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