People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

African Americans of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 38,920,000

ROP3 Code: 110444
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: Afro-American, Northern
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: United States

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Majority Located Where

  Jackson, MS - 175,000

African Americans are in every major metro area in the United States with at least 60% of all African Americans in metro areas. Two of the larger populated African American metro areas include ...

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - over 2,000,000

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - almost 1,600,000

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Brief Profile

African American, also known as Black American or Afro-American, make up the second most populated people group in the United States.

African American by state in the USA in 2010

By Ghislain Montvernay (2010 U.S. Census Bureau) [ CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The vast majority of African Americans adhere to Protestant Christianity. Large numbers follow the Black church which refers to churches that are predominantly African-American congregations. The largest Protestant denomination among African Americans is the Baptists, then followed by Methodists, and Pentecostals. A smaller percentage of African American adhere to Islam.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for the evangelical African American Christians to understand and open their hearts to the Great Commission of "go and make disciples of all nations."
  • Pray that God will call out evangelical African American Christians to go cross-culturally engaging the many unreached unengaged people groups both in the United States and abroad.
  • Pray for African Americans who have yet responded to the Gospel message and experienced a intimate relationship with a living God through Christ Jesus.


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