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Jewish Congregations - Rankings by Area (States) [Counties] [Metro-Areas]

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Using data from the 1980-2020 U.S. Religion Census, this list ranks U.S. States on the highest percent of the population in the Jewish Congregations. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.


Rank
2000
Rank
1990
Rank
1980
State Percent
2000
Percent
1990
Percent
1980
3 6 1 District Of Columbia 4.46 4.19 1.29
1 1 2 New York 8.72 10.25 0.99
2 2 3 New Jersey 5.56 5.56 0.88
8 7 4 Connecticut 3.18 3.51 0.75
4 3 5 Massachusetts 4.33 4.72 0.7
6 5 6 Florida 3.93 4.38 0.58
15 13 7 Rhode Island 1.54 1.6 0.55
5 4 8 Maryland 4.08 4.41 0.54
10 9 9 Pennsylvania 2.3 2.77 0.46
18 20 10 Missouri 1.11 1.04 0.43
11 10 11 Illinois 2.17 2.35 0.4
16 16 12 Ohio 1.25 1.15 0.37
9 8 13 California 2.93 3.09 0.32
14 11 14 Arizona 1.59 1.93 0.31
12 15 15 Delaware 1.72 1.43 0.24
18 16 16 Michigan 1.11 1.15 0.22
20 19 16 Virginia 1.08 1.08 0.22
23 22 16 Minnesota 0.85 0.77 0.22
27 26 19 Texas 0.61 0.64 0.21
34 33 19 Louisiana 0.37 0.37 0.21
13 14 21 Colorado 1.67 1.47 0.2
32 23 21 Wisconsin 0.53 0.71 0.2
17 18 23 Georgia 1.14 1.12 0.18
35 36 24 Tennessee 0.32 0.36 0.17
33 29 25 Nebraska 0.41 0.43 0.16
7 12 26 Nevada 3.86 1.7 0.15
24 27 26 New Hampshire 0.81 0.6 0.15
25 24 28 Washington 0.74 0.69 0.14
37 33 28 Indiana 0.3 0.37 0.14
21 21 30 Vermont 0.95 0.78 0.13
41 39 30 Alabama 0.2 0.21 0.13
22 32 32 Oregon 0.92 0.38 0.12
44 42 32 West Virginia 0.13 0.12 0.12
38 30 34 Kentucky 0.28 0.4 0.1
43 41 34 Oklahoma 0.15 0.16 0.1
28 30 36 New Mexico 0.58 0.4 0.09
39 37 36 South Carolina 0.27 0.25 0.09
40 38 36 Iowa 0.22 0.24 0.09
28 50 36 Hawaii 0.58 0 0.09
35 28 40 North Carolina 0.32 0.44 0.08
41 40 40 Utah 0.2 0.17 0.08
49 43 40 Arkansas 0.06 0.1 0.08
50 43 40 Mississippi 0.05 0.1 0.08
30 50 44 Alaska 0.56 0 0.07
26 25 45 Maine 0.65 0.66 0.05
31 33 45 Kansas 0.54 0.37 0.05
45 45 47 North Dakota 0.11 0.08 0.04
50 49 48 South Dakota 0.05 0.02 0.03
46 47 49 Montana 0.09 0.04 0.01
48 48 49 Idaho 0.08 0.03 0.01
46 46 51 Wyoming 0.09 0.07 0
             

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 373 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 156.

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