State of Palestine Population (LIVE)

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State of Palestine Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the State of Palestine is 5,449,992 as of Wednesday, February 21, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • the State of Palestine 2023 population is estimated at 5,371,230 people at mid year.
  • the State of Palestine population is equivalent to 0.07% 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 892 per Km2 (2,311 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 6,020 Km2 (2,324 sq. miles)
  • 82.9 % of the population is urban (4,452,704 people in 2023)
  • The median age in the State of Palestine is 19.6 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of the State of Palestine (2024 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
2024 5,494,963 2.30 % 123,733 -5,000 19.8 3.32 913 83.3 % 4,579,543 0.07 % 8,118,835,999 121
2023 5,371,230 2.31 % 121,158 -5,000 19.6 3.38 892 82.9 % 4,452,704 0.07 % 8,045,311,447 121
2022 5,250,072 2.27 % 116,680 -5,000 19.4 3.44 872 82.4 % 4,327,618 0.07 % 7,975,105,156 122
2020 5,019,401 2.23 % 109,626 -12,369 19.0 3.57 834 81.4 % 4,083,476 0.06 % 7,840,952,880 124
2015 4,484,614 2.35 % 98,467 -22,904 18.3 4.05 745 78.4 % 3,514,324 0.06 % 7,426,597,537 125
2010 3,992,278 2.43 % 90,217 -26,350 17.1 4.38 663 75.5 % 3,015,515 0.06 % 6,985,603,105 126
2005 3,541,193 2.43 % 80,248 -28,157 15.8 4.84 588 73.8 % 2,612,793 0.05 % 6,558,176,119 129
2000 3,139,954 3.66 % 103,362-11,501 15.0 5.44 522 73.9 % 2,319,571 0.05 % 6,148,898,975 132
1995 2,623,144 4.31 % 99,707 8,763 14.4 6.18 436 70.1 % 1,838,048 0.05 % 5,743,219,454 133
1990 2,124,609 4.18 % 78,705 -476 14.3 6.78 353 67.0 % 1,422,479 0.04 % 5,316,175,862 138
1985 1,731,085 3.56 % 55,493 -31,640 14.1 6.95 288 66.1 % 1,144,681 0.04 % 4,861,730,613 142
1980 1,453,620 2.84 % 37,983 -15,067 13.9 7.23 241 64.8 % 941,551 0.03 % 4,444,007,706 143
1975 1,263,706 2.48 % 29,093 -11,596 13.8 7.48 210 62.3 % 787,567 0.03 % 4,069,437,231 142
1970 1,118,241 -0.53 % -6,055 -31,405 14.3 7.65 186 54.6 % 610,666 0.03 % 3,695,390,336 142
1965 1,148,517 1.35 % 14,935 -36,419 14.6 7.78 191 50.7 % 582,558 0.03 % 3,337,111,983 136
1960 1,073,842 1.49 % 15,345 -17,662 15.1 7.79 178 43.9 % 470,972 0.04 % 3,019,233,434 137
1955 997,117 1.08 % 10,462 -16,930 15.6 7.82 166 40.2 % 401,302 0.04 % 2,746,072,141 136
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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State of Palestine Population Forecast

-5,000
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
2025 5,620,605 2.29 % 120,241 -5,000 20.1 3.27 934 83.8 % 4,707,958 0.07 % 8,191,988,453 119
2030 6,256,949 2.17 % 127,269 -5,000 21.4 3.01 1,039 85.8 % 5,371,488 0.07 % 8,546,141,327 116
2035 6,907,306 2.00 % 130,071 -5,000 22.8 2.80 1,147 87.9 % 6,068,757 0.08 % 8,879,397,401 113
2040 7,568,488 1.85 % 132,236 -5,000 24.4 2.64 1,257 89.8 % 6,792,784 0.08 % 9,188,250,492 112
2045 8,226,308 1.68 % 131,564 -5,000 26.0 2.51 1,366 91.6 % 7,537,555 0.09 % 9,467,543,575 111
2050 8,861,747 1.50 % 127,088   27.5 2.38 1,472 93.6 % 8,292,644 0.09 % 9,709,491,761 108
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

State of Palestine Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of the State of Palestine
Life Expectancy
74.28 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
13.8
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
16.2
(per 1,000 live births)
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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 Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of the State of Palestine (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. 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 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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.