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Largest Jewish Populated Metropolitan Areas in the United States

(2018)

Rank
Area
Population
% Jewish
Total
Jewish
1
New York - Newark - Jersey City, NY - NJ  - PA
20,320,876
2,151,600
10.6%
2
13,353,907
617,480
4.6%
3
Chicago - Naperville - Elgin, IL - IN - WI
9,533,040
294,280
3.1%
4
Dallas - Fort Worth - Arlington, TX
7,399,662
75,005
1.0%
5
Houston - Sugarland - The Woodlands, TX
6,892,427
51,640
0.7%
6 Washington - Arlington - Alexandria, DC - VA - MD - WV 6,216,589 297,290 4.8%
7 Miami - Fort Lauderdale - West Palm Beach, FL 6,158,824 527,750 8.6%
8
Philadelphia - Camden - Wilmington, PA - NJ - DE - MD
6,096,120
292,450
4.8%
9
Atlanta - Sandy Springs - Roswell, GA
5,884,736
119,800
2.0%
10
Boston - Cambridge - Newton, MA
4,836,531
257,460
5.3%
11
Phoenix - Mesa - Scottsdale, AZ
4,737,270
82,900 1.8%
12
San Francisco - Oakland - Hayward, CA
4,727,357
247,500
5.2%
13
Riverside - San Bernadino - Ontario, CA
4,580,670
23,625
0.5%
14
Detroit - Warren - Livonia, MI
4,313,002
71,750
1.7%
15
Seattle - Tacoma - Bellevue, WA
3,867,046
61,100
1.6%
16
Minneapolis - St. Paul - Bloomington, MN - WI
3,600,618
44,500
1.2%
17
San Diego - Carlsbad, CA
3,337,685
100,000
3.0%
18
Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater, FL
3,091,399
51,350
1.7%
19
Denver - Aurora - Lakewood, CO
2,888,227
95,000
3.3%
20
Baltimore - Columbia - Towson, MD
2,808,175
115,800
4.1%
21 St. Louis, MOIL 2,807,338 61,300 1.9%
Total
 
127,451,499
5,572,880
4.4%
Total U.S. Population 325,719,178 6,925,675 2.1%
% of Total U.S. Population
 
39.1%
80.5%
 

The Data are for Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA’s) as defined by the US Census Bureau.


Source: Ira M. Sheskin & Arnold Dashefsky. “United States Jewish Population, 2018,” in Arnold Dashefsky & Ira M. Sheskin. (Editors) American Jewish Year Book, 2018, 118 (2018) (Dordrecht: Springer) pp. 251-347.