People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Dutch of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 307,413

ROP3 Code: 102787
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Germanic
Language: Dutch - (nld)
Religion: Non-Religious
Country of Origin: Netherlands

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By Jouke Postma

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 98,925

  Vancouver (Surrey), BC - 73,535

  Edmonton, AB - 52,270

  Calgary, AB - 50,080

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 6,200

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Brief Profile

The Dutch people, sometimes referred to as Netherlanders, consist of people who are foreign born from the Netherlands. Today, despite other ethnic groups making up 19.6% of the Netherlands' population, distinct ethnic identities are not viewed as important, and therefore Nederlander, which often refers to anyone possessing Dutch citizenship, is common self-identity for Dutch. As such, they are not people who have a Dutch ancestry North America. Instead, they are foreign born people from the Netherlands in the United States and people who speak Dutch in Canada.

Not included among Dutch people are the Pennsylvania Dutch people, a group of German Americans who settled in Pennsylvania in the colonial era and whose name is a corruption of the word "Deutsch", meaning "German".

Even though early Dutch migrations were Protestants of the Reformed tradition, more recent Dutch migrations are bringing people who claim to be irreligious or Roman Catholic. They are predominantly non-religious.

For more information, visit the Dutch in America website.

Prayer Points

  • Pray Christians will intentionally seek out Dutch people, become their friends, and share their life in both word and deed with the Dutch.
  • Pray God will breakthrough strongholds that prevent Dutch from understanding and accepting the truth of a ultimate creator God who became intimate in the incarnation of Jesus Christ.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON98,925
CanadaVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC73,535
United StatesSanta MonicaLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA6,200
United StatesNYNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY3,600
United StatesLarkspurSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA2,700
United StatesDes PlainesChicago-Naperville-ElginIL2,450
United StatesPearlandHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX2,400
United StatesChinoRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA2,300
United StatesCarrolltonDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX1,800
United StatesByron CenterGrand Rapids-WyomingMI1,640
United StatesCupertinoSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA1,600
United StatesVistaSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA1,570
United StatesFountain HillsPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ1,470
United StatesPortlandPortland-Vancouver-HillsboroOR920
United StatesWest JordanSalt Lake CityUT850
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX600
United StatesCamarilloOxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaCA480
United StatesCinCincinnati-MiddletownOH300
United StatesHonoluluHonoluluHI240
United StatesGreenwoodIndianapolis-Carmel-AndersonIN230
United StatesEdinburgMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission-BrownsvilleTX100