New Report on Jewish Voters
New Report on Jewish Voters – Jewish Maps of the United States by Congressional Districts: “A new survey, titled “Jewish Maps of the United States by Congressional District,” shows that the American Jewish population is more heavily clustered than the overall population and also very geographically diverse.
“There are 13 CDs with 100,000 or more Jews, nine in New York and two each in California and Florida—the three states with the highest total Jewish populations. In general, the most-Jewish CDs are in the northeastern states, California, Florida, and a few other large urban areas such as Chicago and Atlanta. The least-Jewish CDs are mostly in the rural parts of southern states.”
–Rep. Jerry Nadler represents the largest Jewish district in the United States. Rep. Nadler’s district, the 10th, includes New York City, Borough Park, and Bensonhurst – an area with 197,000 Jews, for an estimated 27.4 percent of the general population. The 11th district, led by Congressman Michael Grimm, contains the largest Jewish population that is represented by a Republican. According to the report, 129,000 Jews (18%) reside in that district. The survey’s release comes amid a competitive race between the incumbent and his Democratic challenger Dominic Recchia. The study was commissioned by the Berman Jewish Data Bank, a project of the Jewish Federation of North America.” [JewishDataBank]