On the eve of Independence Day, the Central Bureau of Statistics released its annual report on Israel's population. According to the report, Israel is home to 9.9 million people, consisting of 7,247 thousand (73.2%) Jews, 2,089 thousand (21.1%) Arabs, and 564 thousand (5.7%) individuals from other nationalities.

Over the past year, since the 75th Independence Day, Israel's population has grown by 189 thousand people, or 1.9%.

During this period, 196 thousand children were born in Israel, 37 thousand repatriates immigrated to Israel, and 60 thousand people passed away.

At the time of Israel's establishment in 1948, the population stood at 806 thousand people. Thus, over the past 76 years, the population of the Jewish state has grown more than 12 times.

Since the founding of the State of Israel, 3.4 million immigrants have arrived, with 1.6 million repatriates coming to Israel since 1990—accounting for 47.1% of all repatriates since the country's inception.

If current population growth rates persist, Israel's population is projected to surpass 10 million by the next Independence Day. By 2030, the projected population is 11.1 million, rising to 13.2 million by 2040. On Israel's 100th Independence Day in 2048, the population is estimated to reach 15.2 million.

As of the end of 2022, approximately 45% of the world's total Jewish population resided in Israel. Additionally, around 80% of Jews in Israel are native-born ("sabras").

Israel's population is relatively youthful, with 28% of the population being children aged birth to 14 years, while 12% are individuals aged 65 years and older.