Jewish Population in the United States, 1974

Publication Date: January 1976

Publisher: American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Alvin Chenkin

Research Area: Culture and religion; Population and demographics

Keywords: Jewish Identification; Demography; Population Estimate; Study

Type: Report

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.