Israel's population reaches 9 million

Jewish citizens comprise about 74% of the population.

Jerusalem Marathon 2019 (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Jerusalem Marathon 2019
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Just in time for Independence Day, the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics released its latest figures on Israel's population.
According to the data, the population of Israel stands at about 9,021,000 as of March 2019.
Roughly 6,697,000 Israeli citizens are Jews, about 74% of the population as a whole. The Jewish population of Israel has grown by 1 million in the last 10 years.
The Arab minority in Israel, comprising Muslims, Christians and Druze, stood at 1,890,000 people, about 21% of the population. This sector increased by less than 400,000 people during the same 10 year period.
From 2008-2018, the Arab population grew by 21%, slightly faster than the Jewish population, which grew by 17.5%.
The remaining 5% of Israel's population consists of various other ethnic/religious minorities.