People Group Info
Total Population: 723,168ROP3 Code: 110423
IMB Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Urdu Muslim
Language: Urdu - (urd)
Country of Origin: Pakistan
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 105,236
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, VA - 42,941
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX - 40,847
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 34,523
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 23,450
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Urdu speakers are historically associated with the Muslims of the region of Hindustan. Urdu is the national language and <i>lingua franca</i> of Pakistan, and an official language of six Indian states and one of the 22 scheduled languages in the Constitution of India. Apart from specialized vocabulary, Urdu is mutually intelligible with Standard Hindi, which is associated with the Hindu community.
Urdu speakers work in various professions – ranging from the bank sector to travel. Many have long standing roots in the United States extending into second and third generation Americans. Community and family are very important and identity is found in the group. Truth and worldview are highly influenced and determined by the elders and religious leaders.
The majority of Urdu adhere to Islam. The number of Islamic mosques being built by Urdu speakers will attest to the growing population of Urdu people in the Metro Areas.
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|Country||City||Metro Area Name||State / Prov.||Baseline Population|
|United States||Queens||New York-Newark-Jersey City||NY||105,236|
|United States||Sugar Land||Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land||TX||40,847|
|United States||Breckinridge||Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington||TX||23,450|
|United States||Central Los Angeles||Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim||CA||19,405|
|United States||Diamond Heights||San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward||CA||12,654|
|United States||Roswell||Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell||GA||12,021|
|United States||Ellicott City||Baltimore-Columbia-Towson||MD||11,275|
|United States||Miramar-Pembroke Pines||Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach||FL||8,054|
|United States||Corona||Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario||CA||6,691|
|United States||Milipitas||San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara||CA||5,890|
|United States||Florida Center||Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford||FL||5,396|
|United States||Windsor Locks||Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford||CT||2,778|
|United States||High Point||Greensboro-High Point||NC||2,500|
|United States||Carlsbad||San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos||CA||2,288|
|United States||Tampa||Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater||FL||2,026|
|United States||Brookfield||Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis||WI||1,810|
|United States||Maryland Heights||St. Louis||MO||1,786|