Judaism (estimated) Metro Areas (2000)

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Using data from the 2000 Religious Congregations and Membership Study, this list ranks U.S. metro areas on the highest total number of adherents and the highest percent of the population that are Jewish. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals.

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services.

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Complete List

RankingMetro AreaAdherentsPercent
2New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA CMSA 2,028,200 9.6
7Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA CMSA 662,450 4.1
3Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL CMSA 337,000 8.7
5Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD CMSA 285,950 4.6
8Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV CMSA 276,445 3.6
13Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI CMSA 265,400 2.9
6Boston-Worcester-Lawrence-Lowell-Brockton, MA-NH NECMA 261,100 4.3
9San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA CMSA 218,700 3.1
1West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL MSA 167,000 14.8
25Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI CMSA 102,500 1.9
21Atlanta, GA MSA 85,900 2.1
12Cleveland-Akron, OH CMSA 85,805 2.9
4Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 75,200 4.8
16San Diego, CA MSA 70,000 2.5
15Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO CMSA 66,700 2.6
26Phoenix-Mesa, AZ MSA 60,000 1.9
22St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 54,200 2.1
57Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CMSA 50,075 1.0
24Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA 45,215 1.9
61Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX CMSA 41,225 0.9
37Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 40,900 1.4
28Pittsburgh, PA MSA 40,580 1.7
50Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA CMSA 39,760 1.1
11Hartford, CT NECMA 33,600 2.9
47Portland-Salem, OR-WA CMSA 27,100 1.2
46Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN CMSA 23,950 1.2
22Rochester, NY MSA 22,800 2.1
42Milwaukee-Racine, WI CMSA 21,500 1.3
48Sacramento-Yolo, CA CMSA 21,450 1.2
38Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 21,400 1.4
28Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY MSA 20,150 1.7
17Tucson, AZ MSA 20,000 2.4
51Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 19,175 1.1
20Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA 18,750 2.1
10Sarasota-Bradenton, FL MSA 17,500 3.0
57Orlando, FL MSA 15,830 1.0
54Columbus, OH MSA 15,650 1.0
31Providence-Warwick-Pawtucket, RI NECMA 15,400 1.6
34Richmond-Petersburg, VA MSA 15,350 1.5
51Austin-San Marcos, TX MSA 13,500 1.1
19Springfield, MA NECMA 13,100 2.2
56New Orleans, LA MSA 13,000 1.0
73San Antonio, TX MSA 11,000 0.7
76Indianapolis, IN MSA 10,000 0.6
63Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA 10,000 0.8
41Syracuse, NY MSA 9,415 1.3
78Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC MSA 8,810 0.6
62Louisville, KY-IN MSA 8,700 0.9
39Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA MSA 8,500 1.3
68Memphis, TN-AR-MS MSA 8,500 0.8
33Daytona Beach, FL MSA 7,700 1.6
23Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA MSA 7,700 1.9
53Albuquerque, NM MSA 7,500 1.1
49Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, PA MSA 7,350 1.2
74Jacksonville, FL MSA 7,300 0.7
52Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA MSA 6,600 1.1
60Omaha, NE-IA MSA 6,500 0.9
70Honolulu, HI MSA 6,410 0.7
84Nashville, TN MSA 6,000 0.5
18Portland, ME NECMA 6,000 2.3
58Toledo, OH MSA 5,900 1.0
45Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL MSA 5,400 1.2
29Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie, FL MSA 5,360 1.7
