Jerusalem, Israel Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Jerusalem, Israel metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Jerusalem in 2020 is 932,000, a 1.41% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Jerusalem in 2019 was 919,000, a 1.32% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Jerusalem in 2018 was 907,000, a 1.91% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Jerusalem in 2017 was 890,000, a 1.83% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Israel
City Name Population
Tel Aviv-Jaffa 4,181,000
Haifa 1,147,000
Jerusalem 932,000
Beer Sheva 638,000
Jerusalem - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 932,000 1.41%
2019 919,000 1.32%
2018 907,000 1.91%
2017 890,000 1.83%
2016 874,000 1.86%
2015 858,000 1.90%
2014 842,000 1.94%
2013 826,000 1.85%
2012 811,000 1.88%
2011 796,000 1.92%
2010 781,000 1.83%
2009 767,000 1.72%
2008 754,000 1.62%
2007 742,000 1.64%
2006 730,000 1.53%
2005 719,000 1.70%
2004 707,000 1.58%
2003 696,000 1.61%
2002 685,000 1.63%
2001 674,000 1.51%
2000 664,000 1.68%
1999 653,000 1.56%
1998 643,000 1.58%
1997 633,000 1.61%
1996 623,000 2.30%
1995 609,000 2.87%
1994 592,000 2.96%
1993 575,000 3.05%
1992 558,000 2.95%
1991 542,000 2.85%
1990 527,000 2.93%
1989 512,000 3.02%
1988 497,000 2.90%
1987 483,000 2.99%
1986 469,000 3.08%
1985 455,000 2.94%
1984 442,000 2.79%
1983 430,000 2.87%
1982 418,000 2.96%
1981 406,000 2.78%
1980 395,000 2.86%
1979 384,000 2.95%
1978 373,000 2.75%
1977 363,000 2.83%
1976 353,000 2.92%
1975 343,000 3.00%
1974 333,000 2.78%
1973 324,000 2.86%
1972 315,000 5.70%
1971 298,000 5.67%
1970 282,000 6.02%
1969 266,000 5.98%
1968 251,000 5.91%
1967 237,000 5.80%
1966 224,000 5.66%
1965 212,000 6.00%
1964 200,000 5.82%
1963 189,000 6.18%
1962 178,000 5.95%
1961 168,000 2.44%
1960 164,000 2.50%
1959 160,000 2.56%
1958 156,000 2.63%
1957 152,000 2.70%
1956 148,000 2.78%
1955 144,000 3.60%
1954 139,000 3.73%
1953 134,000 3.08%
1952 130,000 4.00%
1951 125,000 3.31%
1950 121,000 0.00%