The Pew Research Center has estimated that there were around 3.3 million American Muslims of all ages in 2015. It means that the Muslims composed around 1 percent of the overall population of the United States, which translates to 322 million individuals in 2015. It is also estimated that this figure is going to double by year 2050.
The latest estimate of the Muslims as well as other faiths has been based on the demographic projection which models growth in the population of American Muslim since the earlier 2011 estimate and encompasses both children and adults. The projection made use of data on fertility, age, migration, mortality and religious switching that has been drawn from several sources which include the 2011 survey of the American Muslims.
Based on the current estimate, there is a lesser number of Muslims of all ages in the United States than there were Jews by religion although even more than this is the Hindus and much more than there are the Sikhs.
There are several cities wherein Muslims composed significantly over 1 percent of the entire community. Even at state level, the Muslims have not been evenly distributed as well. There are some states like New Jersey wherein there are two or three times as many Muslim adults per capita as national average.
The latest political debates in the United States over the Muslim immigration and the related problems have prompted many to wonder how many Muslims are residing in the United States. However, it is not easy to come up with an answer partly because the United States Census Bureau doesn’t really raise questions regarding religion, which means that the government doesn’t have an official count of the population of the American Muslim.
Since the very first estimate of the population of Muslim Americans in 2007, there was a steady growth in both the number of the Muslims in the United States and the overall percentage of Muslim in the US population.
Also, the projections suggest that the Muslim population in the US is going to grow much faster compared to the Hindu population and also faster compared to the Jewish population in the next few decades. Way before 2040, Muslims have been projected to be the second biggest religious group in the United States, right next to Christians. In 2050, the population of American Muslim is projected to go up as much as 8.1 million individuals or 2.1 percent of the overall population.
More than half of the projected growth of American Muslim population from year 2010 to 2015 is because of immigration. For the past two decades. There is an increase in number of Muslim immigrants that come to the United States. Currently, the number of Muslim immigrants represents around 10 percent of all the legal immigrants that arrive in the United States and a remarkably smaller percentage of the unauthorized immigrants.
This means that if you are into Muslim dating, you can expect for a bigger chances of finding your mate with the current number of American Muslim in the United States.