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Jewish Population in the United States by State

(1899 - Present)

State
Jewish Population (1899)
Jewish Population (2018)
Population Change
Percentage of State Population
Total
1,043,800
6,925,475
5,881,675
2.1%
Alabama
6,000
9,525
9,525
0.2%
Alaska
--
5,750
5,750
0.8%
Arizona
2,000
106,725
104,725
1.5%
Arkansas
4,000
2,225
-1,775
0.1%
California
35,000
1,182,990
1,147,990
3.0%
Colorado
10,500
102,600
92,100
1.8%
Connecticut
6,000
117,850
111,850
3.3%
Delaware
3,000
15,100
12,100
1.6%
Washington D.C.
3,500
57,300
53,800
8.3%
Florida*
2,500
629,120
626,620
3.0%
Georgia
7,000
128,520
121,520
1.2%
Hawaii
--
7,100
7,100
0.5%
Idaho
2,000
2,125
125
0.1%
Illinois
95,000
298,035
203,035
2.3%
Indiana
25,000
25,245
245
0.4%
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
0.9%
Maryland
35,000
236,600
201,600
3.9%
Massachusetts
20,000
293,080
273,080
4.3%
Michigan
9,000
87,905
78,905
0.9%
Minnesota
6,000
45,600
39,600
0.8%
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
0.1%
Nebraska
2,000
9,350
7,350
0.5%
Nevada
2,500
76,300
73,800
2.5%
New Hampshire
1,000
10,120
9,120
0.8%
New Jersey
25,000
545,450
520,450
6.1%
New Mexico
2,000
12,625
10,625
0.6%
New York
400,000
1,768,770
1,368,770
8.9%
North Carolina
12,000
35,435
23,435
0.3%
North Dakota
1,750
400
-1,350
0.1%
Ohio
50,000
148,115
98,115
1.3%
Oklahoma
--
4,425
4,425
0.1%
Oregon
6,000
40,650
34,650
1.0%
Pennsylvania
95,000
298,240
203,240
2.3%
Rhode Island
3,500
18,750
15,250
1.8%
South Carolina
8,000
16,820
8,820
0.3%
South Dakota
1,750
250
-1,500
0.0%
Tennessee
15,000
21,800
6,800
0.3%
Texas
15,000
166,505
151,505
0.6%
Utah
5,000
5,650
650
0.2%
Vermont
1,000
5,985
4,985
1.0%
Virginia
18,000
150,145
132,145
1.8%
Washington
2,800
72,185
69,385
1.0%
West Virginia
6,000
2,310
-3,690
0.1%
Wisconsin
10,000
33,055
23,055
0.6%
Wyoming
1,000
1,150
150
0.2%
Total
1,043,800
6,925,475
5,881,675
2.1%

*Excludes 69,900 Jews who live in Florida for 3-7 months of the year and are counted in their primary state of residence.


Sources: 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;
American Jewish Year Book (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1899): 284. The estimates are based on the tables of Mr. D. Sulzberger.