Gujaratis have achieved a high demographic profile in many urban districts worldwide, notably in India Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, in the New York City Metropolitan Area, United States, as large-scale immigration from India continues into New York, The United States has the third-largest Gujarati population after the United Kingdom.
The highest concentration of the population of over 100,000 is in the New York City Metropolitan Area alone, notably in the growing Gujarati diasporic center of India Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, and Edison in Middlesex County in Central New Jersey.
Gujaratis have had a long involvement with the British.
The original East India Company set up a factory in the port city of Surat in Gujarat in 1615.
Today, Gujaratis can be found in all inhabited continents of the world.
The countries with the largest Gujarati populations are Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States, Canada and many countries in Southern and East Africa.
His description of Gujaratis was:...a certain race which eats nothing that has blood, never kills any living things... if they were baptized, they would all be saved by the virtue of their works, for they never do to others what they would not do unto them.