Israel Population: 8,603,148

Israel or the State of Israel is the world’s sole state with a leading population of Jews. It is a democratic country located on the southeast of the Mediterranean Sea. Islam, Judaism, and Christianity religion dominate Israel. It is considered as holy land by Jews, Muslims and Christians. Over 3.46 million population are living in Israel’s urban metropolitan areas. The population of Israel is equivalent to 0.11 percent of the overall population of the world. Israel is ranked 100 within the list of nations by the world population.

The largest cities in Israel by population

Here are the largest cities in Israel according to the population

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Jerusalem 801,000 Modiin Ilit 64,179 Safed 27,816
Tel Aviv 432,892 Ramla 63,860 Gedera 26,217
West Jerusalem 400,000 Nahariyya 51,200 Tamra 25,917
Haifa 267,300 Qiryat Ata 48,966 Yehud 25,600
Ashdod 224,656 Givatayim 48,000 Daliyat al Karmel 25,000
Rishon LeZiyyon 220,492 Qiryat Gat 47,450 Migdal Ha`Emeq 24,800
Petah Tiqwa 200,000 Acre 45,603 Sakhnin 24,596
Beersheba 186,600 Eilat 45,588 Netivot 24,564
Netanya 171,676 Afula 44,930 Mevasseret Ziyyon 24,409
Holon 165,787 Karmi’el 44,382 Ofaqim 24,311
Bnei Brak 154,400 Hod HaSharon 43,185 Arad 23,700
Rehovot 132,671 Umm el Fahm 41,030 Gan Yavne 22,453
Bat Yam 128,979 Tiberias 39,790 Qiryat Shemona 22,035
Ramat Gan 128,095 Qiryat Mozqin 39,404 Kefar Yona 21,611
Ashkelon 105,995 Qiryat Yam 39,273 maalot Tarshiha 21,400
Jaffa 100,000 Rosh Ha’Ayin 39,215 Nesher 21,245
Modi’in Makkabbim Re’ut 88,749 Ness Ziona 38,700 Tirah 20,786
Herzliya 83,600 Qiryat Bialik 36,551 Shoham 20,740
Kfar Saba 80,773 Ramat HaSharon 36,137 Sederot 20,228
Ra’anana 80,000 Dimona 33,558 Rahat 19,586
Hadera 75,854 Et Taiyiba 32,978 Tirat Karmel 18,993
Bet Shemesh 67,100 Yavne 31,774 Maghar 18,915
Lod 66,589 Or Yehuda 30,802
Nazareth 64,800 Yehud-Monosson 29,312

