Arab, Syrian of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 169,000

ROP3 Code: 109662
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Levant
Language: North Levantine Arabic - (apc)
Religion: Islam - Sunni
Country of Origin: Syria

Majority Located Where

  McAllen-Edinburg-Mission-Brownsville, TX - 350

  Corpus Christi, TX - 317

  El Paso, TX - 300

  Fort Smith, AR - 250

  San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX - 250

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Brief Profile

There is a large number of Arab, Syrians located throughout North America. They began migrating to North America since the late 1800's and had a surge in their population around 1965 when the Immigration Act of 1965 opened the American borders once again. The majority of Arab, Syrians are Christian but most of the recent arrivals are Muslim refugees.

The Arab, Syrian people are very successful at what they do and they, on average, make more per year than the average American. Many work in the medical field, and others work in management and other professional occupations. They are very committed to their professional life but they are just as committed to their family life. They prefer traditional relationships not necessarily only with those of Syrian decent but always of the Islamic faith.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God would reveal the truth about who Jesus is to the Arab, Syrian People.
  • Pray that God would provide workers that could begin to reach the Arab, Syrian people.
  • Pray that the Arab, Syrian Christians would seek to reach others in their community.


Global Recordings Network
Bible - Arab, Lebanese (Good News Ed)
Religions - Islam Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesBrownsvilleMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission-BrownsvilleTX350
United StatesCorpus ChristiCorpus ChristiTX317
United StatesEl PasoEl PasoTX300
United StatesSan AntonioSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX250
United StatesFort SmithFort SmithAR250
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY190
United StatesGreenvilleGreenvilleNC115
United StatesLittle RockLittle Rock-North Little Rock-ConwayAR100
United StatesKnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN85
United Statesport arthurBeaumont-Port ArthurTX79
United StatesTylerLongview-TylerTX70
United StatesOdessaOdessaTX40
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC4

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