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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

Ranking State   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
38 Alabama
9,100
0.2
28 Alaska
3,525
0.56
14 Arizona
81,675
1.59
44 Arkansas
1,600
0.06
9 California
994,000
2.93
13 Colorado
72,000
1.67
8 Connecticut
108,280
3.18
12 Delaware
13,500
1.72
3 District Of Columbia
25,500
4.46
6 Florida
628,485
3.93
17 Georgia
93,500
1.14
27 Hawaii
7,000
0.58
43 Idaho
1,050
0.08
11 Illinois
270,000
2.17
34 Indiana
18,000
0.3
37 Iowa
6,400
0.22
29 Kansas
14,500
0.54
35 Kentucky
11,350
0.28
32 Louisiana
16,500
0.37
25 Maine
8,290
0.65
5 Maryland
216,000
4.08
4 Massachusetts
275,000
4.33
18 Michigan
110,000
1.11
22 Minnesota
42,000
0.85
45 Mississippi
1,400
0.05
18 Missouri
62,315
1.11
42 Montana
850
0.09
31 Nebraska
7,100
0.41
7 Nevada
77,100
3.86
23 New Hampshire
10,020
0.81
2 New Jersey
468,000
5.56
27 New Mexico
10,500
0.58
1 New York
1,653,870
8.72
33 North Carolina
25,545
0.32
41 North Dakota
730
0.11
16 Ohio
142,255
1.25
39 Oklahoma
5,050
0.15
21 Oregon
31,625
0.92
10 Pennsylvania
283,000
2.3
15 Rhode Island
16,100
1.54
36 South Carolina
11,000
0.27
45 South Dakota
350
0.05
33 Tennessee
18,250
0.32
26 Texas
128,000
0.61
38 Utah
4,500
0.2
20 Vermont
5,810
0.95
19 Virginia
76,140
1.08
24 Washington
43,500
0.74
40 West Virginia
2,400
0.13
30 Wisconsin
28,230
0.53
42 Wyoming
430
0.09


* 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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