Jerusalem Population 2022

956,849
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Jerusalem is one of the oldest and most well-known cities in the world, as well as being a significant city to many religions. Both Israel and Palestine claim the city as their capital, but neither claim is recognized while the area continues to experience upheaval. The population of Jerusalem has had its ups and downs. The lack of available housing for residents keeps thousands from living in the city, but the community continues to grow substantially each year.

The current population for Jerusalem is estimated to be around 856,700 people. This is according to the most recent census performed in 2011. According to the numbers from the previous poll, there was an increase of 10.735% to the total population. If the numbers remain in line with last census data, the estimated population for 2018 will surpass 900,000.

City Size and Population Density

Jerusalem covers an area of approximately 126 square kilometers (49 square miles). In combination with the growing number of residents in the city and surrounding area, the population density currently reaches 7,200 residents per square kilometer (19.000 residents per square mile).

Unemployment

The current unemployment rate stands at 5.9%, and statistics show that the unemployment rate in Jerusalem is reducing. The participation rate for men and women combined is 63.4%. Men and women have become more equal with regard to workforce participation in Jerusalem, with 52.6% of women and 60.6% of men taking part in the workforce. However, studies show that men still make more annually than women. Men make 65% more per year than women even in the highest areas of employment.

Religion

Given its history, Jerusalem is unsurprisingly a very religious city. Out of the population of 856,700 people, only 9,000 claimed to have no religious affiliation. At 64%, the majority of the population is Jewish, although there are of course different levels of adherence to the Jewish faith. The Muslim faith is the second most practiced religion in Jerusalem, representing 34% of the population. 2% of the population identifies as Christian.

Tourists

With Jerusalem being important to so many different religions, it is not surprising that it is the number one tourist city within Israel. This is not just because of the size of the city, but what it represents to people. Sacred sites are found throughout Jerusalem, and approximately 3.5 million tourists grace its grounds each year. The city is also home to a very famous university. Tourists and students from over 65 different countries come to study at Hebrew University, and the university even taught Albert Einstein, to name one famous intellectual from the school.

Architecture

One of the most unique things about Jerusalem is its architecture. The String Bridge is quite a remarkable sight and many marvel at the design. This is another aspect of the city that calls back to Jerusalem's biblical history. It is said to have been designed to depict the strings of King David's harp. The sweeping design of the bridge is beautiful but also functional, as the String Bridge accommodates foot traffic, bicycles, and the railway system within the city. People not only come for the bridge, but for the other 2,000 archeological sites throughout the city.

Year Population
1950120,895
1951125,129
1952129,518
1953134,047
1954138,741
1955143,600
1956147,957
1957151,735
1958155,616
1959159,596
1960163,683
1961168,452
1962178,361
1963188,854
1964199,979
1965211,727
1966224,182
1967237,370
1968251,354
1969266,119
1970281,775
1971298,351
1972314,880
1973323,889
1974333,169
1975342,715
1976352,547
1977362,634
1978373,024
1979383,712
1980394,721
1981406,014
1982417,647
1983429,641
1984442,357
1985455,413
1986468,874
1987482,732
1988497,020
1989511,690
1990526,814
1991542,384
1992558,438
1993574,920
1994591,913
1995609,408
1996622,708
1997632,691
1998642,848
1999653,167
2000663,667
2001674,307
2002685,132
2003696,130
2004707,321
2005718,660
2006730,197
2007741,919
2008753,845
2009766,990
2010781,421
2011796,124
2012811,124
2013826,364
2014841,912
2015857,752
2016873,913
2017890,333
2018907,062
2019919,407
2020931,756
2021944,188
2022956,849
2023969,804
2024983,097
2025996,732
20261,010,673
20271,024,862
20281,039,256
20291,053,821
20301,068,529
20311,083,359
20321,098,295
20331,113,327
20341,128,446
20351,143,645

Jerusalem Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950120,8950.00%
1951125,1293.50%4,234
1952129,5183.51%4,389
1953134,0473.50%4,529
1954138,7413.50%4,694
1955143,6003.50%4,859
1956147,9573.03%4,357
1957151,7352.55%3,778
1958155,6162.56%3,881
1959159,5962.56%3,980
1960163,6832.56%4,087
1961168,4522.91%4,769
1962178,3615.88%9,909
1963188,8545.88%10,493
1964199,9795.89%11,125
1965211,7275.87%11,748
1966224,1825.88%12,455
1967237,3705.88%13,188
1968251,3545.89%13,984
1969266,1195.87%14,765
1970281,7755.88%15,656
1971298,3515.88%16,576
1972314,8805.54%16,529
1973323,8892.86%9,009
1974333,1692.87%9,280
1975342,7152.87%9,546
1976352,5472.87%9,832
1977362,6342.86%10,087
1978373,0242.87%10,390
1979383,7122.87%10,688
1980394,7212.87%11,009
1981406,0142.86%11,293
1982417,6472.87%11,633
1983429,6412.87%11,994
1984442,3572.96%12,716
1985455,4132.95%13,056
1986468,8742.96%13,461
1987482,7322.96%13,858
1988497,0202.96%14,288
1989511,6902.95%14,670
1990526,8142.96%15,124
1991542,3842.96%15,570
1992558,4382.96%16,054
1993574,9202.95%16,482
1994591,9132.96%16,993
1995609,4082.96%17,495
1996622,7082.18%13,300
1997632,6911.60%9,983
1998642,8481.61%10,157
1999653,1671.61%10,319
2000663,6671.61%10,500
2001674,3071.60%10,640
2002685,1321.61%10,825
2003696,1301.61%10,998
2004707,3211.61%11,191
2005718,6601.60%11,339
2006730,1971.61%11,537
2007741,9191.61%11,722
2008753,8451.61%11,926
2009766,9901.74%13,145
2010781,4211.88%14,431
2011796,1241.88%14,703
2012811,1241.88%15,000
2013826,3641.88%15,240
2014841,9121.88%15,548
2015857,7521.88%15,840
2016873,9131.88%16,161
2017890,3331.88%16,420
2018907,0621.88%16,729
2019919,4071.36%12,345
2020931,7561.34%12,349
2021944,1881.33%12,432
2022956,8491.34%12,661
2023969,8041.35%12,955
2024983,0971.37%13,293
2025996,7321.39%13,635
20261,010,6731.40%13,941
20271,024,8621.40%14,189
20281,039,2561.40%14,394
20291,053,8211.40%14,565
20301,068,5291.40%14,708
20311,083,3591.39%14,830
20321,098,2951.38%14,936
20331,113,3271.37%15,032
20341,128,4461.36%15,119
20351,143,6451.35%15,199

Jerusalem Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Tel Aviv4,343,5841.87%
Haifa1,163,9500.77%
Jerusalem956,8491.34%
Be'er Sheva651,4161.11%

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