American Jews

ethnic group

American Jews, or Jewish Americans, are Americans who were Jews, whether by religion, ethnicity or nationally.

American Jews
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North American Jews as % of population by state/province
Total population

1.7–2.6% of total U.S. population, 2012[1]
Enlarged population (includes full or partial Jewish ancestry)

Regions with significant populations
New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Baltimore–Washington
 United States5.4–8.3 million
Judaism (35% Reform, 18% Conservative, 10% Orthodox, 6% others, 30% Non-denomination)[3]


  1. 2012 U.S. Census Bureau estimate
  2. Maltz, Judy (August 27, 2015). "60,000 American Jews Live in the West Bank, New Study Reveals". Haaretz. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  3. "Israel versus the Jews". The Economist. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.