Jewish Population in the United States, 1974
Publication Date: January 1976
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Author(s): Alvin Chenkin
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Identification; Demography; Population Estimate; Study
Coverage: United States
The estimate of the United States "Jewish population" for 1974 is 5,732,000, the same as reported in the previous year (AJYB, 1974-75 [Vol. 75], p. 295). This estimate is essentially a composite of individual community estimates, with only minor changes from the year before. The method of compilation is consistent with that of previous years.' The difference between this estimate (and last year's) and previous estimates which exceeded 6,000,000 is largely due to the change in the New York City estimate, which had remained the same from 1962 to 1973.
In American Jewish Year Book 1976, pp.229-238.