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Vital Statistics: Jewish Population of the World

(1882 - Present)

 Jewish Population (2017)                                                                                               Historic Jewish Population

 
Rank Country Population % of World Jewry

1

Israel

6,451,000

44.4%

2

United States

5,700,000

39.3%

3

France

456,000

3.1%

4

Canada

390,000

2.7%

5

U.K.

289,500

2.0%

6

Argentina 

180,500

1.2%

7

Russia 

176,000

1.2%

8

Germany

116,500

0.8%

9

Australia

113,200

0.8%

10

Brazil

93,800

0.6%

11

Ukraine

53,000

0.4%

12

South Africa

69,300

0.5%

13

Hungary

47,500

0.3%

14

Mexico

40,000

0.3%

15

Belgium

29,300

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

2017

14,511,100


Jewish Population By Region (2017):
Americas | Asia | Oceania | Africa | Europe

The Americas

Country

Total Population

Jews

% of Population

Canada

36,200,000

390,000

1.11%

United States

323,900,000

5,700,000

1.76%

Bahamas

400,000

300

0.08%

Costa Rica

4,900,000

2,500

0.06%

Cuba

11,200,000

500

<0.01%

Dominican Republic

10,600,000

100

<0.01%

El Salvador

6,400,000

100

<0.01%

Guatemala

16,600,000

900

<0.01%

Jamaica

2,700,000

200

0.01%

Mexico

128,600,000

40,000

0.03%

Netherlands Antilles

365,000

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

43,600,000

180,500

0.41%

Bolivia

11,000,000

500

<0.01%

Brazil

206,100,000

93,800

0.04%

Chile

18,200,000

18,300

0.1%

Colombia

48,800,000

2,200

<0.01%

Ecuador

16,500,000

600

<0.01%

Paraguay

7,000,000

1000

0.01%

Peru

31,500,000

1,900

<0.01%

Suriname

500,000

200

0.04%

Uruguay

3,500,000

16,900

0.48%

Venezuela

31,000,000

7,600

0.02%

Other

28,725,000

200

<0.01%

Total

997,031,000

6,470,600

0.65%

 

Asia

Country

Total Population

Jews

% of Population

Israel

8,631,900

6,451,000

74.73%

Azerbaijan

9,800,000

8,100

0.08%

Georgia

4,000,000

1700

0.04%

Kazakhstan

17,800,000

2,800

0.02%

Kyrgyzstan

6,100,000

400

<0.01%

Turkmenistan

5,400,000

200

<0.01%

Uzbekistan

31,900,000

3,400

0.01%

China

1,386,100,000

2,700

<0.01%

India

1,328,900,000

5,000

<0.01%

Iran

79,500,000

8,500

<0.01%

Japan

125,300,000

1,000

<0.01%

Korea, South

50,800,000

100

<0.01%

Philippines

102,600,000

100

<0.01%

Singapore

5,600,000

900

0.02%

Syria

17,200,000

100

<0.01%

Taiwan

23,500,000

100

<0.01%

Thailand

65,300,000

200

<0.01%

Yemen

25,200,000

200

<0.01%

Other

812,576,300

100

<0.01%

Total

4,356,300,000

6,486,600

0.15%


Oceania

Country Total Population Jews % of Population

Australia

24,100,000

113,200

0.47%

New Zealand

4,700,000

7,500

0.16%

Other

11,200,000

100

<0.01%

Total

40,000,000

120,800

0.30%


Africa

Country Total Population Jews % of Population

Egypt

93,500,000

100

<0.01%

Ethiopia

101,700,000

100

<0.01%

Morocco

34,700,000

2,200

<0.01%

Tunisia

11,300,000

1,100

0.01%

Botswana

2,200,000

100

<0.01%

Congo D.R.

79,800,000

100

<0.01%

Kenya

45,400,000

300

<0.01%

Namibia

2,500,000

100

<0.01%

Nigeria

186,500,000

100

<0.01%

South Africa

55,700,000

69,300

0.12%

Zimbabwe

16,000,000

200

<0.01%

Other

460,200,000

200

<0.01%

Total

1,203,000,000

74,000

0.006%


Europe

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

Austria

8,800,000

9,000

0.1%

 

Romania

19,800,000

9,200

0.05%

Belgium

11,300,000

29,300

0.26%

 

Slovakia

5,400,000

2,600

0.05%

Bulgaria

7,100,000

2,000

0.03%

 

Slovenia

2,100,000

100

<0.01%

Czech Republic

10,600,000

3,900

0.04%

 

Spain

43,300,000

11,800

0.03%

Denmark

5,700,000

6,400

0.11%

 

Sweden

9,900,000

15,000

0.15%

Estonia

1,300,000

2,000

0.15%

 

U.K.

65,800,000

289,500

0.44%

Finland

5,500,000

1,300

0.02%

 

Total EU

506,740,000

1,078,700

0.21%

France

64,640,000

456,000

0.71%

 

Gibraltar

30,000

600

2%

Germany

82,600,000

116,500

0.14%

 

Norway

5,200,000

1,300

0.03%

Greece

10,800,000

4,200

0.04%

 

Switzerland

8,400,000

18,700

0.22%

Hungary

9,800,000

47,500

0.48%

 

Belarus

9,500,000

10,000

0.11%

Ireland

4,700,000

1,600

0.03%

 

Moldova

3,600,000

3,400

0.09%

Italy

60,600,000

27,300

0.04%

 

Russia

144,300,000

176,000

0.12%

Latvia

2,000,000

4,800

0.24%

 

Ukraine

42,700,000

53,000

0.12%

Lithuania

2,900,000

2,600

0.1%

 

Bosnia

3,500,000

500

0.01%

Luxembourg

600,000

600

0.1%

 

Croatia

4,200,000

1,700

0.04%

Netherlands

17,000,000

29,800

0.17%

 

Macedonia

2,100,000

100

<0.01%

Poland

38,400,000

3,200

0.01%

 

Serbia

7,100,000

1,400

0.01%

Portugal

10,300,000

600

0.01%

 

Turkey

79,500,000

15,300

0.02%

Total Population: 818,470,000               Total Jews: 1,359,100                 % Jewish:   0.16%

Sources: Dashefsky, Arnold/Sheskin, Ira.  American Jewish Year Book 2017.