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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.”

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 2020

State Muslims per 100K 2020 Pop.
Illinois2,80012,659,700
Virginia2,6638,626,210
New York2,02819,440,500
New Jersey1,8278,936,570
Texas1,67829,472,300
Michigan1,21810,045,000
Florida87721,993,000
Delaware793982,895
California73239,937,500
Pennsylvania63412,820,900
Maryland6326,083,120
Georgia54310,736,100
Connecticut3753,563,080
Nebraska3371,952,570
Colorado3335,845,530
Massachusetts3326,976,600
Minnesota3175,700,670
Ohio29011,747,700
Washington2847,797,100
North Carolina27310,611,900
Kansas2712,910,360
Wisconsin2595,851,750
Kentucky2564,499,690
Tennessee2426,897,580
Indiana2256,745,350
Louisiana2164,645,180
Alabama2154,908,620
Iowa2143,179,850
New Mexico2002,096,640
Oklahoma1973,954,820
Missouri1956,169,270
Utah1813,282,120
Mississippi1692,989,260
South Dakota164903,027
Rhode Island1371,056,160
Arizona1347,378,490
Alaska130734,002
Arkansas1283,039,000
Wyoming127567,025
South Carolina1255,210,100
New Hampshire1231,371,250
Idaho1101,826,160
Oregon1044,301,090
West Virginia1031,778,070
Maine1001,345,790
North Dakota95761,723
Nevada633,139,660
Vermont48628,061
Hawaii451,412,690
Montana341,086,760

Muslim Population by State 2020