Jewish Population of New Orleans Reports Substantial Growth

The Jewish population of New Orleans has increased 54 percent since 1938 and now totals approximately 10,000, according to a preliminary report on the Jewish population study of Greater New Orleans just completed. A study made in 1938 fixed the total then at 6,472.

The study indicated that the average size of the Jewish household here is low in comparison with the rest of the country, working out at about 3.01 members per Jewish household as against a national average of 3.5 persons per family household.

These figures are still tentative and are subject to revision when their analysis is completed by Columbia University. A committee of 100 to sponsor a self-study of the New Orleans Jewish community has been formed here. It will organize the first steps of the study and name a steering committee to determine priority of services to be surveyed and other measures.

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