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Muslim Population By State 2021

Islam is an Abrahamic, monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah. Islam’s religious text is the Quran, believed by Muslims to be the verbatim words of God and the teachings and normative examples of Muhammad.

Islam is the world’s second-largest religion, with over 1.9 billion followers known as Muslims. The countries with the highest Muslim populations are Indonesia, Pakistan, and India. Islam is the world’s fastest-growing religion and is forecasted to grow faster than Christianity by 2050.

Islam is the third-largest religion in the United States after Christianity and Judaism. There are a total of 3.45 million Muslims in the United States, according to a 2017 study, comprising about 1.1% of the total US population. American Muslims are one of the most racially diverse religious groups in the US with no majority race, split as 25% black, 24% white, 18% Asian, 18% Arab, 7% mixed race, and 5% Hispanic.

It is unclear when Islam first arrived in the United States. Approximately 10-20% of slaves brought to colonial America arrived as Muslims but were suppressed on plantations. During the 20th century, the United States saw the largest increase in the Muslim population. Between 1991 and 2012, approximately 1.7 million Muslims entered the United States as legal permanent residents. Approximately 72% of the American Muslim population are immigrants or “second generation.”

Here are the 10 states with the largest Muslim populations:

  1. Illinois (2,800 per 100k)
  2. Virginia (2,663 per 100k)
  3. New York (2,028 per 100k)
  4. New Jersey (1,827 per 100k)
  5. Texas (1,678 per 100k)
  6. Michigan (1,218 per 100k)
  7. Florida (877 per 100k)
  8. Delaware (793 per 100k)
  9. California (732 per 100k)
  10. Pennsylvania (634 per 100k)

Muslim Population By State 2021

State Muslims per 100K 2021 Pop.
Illinois2,80012,569,321
Virginia2,6638,603,985
New York2,02819,299,981
New Jersey1,8278,874,520
Texas1,67829,730,311
Michigan1,2189,992,427
Florida87721,944,577
Delaware793990,334
California73239,613,493
Pennsylvania63412,804,123
Maryland6326,065,436
Georgia54310,830,007
Connecticut3753,552,821
Nebraska3371,951,996
Colorado3335,893,634
Massachusetts3326,912,239
Minnesota3175,706,398
Ohio29011,714,618
Washington2847,796,941
North Carolina27310,701,022
Kansas2712,917,224
Wisconsin2595,852,490
Kentucky2564,480,713
Tennessee2426,944,260
Indiana2256,805,663
Louisiana2164,627,002
Alabama2154,934,193
Iowa2143,167,974
New Mexico2002,105,005
Oklahoma1973,990,443
Missouri1956,169,038
Utah1813,310,774
Mississippi1692,966,407
South Dakota164896,581
Rhode Island1371,061,509
Arizona1347,520,103
Alaska130724,357
Arkansas1283,033,946
Wyoming127581,075
South Carolina1255,277,830
New Hampshire1231,372,203
Idaho1101,860,123
Oregon1044,289,439
West Virginia1031,767,859
Maine1001,354,522
North Dakota95770,026
Nevada633,185,786
Vermont48623,251
Hawaii451,406,430
Montana341,085,004

Muslim Population By State 2021