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Demographics of Israel:
Jewish & Non-Jewish Population of Israel/Palestine

(1517 - Present)


Demographics: Table of Contents | Population of Israel/Palestine | Population of Jerusalem


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Year
Jews
Non-Jews
Total Population
% Jewish
1517
5,000
295,000
~300,000
1.7%
1882
24,000
276,000
300,000
8.0%
1918
60,000
600,000
660,000
8.1%
1931
174,610
861,211
1,035,821
16.9%
1936
384,078
982,614
1,366,692
28.1%
1946
543,000
1,267,037
1,810,037
30.0%
1948
716,700
156,000
872,700
82.1%
1950
1,203,000
167,100
1,370,100
87.8%
1955
1,590,500
198,600
1,789,100
88.9%
1960
1,911,300
239,100
2,150,400
88.9%
1965
2,299,100
299,300
2,598,400
88.5%
1970
2,582,000
440,100
3,022,100
85.5%
1975
2,959,400
533,800
3,493,200
84.7%
1980
3,282,700
639,000
3,921,700
83.7%
1985
3,517,200
749,000
4,266,200
82.5%
1990
3,946,700
875,000
4,821,700
81.9%
1995
4,522,300
1,090,000
5,612,300
80.6%
2000
4,955,400
1,413,900
6,369,300
77.8%
2005
5,313,800
1,676,900
6,990,700
76.0%
2010
5,802,900
1,892,200
7,695,100
75.4%
2013
6,042,000
1,967,000
8,018,000
75.4%
2014
6,102,000
2,488,000
8,132,000
75.2%

Sources: Israel in the Middle East: Documents and Readings on Society, Politics, and Foreign Relations, Pre-1948 to the Present, Ed. by Itamar Rabinovich and Jehuda Reinharz, Brandeis University Press, Waltham, Mass., 2008. (pp.571-572)

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