State of Palestine Population (LIVE)

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State of Palestine Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the State of Palestine is 5,034,373 as of Wednesday, December 11, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • the State of Palestine 2019 population is estimated at 4,981,420 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • the State of Palestine population is equivalent to 0.06% of the total world population.
  • the State of Palestine ranks number 121 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the State of Palestine is 827 per Km2 (2,143 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 6,020 Km2 (2,324 sq. miles)
  • 79.6 % of the population is urban (3,964,760 people in 2019)
  • The median age in the State of Palestine is 19.7 years.

Population of the State of Palestine (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationState of Palestine
Global Rank
2019 4,981,420 2.44 % 118,441 -10,563 19.7 4.13 827 79.6 % 3,964,760 0.06 % 7,713,468,100 121
2018 4,862,979 2.44 % 115,752 -10,563 19.7 4.13 808 79.1 % 3,848,420 0.06 % 7,631,091,040 121
2017 4,747,227 2.41 % 111,573 -10,563 19.7 4.13 789 78.7 % 3,734,536 0.06 % 7,547,858,925 122
2016 4,635,654 2.35 % 106,488 -10,563 19.7 4.13 770 78.2 % 3,623,138 0.06 % 7,464,022,049 123
2015 4,529,166 2.23 % 94,707 -31,413 19.5 4.25 752 77.6 % 3,514,324 0.06 % 7,379,797,139 123
2010 4,055,631 2.54 % 95,534 -20,734 18.2 4.60 674 74.4 % 3,015,515 0.06 % 6,956,823,603 127
2005 3,577,961 2.11 % 70,792 -38,000 17.0 5.02 594 73.0 % 2,612,793 0.05 % 6,541,907,027 129
2000 3,224,003 4.25 % 121,06714,000 16.0 5.81 536 71.9 % 2,319,571 0.05 % 6,143,493,823 129
1995 2,618,668 4.50 % 103,444 7,001 15.7 6.60 435 70.2 % 1,838,048 0.05 % 5,744,212,979 133
1990 2,101,446 3.62 % 68,382 -7,869 15.7 6.76 349 67.7 % 1,422,479 0.04 % 5,327,231,061 137
1985 1,759,534 3.10 % 49,764 -12,291 15.5 7.05 292 65.1 % 1,144,681 0.04 % 4,870,921,740 141
1980 1,510,713 2.68 % 37,382 -16,739 15.1 7.50 251 62.3 % 941,551 0.03 % 4,458,003,514 141
1975 1,323,802 3.28 % 39,435 -6,451 14.8 7.69 220 59.5 % 787,567 0.03 % 4,079,480,606 142
1970 1,126,629 -1.11 % -12,950 -56,368 15.3 8.00 187 54.2 % 610,666 0.03 % 3,700,437,046 142
1965 1,191,379 2.19 % 24,412 -15,529 16.1 8.00 198 48.9 % 582,558 0.04 % 3,339,583,597 136
1960 1,069,320 1.60 % 16,313 -13,591 16.8 7.38 178 44.0 % 470,972 0.04 % 3,034,949,748 137
1955 987,755 1.17 % 11,165 -13,763 17.0 7.38 164 40.6 % 401,302 0.04 % 2,773,019,936 136
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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State of Palestine Population Forecast

-5,001
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationState of Palestine
Global Rank
2020 5,101,414 2.41 % 114,450 -10,563 20.8 3.67 847 80.0 % 4,083,476 0.07 % 7,794,798,739 121
2025 5,718,414 2.31 % 123,400 -5,000 21.9 3.67 950 82.3 % 4,707,958 0.07 % 8,184,437,460 118
2030 6,341,728 2.09 % 124,663 -5,000 23.1 3.67 1,053 84.7 % 5,371,488 0.07 % 8,548,487,400 116
2035 6,971,088 1.91 % 125,872 -5,000 24.5 3.67 1,158 87.1 % 6,068,757 0.08 % 8,887,524,213 114
2040 7,599,231 1.74 % 125,629 -5,000 26.1 3.67 1,262 89.4 % 6,792,784 0.08 % 9,198,847,240 112
2045 8,217,273 1.58 % 123,608 -5,001 27.6 3.67 1,365 91.7 % 7,537,555 0.09 % 9,481,803,274 111
2050 8,815,774 1.42 % 119,700   29.1 3.67 1,464 94.1 % 8,292,644 0.09 % 9,735,033,990 107
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

State of Palestine Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of the State of Palestine
Life Expectancy
74.62 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
15.8
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
18.3
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
2,586,971 50.71% 2,514,445 49.29% 5,101,414 1.03

Population Pyramid for the State of Palestine (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 1,000,425 51.12% 956,536 48.88% 1,956,961 38.36%
15-24 516,008 50.80% 499,694 49.20% 1,015,702 19.91%
25-54 886,321 50.75% 860,029 49.25% 1,746,350 34.23%
55-64 107,482 49.23% 110,857 50.77% 218,339 4.28%
65+ 76,735 46.77% 87,329 53.23% 164,064 3.22%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 1,956,961 38.36% 65.7
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 2,980,391 58.42% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 164,064 3.22% 5.5
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
2,121,025 41.58% 71.2

Main Cities by Population in the State of Palestine

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 East Jerusalem 428,304
2 Gaza 410,000
3 Khan Yunis 173,183
4 Jabalya 168,568
5 Hebron 160,470
6 Nablus 130,326
7 Rafah 126,305
8 Dayr al Balah 59,504
9 Bayt Lahya 56,919
10 Tulkarm 44,169
11 Qalqilyah 43,212
12 Yuta 41,425
13 Al Birah 38,192
14 Bayt Hanun 37,392
15 An Nusayrat 36,123
16 Old City 36,000
17 Al Burayj 34,951
18 Janin 34,730
19 Bani Suhayla 31,272
20 Bethlehem 29,019
21 Az Zahiriyah 27,616
22 Kalandia 25,595
23 Ar Ram wa Dahiyat al Barid 24,838
24 Ramallah 24,599
25 Halhul 21,076
26 Dura 20,835
27 Bani Na`im 19,783
27 Jericho 19,783
28 Al Qararah 19,500
29 As Samu` 19,355
30 Qabatiyah 19,127
31 Idhna 18,727
32 `Abasan al Kabirah 18,163
33 Sa`ir 17,775
34 Al `Ayzariyah 17,455
35 Balatah 17,146
36 Az Zuwaydah 16,688
37 Bayt Jala 16,183
38 Al Yamun 16,164
39 Tubas 15,591

See also

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Notes

The State of Palestine Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the State of Palestine delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of the State of Palestine (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by the State of Palestine in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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