Jewish Population by Country 2022

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Judaism is one of the oldest and most influential religions in the world, with more than 14.7 million practitioners worldwide as of 2019. If counting the "enlarged" Jewish population—which is to say, if including individuals with partial Jewish heritage—the number of Jews in the world swells to 20 million.

Jewish people make their homes in nearly every country worldwide, but the majority live in one of only two nations: Israel and the United States. Based on data from sources including the Jewish Virtual Library and the American Jewish Year Book, Israel led the world with an estimated 6.89 million Jews as of April 2021. The U.S. followed closely behind with 5.7 million, the majority of whom live in New York, California, Florida, and New Jersey. These are the only two nations with Jewish populations that exceed 1 million.

Top 10 Countries with the Largest Jewish populations (2019):

  1. Israel - 6,894,000 (2021 data)
  2. United States - 5,700,000 (Possibly 6.7 million. Sources differ.)
  3. France - 450,000
  4. Canada - 392,000
  5. United Kingdom - 292,000
  6. Argentina - 180,000
  7. Russia - 165,000
  8. Germany - 118,000 (tie)
  9. Australia - 118,000 (tie)
  10. Brazil - 92,600

Countries with the Smallest Jewish populations:*

According to 2019 estimates from the Jewish Federations of North America, the following countries have fewer than 100 Jewish residents: Armenia, Bermuda, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Indonesia, North Macedonia, Madagascar, Malta, Namibia, Nigeria, Philippines, Slovenia, South Korea, Syria, and Taiwan.

Jewish Population by Country 2022

Country Jewish Population (Sept. 2021) % of Global 2022 Population
Israel6,930,00045.59%8,922,892
United States6,000,00039.47%334,805,269
France446,0002.93%65,584,518
Canada393,5002.59%38,388,419
United Kingdom292,0001.92%68,497,907
Argentina175,0001.15%46,010,234
Russia150,0000.99%145,805,947
Australia118,0000.78%26,068,792
Germany118,0000.78%83,883,596
Brazil91,5000.60%215,353,593
South Africa52,0000.60%60,756,135
Hungary47,0000.60%9,606,259
Ukraine43,0000.60%43,192,122
Mexico40,0000.60%131,562,772
Netherlands30,0000.60%17,211,447
Belgium29,0000.60%11,668,278
Italy27,0000.60%60,262,770
Switzerland18,5000.60%8,773,637
Uruguay16,0000.60%3,496,016
Chile16,0000.60%19,250,195
Sweden15,0000.60%10,218,971
Turkey14,5000.60%85,561,976
Spain13,0000.60%46,719,142
Panama10,0000.60%4,446,964
Austria10,0000.60%9,066,710
Bermuda< 5000.00%61,939
United States Virgin Islands< 5000.00%103,971
Curacao< 5000.00%165,529
Barbados< 5000.00%288,023
Bahamas< 5000.00%400,516
Malta< 5000.00%444,033
Suriname< 5000.00%596,831
Cyprus< 5000.00%1,223,387
Bahrain< 5000.00%1,783,983
Slovenia< 5000.00%2,078,034
North Macedonia< 5000.00%2,081,304
Botswana< 5000.00%2,441,162
Namibia< 5000.00%2,633,874
Albania< 5000.00%2,866,374
Armenia< 5000.00%2,971,966
Jamaica< 5000.00%2,985,094
Republic of the Congo< 5000.00%5,797,805
Turkmenistan< 5000.00%6,201,943
El Salvador< 5000.00%6,550,389
Kyrgyzstan< 5000.00%6,728,271
Tajikistan< 5000.00%9,957,464
United Arab Emirates< 5000.00%10,081,785
Dominican Republic< 5000.00%11,056,370
Cuba< 5000.00%11,305,652
Bolivia< 5000.00%11,992,656
Zimbabwe< 5000.00%15,331,428
Syria< 5000.00%19,364,809
Taiwan< 5000.00%23,888,595
Madagascar< 5000.00%29,178,077
Yemen< 5000.00%31,154,867
South Korea< 5000.00%51,329,899
Kenya< 5000.00%56,215,221
Thailand< 5000.00%70,078,203
Egypt< 5000.00%106,156,692
Philippines< 5000.00%112,508,994
Nigeria< 5000.00%216,746,934
Indonesia< 5000.00%279,134,505

Jewish Population by Country 2022

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