Facts on NJ Muslim Population

The state of New Jersey has the largest Muslim population by percentage accounting for 3% of the state’s total population. 

According to Besheer Mohamed a senior researcher focusing on religion at Pew Research Center, “Muslims are not evenly distributed around the country. Some metro areas, such as Washington, D.C., have sizable Muslim communities. Likewise, certain states, such as New Jersey, are home to two or three times as many Muslim adults per capita as the national average.”

Top 15 States with the highest % of Muslims.

RankState% of Population Identifying as Muslim (Source: PEW)
1New Jersey3%
2Arkansas2%
3District of Columbia2%
4New York2%
5Arizona1%
6California1%
7Connecticut1%
8Delaware1%
9Idaho1%
10Illinois1%
11Iowa1%
12Kansas1%
13Maryland1%
14Massachusetts1%
15Michigan1