Geography as an Element in the Historical Sociology of the Jews: New York, 1900-1981 and the United States, 1880-1980


Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Paul Ritterband

Research Area: Population and demographics

Keywords: American Jews; Demography; Residential mobility

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Jewish Population Studies 27 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1993), 191-208. In this paper the author focuses on the changing location and population density of the Jews in the Unites States and New York City. On the national level the author uses two summary statistics, population center of gravity, and scatter over area.