People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Mexican of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 11,726,672

ROP3 Code: 106577
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Hispanic
Language: Spanish - (spa)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Mexico

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By The Master's View / Howard Erickson

Majority Located Where

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 1,770,419

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 653,521

  Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX - 592,242

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 582,243

  Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA - 557,693

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Brief Profile

Mexico and the United States share a common border, and the people and culture of Mexico have influenced the history, food, and culture of North America in unmistakable fashion.

From the events at the Alamo many years ago, to the spicy flavors of Tex-Mex food and celebrations of Cinco de Maio, Mexican influence on American daily life is unmistakeable. North America is home to the largest Mexican community in the world.

In addition to legal immigrants, many millions of undocumented Mexicans have crossed the dangerous desert in search of a better life. Mexicans are hard-working and frequently send significant portions of their income to their families and home communities back in Mexico.

While they have traditionally lived in border areas, Mexican immigrants can now be found spread all over North America working in agriculture, industry, and service related jobs.

Mexicans traditionally practice Roman Catholicism, have a very strong connection to the veneration of the Virgin of Guadalupe, who is known as the "Queen of Mexico" and the "Brown Virgin." Only about 6% of Mexico is considered to be evangelical Christian.

In addition to "Mestizo Mexicans," approximately 10% of the population is made up of several hundred pre-Columbian indigenous groups such as the Mixtec, Zapotec, Triqui, Copala, Nahuatl, Southeastern Puebla, and Purepecha.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will work in the minds and hearts of Mexicans to understand and receive the message of Christ.
  • Pray Mexicans Christians will boldly share the message of Christ with the least reached reached Mexicans and other least reached peoples.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Online Talking Bible - Spanish
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

Scripture Resources in Latin-American Spanish
Scripture Resources in Latin-American Spanish

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesLos AngelesLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA1,770,419
United StatesChicagoChicago-Naperville-ElginIL653,521
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX592,242
United StatesRichardsonDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX582,243
United StatesRiversideRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA557,693
United StatesMissionMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission-BrownsvilleTX209,856
United StatesSan AntonioSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX162,500
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX127,100
United StatesCharlotteCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC45,234
United StatesPennsauken TownshipPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonNJ29,395
United StatesNashvilleNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN21,500
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC21,015
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY9,929
United StatesAshevilleAshevilleNC8,500
United StatesKnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN8,000
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC6,743
United StatesJonesboroAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA5,000
United StatesHickoryHickory-Morganton-LenoirNC4,000
United StatesLincolnLincolnNE15
United StatesCincinnatiCincinnati-MiddletownOH5