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Vital Statistics:
Jewish Population of the World

(1882 - Present)


Vital Stats: Table of Contents | U.S.A. Jewish Population | Israeli Population


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           Jewish Population (2014)                       Historic Jewish Population

Rank Country Population % of Jewry
1
6,103,200
42.9%
2
5,700,000
40.1%
3
475,000
3.3%
4
385,300
2.7%
5
290,000
2.0%
6
186,000
1.3%
7
181,300
1.3%
8
118,000
0.8%
9
112,500
0.8%
10
95,000
0.7%
11
63,000
0.4%
12
70,000
0.5%
13
47,900
0.3%
14
40,000
0.3%
15
30,000
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
2014
13,900,000
Jewish Population By Region (2014):
Americas | Asia | Oceania | Africa | Europe
The Americas
Country
Total Population
Jews
% of Population
35,300,000
385,300
1.09%
316,200,000
5,700,000
1.8%
300,000
300
0.1%
4,700,000
2,500
0.05%
11,300,000
500
<0.01%
10,300,000
100
<0.01%
6,300,000
100
<0.01%
15,400,000
900
<0.01%
2,700,000
200
0.01%
117,600,000
39,200
0.03%
304,000
200
0.06%
3,900,000
10,000
0.25%
3,600,000
1,500
0.04%
110,000
500
0.45%
41,300,000
181,300
0.43%
11,000,000
500
<0.01%
195,500,000
95,000
0.05%
17,600,000
18,500
0.11%
48,000,000
2,500
<0.01%
15,800,000
600
<0.01%
6,800,000
900
<0.01%
30,500,000
1,900
<0.01%
600,000
200
0.03%
3,400,000
17,200
0.51%
29,700,000
8,000
0.03%
Other
28,486,000
100
<0.01%
Total
957,830,000
6,468,800
0.675%

Asia
Country
Total Population
Jews
% of Population
7,786,500
5,763,100
74%
9,400,000
8,700
0.10%
4,500,000
2,800
0.06%
17,000,000
3,100
0.02%
5,700,000
500
0.01%
5,200,000
200
0.08%
30,200,000
3,800
0.01%
1,365,200,000
2,500
<0.01%
1,276,500,000
5,000
<0.01%
76,500,000
10,000
0.01%
127,300,000
1,000
<0.01%
50,200,000
100
<0.01%
96,200,000
100
<0.01%
5,400,000
300
<0.01%
21,900,000
100
<0.01%
23,400,000
100
<0.01%
66,200,000
200
<0.01%
25,200,000
200
<0.01%
Other
959,524,000
200
<0.01%
Total
4,224,800,000
6,142,000
0.14%

Oceania
Country Total Population Jews % of Population
23,100,000
112,500
0.49%
4,500,000
7,500
0.17%
Other
10,400,000
100
<0.01%
Total
38,000,000
120,100
0.32%

Africa
Country Total Population Jews % of Population
84,700,000
100
<0.01%
89,200,000
100
<0.01%
33,300,000
2,400
0.01%
10,900,000
900
0.01%
1,900,000
100
<0.01%
Congo D.R.
71,100,000
100
<0.01%
44,200,000
300
<0.01%
2,400,000
100
<0.01%
173,600,000
100
<0.01%
53,000,000
70,000
0.13%
13,000,000
400
<0.01%
Other
443,100,000
100
<0.01%
Total
1,100,000,000
74,700
0.01%

Europe
Country Total Population Jews % of Population   Country Total Population Jews % of Population
8,500,000
9,000
0.11%
 
21,300,000
9,400
0.04%
11,200,000
30,000
0.27%
 
5,400,000
2,600
0.05%
7,300,000
2,000
0.03%
 
2,100,000
100
<0.01%
10,500,000
3,900
0.04%
 
46,600,000
12,000
0.03%
5,600,000
6,400
0.12%
 
9,600,000
15,000
0.16%
1,300,000
1,900
0.15%
 
64,300,000
290,000
0.45%
5,400,000
1,300
0.02%
 
Other EU
1,510,000
100
0.01%
63,940,000
475,000
0.74%
 
30,000
600
2%
80,600,000
118,000
0.15%
 
5,100,000
1,300
0.03%
11,100,000
4,500
0.04%
 
8,100,000
19,000
0.24%
9,900,000
47,900
0.48%
 
9,500,000
11,000
0.12%
4,700,000
1,600
0.03%
 
4,100,000
3,700
<0.1%
59,800,000
28,000
0.05%
 
143,500,000
186,000
0.13%
2,000,000
5,600
0.28%
 
45,500,000
63,000
0.14%
3,000,000
2,900
0.1%
 
3,800,000
500
0.01%
500,000
600
0.12%
 
4,300,000
1,700
0.04%
16,800,000
29,900
0.18%
 
2,100,000
100
<0.01%
38,500,000
3,200
0.01%
 
7,100,000
1,400
0.01%
10,500,000
600
0.01%
 
76,100,000
17,400
0.02%
Total Population: 816,890,000                  Total Jews: 1,407,200                  % Jewish:   0.17%

Sources: Sergio DellaPergola. “World Jewish Population, 2012.” The American Jewish Year Book (2012) (2014) (Dordrecht: Springer) p. 212-283.  Population Reference Bureau

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