Arizona Jewish Pioneers

It is reported that in 1877, there were 48 Jews living in the Arizona territory. Over succeeding decades, Arizona's Jewish population rose (2,000 in 1897), fell (500 in 1907), and by 1973 rose to over 21,000. Current figures put the Jewish population of Tucson (Pima County) at 21,400. [Ira Sheskin and Arnold Dashefsky, Jewish Population in the United States, 2011 [PDF] Berman Institute – North American Jewish Data Bank, University of Connecticut. c. 2011.]