People Group Info
Total Population: 171,954ROP3 Code: 113818
IMB Affinity Group: Central Asia Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Turkish
Language: Turkish - (tur)
Religion: Islam - Sunni
Country of Origin: Turkey
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NJ - 75,000
Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 23,085
Montreal (Laval), QC - 13,570
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The Turk diaspora has been established with modern migration, particularly in Western Europe residing in many countries. They are the largest people group in Turkey, as well as by far the largest among the speakers of Turkic languages.
Compared to Turkish immigration to Europe, migration to North America has been relatively small. However, the actual number of Turks in the United States and Canada is considerably larger, as a significant number of ethnic Turks have migrated to North America not just from Turkey but also from the Balkans (such as Bulgaria and Macedonia), Cyprus, and the former Soviet Union.
An overwhelming majority of Turks are Muslim, most of them being Sunni (Hanafi). A very small percentage (less than 1%) are Christian or Jewish.
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|Country||City||Metro Area Name||State / Prov.||Baseline Population|
|United States||Paterson||New York-Newark-Jersey City||NJ||75,000|
|Canada||Toronto||Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton)||ON||23,085|
|United States||Culver City||Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim||CA||7,534|
|United States||Houston||Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land||TX||2,236|
|United States||San Diego||San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos||CA||1,176|
|United States||Tampa||Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater||FL||988|
|United States||Monte Sereno||San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara||CA||958|
|United States||Ellicott City||Baltimore-Columbia-Towson||MD||821|
|United States||Hartford||Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford||CT||730|
|United States||Austin||Austin-Round Rock||TX||700|
|United States||Louisville||Louisville/Jefferson County||KY||429|
|United States||San Antonio||San Antonio-New Braunfels||TX||205|