Israel Population History

When Israel was established, only 806,000 people were residents. By 1949, it crossed 1 million people. By 1958, 2 million crossed and by 1994 it reached 5.3 million. The growth rate was primarily due to a huge number of Jewish immigrants flocking from all over the world. Immigration doubled within 4 years.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 8,655,535 1.60% 136,158 10,000 30.5 3.04 400 93.20% 8,067,603 0.11% 7,794,798,739 100
2019 8,519,377 1.64% 137,861 10,000 30.3 3.04 394 93.20% 7,940,232 0.11% 7,713,468,100 101
2018 8,381,516 1.67% 137,668 10,000 30.3 3.04 387 93.20% 7,811,919 0.11% 7,631,091,040 101
2017 8,243,848 1.66% 134,863 10,000 30.3 3.04 381 93.20% 7,683,807 0.11% 7,547,858,925 101
2016 8,108,985 1.64% 130,495 10,000 30.3 3.04 375 93.20% 7,557,487 0.11% 7,464,022,049 101
2015 7,978,490 1.66% 126,409 3,899 30.2 3.04 369 93.20% 7,433,814 0.11% 7,379,797,139 101
2010 7,346,446 2.39% 163,393 54,727 30.1 2.93 339 92.80% 6,818,961 0.11% 6,956,823,603 100
2005 6,529,479 1.89% 116,706 20,587 28.7 2.91 302 92.50% 6,042,911 0.10% 6,541,907,027 100
2000 5,945,950 2.44% 134,917 49,067 28 2.93 275 92.20% 5,484,711 0.10% 6,143,493,823 100
1995 5,271,367 3.45% 164,603 90,311 27.3 2.93 244 91.90% 4,846,533 0.09% 5,744,212,979 101
1990 4,448,353 1.97% 82,657 13,084 25.9 3.07 206 91.40% 4,066,603 0.08% 5,327,231,061 108
1985 4,035,068 1.74% 66,830 521 25.4 3.13 186 90.90% 3,667,485 0.08% 4,870,921,740 110
1980 3,700,919 2.34% 80,797 12,509 25 3.47 171 89.60% 3,317,141 0.08% 4,458,003,514 108
1975 3,296,935 3.22% 96,637 33,176 24.1 3.81 152 87.70% 2,891,082 0.08% 4,079,480,606 108
1970 2,813,749 2.47% 64,686 14,488 23.5 3.78 130 85.30% 2,399,237 0.08% 3,700,437,046 112
1965 2,490,317 3.86% 85,967 41,899 23.4 3.85 115 82.00% 2,041,746 0.07% 3,339,583,597 119
1960 2,060,480 4.02% 73,720 33,713 24.1 3.89 95 77.90% 1,606,028 0.07% 3,034,949,748 118
1955 1,691,878 6.11% 86,781 47,374 24.6 4.28 78 72.10% 1,220,460 0.06% 2,773,019,936 119

Israel Population Forecast

As per UN data, the Israel population shall increase to 9,735,033,990 by the mid-21st century. But, Israel’s share in the global population will vary from the current share of 0.11 percent to 0.13 percent.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 8,655,535 1.64% 135,409 10,000 30.5 3.04 400 93.20% 8,067,603 0.11% 7,794,798,739 100
2025 9,318,966 1.49% 132,686 10,000 30.8 3.04 431 93.30% 8,698,204 0.11% 8,184,437,460 98
2030 9,979,698 1.38% 132,146 10,000 31.3 3.04 461 93.60% 9,337,252 0.12% 8,548,487,400 97
2035 10,649,804 1.31% 134,021 10,000 31.8 3.04 492 93.80% 9,993,823 0.12% 8,887,524,213 95
2040 11,332,901 1.25% 136,619 10,000 32.5 3.04 524 94.10% 10,663,552 0.12% 9,198,847,240 90
2045 12,027,943 1.20% 139,008 10,000 33.2 3.04 556 94.30% 11,336,955 0.13% 9,481,803,274 91
2050 12,720,416 1.13% 138,495 34.2 3.04 588 94.30% 11,997,347 0.13% 9,735,033,990 90

Israel Demographics

Israel’s demography is monitored by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics body. 75 percent of Israel’s population is Jewish, 21 percent to Arabs, and 4 percent remaining are others. The median age of people is 29.9 years, and the total age is 82.5 years of life expectancy.

Israel’s population density is 400/km2 which implies 1,036 individuals/mi2. The overall area of the land is 21,640 Km2, which implies 8,355 square miles. The urban population is 93.2 percent, which implies 8,067,603 people in the year 2020.

Israel Religion and Politics

Jewish is the majority here in Israel. 17.8 percent are Muslim, 1.6 percent are Druze, and 2 percent Christian. The Fundamental Laws of Israel consider Israel the Jewish nation. Judaism, Druze, Christianity, Bahai, and Islam Faiths are recognized here.

Israel Economy

Manufacturing Industry, diamond polishing, and cutting and technology are primary economic resources for this nation. Israel’s economy is majorly knowledge-based and a largely sophisticated free market. Israel is listed in the top 20 countries on the globe, according to UN data, which is highly developed and has high living standards as compared to western nations. Intel, HP, IBM, Motorola, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Apple, and other high tech companies have their R&D centers. Israeli new shekel is the currency of Israel.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%