Israel’s population hits 7.7 million on 63rd birthday
In time for its 63rd Independence Day, statistics show that Israel’s population has grown 2 percent since last year; 75 percent are Jews.
Jews makes up some 75.3% of the population, or 5,837,000 people, while the Arab population has reached 1,587,000 (20.5%).
Non-Arabs and non-Jews make up 4.2% of citizens, or 322,000 people.
Since Independence Day last year, 178,000 babies were born, while some 43,000 people died. Close to 24,500 immigrants arrived, of those 6,500 were ex-pat Israelis returning home.
Happy Birthday, Israel! And many more!