Statistics on Settlements and Settler Population

Published: 
1 Jan 2011
Updated: 
8 Aug 2013

As of the end of 2012, 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.

Twelve 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 515,000 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 2011, 325,456 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 190,423 people at the end of 2011.

According to the CBS, the annual growth rate for the settler population (excluding East Jerusalem) in 2011 was more than two and a half times higher than that of the overall population in Israel: 6% and 1.8% 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.

List of Settlement in the West Bank

# Namesort icon Established Population Settlement type
1 Adam (Geva Binyamin) 1984 4487 Settlement
2 Adei Ad 1998 Settlement Outpost
3 Adora 1984 268 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 690 Settlement
9 Alfei Menashe 1993 7423 Settlement
10 Almog 1977 159 Settlement
11 Almon 1982 1033 Settlement
12 Alon Shvut 1970 3051 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 163 Settlement
18 Ari'el 1978 17849 Settlement
19 Asa'el 2002 Settlement Outpost
20 Asefar 1983 410 Settlement
21 Atarot Settlement in East Jerusalem
22 Ateret 1981 740 Settlement
23 Avenat 1983 119 Settlement
24 Avigayil 2001 Settlement Outpost
25 Avne Hefetz 1990 1545 Settlement
26 Avraham Avinu Settlement Enclave in Hebron
27 Barkan 1981 1464 Settlement
28 Bat Ayin 1989 1034 Settlement
29 Bat Ayin East 1998 Settlement Outpost
30 Bat Ayin West 2002 Settlement Outpost
31 Beit El 1977 5808 Settlement
32 Beit El East 2001 Settlement Outpost
33 Beit Ha'arava 1980 122 Settlement
34 Beit Hadassah Settlement Enclave in Hebron
35 Beit Hagai 1984 512 Settlement
36 Beit Romano Settlement Enclave in Hebron
37 Beitar Illit 1985 39710 Settlement
38 Beka'ot 1972 165 Settlement
39 Bet Arye 1981 4057 Settlement
40 Bet Horon 1977 1118 Settlement
41 Bnei Adam 2004 Settlement Outpost
42 Bracha A 1998 Settlement Outpost
43 Brosh Habik'a Settlement
44 Bruchin 1999 Settlement
45 Carmei Tzur 1984 756 Settlement
46 Carmel 1981 394 Settlement
47 City of David Settlement in East Jerusalem
48 Derech HaAvot 2001 Settlement Outpost
49 Dolev 1983 1282 Settlement
50 Efrat 1980 7685 Settlement
51 Einav 1981 620 Settlement
52 Elazar 1975 2081 Settlement
53 Eli 1984 3220 Settlement
54 Elisha Preparatory 1999 Settlement Outpost
55 Elkana 1977 3746 Settlement
56 Elmatan 2002 Settlement Outpost
57 Elon Moreh 1979 1514 Settlement
58 Esh Kodesh 2000 Settlement Outpost
59 Eshkolot 1982 661 Settlement
60 Etz Efrayim 1985 806 Settlement
61 French Hill (Giv'at Shapira) 7657 Settlement in East Jerusalem
62 Gal Outpost 2002 Settlement Outpost
63 Gilad Farm 2002 Settlement Outpost
64 Gilgal 1970 167 Settlement
65 Gilo 29567 Settlement in East Jerusalem
66 Gittit 1973 302 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 12632 Settlement
76 Givat Assaf 2002 Settlement Outpost
77 Givat Sal'it 2002 Settlement Outpost
78 Givon Hahadasha 1980 1072 Settlement
79 Gva'ot Olam 1998 Settlement Outpost
80 Hahar 1998 Settlement Outpost
81 Hakaron 2002 Settlement Outpost
