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

(1899 - Present)


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State Jewish Population (1899)
Jewish Population (2012)°
Population Change
Percentage of State Population
(2012)
Total 1,043,800 6,721,680
+5,544,265
2.1%
6,000
8,825
+2,825
0.2%
--
6,175
+6,175
0.9%
2,000
106,300
+104,300
1.6%
4,000
1,725
-2,275
0.1%
35,000
1,223,640
+1,188,640
3.2%
10,500
91,920
+81,420
1.8%
6,000
116,050
+110,050
3.2%
3,000
15,100
+12,100
1.7%
3,500
28,000
+24,500
4.5%
2,500
638,985
+636,485
3.4%
7,000
127,470
+120,470
1.3%
--
7,280
+7,280
0.5%
2,000
1,525
-475
0.1%
95,000
297,935
+202,935
2.3%
25,000
17,470
-7,530
0.3%
5,000
6,240
+1,240
0.2%
3,500
17,775
+14,225
0.6%
12,000
11,300
-700
0.3%
20,000
10,675
-9,325
0.2%
5,000
13,890
+8,890
1.0%
35,000
238,200
+203,200
4.1%
20,000
277,980
+257,980
4.2%
9,000
82,270
+73,270
0.8%
6,000
45,635
+39,635
0.9%
5,000
1,550
-3,450
0.1%
35,000
59,175
+24,175
1.0%
2,500
1,350
-1,150
0.1%
2,000
6,100
+4,100
0.3%
2,500
76,300
+73,800
2.8%
1,000
10,120
+9,120
0.8%
25,000
504,450
+479,450
5.7%
2,000
12,725
+10,725
0.6%
400,000
1,761,020
+1,361,020
9.0%
12,000
31,675
+19,675
0.3%
1,750
400
-1,350
0.1%
50,000
148,680
+98,680
1.3%
--
4,650
+4,650
0.1%
6,000
40,650
+34,650
1.1%
95,000
294,925
+199,925
2.3%
3,500
18,750
+15,250
1.8%
8,000
13,570
+5,570
0.3%
1,750
345
-1,405
0.0% ^
15,000
19,575
+4,575
0.3%
15,000
139,505
+124,505
0.6%
5,000
5,650
+650
0.2%
1,000
5,285
+4,285
0.8%
18,000
95,240
+77,240
1.2%
2,800
45,885
+43,085
0.7%
6,000
2,335
-3,665
0.1%
10,000
28,255
+18,225
0.5%
1,000
1,150
+150
0.2%
Total 1,043,800 6,721,680
+5,544,265
2.2%

* Jewish population here is defined as the Enlarged Jewish Population which includes:

(A) Core Population - Jews born to Jewish parents or converted to Judaism;
(B) Other Persons of Jewish Parentage;
(C) Respective non-Jewish households members

The Core Jewish Population of the United States in January 2012 was 5,425,000.

Totals may not be exact due to rounding.

° For methodological reasons, the exact numbers are probably inflated slightly as some individuals may be double-counted. The enlarged jewish population is probably closer to between 6 and 6.5 million.
^ Figure is less than 0.1 and rounds to 0.


Sources: Ira M. Sheskin and Arnold Dashefsky (Editors) . “Jewish Population in the United States, 2012.” American Jewish Year Book (2012) (Dordrecht: Springer) p. 143-211; 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

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