Jewish Population By Country 2019

One of the oldest and most practiced religions around the world is Judaism. People that practice Judaism and originate from the Hebrews and the Israelites are known as Jewish. Jewish people – also known as Jews – are ethnoreligious, meaning that not only do members have the same ethnicity but they also share the same religion.

Jewish people first originated in the Middle East and has since grown to more than 14 million people around the world. The enlarged Jewish population – which includes people with full or partial ancestry – tops 20 million, based on estimates taken in 2017.

While you can find Jews in nearly every country around the world, some nations have significant Jewish populations. Based on data from sources including the Jewish Virtual Library and the American Jewish Year Book, the nation with the largest population of Jews is Israel. In 2017, an estimated 6.45 million Jews lived in Israel.

The United States of America also has a large population of Jews. Estimates show that about 5.7 million Jewish people live in the United States. These are the only two nations with Jewish populations that exceed 1 million.

Other nations with significant Jewish populations include:

France Canada United Kingdom Argentina Russia Germany Australia Brazil South Africa Ukraine Hungary Mexico

When taking into consideration the enlarged Jewish population – that is, including individuals with partial Jewish heritage – the order of these nations changes a bit. Based on estimates from 2017, the United States has the largest enlarged Jewish population with an estimated 10 million people. Israel comes in second with an enlarged Jewish population of 6.8 million. Again, these are the only two nations with populations that exceed 1 million.

On the other end of the spectrum, there are nations with very low populations of Jews. Those countries include:

Aruba Barbados British Virgin Islands Cyprus Dominican Republic Indonesia Montenegro Namibia Nicaragua Uganda

Country Jewish Population % of Total Population Population 2019
Israel6,738,50074.80%8,519,377
United States5,700,0001.75%329,064,917
France453,0000.70%65,129,728
Canada390,5001.06%37,411,047
Argentina180,3000.41%44,780,677
Russia172,0000.12%145,872,256
Germany116,0000.14%83,517,045
Australia113,4000.46%25,203,198
Brazil93,2000.04%211,049,527
South Africa69,0000.12%58,558,270
Ukraine50,0000.12%43,993,638
Hungary47,4000.48%9,684,679
Mexico40,0000.03%127,575,529
Netherlands29,8000.17%17,097,130
Belgium29,2000.26%11,539,328
Italy27,5000.05%60,550,075
Switzerland18,6000.22%8,591,365
Chile18,3000.10%18,952,038
Uruguay16,7000.48%3,461,734
Turkey15,0000.02%83,429,615
Sweden15,0000.15%10,036,379
Spain11,7000.03%46,736,776
Panama10,0000.24%4,246,439
Belarus9,5000.10%9,452,411
Romania9,1000.05%19,364,557
Austria9,0000.10%8,955,102
Iran8,5000.01%82,913,906
Azerbaijan7,8000.08%10,047,718
New Zealand7,5000.16%4,783,063
Venezuela7,3000.02%28,515,829
Denmark6,4000.11%5,771,876
India4,9000.00%1,366,417,754
Latvia4,7000.25%1,906,743
Poland4,5000.01%37,887,768
Greece4,2000.04%10,473,455
Czech Republic3,9000.04%10,689,209
Uzbekistan3,2000.01%32,981,716
China2,8000.00%1,433,783,686
Kazakhstan2,7000.01%18,551,427
Slovakia2,6000.05%5,457,013
Ireland2,6000.05%4,882,495
Lithuania2,5000.09%2,759,627
Costa Rica2,5000.05%5,047,561
Colombia2,2000.00%50,339,443
Morocco2,1500.01%36,471,769
Moldova2,0000.06%4,043,263
Bulgaria2,0000.03%7,000,119
Peru1,9000.01%32,510,453
Estonia1,9000.15%1,325,648
Croatia1,7000.04%4,130,304
Georgia1,6000.04%3,996,765
Puerto Rico1,5000.04%2,933,408
Serbia1,4000.02%8,772,235
Norway1,3000.02%5,378,857
Finland1,3000.02%5,532,156
Tunisia1,0500.01%11,694,719
Paraguay1,0000.01%7,044,636
Japan1,0000.00%126,860,301
Singapore9000.02%5,804,337
Guatemala9000.01%17,581,472
Portugal6000.01%10,226,187
Luxembourg6000.10%615,729
Gibraltar6001.71%33,701
Ecuador6000.00%17,373,662
Bosnia And Herzegovina5000.01%3,301,000
Bolivia5000.00%11,513,100
Cuba5000.00%11,333,483
Kyrgyzstan4000.01%6,415,850
Bahamas3000.07%389,482
Kenya3000.00%52,573,973
Turkmenistan2000.00%5,942,089
Thailand2000.00%69,625,582
Suriname2000.03%581,372
Zimbabwe2000.00%14,645,468
Jamaica2000.01%2,948,279
Egypt1000.00%100,388,073
Syria1000.00%17,070,135
Botswana1000.00%2,303,697
Slovenia1000.00%2,078,654
Philippines1000.00%108,116,615
Bermuda1000.16%62,506
Nigeria1000.00%200,963,599
Namibia1000.00%2,494,530
Armenia1000.00%2,957,731
Malta1000.03%440,372
Madagascar1000.00%26,969,307
Indonesia1000.00%270,625,568
Ethiopia1000.00%112,078,730
El Salvador1000.00%6,453,553
Dominican Republic1000.00%10,738,958
Cyprus1000.01%1,198,575
Taiwan1000.00%23,773,876