Lithuanian of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 95,630

ROP3 Code: 105803
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Baltic
Language: Lithuanian - (lit)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Lithuania

Status of Christianity


Unengaged and Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 15,590

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 11,800

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 4,425

  Vancouver (Surrey), BC - 2,980

  Hamilton (Burlington), ON - 2,675

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Brief Profile

Lithuanian people have a long history of migration to North America migrating primarily for economic reasons or seeking to escape to Communism.

The first wave, in the 1700-1800s, of migrants have all assimilated as is the case of those who migrated in the 1940s to escape the Nazi atrocities of World War II.

The third wave, began in the 1990 after the separation from the former Soviet Union. This third wave fostered a new generation of passing on Lithuanian identity via their cultural traditions and language.

The Chicago metro area is home to the largest population of Lithuanians in the United States and is home to the second largest population in the world. Lithuanian Days in Pennsylvania is the longest running ethnic festival in the United States.

In the United States, the Lithuanian American Community seeks to preserve Lithuanian ethnic and cultural identity.

In Canada, the Lithuanian Canadian Community is the largest Lithuanian Canadian association in Canada and has at least 17 chapters throughout Canada.

Almost all Lithuanians claim Roman Catholicism as their religious preference, if for no other reason than out of tradition of their parents being Roman Catholic. Many have reverted to the indigenous Lithuanian religion.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will send Christians to live among, minister to, and share both in word and deed the message of free grace through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray God will reveal to Lithuanians requires being born again and a personal daily relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Pray God will send forth laborers to serve among Lithuanians, incarnating via their lifestyle a message of free grace found through Jesus Christ.

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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaCalgaryCalgaryAB2,035
CanadaHamiltonHamilton (Burlington)ON2,675
United StatesNewtonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA1,350
United StatesOrland ParkChicago-Naperville-ElginIL11,800
United StatesFort WorthDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX120
United StatesMarina Del ReyLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA1,720
United StatesPompano BeachMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL880
United StatesNewarkNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNJ2,650
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC4,425
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON15,590
CanadaVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC2,980