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Vital Statistics: Jewish Population of the World
(1882 - Present)
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U.S.A. Jewish Population
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Israeli Population
Historic Jewish Population
Countries with the Largest Jewish Population
Jewish Population By Region
      Americas
      Asia
      Oceana
      Africa
      Europe
Historic Jewish Population1
Year
Population
1880
7,800,000
1900
10,600,000
1914
13,500,000
1922
14,400,000
1925
14,800,000
1931
15,700,000
1939
16,728,000
1945
11,000,000
1948
11,500,000
1950
11,297,000
1955
11,800,000
1960
12,079,000
1970
12,585,000
1980
12,819,000
1990
12,868,000
2000
13,150,000
2010
13,854,000
2018
14,606,000
201914,707,400
 
Countries with the Largest Jewish Population (2019)
RankCountry
Population
% of World Jewry
1Israel
6,894.0*
46.9%
2United States
5,700,0001
38.8%
3France
450,000
3.1%
4Canada
392,000
2.7%
5U.K.
292,000
2.0%
6Argentina 
180,000
1.2%
7Russia 
165,000
1.1%
8Germany
118,000
0.8%
9Australia
118,000
0.8%
10Brazil
92,600
0.6%
11South Africa
67,500
0.5%
12Ukraine
48,000
0.3%
13Hungary
47,300
0.3%
14Mexico
40,000
0.3%
15Netherlands
29,800
0.2%
Jewish Population By Region (2019)
Americas | Asia | Oceania | Africa | Europe
 
The Americas
CountryTotal PopulationJews
Bermuda
61,000
100
Canada
37,200,000
392,000
United States
328,000,000
6,700,000
Bahamas
400,000
300
Costa Rica
5,000,000
2,500
Cuba
11,100,000
500
Dominican Republic
10,800,000
100
El Salvador
6,500,000
100
Guatemala
17,200,000
900
Jamaica
2,900,000
200
Mexico
130,800,000
40,000
Netherlands Antilles
324,000
300
Panama
4,200,000
10,000
Puerto Rico
3,300,000
1,500
Virgin Islands
105,000
400
Argentina
44,500,000
180,000
Bolivia
11,300,000
500
Brazil
209,400,000
92,600
Chile
18,600,000
18,300
Colombia
49,800,000
2,100
Ecuador
17,000,000
600
Paraguay
6,900,000
1,000
Peru
32,200,000
1,900
Suriname
600,000
200
Uruguay
3,500,000
16,600
Venezuela
31,800,000
7,000
Other
29,371,000
200
Total
1,014,023,000
7,469,800
 
Asia
CountryTotal PopulationJews
Israel
9,327,000*
6,894,000*
West Bank
3,023,700
418,900
Armenia
3,000,000
100
Azerbaijan
9,900,000
7,500
Georgia
3,900,000
1,500
Kazakhstan
18,400,000
2,600
Kyrgyzstan
6,100,000
400
Turkmenistan
5,900,000
200
Uzbekistan
32,900,000
3,000
China
1,401,900,000
3,000
India
1,371,300,000
4,800
Indonesia
265,200,000
100
Iran
81,600,000
8,300
Japan
126,500,000
1,000
South Korea
51,800,000
100
Philippines
107,000,000
100
Singapore
5,800,000
900
Syria
18,300,000
100
Taiwan
23,600,000
100
Thailand
66,200,000
200
Other
831,646,740
100
Total**
4,453,500,000
6,699,700

Oceania
CountryTotal PopulationJews
Australia
24,100,000
118,000
New Zealand
4,900,000
7,500
Other
12,000,000
100
Total41,000,000125,600

Africa
CountryTotal PopulationJews
Egypt
97,100,000
100
Ethiopia
107,500,000
100
Morocco
35,200,000
2,100
Tunisia
11,600,000
1,000
Botswana
2,200,000
100
Congo D.R.
84,300,000
100
Kenya
51,000,000
300
Madagascar
26,300,000
100
Namibia
2,500,000
100
Nigeria
195,900,000
100
South Africa
57,700,000
67,500
Zimbabwe
14,000,000
200
Other
507,300,000
200
Total1,284,000,00072,000

Europe
CountryTotal PopulationJews CountryTotal PopulationJews
Austria
8,800,000
10,000
 Poland
38,400,000
4,500
Belgium
11,400,000
29,100
 Portugal
10,300,000
600
Bulgaria
7,000,000
2,000
 Romania
19,500,000
9,000
Czech Republic
10,600,000
3,900
 Slovakia
5,400,000
2,600
Croatia
4,100,000
1,700
 Slovenia
2,100,000
100
Cyprus
1,200,000
100
 Spain
46,700,000
11,700
Czech Republic
10,600,000
3,900
 Sweden
10,200,000
15,000
Denmark
5,800,000
6,400
 U.K.
66,600,000
292,000
Estonia
1,300,000
1,900
 Total EU
511,740,000
1,078,900
Finland
5,500,000
1,300
 Gibraltar
35,000
700
France
65,140,000
450,000
 Norway
5,300,000
1,300
Germany
82,800,000
118,000
 Switzerland
8,500,000
18,500
Greece
10,600,000
4,200
 Belarus
9,500,000
9,000
Hungary
9,800,000
47,300
 Moldova
3,500,000
1,900
Ireland
4,900,000
2,600
 Russia
147,300,000
165,000
Italy
60,600,000
27,400
 Ukraine
42,300,000
48,000
Latvia
1,900,000
4,600
 Bosnia-Herzegovina
3,500,000
500
Lithuania
2,800,000
2,400
 North Macedonia
2,100,000
100
Luxembourg
600,000
600
 Serbia
7,000,000
1,400
Malta
500,000
100
 Turkey
81,300,000
14,800
Netherlands
17,200,000
29,800
 Other
5,300,000
100
Total Population: 827,974,000               Total Jews: 1,340,200              
 
1DellaPergola figures. Sheshkin and Dashefsky estimate the U.S. Jewish population is approximately one million higher - 6,700,000 in 2019. Since all other data is from DellaPergola, we are using his estimate for consistency.
*As of April 14, 2021 (including Jews in
Judea and Samaria
 (West Bank).
**Total for 2019. Does not include increase in Israeli population in 2020.
Sources: Sergio DellaPergola, “World Jewish Population, 2019,” in Arnold Dashefsky and Ira M. Sheskin (eds.), The American Jewish Year Book, 2019, Volume 119. Dordrecht: Springer, (2020);
Arnold Dashefsky and Ira M. Sheskin, “United States Jewish Population, 2019,” in Arnold Dashefsky and Ira M. Sheskin (eds.), The American Jewish Year Book, 2019, Volume 119. Dordrecht: Springer, (2020);
Zeev Klein, “Israel reaches another milestone as population crosses 9 million,” Israel Hayom, (May 2, 2019);
“Israel’s population tops 9 million as Jewish new year approaches,”
Times of Israel,
(September 26, 2019);
“Ahead of 72nd Independence Day, Israeli population stands at 9.2 million,” Times of Israel, (April 26, 2020);
“Israel’s population up to 9.25 million, though growth rate, immigration down,” Times of Israel, (September 16, 2020);
Israel Central Bureau of Statistics.


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