Jerusalem Population is Two-Thirds Jewish
Two-thirds of Jerusalems 633,000 residents are Jews according to a study released by the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies on July 26, 1999. In the last year, the city's Jewish population (433,600) grew by 1 percent, compared to a more than 3 percent growth rate among the city's Arab residents (just under 200,000). Since Jerusalem was unified in 1967, the city's Arab population has grown by 186%, while the Jews have increased by 119%, the report's editor, Dr. Maya Choshen, told Arutz-7.
Two key factors are the emigration of Jews from the capital, which totaled 7,600 in 1998, and the higher Jerusalem Arab birthrate 32.5 births per thousand, as opposed to 25.2 per thousand Jewish births. According to Choshen, "Though the average haredi family has more babies than its Arab counterpart, haredim constitute only 30% of Jerusalems Jewish population."