Palestine Population 2020 (Live)

5,101,737

Palestine Population Growth

The above-average birth rate in Palestine has kept the annual growth rate very high for the past few decades. Despite consistent negative net migration, the population continues to swell while the average woman in Palestine gives birth to around 4 children. The growth rate has slowed somewhat in recent years, but not by much. As of 2019, the population in Palestine was growing 2.65% annually.

Palestine Population Projections

The trend of declining growth rate is expected to continue in years to come. Current projections believe that the annual growth rate in Palestine will peak in 2020 at 2.68% before dropping over an entire percentage point by 2050. If these predictions prove true, the population of Palestine will be close to 5,322,629 in 2020, 6,739,073 in 2030, 8,208,074 in 2040 and 9.704,205 by 2050.

The current population of Palestine is 5,101,737, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 5,101,414.

Palestine Growth Rate

Palestine Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
East Jerusalem428,304
Gaza410,000
Khan Yunis173,183
Jabalya168,568
Hebron160,470
Nablus130,326
Rafah126,305
Dayr al Balah59,504
Bayt Lahya56,919
Tulkarm44,169

Palestine Area and Population Density

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 a war between Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, and Israel. The entire surface area of the country is 2,402 square miles (6,220 square kilometers), which ranks 170th in the world in terms of size.

The Palestine population in Gaza and the West Bank is estimated at 4.817 million as of 2017. Using this figure, the population density of Palestine is 2,005 people per square mile (774 people per square kilometer,) which is roughly the 7th most densely populated country in the world, but this number is not official because of the border discrepancies.

Largest Cities in Palestine

Near three-quarters of people living in Palestine reside in an urban environment. As a city-state, technically Palestine is the only city within itself, although the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem are considered to be part of it. Regardless, no real data is available about metropolitan areas in Palestine because of its status as a city-state.

Palestine Population Density Map

Source:
Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20205,101,4142.41%847.4112113
20194,981,4202.44%827.4812113
20184,862,9792.44%807.8012113
20174,747,2272.41%788.5812213
20164,635,6542.35%770.0412313
20154,529,1662.23%752.3512313
20104,055,6312.54%673.6912714
20053,577,9612.10%594.3512917
20003,224,0034.25%535.5512917
19952,618,6684.50%434.9913321
19902,101,4463.62%349.0813722
19851,759,5343.10%292.2814128
19801,510,7132.68%250.9514131
19751,323,8023.28%219.9014232
19701,126,629-1.11%187.1514234
19651,191,3792.19%197.9013730
19601,069,3201.60%177.6313731
1955987,7551.17%164.0813632
1950931,9280.00%154.8113532

Palestine Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20205,101,4142.41%847.4112113
20255,718,4142.31%949.9011713
20306,341,7282.09%1053.4411513
20356,971,0881.91%1157.9911313
20407,599,2311.74%1262.3311212
20458,217,2731.58%1365.0011011
20508,815,7741.42%1464.4110711
20559,383,1131.26%1558.6610310
20609,913,4881.11%1646.7610010
206510,399,1260.96%1727.439710
207010,834,6820.82%1799.78969
207511,213,8940.69%1862.77969
208011,535,9010.57%1916.26968
208511,800,5830.46%1960.23968
209012,010,6940.35%1995.13958
209512,166,6320.26%2021.04958

Palestine Population by Year (Projections)

Palestine Population Pyramid 2020

Palestine Population by Age

There are 2,746,487 adults in Palestine.

Palestine Population Pyramid

Palestine Population Growth

The above-average birth rate in Palestine has kept the annual growth rate very high for the past few decades. Despite consistent negative net migration, the population continues to swell while the average woman in Palestine gives birth to around 4 children. The growth rate has slowed somewhat in recent years, but not by much. As of 2019, the population in Palestine was growing 2.65% annually.

Palestine Population Projections

The trend of declining growth rate is expected to continue in years to come. Current projections believe that the annual growth rate in Palestine will peak in 2020 at 2.68% before dropping over an entire percentage point by 2050. If these predictions prove true, the population of Palestine will be close to 5,322,629 in 2020, 6,739,073 in 2030, 8,208,074 in 2040 and 9.704,205 by 2050.

About Palestine

  1. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  2. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  3. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    <p>Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1997 and 2007 censuses, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration. Population figures include the Arab population residing in East <a href='/world-cities/jerusalem-population'>Jerusalem</a> and exclude Israeli citizens residing in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Official annual population estimates from 1994 through 2012 from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics were also taken into account.</p>

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer