Islam is the third largest religion in the United States. According to the different reports, Islam contributes to about 1% of the total population.
If you are looking for government data about the Muslim population, you will not be able to get the information provided. This is because the government does not collect the religious data. The reports that are available are based on the research that has been done by various organizations.
The Muslims in America are composed of people from various backgrounds and they have come from different regions. A greater percentage of the Muslim population is formed by the native- American population. They are about a quarter of the total Muslim population.
Even though there are fewer Muslims than the Jews, they are in large numbers compared to the Hindus.
In some cities in the United States, the population of Muslims is greater than in other places. Take for example New Jersey the population is greater. The population in the city about three times as many Muslims per capita as the average national population.
Since 2007, the Muslim population has grown tremendously with most of them being immigrants. It has been estimated that the population will grow faster than the Hindu and the Jewish population combined.
In many of the research reports, it has been projected that the Islam will be the second largest faith in 2040. It has been reported that the Muslim population will grow to around 8.1 million which will be about 2.1% of the total American population.
In 2015, the Pew research center reported that the population has grown to around 3.3 million Muslims.
Yes, the Muslim population in the United States has grown over the last couple of years. The raise of number of Muslim population has been attributed to the growing number of immigrants. The immigrants make about 10% of the legal population in the United States. The other causes on the population is the natural cause. The Muslims tend to have many children compared to other religions.
There are those Muslims that have converted because of the Islam practice and they contribute to a small percentage to the total Muslim population. Although, as many people are converting to Islam, some are leaving the religion to join other religions.
It has also been reported that the American Muslims are more educated than the other non-Muslims.