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Vital Statistics: Jewish Population of the World

(1882 - Present)

 Jewish Population (2016)                                                                                               Historic Jewish Population

 
Rank Country Population % of Jewry

1

Israel

6,336,400

44%

2

United States

5,700,000

39.5%

3

France

460,000

3.2%

4

Canada

388,000

2.7%

5

U.K.

290,000

2.0%

6

Argentina 

180,700

1.3%

7

Russia 

179,500

1.2%

8

Germany

117,000

0.8%

9

Australia

113,000

0.8%

10

Brazil

94,200

0.7%

11

Ukraine

56,000

0.4%

12

South Africa

69,500

0.5%

13

Hungary

47,600

0.3%

14

Mexico

40,000

0.3%

15

Belgium

29,500

0.2%
Year Population

1880

7,800,000

1900

10,600,000

1922

14,400,000

1925

14,800,000

1939

16,728,000

1945

11,000,000

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

12,900,000

2010

13,428,300

2016

14,410,700


Jewish Population By Region (2016):
Americas | Asia | Oceania | Africa | Europe

The Americas

Country

Total Population

Jews

% of Population

Canada

35,800,000

388,000

1.08%

United States

321,200,000

5,700,000

1.77%

Bahamas

400,000

300

0.08%

Costa Rica

4,800,000

2,500

0.05%

Cuba

11,100,000

500

<0.01%

Dominican Republic

10,500,000

100

<0.01%

El Salvador

6,400,000

100

<0.01%

Guatemala

16,200,000

900

<0.01%

Jamaica

2,700,000

200

0.01%

Mexico

127,000,000

40,000

0.03%

Netherlands Antilles

362,000

300

0.08%

Panama

4,000,000

10,000

0.25%

Puerto Rico

3,500,000

1,500

0.04%

Virgin Islands

110,000

400

0.36%

Argentina

42,400,000

180,700

0.43%

Bolivia

10,500,000

500

<0.01%

Brazil

204,500,000

94,200

0.05%

Chile

18,000,000

18,300

0.1%

Colombia

48,200,000

2,300

<0.01%

Ecuador

16,300,000

600

<0.01%

Paraguay

7,000,000

1000

0.01%

Peru

31,200,000

1,900

<0.01%

Suriname

600,000

200

0.03%

Uruguay

3,400,000

17,000

0.5%

Venezuela

30,600,000

7,700

0.03%

Other

28,928,000

200

<0.01%

Total

986,830,000

6,469,500

0.66%

 

Asia

Country

Total Population

Jews

% of Population

Israel

8,078,600

5,959,200

73.7%

Azerbaijan

9,700,000

8,400

0.09%

Georgia

3,800,000

2,600

0.07%

Kazakhstan

17,500,000

2,900

0.02%

Kyrgyzstan

6,000,000

400

<0.01%

Turkmenistan

5,400,000

200

<0.01%

Uzbekistan

31,300,000

3,500

0.01%

China

1,399,900,000

2,600

<0.01%

India

1,314,100,000

5,000

<0.01%

Iran

78,500,000

9,000

<0.01%

Japan

126,500,000

1,000

<0.01%

Korea, South

50,700,000

100

<0.01%

Philippines

103,000,000

100

<0.01%

Singapore

5,500,000

900

0.02%

Syria

17,100,000

100

<0.01%

Taiwan

23,500,000

100

<0.01%

Thailand

65,100,000

200

<0.01%

Yemen

25,200,000

200

<0.01%

Other

959,524,000

200

<0.01%

Total

4,313,400,600

6,373,700

0.15%


Oceania

Country Total Population Jews % of Population

Australia

23,900,000

113,000

0.47%

New Zealand

4,600,000

7,500

0.16%

Other

11,500,000

100

<0.01%

Total

40,000,000

120,600

0.3%


Africa

Country Total Population Jews % of Population

Egypt

89,100,000

100

<0.01%

Ethiopia

98,100,000

100

<0.01%

Morocco

34,100,000

2,300

<0.01%

Tunisia

11,000,000

1,100

0.01%

Botswana

2,100,000

100

<0.01%

Congo D.R.

73,300,000

100

<0.01%

Kenya

44,300,000

300

<0.01%

Namibia

2,500,000

100

<0.01%

Nigeria

181,800,000

100

<0.01%

South Africa

55,000,000

69,500

0.12%

Zimbabwe

17,400,000

400

<0.01%

Other

451,600,000

200

<0.01%

Total

851,000,000

70.900

0.01%


Europe

Country Total Population Jews % of Population   Country Total Population Jews % of Population

Austria

8,600,000

9,000

0.1%

 

Romania

19,800,000

9,300

0.05%

Belgium

11,200,000

29,500

0.26%

 

Slovakia

5,400,000

2,600

0.05%

Bulgaria

7,200,000

2,000

0.03%

 

Slovenia

2,100,000

100

<0.01%

Czech Republic

10,600,000

3,900

0.04%

 

Spain

46,400,000

11,800

0.03%

Denmark

5,700,000

6,400

0.11%

 

Sweden

9,800,000

15,000

0.15%

Estonia

1,300,000

2,000

0.15%

 

U.K.

65,300,000

290,000

0.44%

Finland

5,500,000

1,300

0.02%

 

Other EU

311,130,000

287,700

0.09%

France

64,340,000

460,000

0.72%

 

Gibraltar

30,000

600

2%

Germany

81,100,000

117,000

0.14%

 

Norway

5,200,000

1,300

0.03%

Greece

11,500,000

4,300

0.04%

 

Switzerland

8,300,000

18,800

0.23%

Hungary

9,800,000

47,600

0.49%

 

Belarus

9,500,000

10,400

0.11%

Ireland

4,600,000

1,600

0.03%

 

Moldova

4,100,000

3,500

<0.1%

Italy

62,500,000

27,400

0.04%

 

Russia

144,300,000

179,500

0.13%

Latvia

2,000,000

5,000

0.25%

 

Ukraine

42,800,000

56,000

0.13%

Lithuania

2,900,000

2,700

0.1%

 

Bosnia

3,700,000

500

0.01%

Luxembourg

600,000

600

0.1%

 

Croatia

4,200,000

1,700

0.04%

Netherlands

16,900,000

29,900

0.18%

 

Macedonia

2,100,000

100

<0.01%

Poland

38,500,000

3,200

0.01%

 

Serbia

7,100,000

1,400

0.01%

Portugal

10,300,000

600

0.01%

 

Turkey

78,200,000

15,500

0.02%

Total Population: 1,138,200,000               Total Jews: 1,669,800                 % Jewish:   0.15%

Sources: Dashefsky, Arnold/Sheskin, Ira.  American Jewish Year Book 2016.