In 2017, there were 3.45 million Muslims in the US and its territories, which is 1.1% of the total population, revealed the Pew Research Center in a study published on January 3, 2018.
There are still fewer Muslims than Jews in the United States, but the forecast of the Pew Research Center shows that by 2040, the opposite will be true. In 2050, Muslims will represent 2.1% of the total American population, which is twice their number today.
This population is mostly to be found in dense urban areas such as Washington DC or New Jersey.
The American survey institute recognized the “steady growth in the number of Muslims”, that has increased by “100,000 a year” for the past fifteen years.
Another interesting element: one out of every five Muslim Americans is a convert to Islam. 54% of these “conversions” are from Protestantism and 19% from Catholicism. 63% are from the black population; they occur between the ages of 20 and 29.
The motive given is the need for a strong impact of religion on society that Islam is the "only religion capable of providing," according to the new converts.