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Judaism is a monotheistic religion based on the Torah, Talmud and other texts in the Hebrew Bible. There are several Jewish traditions, including Orthodox, Conservative, Reform Judaism, and Reconstructionist.

Using data from the 1980-2010 Religious Congregations and Membership Studies, this list ranks U.S. states on the highest total number of adherents and the highest percent of the population in Jewish denominations. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.

Congregational "Adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. "Percent" is the percentage of the total population that belongs to that denomination. Note: Adherents are sometimes residents of a county different than the location of their congregation.

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Complete List

RankingState   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
1 New York
1,843,240
10.25
8 California
918,935
3.09
5 Florida
566,945
4.38
2 New Jersey
429,885
5.56
9 Pennsylvania
329,651
2.77
3 Massachusetts
283,920
4.72
10 Illinois
269,188
2.35
4 Maryland
210,965
4.41
16 Ohio
124,832
1.15
7 Connecticut
115,460
3.51
25 Texas
107,980
0.64
16 Michigan
107,116
1.15
17 Georgia
72,747
1.12
11 Arizona
70,850
1.93
18 Virginia
66,564
1.08
19 Missouri
53,092
1.04
14 Colorado
48,550
1.47
22 Wisconsin
34,605
0.71
21 Minnesota
33,779
0.77
23 Washington
33,689
0.69
27 North Carolina
28,870
0.44
6 District Of Columbia
25,400
4.19
12 Nevada
20,400
1.7
31 Indiana
20,314
0.37
32 Tennessee
17,474
0.36
13 Rhode Island
16,101
1.6
31 Louisiana
15,625
0.37
29 Kentucky
14,810
0.4
30 Oregon
10,691
0.38
15 Delaware
9,500
1.43
31 Kansas
9,151
0.37
33 South Carolina
8,558
0.25
35 Alabama
8,350
0.21
24 Maine
8,160
0.66
28 Nebraska
6,732
0.43
34 Iowa
6,701
0.24
26 New Hampshire
6,680
0.6
29 New Mexico
6,075
0.4
37 Oklahoma
4,980
0.16
20 Vermont
4,400
0.78
36 Utah
2,950
0.17
39 Mississippi
2,466
0.1
39 Arkansas
2,389
0.1
38 West Virginia
2,181
0.12
40 North Dakota
483
0.08
41 Wyoming
330
0.07
43 Idaho
320
0.03
42 Montana
310
0.04
44 South Dakota
135
0.02
45 Alaska
0
0
45 Hawaii
0
0


* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 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 collection]




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