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 Bruchin 1999 Settlement
44 Carmei Tzur 1984 756 Settlement
45 Carmel 1981 394 Settlement
46 City of David Settlement in East Jerusalem
47 Derech HaAvot 2001 Settlement Outpost
48 Dolev 1983 1282 Settlement
49 Efrat 1980 7685 Settlement
50 Einav 1981 620 Settlement
51 Elazar 1975 2081 Settlement
52 Eli 1984 3220 Settlement
53 Elisha Preparatory 1999 Settlement Outpost
54 Elkana 1977 3746 Settlement
55 Elmatan 2002 Settlement Outpost
56 Elon Moreh 1979 1514 Settlement
57 Esh Kodesh 2000 Settlement Outpost
58 Eshkolot 1982 661 Settlement
59 Etz Efrayim 1985 806 Settlement
60 French Hill (Giv'at Shapira) 7657 Settlement in East Jerusalem
61 Gal Outpost 2002 Settlement Outpost
62 Gilad Farm 2002 Settlement Outpost
63 Gilgal 1970 167 Settlement
64 Gilo 29567 Settlement in East Jerusalem
65 Gittit 1973 302 Settlement
66 Giv'at Avichay Settlement Outpost
67 Giv'at Hadagan 1995 Settlement Outpost
68 Giv'at Hahish 1998 Settlement Outpost
69 Giv'at Hamatos Settlement in East Jerusalem
70 Giv'at Hamivtar Settlement in East Jerusalem
71 Giv'at Harel 1998 Settlement Outpost
72 Giv'at Hatamar 2001 Settlement Outpost
73 Giv'at Ze'ev 1983 12632 Settlement
74 Givat Assaf 2002 Settlement Outpost
75 Givat Sal'it 2002 Settlement Outpost
76 Givon Hahadasha 1980 1072 Settlement
77 Gva'ot Olam 1998 Settlement Outpost
78 Hahar 1998 Settlement Outpost
79 Hakaron 2002 Settlement Outpost
80 Hamra 1971 94 Settlement
81 Hanekuda 1996 Settlement Outpost
82 Har Adar 1986 3622 Settlement
83 Har Bracha 1983 1769 Settlement
84 Har Gilo 1972 670 Settlement
85 Har Hemed 1996 Settlement Outpost
86 Har Homa 13887 Settlement in East Jerusalem
87 Haresha 1997 Settlement Outpost
88 Haro'eh 2002 Settlement Outpost
89 Hasmoneam 1985 2643 Settlement
90 Havat Yeshuv Hada'at 2002 Settlement Outpost
91 Hayovel 1998 Settlement Outpost
92 Hemdat 174 Settlement
93 Hermesh 1982 180 Settlement
94 Heruti 2001 Settlement Outpost
95 Hill 725 2001 Settlement Outpost
96 Hill 777 1999 Settlement Outpost
97 Hill 782 1999 Settlement Outpost
98 Hill 836 1998 Settlement Outpost
99 Hill 851 1998 Settlement Outpost
100 Hinnanit 1981 874 Settlement
101 Horesh Yaron 1997 Settlement Outpost
102 Ibei Hanahal 1999 Settlement Outpost
103 Immanuel 1983 2952 Settlement
104 Itamar 1984 1181 Settlement
105 Jabel Artis 2001 Settlement Outpost
106 Jewish Quarter 3329 Settlement in East Jerusalem
107 Karmei Doron 2002 Settlement Outpost
108 Karnei Shomron 1978 6449 Settlement
109 Kedumim 1977 3904 Settlement
110 Kfar Adumim 1979 3434 Settlement
111 Kfar Etzion 1967 872 Settlement
112 Kfar Haoranim (Menora) 1998 2542 Settlement
113 Kfar Tapuah 1978 1070 Settlement
114 Kida 2003 Settlement Outpost
115 Kiryat Arba 1972 7433 Settlement
116 Kiryat Netafim 1983 744 Settlement
117 Kochav Hashachar 1977 1596 Settlement
118 Kochav Ya'akov 1985 6340 Settlement
