People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Venezuelan of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 240,165

ROP3 Code: 114906
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Hispanic
Language: Spanish - (spa)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Venezuela

Majority Located Where

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 62,331

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 11,523

  Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL - 10,389

  Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX - 10,318

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 5,655

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Brief Profile

The Venezuelan American population represents Venezuela's ethnic variety. The vast majority of Venezuelan immigrants are a mixture of European, Amerindian, and African ancestry. The rest are white or black, along with a very small number of indigenous peoples.

Many Venezuelans initially immigrated to the United States seeking educational opportunity and remained following graduation, when they were then joined by relatives. However, in recent years, many have come either looking for better economic opportunities or due to their opposition to Venezuela's leftist economic and political policies. Venezuelans work in a variety of professions, and have especially excelled in both banking and the petroleum industry.

Venezuelans tend to be highly educated, with graduation rates from both High School and College at far above the average for other Americans. Venezuelan Americans are generally fluent in the English language, but also value teaching their heart language of Spanish to their children. The predominant religion of Venezuelans is Roman Catholicism.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Venezuelans to see their need for a Savior.
  • Pray for God to open the eyes of Venezuelans to the fact that He wants them to have a vital, living relationship with them.
  • Pray for God to raise up workers to reach Venezuelans with the gospel.
  • Pray for Venezuelans believers to have a good testimony and to be bold in their witness to their countrymen as well as to other peoples.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Online Talking Bible - Spanish
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.

Scripture Resources in Latin-American Spanish
Scripture Resources in Latin-American Spanish

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesWestonMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL62,331
United StatesQueensNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY11,523
United StatesOrlandoOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL10,389
United StatesKatyHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX10,318
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON5,655
United StatesClearwaterTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL4,845
United StatesPhoenixPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ4,320
United StatesSan JoseSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA4,320
United StatesSevernBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD4,320
United StatesChgoChicago-Naperville-ElginIL1,971
United StatesBlue BellPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA1,211
United StatesBridgeportBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT1,125
United StatesSalt Lake CitySalt Lake CityUT1,063
United StatesNorthglennDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO960
United StatesMemphisMemphisTN662
United StatesManorAustin-Round RockTX600
United StatesTulsaTulsaOK421
United StatesNashvilleNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN400
United StatesFort ThomasCincinnati-MiddletownKY358
United StatesEdinburgMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission-BrownsvilleTX350
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY238
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC183
United StatesKnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN106
United StatesCincinnatiCincinnati-MiddletownOH4