Statistics on Settlements and Settler Population

Statistics on Settlements and Settler Population

Published: 
1 Jan 2011
Updated: 
2 Apr 2017

As of the end of 2015, there are 125 government- sanctioned Israeli settlements in the West Bank (not including East Jerusalem and settlement enclaves within Hebron).

In addition, there were approximately 100 “settlement outposts” located throughout the West Bank. The outposts do not have official government recognition, although many of them were established with governmental assistance. Outposts are generally smaller than recognized settlements.

Fifteen large Israeli neighborhoods were built in areas that Israel annexed to the Jerusalem Municipality after 1967. These neighborhoods are also considered settlements under international law. In addition, settler enclaves have been built in the heart of Palestinian neighborhoods in these annexed areas, with aid by the Israeli government and the Jerusalem Municipality.

There are an estimated 588,000 settlers in the West Bank. This figure is derived from two sources: According to data provided by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), at the end of 2015, 382,916 people were living in the settlements of the West Bank, excluding East Jerusalem. According to data provided by the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, the population of the Israeli neighborhoods in East Jerusalem numbered 205,220 people at the end of 2014.

According to the CBS, the annual growth rate for the settler population (excluding East Jerusalem) in 2015 was more than two times higher than that of the overall population in Israel: 4.1% and 2% percent, respectively. Furthermore, approximately 25% of the increase in the number of settlers was the result of relocation by Israelis and of the arrival of new immigrants to Israel who chose to live there.

