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What percentage of the U.S. population identifies as Muslim?

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As of 2010, about 0.9 percent of the population of the United States identifies as Muslim. Islam is the fourth largest faith in the country following Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism.

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There are an estimated 2,770,000 Muslims in the United States. Demographically, 26 percent of American Muslims are of Arab descent, 25 percent are African-American, and 34 percent are South Asian. Some cities with high concentrations of Muslims include New York, New York; Dearborn, Michigan; Paterson, New Jersey; Los Angeles, California; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some notable American Muslims include Muhammad Ali, Louis Farrakhan, Malcolm X, Janet Jackson and Alexander Russell Webb.

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