Brandeis University
Steinhardt Social
Research Institute

Revised Metropolitan Area Estimates

Estimates for metropolitan areas were revised to reflect county level population distributions. See Methodology.

Updated User Interface

The map and data display have been updated for a faster, more intuitive user experience. Users can now zoom to any level of geography (state, county, or metropolitan area) without losing the detailed demographic data. Demographic characteristics of Jewish adults are now displayed in a sidebar making the information more accessible and easier to navigate. The sidebar data display can also be hidden to display the map in full-screen. Data are displayed in new visualizations. The new map also includes improved search capabilities to make it easier to find areas of interest.

Previously registered users will need to change their password.


Summaries of key findings from the project are available to view and share as infographics. Included are infographics for the latest population numbers, political orientation of Jewish adults, a national portrait for race and ethnicity of Jewish adults, and population profiles for major metropolitan areas in New York, California, Chicago, and Washington DC.

Political Variables

Political party identification has been updated to include Independents (Democrat/Republican/Independent/Other). Political party identification and political views (conservative/liberal/moderate) are based on the distributions of the population over the years 2012 to 2018. These data are included in the sidebar to the left of the map and also in detailed tables (for registered users) and infographics. For a description of the data and models used to generate these estimates, see the Methodology Section.

Census Population Estimates 2018

The current estimates are based to the most recent (2018) county level population estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program (PEP).