A calling in Our City
The city of Amersfoort is rapidly growing, from 134.000 inhabitants in 2005 to approximately 158.000 in 2015. At the same time, the percentage of people with a non-Dutch background is growing:
And these numbers include only 1st and 2nd generation immigrants. Between 1995 and 2011 the overall population grew with 30%, the non-Western population doubled (100% growth, resulting in 20.722 non-Western migrants). There are 12.542 Western migrants. Migrants total is 33.264.
Therefore, Amersfoort is becoming more and more a colourful city! But sadly, the different cultural population groups mix very slowly, or not at all. The non-western migrants are living concentrated in 4 or 5 neighbourhoods. Large groups amongst them, are non-Christians (8% of the Amersfoort population is Muslim), or Christians without a home church.
Largest non-western groups (2011)
- Turkey (6041)
- Morocco (4530)
- Antilles (1682)
- Sub-Sahara Africa (approx. 1600)
- Suriname (1622)
- Iran (686)
- Iraq (675)
- Afghanistan (511)