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Northern Virginia is home to 41% of area Jews. Half of Virginia’s Jewish adults are under age 50. Half were born or raised in the DC area or have lived there for 20 years or more. Over one quarter (26%) of households include children ages 17 or younger. One-quarter of Northern Virginia Jewish households are synagogue members.
 
Metro DC’s Jews are younger than the national Jewish population. The median age of all Washington area Jewish adults is age 45, younger than the median age (50) of Jewish adults nationally. Compared to the national Jewish population, the Washington-area Jewish community has proportionally more adults ages 30-39 and fewer who are ages 40-64.

The community is diverse. Seven percent of Jewish adults identify as LGBTQ, and 7% as a person of color or Hispanic/Latino. Among households with married or partnered Jews, 53% of couples include someone who does not identify as Jewish.
 
Source: 2017 Greater Washington Jewish Community Demographic Study​​
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
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