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Jewish world populations

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Overview

  • The worldwide Jewish population is 13.3 million. Jewish population growth worldwide is close to zero percent. From 2000 to 2001 it rose 0.3%, compared to worldwide population growth of 1.4%.
  • In 2001, 8.3 million Jews lived in the Diaspora and 4.9 million lived in Israel. Just about half of the world’s Jews reside in the Americas, with about 46 percent in North America.
  • Approximately 37% of worldwide Jewry lives in Israel. Israel's Jewish population rose by 1.6% the past year, while the Diaspora population dropped by 0.5%.
  • Europe, including the Asian territories of the Russian Republic and Turkey, accounts for about 12 percent of the total. Fewer than 2 percent of the world’s Jews live in Africa and Oceania.
  • Metropolitan Tel Aviv, with 2.5 million Jews, is the world's largest Jewish city. It is followed by New York, with 1.9 million, Haifa 655,000, Los Angeles 621,000, Jerusalem 570,000, and southeast Florida 514,000.
  • In 2001, 8 countries had a Jewish population of 100,000 or more; another 5 countries had 50,000 or more. There is not a single Diaspora country where Jews amounted to 2.5 percent of the total population. Only 3 Diaspora countries had more than 1 percent. Gibraltar (24.0 per 1000), United States (20.1), Canada (11.9), France (8.8), Uruguay (6.7), Argentina (5.3), Hungary (5.2), and Australia (5.1) [1] had the highest ratios.

Estimated Jewish Populations

By continent and major geographical region

Figures rounded of to the nearest 100,000

World Population
13.3 million
Diaspora
8.35 million
63%
Israel
4.95 million
37%
N. America
6.5 million
46%
Europe
1.6 million
12%
S. America, Africa,
Asia, Australia
5%

Languages of total Jewish population

Rank Language World % Diaspora %
1 English (US UK Canada SA Australia) 50.0 75.3
2 Hebrew (Israel) 34.8  
3 Spanish (South America[2], Mexico, Spain) 2.7 3.3
4 Russian (Russia) 2.8 2.8
5 Ukrainian (Ukraine) 1.4 4.0
6 French (France) 4.0 6.2
7 German (Germany) 0.5 0.7
8 Hungarian (Hungary 4.0 0.6

Population analysis by city

Metropolitan areas with the largest Jewish populations

Rank Metro area Country Jewish Population World share
1 Tel Aviv Israel 2,560,000 19.3
2 New York U.S. 1,970,000 14.9
3 Haifa Israel 655,000 4.9
4 Los Angeles U.S. 621,000 4.7
5 Jerusalem Israel 570,000 4.3
6 Southeast Florida U.S. 514,000 3.9
7 Paris France 310,000 2.3
8 Philadelphia U.S. 276,000 2.1
9 Chicago U.S. 261,000 2.0
10 Boston U.S. 227,000 1.7
11 San Francisco U.S. 210,000 1.6
12 London U.K. 195,000 1.5
13 Buenos Aires Argentina 175,000 1.3
14 Toronto Canada 175,000 1.3
15 Washington U.S. 165,000 1.2
16 Be’er Sheva Israel 165,000 1.2
17 Moscow Russia 108,000 0.8
18 Baltimore U.S. 95,000 0.7
19 Montreal Canada 95,000 0.7
20 Detroit U.S. 94,000 0.7

Top twelve Jewish populations in the world

The placement ratings in parentheses reflect
alternative population estimates.

Rank Country alt Population alt
1 USA   6,500,000  
2 Israel   4,950,000  
3 France   600,000 (750,000)
4 Canada (5) 364,000  
5 Britain (6) 275,000  
6 Russia (3/4) 275,000 (650,000)
7 Argentina   197,000 (250,000)
8 Ukraine   112,000  
9 Germany   98,000 (115,000)
10 Brazil (11) 97,500  
11 South Africa (12) 88,000 (65,000)
12 Hungary (10) 55,000 (100,000)

Israeli populations abroad

Israelis are included in the figures for Israel and not the host country. However, this is misleading, since most Israelis are de facto permanent residents of the host country.

Country Israelis
US 350,000
Canada 40,000
France 40,000
UK 30,000
South Africa 10,000
Germany 8,000
Australia 5,000

See Also



References

  1. Information from Hebrew University demographer, Prof. Sergio De La Pergola as well as the American Jewish Year Book 2001

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