Palestine Population: 5,062,810

Palestine is officially recognized as the State of Palestine. It is a sovereign state in western Asia; it borders Israel, Jordan, and the Gaza strip. The 135 United Nations member countries recognize Palestine as an independent country. The name Palestine comes from the word” Philistia,” which means the Philistines who occupied the region in the 12th century B.C. The country is considered a holy land and also provides mouth-watering food and wines. The other attractions are vast deserts, bedouins, and the famous Dead Sea. The capital of the country is Ramallah and East Jerusalem.

Largest Cities in Palestine By Population

The largest city in Palestine is East Jerusalem. The other populated cities are Gaza, Khan Yunis, Jabalya, Hebron Nablus, and Rafah, etc.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
East Jerusalem 428,304 Az Zahiriyah 27,616
Gaza 410,000 Kalandia 25,595
Khan Yunis 173,183 Ar Ram wa Dahiyat al Barid 24,838
Jabalya 168,568 Ramallah 24,599
Hebron 160,470 Halhul 21,076
Nablus 130,326 Dura 20,835
Rafah 126,305 Jericho 19,783
Dayr al Balah 59,504 Bani Na`im 19,783
Bayt Lahya 56,919 Al Qararah 19,500
Tulkarm 44,169 As Samu` 19,355
Qalqilyah 43,212 Qabatiyah 19,127
Yuta 41,425 Idhna 18,727
Al Birah 38,192 `Abasan al Kabirah 18,163
Bayt Hanun 37,392 Sa`ir 17,775
An Nusayrat 36,123 Al `Ayzariyah 17,455
Old City 36,000 Balatah 17,146
Al Burayj 34,951 Az Zuwaydah 16,688
Janin 34,730 Bayt Jala 16,183
Bani Suhayla 31,272 Al Yamun 16,164
Bethlehem 29,019 Tubas 15,591

Palestine Population History

In the year 2018, the total population in Palestine was 4. 9 million. Palestine’s population has risen 9 times since the year 1948. In the year 1914, the country had a Muslim Arabs population of 657,000; Christians Arabs were 81,000, and Jews were 59,000.

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 5,101,414 2.41% 119,994 -10,563 20.8 3.67 847 80.00% 4,083,476 0.07% 7,794,798,739 121
2019 4,981,420 2.44% 118,441 -10,563 19.7 4.13 827 79.60% 3,964,760 0.06% 7,713,468,100 121
2018 4,862,979 2.44% 115,752 -10,563 19.7 4.13 808 79.10% 3,848,420 0.06% 7,631,091,040 121
2017 4,747,227 2.41% 111,573 -10,563 19.7 4.13 789 78.70% 3,734,536 0.06% 7,547,858,925 122
2016 4,635,654 2.35% 106,488 -10,563 19.7 4.13 770 78.20% 3,623,138 0.06% 7,464,022,049 123
2015 4,529,166 2.23% 94,707 -31,413 19.5 4.25 752 77.60% 3,514,324 0.06% 7,379,797,139 123
2010 4,055,631 2.54% 95,534 -20,734 18.2 4.6 674 74.40% 3,015,515 0.06% 6,956,823,603 127
2005 3,577,961 2.11% 70,792 -38,000 17 5.02 594 73.00% 2,612,793 0.05% 6,541,907,027 129
2000 3,224,003 4.25% 121,067 14,000 16 5.81 536 71.90% 2,319,571 0.05% 6,143,493,823 129
1995 2,618,668 4.50% 103,444 7,001 15.7 6.6 435 70.20% 1,838,048 0.05% 5,744,212,979 133
1990 2,101,446 3.62% 68,382 -7,869 15.7 6.76 349 67.70% 1,422,479 0.04% 5,327,231,061 137
1985 1,759,534 3.10% 49,764 -12,291 15.5 7.05 292 65.10% 1,144,681 0.04% 4,870,921,740 141
1980 1,510,713 2.68% 37,382 -16,739 15.1 7.5 251 62.30% 941,551 0.03% 4,458,003,514 141
1975 1,323,802 3.28% 39,435 -6,451 14.8 7.69 220 59.50% 787,567 0.03% 4,079,480,606 142
1970 1,126,629 -1.11% -12,950 -56,368 15.3 8 187 54.20% 610,666 0.03% 3,700,437,046 142
1965 1,191,379 2.19% 24,412 -15,529 16.1 8 198 48.90% 582,558 0.04% 3,339,583,597 136
1960 1,069,320 1.60% 16,313 -13,591 16.8 7.38 178 44.00% 470,972 0.04% 3,034,949,748 137
1955 987,755 1.17% 11,165 -13,763 17 7.38 164 40.60% 401,302 0.04% 2,773,019,936 136

Palestine Population Forecast

The current population in the country is 5,056,464. The population density is 6,020 km square. The urban population is 80.0%. The median age is 20. 8 years. The estimated population for the year 2050 is 8,815,774. The population is growing by 2.4% per year. It is experiencing fast population growth.

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 5,101,414 2.41% 114,450 -10,563 20.8 3.67 847 80.00% 4,083,476 0.07% 7,794,798,739 121
2025 5,718,414 2.31% 123,400 -5,000 21.9 3.67 950 82.30% 4,707,958 0.07% 8,184,437,460 118
2030 6,341,728 2.09% 124,663 -5,000 23.1 3.67 1,053 84.70% 5,371,488 0.07% 8,548,487,400 116
2035 6,971,088 1.91% 125,872 -5,000 24.5 3.67 1,158 87.10% 6,068,757 0.08% 8,887,524,213 114
2040 7,599,231 1.74% 125,629 -5,000 26.1 3.67 1,262 89.40% 6,792,784 0.08% 9,198,847,240 112
2045 8,217,273 1.58% 123,608 -5,001 27.6 3.67 1,365 91.70% 7,537,555 0.09% 9,481,803,274 111
2050 8,815,774 1.42% 119,700 29.1 3.67 1,464 94.10% 8,292,644 0.09% 9,735,033,990 107

Palestine Demographics

In the year 2017, life expectancy was 73.7 years. It increased from 70.6 years in 1998 to 73.7 in 2017. The annual growth rate was 0.23 %. Palestinian society is a young society. The percentage of young people is more, and the percentage of elderly is less . Palestine has shown improvement in life expectancy since the year 1990.

Palestine Religion and Politics

In the country, 86% of the population is Arab, 13% is Jewish. Islam is the main religion in Palestine. Religion plays a major role in society, which includes the legal and educational system.

Palestine Economy

The economy thrives on the foreign aid and customs revenue generated between Israel and Palestine. Its economy is mainly dependent on agriculture. Agricultural goods support the population and fulfil their needs. Its standard of living is much higher. According to the World Bank, Palestine is a high-income country. The country has natural resources in abundance. The main imports of the country are cars, cement, and chocolates. The top exports destination for the country is Jordan, Belarus, Kuwait United States and Turkey.

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%