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

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Jewish Population by Country 2022

Country Jewish Population (Sept. 2021) % of Global 2022 Population
Israel6,930,00045.59%9,038,309
United States6,000,00039.47%338,289,857
France446,0002.93%64,626,628
Canada393,5002.59%38,454,327
United Kingdom292,0001.92%67,508,936
Argentina175,0001.15%45,510,318
Russia150,0000.99%144,713,314
Germany118,0000.78%83,369,843
Australia118,0000.78%26,177,413
Brazil91,5000.60%215,313,498
South Africa52,0000.60%59,893,885
Hungary47,0000.60%9,967,308
Ukraine43,0000.60%39,701,739
Mexico40,0000.60%127,504,125
Netherlands30,0000.60%17,564,014
Belgium29,0000.60%11,655,930
Italy27,0000.60%59,037,474
Switzerland18,5000.60%8,740,472
Chile16,0000.60%19,603,733
Uruguay16,0000.60%3,422,794
Sweden15,0000.60%10,549,347
Turkey14,5000.60%85,341,241
Spain13,0000.60%47,558,630
Austria10,0000.60%8,939,617
Panama10,0000.60%4,408,581
Indonesia< 5000.00%275,501,339
Nigeria< 5000.00%218,541,212
Philippines< 5000.00%115,559,009
Egypt< 5000.00%110,990,103
Thailand< 5000.00%71,697,030
Kenya< 5000.00%54,027,487
South Korea< 5000.00%51,815,810
Yemen< 5000.00%33,696,614
Madagascar< 5000.00%29,611,714
Taiwan< 5000.00%23,893,394
Syria< 5000.00%22,125,249
Zimbabwe< 5000.00%16,320,537
Bolivia< 5000.00%12,224,110
Dominican Republic< 5000.00%11,228,821
Cuba< 5000.00%11,212,191
Tajikistan< 5000.00%9,952,787
United Arab Emirates< 5000.00%9,441,129
Kyrgyzstan< 5000.00%6,630,623
Turkmenistan< 5000.00%6,430,770
El Salvador< 5000.00%6,336,392
Republic of the Congo< 5000.00%5,970,424
Albania< 5000.00%2,842,321
Jamaica< 5000.00%2,827,377
Armenia< 5000.00%2,780,469
Botswana< 5000.00%2,630,296
Namibia< 5000.00%2,567,012
Slovenia< 5000.00%2,119,844
North Macedonia< 5000.00%2,093,599
Bahrain< 5000.00%1,472,233
Cyprus< 5000.00%1,251,488
Suriname< 5000.00%618,040
Malta< 5000.00%533,286
Bahamas< 5000.00%409,984
Barbados< 5000.00%281,635
Curacao< 5000.00%191,163
United States Virgin Islands< 5000.00%99,465
Bermuda< 5000.00%64,184

Jewish Population by Country 2022

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