82 Hamra 1971 94 Settlement
83 Hanekuda 1996 Settlement Outpost
84 Har Adar 1986 3622 Settlement
85 Har Bracha 1983 1769 Settlement
86 Har Gilo 1972 670 Settlement
87 Har Hemed 1996 Settlement Outpost
88 Har Homa 13887 Settlement in East Jerusalem
89 Haresha 1997 Settlement Outpost
90 Haro'eh 2002 Settlement Outpost
91 Hasmoneam 1985 2643 Settlement
92 Havat Yeshuv Hada'at 2002 Settlement Outpost
93 Hayovel 1998 Settlement Outpost
94 Hemdat 174 Settlement
95 Hermesh 1982 180 Settlement
96 Heruti 2001 Settlement Outpost
97 Hill 725 2001 Settlement Outpost
98 Hill 777 1999 Settlement Outpost
99 Hill 782 1999 Settlement Outpost
100 Hill 836 1998 Settlement Outpost
101 Hill 851 1998 Settlement Outpost
102 Hinnanit 1981 874 Settlement
103 Horesh Yaron 1997 Settlement Outpost
104 Ibei Hanahal 1999 Settlement Outpost
105 Immanuel 1983 2952 Settlement
106 Itamar 1984 1181 Settlement
107 Jabel Artis 2001 Settlement Outpost
108 Jewish Quarter 3329 Settlement in East Jerusalem
109 Karmei Doron 2002 Settlement Outpost
110 Karnei Shomron 1978 6449 Settlement
111 Kedumim 1977 3904 Settlement
112 Kfar Adumim 1979 3434 Settlement
113 Kfar Etzion 1967 872 Settlement
114 Kfar Haoranim (Menora) 1998 2542 Settlement
115 Kfar Tapuah 1978 1070 Settlement
116 Kida 2003 Settlement Outpost
117 Kiryat Arba 1972 7433 Settlement
118 Kiryat Netafim 1983 744 Settlement
119 Kochav Hashachar 1977 1596 Settlement
120 Kochav Ya'akov 1985 6340 Settlement
121 Kochav Ya'akov East 2003 Settlement Outpost
122 Kochav Ya'akov West 2002 Settlement Outpost
123 Lehavat Yitzhar 1998 Settlement Outpost
124 Ma'ale Adumim 1975 36089 Settlement
125 Ma'ale Amos 1981 264 Settlement
126 Ma'ale Efrayim 1970 1197 Settlement
127 Ma'ale Efrayim Preparatory Settlement Outpost
128 Ma'ale Hagit 1999 Settlement Outpost
129 Ma'ale Levona 1983 720 Settlement
130 Ma'ale Mikhmas 1981 1172 Settlement
131 Ma'ale Rehav'am 2002 Settlement Outpost
132 Ma'ale Shlomo 1999 Settlement Outpost
133 Ma'ale Shomeron 1980 860 Settlement
134 Ma'ale Yisrael 1997 Settlement Outpost
135 Ma'alot Dafna 2050 Settlement in East Jerusalem
136 Ma'on 1981 418 Settlement
137 Magen Dan 1999 Settlement Outpost
138 Maon Farm 2001 Settlement Outpost
139 Maoz Zvi 2001 Settlement Outpost
140 Maskiyyot Settlement
141 Massu'a 1970 148 Settlement
142 Mattityahu 1981 484 Settlement
143 Mechora 1973 116 Settlement
144 Mehola 1968 421 Settlement
145 Merom Ayalon 2001 Settlement Outpost
146 Mevo Dotan 1978 272 Settlement
147 Mevo Horon 1970 1929 Settlement
148 Mevo'ot Jericho 1999 Settlement Outpost
149 Mezadot Yehuda 1983 399 Settlement
150 Migdal Oz 1977 435 Settlement
151 Migdalim 1983 138 Settlement
152 Migron 2002 Settlement Outpost
153 Mishpatei Eretz 2004 Settlement Outpost
154 Mitzpe Danny 1999 Settlement Outpost
155 Mitzpe Eshtamoa 2003 Settlement Outpost
156 Mitzpe Kramim 2001 Settlement Outpost
157 Mitzpe Lachish 2002 Settlement Outpost
158 Mitzpe Ro'i 2001 Settlement Outpost
159 Mitzpe Yair 1998 Settlement Outpost
160 Mitzpe Yeriho 1978 1946 Settlement
161 Mitzpe Yitzhar 2002 Settlement Outpost
162 Mizpe Jericho North East 2001 Settlement Outpost
163 Mizpe Shalem 1971 164 Settlement
164 Modi'in Illit 1996 52060 Settlement
165 Mor Farm 1999 Settlement Outpost
166 Mul Nevo 2001 Settlement Outpost
167 Na'ale 1988 1094 Settlement
168 Naama 1982 95 Settlement
169 Nahaliel 1984 464 Settlement
170 Negohot 1999 266 Settlement
171 Nerya 1991 Settlement Outpost
172 Netiv Hagedud 1976 176 Settlement
173 Neve Daniel 1982 1978 Settlement
174 Neve Daniel North 2002 Settlement Outpost
175 Neve Erez 2001 Settlement Outpost
176 Neve Halamish 1977 1153 Settlement
177 Neve Ya'akov 19477 Settlement in East Jerusalem
178 New Settlement Settlement Enclave in Hebron
179 Nili 1981 884 Settlement
180 Niran 1977 58 Settlement
181 Nof Harim 1998 Settlement Outpost
182 Nof Nesher 1996 Settlement Outpost
183 Nofei Nehemia 2002 Settlement Outpost
184 Nofim 1987 433 Settlement
185 Nokdim 1982 1461 Settlement
186 Ofra 1975 3400 Settlement
187 Ofra Zfon Mizrah 2004 Settlement Outpost
188 Old Massu'ot Itzhak 2001 Settlement Outpost
189 Omer Farm 2005 Settlement Outpost
190 Oranit 1985 6600 Settlement
191 Otniel 1983 846 Settlement
192 Palgey Maim 1999 Settlement Outpost
193 Pedu'el 1984 1246 Settlement
194 Petza'el 1975 209 Settlement
195 Pisgat Ze'ev 37794 Settlement in East Jerusalem
196 Pnei Hever 1982 380 Settlement
197 Pnei Kedem 2002 Settlement Outpost
198 Psagot 1981 1693 Settlement
199 Qalya 1968 328 Settlement
200 Qedar 1985 1138 Settlement
201 Ramat Eshkol 6669 Settlement in East Jerusalem
202 Ramat Gilad 2002 Settlement Outpost
203 Ramat Shlomo 14512 Settlement in East Jerusalem
204 Ramot Alon 41724 Settlement in East Jerusalem
205 Rechelim 1991 Settlement
206 Rehan 1977 181 Settlement
207 Revava 1991 1395 Settlement
208 Rimmonim 1977 566 Settlement
209 Ro'i 1976 153 Settlement
210 Rosh Tzurim 1969 730 Settlement
211 Rotem Settlement
212 Sal'it 1977 524 Settlement
213 Sansana 1999 Settlement
214 Sde Bar 1998 Settlement Outpost
215 Sha'arei Tikva 1983 4930 Settlement
216 Shademot Mehola 1979 508 Settlement
217 Shaqed 1981 686 Settlement
218 Shavei Shomron 1977 728 Settlement
219 Shilo 1979 2407 Settlement
220 Shim'a 1985 315 Settlement
221 Shvut Rachel 1991 Settlement Outpost
222 Skali's Farm 1999 Settlement Outpost
223 Sneh Yaakov 1999 Settlement Outpost
224 Susiya 1983 971 Settlement
225 Susiya North West 2001 Settlement Outpost
226 Tal Menashe 1991 Settlement Outpost
227 Talmon 1989 3073 Settlement
228 Talpiot (East) 13757 Settlement in East Jerusalem
229 Tapuach Ma'arav 2001 Settlement Outpost
230 Tekoa 1977 2157 Settlement
231 Tel Rumeidah Settlement Enclave in Hebron
232 Telem 1982 262 Settlement
233 Tene 1983 645 Settlement
234 The Jewish Cemetary Settlement Enclave in Hebron
235 The Tomb of the Patriarchs / Ibrahimi Mosque Settlement Enclave in Hebron
236 Tko'a B-C 2001 Settlement Outpost
237 Tko'a D 2002 Settlement Outpost
238 Tomer 1978 236 Settlement
239 Tzur Shalem 2001 Settlement Outpost
240 Vered Yeriho 1980 195 Settlement
241 Yafit 1980 106 Settlement
242 Yair Farm 2001 Settlement Outpost
243 Yaqir 1981 1463 Settlement
244 Yitav 1970 167 Settlement
245 Yizhar 1983 1106 Settlement
246 Zayit Ra'anan 2001 Settlement Outpost
247 Zufin 1989 1338 Settlement