Israel’s population reached 9,092,000 people on the eve of the Jewish new year of 5780, reported the Central Bureau of Statistics on Thursday. Since Rosh Hashanah last year, the population has grown by 184,000 people. Population growth in 5779 was 2.1 percent, similar to in recent years.

Jews number 6,744,000 (74.2 percent of the population) and Arabs 1,907,000 (21 percent). The remainder, 441,000 people (4.8 percent), are non-Arab Christians, belong to other religions or are considered to be “without a religion.”

The population is forecast to reach 10 million at the end of 2024. By Israel’s 100th Birthday in 2048, the country is expected to have a population of 15 million.

The total number of Jews in the world today is 14.8 million, up from 14.7 million a year ago. There are 6.7 million Jews living inside Israel and 8.1 million live outside the Jewish state.

Here are the estimated number of Jews per country as of September 2019:

  • Israel: 6.7 million
  • USA: 5.7 million
  • France: 450,000
  • Canada: 392,000
  • UK: 292,000
  • Argentina: 180,000
  • Russia: 165,000
  • Germany: 118,000
  • Australia: 118,000
  • Brazil: 93,000
  • South Africa: 67,000
  • Ukraine: 48,000
  • Hungary: 47,000
  • Mexico: 40,000
  • The Netherlands: 30,000
  • Belgium: 29,000
  • Italy: 27,000
  • Switzerland: 19,000
  • Chile: 18,000
  • Uruguay: 16,000
  • Sweden: 15,000
  • Turkey: 15,000
  • Spain: 12,000
  • Iran: 8,500
  • Morocco: 2,000
  • Tunisia: 1,000

Around 100 countries have Jewish populations of less than 100 people.

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