Jewish Population in the United States, 1984

By Alvin Chenkin

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1985

The Jewish population in the United States in 1984 is estimated to be 5.817 million. While the 1984 figure is approximately 88,000 more than the estimate given for 1983, this does not reflect the operation of any intrinsic demographic factors leading to population increase. Rather, an explanation is to be found in the procedures of population reporting. The preparation of Jewish population estimates in individual communities is a discontinuous process, and this often leads to a situation in which a change in numbers is divorced from a population shift currently taking place.

Topic: Methodology, Demography, Population Estimate

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol.85

Page Number(s): 179-190

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Chenkin, Alvin. Jewish Population in the United States, 1984. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1985: 179-190.


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