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Muslim Population By State 2020

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. Islam is the world’s fastest-growing religion, and is forecasted to grow at a faster rate 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 to 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.”

The table below contains the ten states with the highest percentage of Muslims in their populations.

Muslim Population By State 2020

State Muslims per 100K 2020 Pop.
Montana341,086,760
Hawaii451,412,690
Vermont48628,061
Nevada633,139,660
North Dakota95761,723
Maine1001,345,790
West Virginia1031,778,070
Oregon1044,301,090
Idaho1101,826,160
New Hampshire1231,371,250
South Carolina1255,210,100
Wyoming127567,025
Arkansas1283,039,000
Alaska130734,002
Arizona1347,378,490
Rhode Island1371,056,160
South Dakota164903,027
Mississippi1692,989,260
Utah1813,282,120
Missouri1956,169,270
Oklahoma1973,954,820
New Mexico2002,096,640
Iowa2143,179,850
Alabama2154,908,620
Louisiana2164,645,180
Indiana2256,745,350
Tennessee2426,897,580
Kentucky2564,499,690
Wisconsin2595,851,750
Kansas2712,910,360
North Carolina27310,611,900
Washington2847,797,100
Ohio29011,747,700
Minnesota3175,700,670
Massachusetts3326,976,600
Colorado3335,845,530
Nebraska3371,952,570
Connecticut3753,563,080
Georgia54310,736,100
Maryland6326,083,120
Pennsylvania63412,820,900
California73239,937,500
Delaware793982,895
Florida87721,993,000
Michigan121810,045,000
Texas167829,472,300
New Jersey18278,936,570
New York202819,440,500
Virginia26638,626,210
Illinois280012,659,700