Palestine Population 2017

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Palestine is now considered a country by the U.N. and most of its members. While it is recognized as a sovereign state, Palestine does not actually possess any land, and most of the territory called Palestine is controlled by Israel.

The State of Palestine claims two territories: the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The U.N. considers both regions occupied by Israel, although Palestinians do control some parts of both. Palestine is broken into Area A, which is fully governed by Palestinians; Area B, which has shared control; and Area C, which is under full Israeli control. In 2014, negotiations between Palestine and Israel failed and escalated into war between Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, and Israel.

The Palestine population in Gaza and the West Bank is estimated at 4,436,400.

Palestine Demographics

There are estimated to be 4.43 million Palestinians in the State of Palestine in 2014, with 1.7 million living in the Gaza Strip and 2.8 million in the West Bank. According to the UN, over 1.5 million Palestinian refugees live in camps in countries in the area, with about 4 million Palestinian refugees in neighboring countries but outside of refugee camps.

The number of Palestinians in Israel, the Occupied Gaza Strip, Occupied East Jerusalem and the Occupied West Bank is now estimated at over 5.3 million, exceeding the Jewish population of 5.2 million.

By 2035, the Jewish population in Israel/Palestine is projected to reach 46%. The Palestinian population in Palestine is growing at about 2.4% per year, which is 33% higher than Israel's growth rate. The population is also the youngest in the region, with a birth rate of over 4 children to every woman.

40% of the Palestinian population is under 14 years old, while people at least 65 years old account for just 2.9% of the population.

History of Palestine

The region of Palestine has a long and very tumultuous history, with a strategic location and as the birthplace of major religions. It has been controlled by many groups, including the Ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Persians, Ancient Greeks, Romans, early Muslims, later Muslims, modern Israelis and Palestinians. The region was one of the first in the world to see civilization.

While both Jews and Arab Muslims have claimed the land for thousands of years, today's conflict began in the start of the 20th century as Jews fleeing persecution in Europe attempted to establish a homeland in what was then a Muslim and Arab majority territory of the British Empire. The Arabs resisted. An early attempt by the U.S. to give each part of the land failed, and several wars have been fought over the region. The war of 1967 left Israel in control of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, which are home to large Palestinian populations.

Palestine Population in 2017 Source: Spyder Monkey

Palestine Population Density

About Palestine

Official Name State of Palestine
Languages Spoken Arabic
Borders ISR, EGY, JOR
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 31.9,35.2
Currencies Used ILS

Palestine Population Clock

What is the population of Palestine (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 86
Deaths Per Day 10
Net Migrations Per Day -18
Net Change Per Day 58
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Palestine Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 31.649 births/thousand 40th
Crude Death Rate 3.551 deaths/thousand 192nd
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.312 people/thousand 139th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.403 years 109th
Life Expectancy (Male) 71.42 years 98th
Life Expectancy (Female) 75.495 years 116th
Total Fertility Rate 3.979 children/woman 41st
Net Reproduction Rate 1.867 surviving daughters/woman 27th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 87th
Infant Mortality Rate 18.686 deaths/1,000 live births 86th
Under Five Mortality 21.877 deaths/thousand 89th
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.886 years 115th
Rate of Natural Increase 27.904 17th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.706% 94th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.338% 86th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 4.042% 104th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 13.738% 94th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.122% 86th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 11.283% 104th
Crude Suicide Rate 0 suicides/thousand 0th
Median Age (Total) 0 years 0th
Median Age (Female) 0 years 0th
Median Age (Male) 0 years 0th

Palestine Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 4,928,225 50.692% 49.308% 818 13 2.66% 121
2015 4,668,465 50.697% 49.303% 775 13 2.72% 123
2010 4,068,780 50.703% 49.297% 675 13 2.72% 127
2005 3,579,462 50.711% 49.289% 594 16 2.3% 129
2000 3,223,781 50.697% 49.303% 535 16 2.64% 130
1995 2,618,272 50.663% 49.337% 434 20 4.62% 134
1990 2,101,156 50.608% 49.392% 349 21 4.17% 138
1985 1,758,787 50.559% 49.441% 292 28 3.27% 141
1980 1,509,484 50.529% 49.471% 250 31 2.85% 141
1975 1,321,677 50.532% 49.468% 219 33 2.98% 142
1970 1,124,843 50.588% 49.412% 186 34 1.71% 142
1965 1,191,509 50.723% 49.277% 197 31 -0.56% 138
1960 1,069,399 50.965% 49.035% 177 32 2.54% 138
1955 987,790 51.338% 48.662% 164 31 1.66% 137
1950 931,926 51.879% 48.121% 154 31 -0.88% 136

Palestine Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 5,333,376 50.685% 49.315% 885 13 2.57% 121
2025 6,039,876 50.67% 49.33% 1,003 13 2.35% 114
2030 6,764,780 50.655% 49.345% 1,123 13 2.15% 112
2035 7,504,205 50.641% 49.359% 1,246 12 1.98% 110
2040 8,259,000 50.627% 49.373% 1,371 11 1.83% 107
2045 9,024,964 50.615% 49.385% 1,499 10 1.69% 103
2050 9,790,688 50.605% 49.395% 1,626 9 1.54% 101
2055 10,543,518 50.599% 49.401% 1,751 8 1.39% 97
2060 11,273,112 50.596% 49.404% 1,872 8 1.25% 96
2065 11,969,983 50.599% 49.401% 1,988 7 1.12% 95
2070 12,627,552 50.61% 49.39% 2,097 7 1% 95
2075 13,240,597 50.629% 49.371% 2,199 7 0.88% 91
2080 13,804,356 50.665% 49.335% 2,293 7 0.77% 90
2085 14,316,812 50.713% 49.287% 2,378 6 0.67% 87
2090 14,775,524 50.767% 49.233% 2,454 6 0.57% 86
2095 15,174,753 50.82% 49.18% 2,520 6 0.48% 86
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations