Muslims in Metro New York (Part 2) – Specific Muslim Group Estimates

On my last blog, I looked at different estimates of Muslims in the United States, and more specifically, the New York metropolitan area. My estimate for Muslims in Metro New York is one million, which is larger than the population of cities such as Baltimore, Washington D.C, and Boston! My estimates are based on a mix of community estimates from leaders within these communities, census information, and other research that has been done on these groups. Over the next few blogs I will give more description for these estimates and will provide some maps on where some of these peoples live.

  1. African-American – 170k
  2. Bangladeshi – 150k
  3. Pakistani – 125k
  4. West African – 100k
  5. Turks – 75k
  6. Albanian – 70k
  7. Indian – 60k
  8. Egyptian – 35k
  9. Persian – 30k
  10. Hispanic – 30k
  11. Palestinian – 20k
  12. Moroccan – 20k
  13. Lebanese – 20k
  14. Yemeni – 20k
  15. Afghan – 18k
  16. Uzbek – 15k
  17. Syrians – 15k
  18. Bosnian – 10k
  19. Jordanians – 5k
  20. Kazakh – 5k
  21. Indonesian – 3k

Chris Clayman
Director of Mission Advance, Co-Founder, Global Gates
Author, ethNYcity: the Nations, Tongues and Faiths of Metropolitan New York

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