Panamanian of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 126,650

ROP3 Code: 114913
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Other Central American Indigenous
Language: Spanish - (spa)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Panama

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Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 21,163

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 9,797

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 3,999

  Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA - 2,662

  Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL - 2,648

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Brief Profile

Panamanians are immigrants from the small Central American nation of Panama and make up one of the smaller groups of Hispanics in the North America. More than other Hispanic groups, a significant percentage of Panamanians are black, with the remaining being Mestizo, or of mixed race, which is the largest ethnic group in Panama.

Although most Panamanians speak Spanish, they sometimes identify more with English speaking West Indian groups rather than with other Hispanic groups. The culture and customs are predominantly a mixture of Caribbean and Spanish elements. Many Panamanians have settled in large cities in North America.

The predominant religion of Panamanians is Roman Catholicism.

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 Panamanians are in need of hearing a message of grace through Jesus Christ.
  • That evangelical Spanish speakers in North America will intentionally engage Panamanians with the gospel message.


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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX1,100
United StatesBaltBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD1,148
United StatesBrooklynNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY21,163
United StatesEdinburgMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission-BrownsvilleTX36
United StatesEl PasoEl PasoTX391
United StatesElk Grove VillageChicago-Naperville-ElginIL1,431
United StatesFairfieldCincinnati-MiddletownOH330
United StatesJacksonvilleJacksonvilleFL1,068
United StatesKatyHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX2,253
United StatesKissimmeeOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL2,648
United StatesLALos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA3,999
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY272
United StatesMiramarMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL9,797
United StatesMoreno ValleyRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA1,661
United StatesNashvilleNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN200
United StatesPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA1,095
United StatesSan AntonioSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX1,603
United StatesSan DiegoSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA1,404
United StatesSmyrnaAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA2,662
United StatesTampaTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL2,392
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON1,275
United StatesTucsonTucsonAZ500
United StatesVirginia BeachVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsVA1,334
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC274