NOTE: The information used to create the tables on this page was obtained from independent Jain web sites, and is not comprehensive. Perhaps the best,most up-to-date source of information on Jain religious centers in the United States is the Harvard Pluralism Project's Directory of Religious Centers (which has not been used as a source for this page).
Jains live primarily in India. Some Jains have emigrated to other countries, such as the United States and Canada. There are more Jain temples and groups in the United States than in any other country outside India.
Below is a list of all fifty U.S. states, and counts of how many Jain temples, if any, are in each. Many of these are shared Hindu/Jain temples, and the name given may be for the Jain group attached to the temple, and not the actual temple itself. This is only a list of temples; there are additional Jain societies, centers and groups in the U.S. without a temple.
Number of temples
San Jose: Jain Center of Northern California Buena Park: Jain Center of Southern California
Elmhurst: Jain Center of America Crefzille: Jain Society of Buffalo Londonville: Jain Society of Capital District, Albany NY Pittsford: Jain Society of Rochester Plainview: Jain Center of Long Island
Houston: Jain Society of Houston Richardson: Jain Society of North Texas
West Palm Beach: Jain Society of Southern Florida
Monroeville: Jain Center of Pittsburgh Allentown: Jain Sangh of Allentown
The following table indicates which states have one or more Jain center, society or group (they may or may not have a temple), according to the JAINA web site (August 15, 1999).
Jain centers are in 25 of the 50 U.S. states. As is typical with recent immigrant groups, Jains centers tend to be only in major metropolitan areas, where enough Jain families live to form a center. Few Jain centers exist in the less populated areas of the U.S., especially in the Western states.