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


* 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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