Jewish Population in the United States 2010

Sponsor(s): Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ), Berman Institute - North American Jewish Data Bank at the University of Connecticut, The Jewish Federations of North America, University of Connecticut - Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Miami - Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Jewish Studies

Principal Investigator(s): Ira M. Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky

Key Findings:

Jewish Population in the United States: 2010, by Drs. Ira Sheskin and Arnold Dashefsky, provides estimates of the size of the Jewish population for more than 900 Jewish communities and parts thereof as well as State and Regional totals.

An Excel spreadsheet is also provided.

In addition, vignettes reporting on the results of local Jewish community studies in The Berkshires, MA; Broward County, FL; Cincinnati, OH; Hartford, CT; Middlesex County, NJ; Phoenix, AZ; and Pittsburgh, PA are provided.

Data are analyzed from four tables that compare Jewish communities on the percentage of persons in Jewish households who are age 65 and over; the percentage of adult children who remain in the community in which they were raised, emotional attachment to Israel, and the number of Holocaust Survivors and children of Holocaust Survivors.

Finally, maps are presented showing the location of Jewish communities in Florida and New Jersey.

Study Notes:

Please see the Links on the left for U.S. Jewish population estimates from other years, including the American Jewish Year Book estimates from 1899-2008.

Language: English