# Namesort icon Established Population Settlement type
1 Adam (Geva Binyamin) 1984 5,232 Settlement
2 Adei Ad 1998 Settlement Outpost
3 Adora 1984 404 Settlement
4 Ahavat Chaim 1999 Settlement Outpost
5 Ahiya 1997 Settlement Outpost
6 Ahuzat Shalhevet 1999 Settlement Outpost
7 Ale 'Ayin Settlement Outpost
8 Alei Zahav 1982 1,300 Settlement
9 Alfei Menashe 1993 7,638 Settlement
10 Almog 1977 207 Settlement
11 Almon 1982 1,286 Settlement
12 Alon Shvut 1970 3,218 Settlement
13 Alonei Shilo 1999 Settlement Outpost
14 Alt. 468 2002 Settlement Outpost
15 Amona 1997 Settlement Outpost
16 Ancient Susiya Synagogue 2002 Settlement Outpost
17 Argaman 1968 133 Settlement
18 Ari'el 1978 18,717 Settlement
19 Asa'el 2002 Settlement Outpost
20 Asefar 1983 583 Settlement
21 Atarot Settlement in East Jerusalem
22 Ateret 1981 894 Settlement
23 Avenat 1983 128 Settlement
24 Avigayil 2001 Settlement Outpost
25 Avne Hefetz 1990 1,709 Settlement
26 Avraham Avinu Settlement Enclave in Hebron
27 Barkan 1981 1,741 Settlement
28 Bat Ayin 1989 1,226 Settlement
29 Bat Ayin East 1998 Settlement Outpost
30 Bat Ayin West 2002 Settlement Outpost
31 Beit El 1977 6,046 Settlement
32 Beit El East 2001 Settlement Outpost
33 Beit Ha'arava 1980 159 Settlement
34 Beit Hadassah Settlement Enclave in Hebron
35 Beit Hagai 1984 592 Settlement
36 Beit Romano Settlement Enclave in Hebron
37 Beitar Illit 1985 49,343 Settlement
38 Beka'ot 1972 182 Settlement
39 Bet Arye 1981 4,721 Settlement
40 Bet Horon 1977 1,228 Settlement
41 Bnei Adam 2004 Settlement Outpost
42 Bracha A 1998 Settlement Outpost
43 Brosh Habik'a Settlement
44 Bruchin 1999 719 Settlement
45 Carmei Tzur 1984 1,036 Settlement
46 Carmel 1981 407 Settlement
47 City of David Settlement in East Jerusalem
48 Derech HaAvot 2001 Settlement Outpost
49 Dolev 1983 1,302 Settlement
50 Efrat 1980 8,301 Settlement
51 Einav 1981 711 Settlement
52 Elazar 1975 2,577 Settlement
53 Eli 1984 4,092 Settlement
54 Elisha Preparatory 1999 Settlement Outpost
55 Elkana 1977 3,945 Settlement
56 Elmatan 2002 Settlement Outpost
57 Elon Moreh 1979 1,794 Settlement
58 Esh Kodesh 2000 Settlement Outpost
59 Eshkolot 1982 494 Settlement
60 Etz Efrayim 1985 1,822 Settlement
61 French Hill (Giv'at Shapira) 7,940 Settlement in East Jerusalem
62 Gal Outpost 2002 Settlement Outpost
63 Gilad Farm 2002 Settlement Outpost
64 Gilgal 1970 171 Settlement
65 Gilo 30,320 Settlement in East Jerusalem
66 Gittit 1973 376 Settlement
67 Giv'at Avichay Settlement Outpost
68 Giv'at Hadagan 1995 Settlement Outpost
69 Giv'at Hahish 1998 Settlement Outpost
70 Giv'at Hamatos Settlement in East Jerusalem
71 Giv'at Hamivtar Settlement in East Jerusalem
72 Giv'at Harel 1998 Settlement Outpost
73 Giv'at Hatamar 2001 Settlement Outpost
74 Giv'at Hayekev Settlement
75 Giv'at Ze'ev 1983 16,123 Settlement
76 Givat Assaf 2002 Settlement Outpost
77 Givat Sal'it 2002 Settlement Outpost
78 Givon Hahadasha 1980 1,151 Settlement
79 Gva'ot Olam 1998 Settlement Outpost
80 Hahar 1998 Settlement Outpost
81 Hakaron 2002 Settlement Outpost
82 Hamra 1971 127 Settlement
83 Hanekuda 1996 Settlement Outpost
84 Har Adar 1986 3,858 Settlement
85 Har Bracha 1983 2,267 Settlement
86 Har Gilo 1972 1,505 Settlement
87 Har Hemed 1996 Settlement Outpost
88 Har Homa 18,940 Settlement in East Jerusalem
89 Har Shmuel Settlement
90 Haresha 1997 Settlement Outpost
91 Haro'eh 2002 Settlement Outpost
92 Hasmoneam 1985 2,762 Settlement
93 Havat Yeshuv Hada'at 2002 Settlement Outpost
94 Hayovel 1998 Settlement Outpost
95 Hemdat 233 Settlement
96 Hermesh 1982 219 Settlement
97 Heruti 2001 Settlement Outpost
98 Hill 725 2001 Settlement Outpost
99 Hill 777 1999 Settlement Outpost
100 Hill 782 1999 Settlement Outpost
101 Hill 836 1998 Settlement Outpost
102 Hill 851 1998 Settlement Outpost
103 Hinnanit 1981 1,089 Settlement
104 Horesh Yaron 1997 Settlement Outpost
105 Ibei Hanahal 1999 Settlement Outpost
106 Immanuel 1983 3,253 Settlement
107 Itamar 1984 1,305 Settlement
108 Jabel Artis 2001 Settlement Outpost
109 Jewish Quarter 2,900 Settlement in East Jerusalem
110 Karmei Doron 2002 Settlement Outpost
111 Karnei Shomron 1978 6,905 Settlement
112 Kedumim 1977 4,338 Settlement
113 Kfar Adumim 1979 4,145 Settlement
114 Kfar Etzion 1967 1,071 Settlement
115 Kfar Haoranim (Menora) 1998 2,700 Settlement
116 Kfar Tapuah 1978 970 Settlement
117 Kida 2003 Settlement Outpost
118 Kiryat Arba 1972 7,108 Settlement
119 Kiryat Netafim 1983 865 Settlement
120 Kochav Hashachar 1977 1,945 Settlement
121 Kochav Ya'akov 1985 7,313 Settlement
122 Kochav Ya'akov East 2003 Settlement Outpost
123 Kochav Ya'akov West 2002 Settlement Outpost
124 Lehavat Yitzhar 1998 Settlement Outpost
125 Ma'ale Adumim 1975 37,525 Settlement
