People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Filipino, Tagalog of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 3,101,080

ROP3 Code: 109692
IMB Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Central
Language: Tagalog - (tgl)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Philippines

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Majority Located Where

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 266,890

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 246,345

  San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA - 152,594

  San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA - 88,474

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 72,391

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Brief Profile

Filipino, Tagalog people have a long history in North America but mass migration did not occur until the 20th century with many migrating after 1965. The United States Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 ended nationality quotas, and provided an unlimited number of visas for family reunification. Many Tagalog people since 1965 migrated to the United States filling various professions (e.g. nurses). They are one of the largest Asian people group in the United States and Tagalog speakers are the third most widely spoken foreign language in households. North America also has more Tagalog people than any other country.

As a whole, they are better educated, more likely to have strong English language skills, more likely to be citizens in the United States or Canada, less likely to enter North America as refugees or asylum seekers, and less likely to live below the federal poverty line. Many are employed in the healthcare sector.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God will ignite passion for Him and His work among the Tagalog people.
  • Ask God to give the Tagalog believers boldness to share the Gospel with their own people.
  • Pray Tagalog believers will cross cultures and evangelize the many unreached people groups in North America.

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Other Resources

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A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Bible - Filipino Tagalog
Online Bible in Filipino Tagalog

Online Talking Bible - Tagalog
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesLALos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA266,890
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON246,345
United StatesDaly CitySan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA152,594
United StatesSan DiegoSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA88,474
United StatesDes PlainesChicago-Naperville-ElginIL72,391
United StatesWoodsideNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY68,720
United StatesNorth Las VegasLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV56,956
United StatesFontanaRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA56,743
United StatesSanta ClaraSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA53,960
United StatesHonoluluHonoluluHI44,483
United StatesShorelineSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA38,771
United StatesRosevilleSacramento--Arden-Arcade--RosevilleCA32,168
United StatesRichmondHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX28,100
CanadaRichmondVancouver (Surrey)BC26,785
United StatesNorfolkVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsVA17,971
United StatesGlendalePhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ15,000
United StatesOxnardOxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaCA12,619
United StatesJacksonvilleJacksonvilleFL11,777
United StatesRosedaleBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD11,548
United StatesSterling HeightsDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI10,931
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX8,700
United StatesPasadenaHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX8,400
United StatesBakersfieldBakersfieldCA8,147
United StatesCherry HillPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonNJ8,008
United StatesTampaTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL7,787
United StatesPortlandPortland-Vancouver-HillsboroOR5,780
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX5,600
United StatesFresnoFresnoCA5,476
United StatesSan AntonioSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX5,400
United StatesSt PaulMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN4,392

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