79Birmingham, AL MSA 5,300 0.6
80Dayton-Springfield, OH MSA 5,200 0.6
60Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA 5,000 0.9
69El Paso, TX MSA 5,000 0.7
53Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay, FL MSA 5,000 1.1
52Madison, WI MSA 4,500 1.1
98Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT MSA 4,350 0.3
30Naples, FL MSA 4,200 1.7
32New London-Norwich, CT NECMA 4,100 1.6
14Pittsfield, MA NECMA 3,900 2.9
77Youngstown-Warren, OH MSA 3,550 0.6
65Salinas, CA MSA 3,300 0.8
36Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA NECMA 3,250 1.5
55Eugene-Springfield, OR MSA 3,250 1.0
35Burlington, VT NECMA 3,000 1.5
75Lancaster, PA MSA 3,000 0.6
54Savannah, GA MSA 3,000 1.0
107Greensboro--Winston-Salem--High Point, NC MSA 2,985 0.2
83Columbia, SC MSA 2,750 0.5
98Tulsa, OK MSA 2,650 0.3
27Punta Gorda, FL MSA 2,600 1.8
58Binghamton, NY MSA 2,400 1.0
61Anchorage, AK MSA 2,300 0.9
106Fresno, CA MSA 2,300 0.3
110Oklahoma City, OK MSA 2,300 0.2
55Gainesville, FL MSA 2,200 1.0
78Reading, PA MSA 2,200 0.6
67Tallahassee, FL MSA 2,200 0.8
87Des Moines, IA MSA 2,100 0.5
86Lansing-East Lansing, MI MSA 2,100 0.5
101Knoxville, TN MSA 2,050 0.3
113Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI MSA 2,010 0.2
90Lexington, KY MSA 2,000 0.4
78Reno, NV MSA 2,000 0.6
40Santa Fe, NM MSA 1,950 1.3
72South Bend, IN MSA 1,850 0.7
86York, PA MSA 1,800 0.5
113Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC MSA 1,700 0.2
73San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA MSA 1,700 0.7
96Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, MI MSA 1,650 0.4
104Baton Rouge, LA MSA 1,640 0.3
107Bakersfield, CA MSA 1,600 0.2
43Dover, DE MSA 1,600 1.3
44Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR MSA 1,600 1.2
99Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC MSA 1,515 0.3
99Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA 1,510 0.3
95Canton-Massillon, OH MSA 1,500 0.4
59Charlottesville, VA MSA 1,500 0.9
102Colorado Springs, CO MSA 1,500 0.3
96Spokane, WA MSA 1,500 0.4
66Champaign-Urbana, IL MSA 1,400 0.8
95Corpus Christi, TX MSA 1,400 0.4
89Utica-Rome, NY MSA 1,330 0.4
79Asheville, NC MSA 1,300 0.6
49Iowa City, IA MSA 1,300 1.2
104Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA 1,300 0.3
107Wichita, KS MSA 1,300 0.2
98Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA 1,200 0.3
96Montgomery, AL MSA 1,200 0.4
83Wilmington, NC MSA 1,200 0.5
92Columbus, GA-AL MSA 1,100 0.4
112Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR MSA 1,100 0.2
111Mobile, AL MSA 1,100 0.2
101Rockford, IL MSA 1,100 0.3
81Springfield, IL MSA 1,090 0.5
73Bangor, ME NECMA 1,000 0.7
64Bloomington, IN MSA 1,000 0.8
92Fort Collins-Loveland, CO MSA 1,000 0.4
100Macon, GA MSA 1,000 0.3
80Medford-Ashland, OR MSA 1,000 0.6
93Charleston, WV MSA 975 0.4
107Pensacola, FL MSA 975 0.2
112Fort Wayne, IN MSA 950 0.2
94Roanoke, VA MSA 900 0.4
101Erie, PA MSA 850 0.3
116Stockton-Lodi, CA MSA 850 0.2
112Boise City, ID MSA 800 0.2
75Glens Falls, NY MSA 800 0.6
108Peoria-Pekin, IL MSA 800 0.2
95Chico-Paradise, CA MSA 750 0.4
109Huntsville, AL MSA 750 0.2
103Lincoln, NE MSA 700 0.3
82State College, PA MSA 700 0.5
71Elmira, NY MSA 650 0.7
115Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX MSA 600 0.2
97Las Cruces, NM MSA 600 0.3
85Rochester, MN MSA 600 0.5
88Altoona, PA MSA 575 0.5
99Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN MSA 550 0.3
119Jackson, MS MSA 550 0.1
101Lafayette, IN MSA 550 0.3
100Bellingham, WA MSA 525 0.3
113Evansville-Henderson, IN-KY MSA 520 0.2
98Bloomington-Normal, IL MSA 500 0.3
75Corvallis, OR MSA 500 0.6
110Duluth-Superior, MN-WI MSA 500 0.2
91Flagstaff, AZ-UT MSA 500 0.4
109Green Bay, WI MSA 500 0.2
85Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECMA 500 0.5
122McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX MSA 500 0.1
120Modesto, CA MSA 500 0.1
112Ocala, FL MSA 500 0.2
118Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah, WI MSA 470 0.1
118Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, TX MSA 450 0.1
101Pueblo, CO MSA 425 0.3
109Cedar Rapids, IA MSA 420 0.2
105Athens, GA MSA 400 0.3
105Bryan-College Station, TX MSA 400 0.3
101Columbia, MO MSA 400 0.3
104Monroe, LA MSA 400 0.3
121Shreveport-Bossier City, LA MSA 400 0.1
99Sioux City, IA-NE MSA 400 0.3
107Topeka, KS MSA 400 0.2
108Tyler, TX MSA 400 0.2
121Saginaw-Bay City-Midland, MI MSA 385 0.1
103Alexandria, LA MSA 350 0.3
121Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, CA MSA 350 0.1
103Grand Junction, CO MSA 320 0.3
108Billings, MT MSA 300 0.2
121Fayetteville, NC MSA 300 0.1
115Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, WA MSA 300 0.2
106Sharon, PA MSA 300 0.3
122Springfield, MO MSA 300 0.1
113Tuscaloosa, AL MSA 300 0.2
117Waco, TX MSA 300 0.1
107Wausau, WI MSA 300 0.2
104Cumberland, MD-WV MSA 275 0.3
119Johnstown, PA MSA 275 0.1
118Lynchburg, VA MSA 275 0.1
105St. Joseph, MO MSA 265 0.3
112Wichita Falls, TX MSA 260 0.2
124Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, MS MSA 250 0.1
123Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH MSA 250 0.1
118Myrtle Beach, SC MSA 250 0.1
116Benton Harbor, MI MSA 240 0.2
113Greenville, NC MSA 240 0.2
122Lubbock, TX MSA 230 0.1
114Florence, SC MSA 220 0.2
114Albany, GA MSA 200 0.2
122Amarillo, TX MSA 200 0.1
118Jackson, MI MSA 200 0.1
120Lake Charles, LA MSA 200 0.1
110Missoula, MT MSA 200 0.2
123Odessa-Midland, TX MSA 200 0.1
118Terre Haute, IN MSA 200 0.1
118Wheeling, WV-OH MSA 200 0.1
120Sioux Falls, SD MSA 195 0.1
122Merced, CA MSA 190 0.1
113Grand Forks, ND-MN MSA 180 0.2
119Lima, OH MSA 180 0.1
118Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA MSA 170 0.1
121Eau Claire, WI MSA 150 0.1
126Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR MSA 150 0.1
116Lawrence, KS MSA 150 0.2
122Mansfield, OH MSA 150 0.1
122Redding, CA MSA 150 0.1
124Yakima, WA MSA 150 0.1
119Sheboygan, WI MSA 140 0.1
118Sumter, SC MSA 140 0.1
120Decatur, IL MSA 130 0.1
119Hattiesburg, MS MSA 130 0.1
118Kokomo, IN MSA 130 0.1
124Laredo, TX MSA 130 0.1
120Danville, VA MSA 125 0.1
121Williamsport, PA MSA 125 0.1
123Yuma, AZ MSA 125 0.1
123Janesville-Beloit, WI MSA 120 0.1
121Muncie, IN MSA 120 0.1
122Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV MSA 115 0.1
128Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC MSA 110 0.0
124Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH MSA 110 0.1
123Yuba City, CA MSA 105 0.1
116Casper, WY MSA 100 0.2
119Cheyenne, WY MSA 100 0.1
124Dothan, AL MSA 100 0.1
124Jamestown, NY MSA 100 0.1
125Joplin, MO MSA 100 0.1
123La Crosse, WI-MN MSA 100 0.1
126Longview-Marshall, TX MSA 100 0.1
123Anniston, AL MSA 90 0.1
121Dubuque, IA MSA 90 0.1
123Gadsden, AL MSA 85 0.1
124Goldsboro, NC MSA 80 0.1
129Lafayette, LA MSA 80 0.0
122Rapid City, SD MSA 80 0.1
125Rocky Mount, NC MSA 80 0.1
125Abilene, TX MSA 75 0.1
124Sherman-Denison, TX MSA 75 0.1
122Victoria, TX MSA 75 0.1
130Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA MSA 70 0.0
125Jackson, TN MSA 60 0.1
125Great Falls, MT MSA 50 0.1
126Owensboro, KY MSA 50 0.1
129Houma, LA MSA 40 0.0
129Fort Smith, AR-OK MSA 35 0.0
127Jonesboro, AR MSA 30 0.0
127Pine Bluff, AR MSA 30 0.0
130Fort Walton Beach, FL MSA 15 0.0
130Panama City, FL MSA 15 0.0
131Bismarck, ND MSA -- 0.0
131Florence, AL MSA -- 0.0
131Jacksonville, NC MSA -- 0.0
131San Angelo, TX MSA -- 0.0


Source

The data presented in this list were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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