According to data the Central Bureau of Statistics issued on Monday, the day before Independence Day, Israel has a population of 9,727,000 people.
Among them, 73.5% identify as Jewish, 21% as Arab, and 5.5% as non-Arab Christians, adherents of other faiths, or those who have no religious affiliation listed in the Population Registry.
Israel’s population increased by 216,000 individuals, or 2.3%, from the previous Independence Day. 183,000 newborns were born during that time, 79,0000 immigrants entered the country, and 51,000 individuals passed away.
Israel had 806,000 residents at the time of the state’s founding.
The population is projected to grow to 11.1 million by 2030 and 13.2 million by 2040. Israel’s population is expected to reach 15.2 million in the country’s centennial year.
More than 3.3 million people have immigrated to Israel since its founding in 1948, of whom 1.5 million (43.7%) did so as of 1990. Over 3,300 of the 60,000 Israeli citizens who are still alive today were born before the year 100.
According to data from the 2021 Social Survey, 89% of Israelis aged 20 and over are content or very satisfied with their lives.
The Jewish state will start commemorating Memorial Day on Monday night and promptly herald in its 75th Independence Day the following day.