People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Romanian of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 391,423

ROP3 Code: 108398
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Romanian
Language: Romanian - (ron)
Religion: Christianity - Orthodox
Country of Origin: Romania

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By The Master's View / Howard Erickson

Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 41,160

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 17,750

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 15,500

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 12,500

  Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI - 8,500

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Brief Profile

Romanians are people who were born in Romania yet migrated to North America. Over 55% of all Romanian foreign born arrived in North America after 1980.

They speak Romanian. They are closely related, yet still a distinct people group in their own right, to the Moldovian people who also speak Romanian. Children of Romanian parents often learn to speak both in Romanian fluently.

Romanian culture can be seen in Romanian music, newspapers, churches, cultural organizations and groups.

Religion, predominantly within the Romanian Orthodox Church, is an important trace of the Romanian presence in the United States, with Orthodox churches in almost all bigger cities throughout the country. There is a smaller percentage of Romanians who are evangelical Christians

Prayer Points

  • Thank God for working in the lives of Romanian people to understand and receive the message of God's free gift of salvation.
  • Pray God will work through the lives of evangelical Romanians as they share the message of Jesus Christ.

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Other Resources

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX500
United StatesSkokieChicago-Naperville-ElginIL15,500
United StatesNorth OlmstedCleveland-ElyriaOH4,542
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX1,200
United StatesSterling HeightsDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI8,500
United StatesHickoryHickory-Morganton-LenoirNC600
United StatesConroeHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX3,900
United StatesKnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN551
United StatesLos AngelesLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA12,500
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY90
United StatesMcAllenMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission-BrownsvilleTX160
United StatesLake WorthMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL6,200
United StatesLake SuccessNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY17,750
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC14
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON41,160