People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Nicaraguan of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 359,647

ROP3 Code: 107314
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Hispanic
Language: Spanish - (spa)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Photo courtesy of Joshua Project.
By Rob Doar

Majority Located Where

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 118,768

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 40,607

  San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA - 30,807

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 17,987

  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, MD - 14,187

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Brief Profile

Nicaraguans immigrated to North America in small groups beginning in the early 1900s. However, due to revolution in Nicaragua, they began to migrate in significant and increasing numbers during the 1970s. They are made up of both white and blue collar workers, with a wide range of socio-economic status.

Nicaraguans value family and speak Spanish. They adhere predominantly to the Roman Catholic religion. As such, they celebrate their patron saints with festivals and processions, which also aid in reinforcing their ethnic identity.

Prayer Points

  • For God to reveal the truth of salvation through grace alone and not through acts of religious rituals.
  • That existing evangelical churches will recognize that Nicaraguans are in need of hearing a message of grace through Jesus Christ.
  • That evangelical Spanish speakers in the United States will intentionally engage Nicaraguans with the gospel message.

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Scripture Resources in Latin-American Spanish
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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesMiamiMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL118,768
United StatesSouth GateLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA40,607
United StatesDaly CitySan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA30,807
United StatesNYNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY17,987
United StatesGaithersburgWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaMD14,187
United StatesFontanaRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA6,273
United StatesHumbleHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX6,262
United StatesMetairieNew Orleans-MetairieLA4,290
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON2,855
United StatesLas VegasLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV2,367
United StatesTampaTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL2,036
United StatesSan JoseSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA1,791
United StatesCiceroChicago-Naperville-ElginIL1,588
United StatesBaton RougeBaton RougeLA634
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX600
United StatesOxnardOxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaCA559
United StatesBeaumontBeaumont-Port ArthurTX550
United StatesIndianapolisIndianapolis-Carmel-AndersonIN480
United StatesMilwMilwaukee-Waukesha-West AllisWI466
United StatesStockbridgeAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA400
United StatesBrownsvilleMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission-BrownsvilleTX370
United StatesGrapevineDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX100
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC51
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY45