How Many Mosques Are There in the United States?
As of 2010, the number of mosques in the United States stood at 2,106, up 74 percent from 1,209 mosques in 2000. The states with the most mosques include New York with 257, California with 246 and Texas with 166.
Cities housed a majority of mosques, although the percentage of suburban mosques rose from 16 percent in 2000 to 28 percent in 2010. The New York City metropolitan area housed the most mosques for any metro area with 192, followed by Southern California with 120 and Greater Chicago with 90. Only a single mosque resides in Vermont, the least of any state.
Seventy-six percent of mosques in the United States did not exist before 1980, and only 962 existed in 1994.