Jewish Population By Country 2021

One of the oldest and most practiced religions around the world is Judaism. Jewish people first originated in the Middle East and have grown to more than 14 million people worldwide. The enlarged Jewish population includes full or partial ancestry and tops 20 million, based on estimates taken in 2017.

While you can find Jews in nearly every country worldwide, 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 almost 7 million Jewish people live in the United States, with a majority living in New York, California, Florida, and New Jersey. These are the only two nations with Jewish populations that exceed 1 million.

Other nations with significant Jewish populations include:

When considering 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 2021

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Jewish Population By Country 2021

Country Jewish Population % of Total Population 2021 Population
Israel6,738,50074.80%8,789,774
United States5,700,0001.75%332,915,073
France453,0000.70%65,426,179
Canada390,5001.06%38,067,903
United Kingdom290,0000.43%68,207,116
Argentina180,3000.41%45,605,826
Russia172,0000.12%145,912,025
Germany116,0000.14%83,900,473
Australia113,4000.46%25,788,215
Brazil93,2000.04%213,993,437
South Africa69,0000.12%60,041,994
Ukraine50,0000.12%43,466,819
Hungary47,4000.48%9,634,164
Mexico40,0000.03%130,262,216
Netherlands29,8000.17%17,173,099
Belgium29,2000.26%11,632,326
Italy27,5000.05%60,367,477
Switzerland18,6000.22%8,715,494
Chile18,3000.10%19,212,361
Uruguay16,7000.48%3,485,151
Sweden15,0000.15%10,160,169
Turkey15,0000.02%85,042,738
Spain11,7000.03%46,745,216
Panama10,0000.24%4,381,579
Belarus9,5000.10%9,442,862
Romania9,1000.05%19,127,774
Austria9,0000.10%9,043,070
Iran8,5000.01%85,028,759
Azerbaijan7,8000.08%10,223,342
New Zealand7,5000.16%4,860,643
Venezuela7,3000.02%28,704,954
Denmark6,4000.11%5,813,298
India4,9000.00%1,393,409,038
Latvia4,7000.25%1,866,942
Poland4,5000.01%37,797,005
Greece4,2000.04%10,370,744
Czech Republic3,9000.04%10,724,555
Uzbekistan3,2000.01%33,935,763
China2,8000.00%1,444,216,107
Kazakhstan2,7000.01%18,994,962
Ireland2,6000.05%4,982,907
Slovakia2,6000.05%5,460,721
Lithuania2,5000.09%2,689,862
Costa Rica2,5000.05%5,139,052
Colombia2,2000.00%51,265,844
Morocco2,1500.01%37,344,795
Moldova2,0000.06%4,024,019
Bulgaria2,0000.03%6,896,663
Estonia1,9000.15%1,325,185
Peru1,9000.01%33,359,418
Croatia1,7000.04%4,081,651
Georgia1,6000.04%3,979,765
Puerto Rico1,5000.04%2,828,255
Serbia1,4000.02%8,697,550
Norway1,3000.02%5,465,630
Finland1,3000.02%5,548,360
Tunisia1,0500.01%11,935,766
Paraguay1,0000.01%7,219,638
Japan1,0000.00%126,050,804
Singapore9000.02%5,896,686
Guatemala9000.01%18,249,860
Gibraltar6001.71%33,698
Luxembourg6000.10%634,814
Portugal6000.01%10,167,925
Ecuador6000.00%17,888,475
Bosnia And Herzegovina5000.01%3,263,466
Cuba5000.00%11,317,505
Bolivia5000.00%11,832,940
United States Virgin Islands4000.38%104,226
Kyrgyzstan4000.01%6,628,356
Bahamas3000.07%396,913
Kenya3000.00%54,985,698
Suriname2000.03%591,800
Jamaica2000.01%2,973,463
Turkmenistan2000.00%6,117,924
Zimbabwe2000.00%15,092,171
Thailand2000.00%69,950,850
Bermuda1000.16%62,090
Malta1000.03%442,784
Cyprus1000.01%1,215,584
Slovenia1000.00%2,078,724
Botswana1000.00%2,397,241
Namibia1000.00%2,587,344
Armenia1000.00%2,968,127
El Salvador1000.00%6,518,499
Dominican Republic1000.00%10,953,703
Syria1000.00%18,275,702
Taiwan1000.00%23,855,010
Madagascar1000.00%28,427,328
South Korea1000.00%51,305,186
Dr Congo1000.00%92,377,993
Egypt1000.00%104,258,327
Philippines1000.00%111,046,913
Ethiopia1000.00%117,876,227
Nigeria1000.00%211,400,708
Indonesia1000.00%276,361,783

Jewish Population By Country 2021