Judaism Family

Judaism is a monotheistic and ethnic religion that encompasses the religious, cultural, and legal tradition of the Jewish people. For religious Jews, Judaism is the expression of the covenant that God established with Abram, Moses, and other Hebrew prophets. Based on the Hebrew Bible (including the Torah) and the Talmud, Judaism stresses careful observance of the rites and practices given in the Torah. Both Christianity and Islam are identified as Abrahamic traditions tracing their history back to the Jewish religion. There are several Jewish traditions, including Orthodox, Conservative, Reform Judaism, and Reconstructionist.

Maps: Judaism Family1

Adherence Rate per 1,000 (2010)

Congregations (2010)

Top 5 Judaism Family States (2010)1 [View all states]

Rank State Adherents Adherence Rate
1 New York 784,106 40.50
2 District Of Columbia 17,664 29.40
3 New Jersey 216,706 24.60
4 Maryland 83,284 14.40
5 Connecticut 47,639 13.30

Top 5 Judaism Family Counties (2010)1 [View all counties]

Rank County Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Falls Church city, Virginia 4,015 325.60
2 Rockland County, New York 68,696 220.40
3 Kings County, New York 288,177 115.10
4 Ocean County, New Jersey 52,036 90.30
5 Fairfax city, Virginia 1,771 78.50

Top 5 Judaism Family Metro Areas (2010)1 [View all Metro Areas]

Judaism Family: Adherence Rates (1980 - 2010)1


1 Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The adherence rate is the number of people per 1,000 who are an adherent of the group. For example an adherence rate of 600 means that 600 out of every 1,000 people in this area are adherents of the Southern Baptist Convention.

These data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data sources]