The United Jewish Association has made a canvass of the denomination in this country, finding 278 congregations, and a total Jewish population of 230,984. New York has the largest number--80,565. Then follows Pennsylvania, with 20,000; California, with 18,580; Ohio with 14,581; Illinois, with 12,625, and Maryland, with 10,357.
The Jewish population in the largest cities is as follows:
New York 60,000 San Francisco 16,000 Brooklyn 14,000 Philadelphia 13,000 Chicago 12,000 Baltimore 10,000 Cincinnati 8,000 Boston 7,000 St. Louis 6,500 New Orleans 5,000 Cleveland 3,500 Newark 3,500 Milwaukee 3,500 Louisville 2,500 Pittsburg 2,000 Detroit 2,000 Washington 1,500 New Haven 1,000 Rochester 1,000
This total Jewish population of 230,984 has six hospitals, eleven orphan asylums and homes, fourteen free colleges and schools, and 602 benevolent lodges. Of the free schools maintained by the Hebrews, five are in New York, four in Philadelphia, and one each in Cincinnati, St. Louis, Chicago, and San Francisco. Their hospitals are in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cincinnati, New Orleans, and Chicago, while their orphan asylums, homes, and other benevolent institutions are scattered all over the country.