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Vital Statistics:
Jewish Population in the United States,
Nationally

(1654 - Present)


Vital Stats: Table of Contents | World Jewish Population | Israeli Population


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Year
Jewish Population
Year
Jewish Population
1654
25
1900
937,800-1,058,135
1700
200-300
1910
1,508,000-2,349,754
1776
1,000-2,500
1920
3,300,000-3,604,580
1790
1,243-3,000
1927
4,228,029
1800
2,000-2,500
1937
4,641,000-4,831,180
1820
2,650-5,000
1940
4,770,000-4,975,000
1826
6,000
1950
4,500,000-5,000,000
1830
4,000-6,000
1960
5,367,000-5,531,500
1840
15,000
1970
5,370,000-6,000,000
1848
50,000
1980
5,500,000-5,920,890
1850
50,000-100,000
1992
5,828,000
1860
150,000-200,000
2009
6,544,000
1870
200,000
2011
6,588,065
1880
230,000-280,000
2012
6,721,680
1890
400,000-475,000
 

* 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 Historical Society, American Jewish Desk Reference, (The Philip Leff Group, Inc., 1999), p. 35; American JewYear Book 2006 (NY: American Jewish Committee, 2006); North American Jewish Databank (2010); North American Jewish Databank (2011).

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