Steven M. Cohen, David Dutwin, Ron Miller, Jacob B. Ukeles | Columbus Jewish Foundation, The Jewish Federation of Columbus, The Wexner Foundation , 2013
The 2013 Jewish Community Study of Columbus, OH estimated that 25,500 Jewish persons live in the Greater Columbus area, an increase of 16% over the 2011 estimate of 22,000. Summarized in A Portrait of Jewish Columbus: Executive Summary 2013 and in accompanying slide sets, the survey covers a wide range of topics, including population estimates, demographic characteristics, Jewish identity, religious beliefs and practices, intermarriage, and connections with Israel.
Among the major findings: (1) the Jewish community of Columbus is relatively young, with children under age 18 accounting for 21% of all people (Jews and non-Jews) living in Jewish households compared to 16% who are seniors; since 2001, the percentage of seniors increased from 8% to 16% in 2013, while the percentage of children decreased slightly from 25% to 21%.
(2) Compared to other Jewish communities in the region, Columbus has a higher percentage of younger adults - 22% of Columbus Jewish persons are between 18 and 34, compared to 20% in Cincinnati, 18% in Chicago and 14% in Cleveland.
(3) Bexley remains an important and stable...
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