126 Ma'ale Amos 1981 384 Settlement
127 Ma'ale Efrayim 1970 1,206 Settlement
128 Ma'ale Efrayim Preparatory Settlement Outpost
129 Ma'ale Hagit 1999 Settlement Outpost
130 Ma'ale Levona 1983 766 Settlement
131 Ma'ale Mikhmas 1981 1,351 Settlement
132 Ma'ale Rehav'am 2002 Settlement Outpost
133 Ma'ale Shlomo 1999 Settlement Outpost
134 Ma'ale Shomeron 1980 1,015 Settlement
135 Ma'ale Yisrael 1997 Settlement Outpost
136 Ma'alot Dafna 3,080 Settlement in East Jerusalem
137 Ma'on 1981 502 Settlement
138 Magen Dan 1999 Settlement Outpost
139 Maon Farm 2001 Settlement Outpost
140 Maoz Zvi 2001 Settlement Outpost
141 Maskiyyot 206 Settlement
142 Massu'a 1970 148 Settlement
143 Mattityahu 1981 698 Settlement
144 Mechora 1973 141 Settlement
145 Mehola 1968 471 Settlement
146 Merom Ayalon 2001 Settlement Outpost
147 Mevo Dotan 1978 364 Settlement
148 Mevo Horon 1970 2,517 Settlement
149 Mevo'ot Jericho 1999 Settlement Outpost
150 Mezadot Yehuda 1983 467 Settlement
151 Migdal Oz 1977 439 Settlement
152 Migdalim 1983 269 Settlement
153 Migron 2002 Settlement Outpost
154 Mishpatei Eretz 2004 Settlement Outpost
155 Mitzpe Danny 1999 Settlement Outpost
156 Mitzpe Eshtamoa 2003 Settlement Outpost
157 Mitzpe Kramim 2001 Settlement Outpost
158 Mitzpe Lachish 2002 Settlement Outpost
159 Mitzpe Ro'i 2001 Settlement Outpost
160 Mitzpe Yair 1998 Settlement Outpost
161 Mitzpe Yeriho 1978 2,307 Settlement
162 Mitzpe Yitzhar 2002 Settlement Outpost
163 Mizpe Jericho North East 2001 Settlement Outpost
164 Mizpe Shalem 1971 173 Settlement
165 Modi'in Illit 1996 64,179 Settlement
166 Mor Farm 1999 Settlement Outpost
167 Mul Nevo 2001 Settlement Outpost
168 Na'ale 1988 1,573 Settlement
169 Naama 1982 118 Settlement
170 Nahaliel 1984 665 Settlement
171 Negohot 1999 288 Settlement
172 Nerya 1991 Settlement Outpost
173 Netiv Hagedud 1976 181 Settlement
174 Neve Daniel 1982 2,275 Settlement
175 Neve Daniel North 2002 Settlement Outpost
176 Neve Erez 2001 Settlement Outpost
177 Neve Halamish 1977 1,278 Settlement
178 Neve Ya'akov 21,260 Settlement in East Jerusalem
179 New Settlement Settlement Enclave in Hebron
180 Nili 1981 1,438 Settlement
181 Niran 1977 85 Settlement
182 Nof Harim 1998 Settlement Outpost
183 Nof Nesher 1996 Settlement Outpost
184 Nofei Nehemia 2002 Settlement Outpost
185 Nofim 1987 638 Settlement
186 Nokdim 1982 1,937 Settlement
187 Ofra 1975 3,189 Settlement
188 Ofra Zfon Mizrah 2004 Settlement Outpost
189 Old Massu'ot Itzhak 2001 Settlement Outpost
190 Omer Farm 2005 Settlement Outpost
191 Oranit 1985 8,495 Settlement
192 Otniel 1983 909 Settlement
193 Palgey Maim 1999 Settlement Outpost
194 Pedu'el 1984 1,622 Settlement
195 Petza'el 1975 250 Settlement
196 Pisgat Ze'ev 40,650 Settlement in East Jerusalem
197 Pnei Hever 1982 432 Settlement
198 Pnei Kedem 2002 Settlement Outpost
199 Psagot 1981 1,902 Settlement
200 Qalya 1968 394 Settlement
201 Qedar 1985 1,490 Settlement
202 Ramat Eshkol 6,960 Settlement in East Jerusalem
203 Ramat Gilad 2002 Settlement Outpost
204 Ramat Shlomo 15,070 Settlement in East Jerusalem
205 Ramot Alon 44,090 Settlement in East Jerusalem
206 Rechelim 1991 583 Settlement
207 Rehan 1977 213 Settlement
208 Revava 1991 1,974 Settlement
209 Rimmonim 1977 598 Settlement
210 Ro'i 1976 162 Settlement
211 Rosh Tzurim 1969 915 Settlement
212 Rotem 168 Settlement
213 Sal'it 1977 693 Settlement
214 Sansana 1999 334 Settlement
215 Sde Bar 1998 Settlement Outpost
216 Sha'arei Tikva 1983 5,638 Settlement
217 Shademot Mehola 1979 553 Settlement
218 Shaqed 1981 851 Settlement
219 Shavei Shomron 1977 879 Settlement
220 Shilo 1979 3,379 Settlement
221 Shim'a 1985 538 Settlement
222 Shvut Rachel 1991 Settlement Outpost
223 Skali's Farm 1999 Settlement Outpost
224 Sneh Yaakov 1999 Settlement Outpost
225 Susiya 1983 1,041 Settlement
226 Susiya North West 2001 Settlement Outpost
227 Tal Menashe 1991 Settlement Outpost
228 Talmon 1989 3,704 Settlement
229 Talpiot (East) 14,010 Settlement in East Jerusalem
230 Tapuach Ma'arav 2001 Settlement Outpost
231 Tekoa 1977 3,495 Settlement
232 Tel Rumeidah Settlement Enclave in Hebron
233 Telem 1982 336 Settlement
234 Tene 1983 756 Settlement
235 The Jewish Cemetary Settlement Enclave in Hebron
236 The Tomb of the Patriarchs / Ibrahimi Mosque Settlement Enclave in Hebron
237 Tko'a B-C 2001 Settlement Outpost
238 Tko'a D 2002 Settlement Outpost
239 Tomer 1978 247 Settlement
240 Tzur Shalem 2001 Settlement Outpost
241 Vered Yeriho 1980 239 Settlement
242 Yafit 1980 149 Settlement
243 Yair Farm 2001 Settlement Outpost
244 Yaqir 1981 1,863 Settlement
245 Yitav 1970 279 Settlement
246 Yizhar 1983 1,380 Settlement
247 Zayit Ra'anan 2001 Settlement Outpost
248 Zufin (Zufim) 1989 1,976 Settlement