Jewish Population in the United States, 2006
Publication Date: January 2006
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Demography; Residential Distribution; Jewish Identification; Family
Coverage: United States
This article offers an estimate of the number of Jews in the United States, based on more than 535 local estimates. According to this estimate, the size of the American Jewish community at the beginning of 2006 was more than 6.4 million (about 1.2 million more than the Jewish population identified by the 2000-01 National Jewish Population Survey). The authors explain the reasons for this significant difference and place the Jewish population size of the United States in a worldwide context. They finish by reviewing new scientific studies regarding local Jewish population sizes.
In American Jewish Yearbook 2006, pp. 133-193.