Israel's Population Now 8.345 Million

Independence Day census: 176,000 babies were born and 32,000 people immigrated in 2014; Israel now has 6.251 million Jews.

Tova Dvorin,

Israelis celebrate Israel's independence (illustrative)
Israelis celebrate Israel's independence (illustrative)
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Israel's population stands on the eve of Israel's 67th Independence Day at 8.345 million people, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) stated Tuesday - compared to just 806,000 in 1948. 

Of the 8.345 million, 6.251 million are Jews (74.9% of the population); 1.73 million are Arabs (20.7%); and 364,000 (4.4%) are defined as "other" (non-Arab Christians, other religious sects, and atheists according to the population registry). 

Since 2014, Israel's population grew by 162,000 - a 2% increase. During this period, 176,000 babies were born; 44,000 people died; and 32,000 people immigrated. 

In 2014, about 75% of the Jews were "native" - ​​born in Israel - compared to only 35% in 1948.

In 1948, Israel only had one city with more than 100,000 residents - Tel Aviv-Yafo. Today, 14 cities number more than 100,000 residents.

Six cities number more than 200,000 residents: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Haifa, Rishon LeZion, Ashdod and Petah Tikva.


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