Jewish Population By Country 2020

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:

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:

Jewish Population By Country 2020

Country Jewish Population % of Total Population Population 2020
Israel6,738,50074.80%8,655,535
United States5,700,0001.75%331,002,651
France453,0000.70%65,273,511
Canada390,5001.06%37,742,154
United Kingdom290,0000.43%67,886,011
Argentina180,3000.41%45,195,774
Russia172,0000.12%145,934,462
Germany116,0000.14%83,783,942
Australia113,4000.46%25,499,884
Brazil93,2000.04%212,559,417
South Africa69,0000.12%59,308,690
Ukraine50,0000.12%43,733,762
Hungary47,4000.48%9,660,351
Mexico40,0000.03%128,932,753
Netherlands29,8000.17%17,134,872
Belgium29,2000.26%11,589,623
Italy27,5000.05%60,461,826
Switzerland18,6000.22%8,654,622
Chile18,3000.10%19,116,201
Uruguay16,7000.48%3,473,730
Turkey15,0000.02%84,339,067
Sweden15,0000.15%10,099,265
Spain11,7000.03%46,754,778
Panama10,0000.24%4,314,767
Belarus9,5000.10%9,449,323
Romania9,1000.05%19,237,691
Austria9,0000.10%9,006,398
Iran8,5000.01%83,992,949
Azerbaijan7,8000.08%10,139,177
New Zealand7,5000.16%4,822,233
Venezuela7,3000.02%28,435,940
Denmark6,4000.11%5,792,202
India4,9000.00%1,380,004,385
Latvia4,7000.25%1,886,198
Poland4,5000.01%37,846,611
Greece4,2000.04%10,423,054
Czech Republic3,9000.04%10,708,981
Uzbekistan3,2000.01%33,469,203
China2,8000.00%1,439,323,776
Kazakhstan2,7000.01%18,776,707
Slovakia2,6000.05%5,459,642
Ireland2,6000.05%4,937,786
Lithuania2,5000.09%2,722,289
Costa Rica2,5000.05%5,094,118
Colombia2,2000.00%50,882,891
Morocco2,1500.01%36,910,560
Moldova2,0000.06%4,033,963
Bulgaria2,0000.03%6,948,445
Peru1,9000.01%32,971,854
Estonia1,9000.15%1,326,535
Croatia1,7000.04%4,105,267
Georgia1,6000.04%3,989,167
Puerto Rico1,5000.04%2,860,853
Serbia1,4000.02%8,737,371
Norway1,3000.02%5,421,241
Finland1,3000.02%5,540,720
Tunisia1,0500.01%11,818,619
Paraguay1,0000.01%7,132,538
Japan1,0000.00%126,476,461
Singapore9000.02%5,850,342
Guatemala9000.01%17,915,568
Portugal6000.01%10,196,709
Luxembourg6000.10%625,978
Gibraltar6001.71%33,691
Ecuador6000.00%17,643,054
Bosnia And Herzegovina5000.01%3,280,819
Bolivia5000.00%11,673,021
Cuba5000.00%11,326,616
Kyrgyzstan4000.01%6,524,195
Bahamas3000.07%393,244
Kenya3000.00%53,771,296
Turkmenistan2000.00%6,031,200
Thailand2000.00%69,799,978
Suriname2000.03%586,632
Zimbabwe2000.00%14,862,924
Jamaica2000.01%2,961,167
Egypt1000.00%102,334,404
Syria1000.00%17,500,658
Botswana1000.00%2,351,627
Slovenia1000.00%2,078,938
Philippines1000.00%109,581,078
Bermuda1000.16%62,278
Nigeria1000.00%206,139,589
Namibia1000.00%2,540,905
Armenia1000.00%2,963,243
Malta1000.03%441,543
Madagascar1000.00%27,691,018
Indonesia1000.00%273,523,615
Ethiopia1000.00%114,963,588
El Salvador1000.00%6,486,205
Dominican Republic1000.00%10,847,910
Cyprus1000.01%1,207,359
Taiwan1000.00%23,816,775