieLA395
United StatesCinCincinnati-MiddletownOH351
United StatesOklahoma CityOklahoma CityOK241
United StatesBakersfieldBakersfieldCA239
United StatesTulsaTulsaOK236
United StatesOmahaOmaha-Council BluffsNE235
United StatesLittle RockLittle Rock-North Little Rock-ConwayAR232
United StatesBaton RougeBaton RougeLA209
United StatesKnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN205
United StatesBirminghamBirmingham-HooverAL200
United StatesLowellGrand Rapids-WyomingMI159
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY100