What is the Average Income of Muslims in Popular US Cities?

St. Louis, Missouri is a great place for Muslims to call home. With a rich history of Islamic scholars and educational institutions, the city has attracted thousands of Muslims to make it their home. Home to leaders like Omar Suleiman, Abdul-Nasir Jangda and more, St.

Louis is a great place to live and work. The city has a diverse economy with plenty of job opportunities, and the homes here are often much newer than in the rest of the country for a competitive space value. Detroit, Michigan is another great option for Muslims looking for a place to call home. The city built its first mosque almost 100 years ago and has since become home to a large Arab community, especially in the Wayne County area.

Detroit is experiencing a changing economy, so jobs are still growing and new technology companies are emerging here. LaunchGood, a crowdfunding platform for Muslims, is one such example. Today, Detroit has Muslims of all ethnic backgrounds and a rich halal food scene. Phoenix, Arizona is another great option for those who like desert climates and offers a remote location not far from the West Coast with a friendlier housing budget than Los Angeles and San Diego. The area is home to excellent universities and an abundant variety of halal food and mosques.

Phoenix is also a growing economy, so positions in finance, healthcare, and real estate are typical. Newark, New Jersey is an option on the Jersey side for those who want to stay close to the New York City area and city jobs. The PATH train will direct you directly to Manhattan, making it a reasonable trip. Newark is home to many African-American Muslims, and Northern New Jersey, in general, is home to several thousand Muslims, including Pakistanis, Middle Easterners, and Turks. Home values are more reasonably priced compared to those in the city, Queens and Long Island. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is home to more than 10,000 Muslims.

Once known as a steel city, Pittsburgh has become a major center for high-tech business and engineering thanks to affordable housing and Carnegie Mellon University. Halal options are plentiful for the population here, and the city is a great choice for shoppers on a budget. Orlando, Florida is home to a rapidly growing Muslim population. Just 20 years ago, the city had about 3,000 Muslims but today more than 35,000 Muslims live in the metropolitan area. Orlando is still relatively affordable in the Florida area and has a growing presence of halal restaurants and mosques. Tampa Bay Area in Florida is home to more than 20,000 Muslims with a significant population of Middle Eastern origin.

The city has experienced a very healthy growth in the number of Muslims moving to the region. Tampa is home to beautiful nearby beaches and great weather for those looking for an affordable city than Miami with a large Muslim community. Indianapolis in Indiana has a modest Muslim population compared to its neighboring states but the majority of the Muslim population resides around Indianapolis. Indianapolis is a big city that is still growing and is very affordable compared to other Midwestern cities. Indianapolis is particularly important to America's Muslim community because its suburb Plainfield is home to the headquarters of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).Three cities in New England region have made the list of affordable cities with large Muslim population: Hartford in Connecticut; New Haven also in Connecticut; Richmond in Virginia; Wilmington in Delaware; Jacksonville in Florida.

Hartford is ideal for those who want to live in small city and have careers in financial services and insurance; New Haven has good selection of halal food; Richmond has plenty of halal options; Wilmington offers cheaper option than Philadelphia; Jacksonville offers NFL football team owned by Shahid Khan. No matter which city you choose as your new home as part of America's Muslim community you will find plenty of job opportunities as well as halal food options and mosques nearby.

Raúl Mathiasen
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