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Vital Statistics: Jewish Population in the United States, by State

(1899 - Present)

State Jewish Population (1899)

Jewish Population (2017)°

Population Change Percentage of State Population
(2017)
Total 1,043,800 7,160,000

+6,116,200

3%

Alabama

6,000

9,525

+3,525

0.2%

Alaska

--

5,750

+5,750

0.8%

Arizona

2,000

106,725

+104,725

1.6%

Arkansas

4,000

2,225

-1,775

0.1%

California

35,000

1,230,540

+1,195,540

3.6%

Colorado

10,500

102,600

+92,100

2.5%

Connecticut

6,000

117,850

+111,850

3.3%

Delaware

3,000

15,100

+12,100

1.6%

Washington D.C.

3,500

28,000

+24,500

4.2%

Florida

2,500

621,460

+618,960

3.2

Georgia

7,000

128,520

+121,520

1.3%

Hawaii

--

7,100

+7,100

0.5%

Idaho

2,000

2,125

+125

0.2%

Illinois

95,000

298,035

+203,035

2.3%

Indiana

25,000

17,345

-7,655

0.3%

Iowa

5,000

5,450

+450

0.2%

Kansas

3,500

17,300

+13,800

0.6%

Kentucky

12,000

11,200

-800

0.3%

Louisiana

20,000

13,900

-6,100

0.3%

Maine

5,000

12,550

+7,550

1.0%

Maryland

35,000

240,000

+205,000

4.0%

Massachusetts

20,000

293,080

+273,080

4.0%

Michigan

9,000

83,155

+74,155

0.8%

Minnesota

6,000

45,600

+39,600

1.45%

Mississippi

5,000

1,525

+3,475

0.1%

Missouri

35,000

64,275

+29,275

1.1%

Montana

2,500

1,395

-1,105

1.1%

Nebraska

2,000

9,350

+7,350

0.3%

Nevada

2,500

76,300

+73,800

1.1%

New Hampshire

1,000

10,120

+9,120

1.1%

New Jersey

25,000

545,450

+520,450

6.1%

New Mexico

2,000

12,625

+10,625

0.6%

New York

400,000

1,759,570

+1,359,570

8.9%

North Carolina

12,000

35,435

+23,425

0.4%

North Dakota

1,750

400

-1,350

0.0%

Ohio

50,000

147,715

+97,715

1.3%

Oklahoma

--

4,625

+4,625

0.1%

Oregon

6,000

40,650

+34,650

1.0%

Pennsylvania

95,000

291,140

+196,140

2.3%

Rhode Island

3,500

18,750

+15,250

2.3%

South Carolina

8,000

13,820

+5,820

0.3%

South Dakota

1,750

250

-1,500

0.0%

Tennessee

15,000

19,800

+4,800

0.3%

Texas

15,000

166,505

+151,505

0.6%

Utah

5,000

5,650

+650

0.6%

Vermont

1,000

5,985

+4,985

1.0%

Virginia

18,000

95,695

+77,695

1.1%

Washington

2,800

72,185

+69,385

1.5%

West Virginia

6,000

2,310

-3,690

1.0%

Wisconsin

10,000

33,055

+23,055

0.8%

Wyoming

1,000

1,150

+150

0.2%

Total 1,043,800 6,850,864

+5,807,064

2.1%

° This includes all Jewish individuals, adults and children. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau. State Characteristics Vintage 2014: Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin.


Sources: Ira M. Sheskin and Arnold Dashefsky (Editors), “Jewish Population in the United States, 2017.” American Jewish Year Book (2017) (Dordrecht: Springer) p. 202-203;
American Jewish Year Book (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1899): 284. The estimates are based on the tables of Mr. D. Sulzberger;
For more information, see the Jewish Databank;
Census.gov;