119 Kochav Ya'akov East 2003 Settlement Outpost
120 Kochav Ya'akov West 2002 Settlement Outpost
121 Lehavat Yitzhar 1998 Settlement Outpost
122 Ma'ale Adumim 1975 36089 Settlement
123 Ma'ale Amos 1981 264 Settlement
124 Ma'ale Efrayim 1970 1197 Settlement
125 Ma'ale Efrayim Preparatory Settlement Outpost
126 Ma'ale Hagit 1999 Settlement Outpost
127 Ma'ale Levona 1983 720 Settlement
128 Ma'ale Mikhmas 1981 1172 Settlement
129 Ma'ale Rehav'am 2002 Settlement Outpost
130 Ma'ale Shlomo 1999 Settlement Outpost
131 Ma'ale Shomeron 1980 860 Settlement
132 Ma'ale Yisrael 1997 Settlement Outpost
133 Ma'alot Dafna 2050 Settlement in East Jerusalem
134 Ma'on 1981 418 Settlement
135 Magen Dan 1999 Settlement Outpost
136 Maon Farm 2001 Settlement Outpost
137 Maoz Zvi 2001 Settlement Outpost
138 Maskiyyot Settlement
139 Massu'a 1970 148 Settlement
140 Mattityahu 1981 484 Settlement
141 Mechora 1973 116 Settlement
142 Mehola 1968 421 Settlement
143 Merom Ayalon 2001 Settlement Outpost
144 Mevo Dotan 1978 272 Settlement
145 Mevo Horon 1970 1929 Settlement
146 Mevo'ot Jericho 1999 Settlement Outpost
147 Mezadot Yehuda 1983 399 Settlement
148 Migdal Oz 1977 435 Settlement
149 Migdalim 1983 138 Settlement
150 Migron 2002 Settlement Outpost
151 Mishpatei Eretz 2004 Settlement Outpost
152 Mitzpe Danny 1999 Settlement Outpost
153 Mitzpe Eshtamoa 2003 Settlement Outpost
154 Mitzpe Kramim 2001 Settlement Outpost
155 Mitzpe Lachish 2002 Settlement Outpost
156 Mitzpe Ro'i 2001 Settlement Outpost
157 Mitzpe Yair 1998 Settlement Outpost
158 Mitzpe Yeriho 1978 1946 Settlement
159 Mitzpe Yitzhar 2002 Settlement Outpost
160 Mizpe Jericho North East 2001 Settlement Outpost
161 Mizpe Shalem 1971 164 Settlement
162 Modi'in Illit 1996 52060 Settlement
163 Mor Farm 1999 Settlement Outpost
164 Mul Nevo 2001 Settlement Outpost
165 Na'ale 1988 1094 Settlement
166 Naama 1982 95 Settlement
167 Nahaliel 1984 464 Settlement
168 Negohot 1999 266 Settlement
169 Nerya 1991 Settlement Outpost
170 Netiv Hagedud 1976 176 Settlement
171 Neve Daniel 1982 1978 Settlement
172 Neve Daniel North 2002 Settlement Outpost
173 Neve Erez 2001 Settlement Outpost
174 Neve Halamish 1977 1153 Settlement
175 Neve Ya'akov 19477 Settlement in East Jerusalem
176 New Settlement Settlement Enclave in Hebron
177 Nili 1981 884 Settlement
178 Niran 1977 58 Settlement
179 Nof Harim 1998 Settlement Outpost
180 Nof Nesher 1996 Settlement Outpost
181 Nofei Nehemia 2002 Settlement Outpost
182 Nofim 1987 433 Settlement
183 Nokdim 1982 1461 Settlement
184 Ofra 1975 3400 Settlement
185 Ofra Zfon Mizrah 2004 Settlement Outpost
186 Old Massu'ot Itzhak 2001 Settlement Outpost
187 Omer Farm 2005 Settlement Outpost
188 Oranit 1985 6600 Settlement
189 Otniel 1983 846 Settlement
190 Palgey Maim 1999 Settlement Outpost
191 Pedu'el 1984 1246 Settlement
192 Petza'el 1975 209 Settlement
193 Pisgat Ze'ev 37794 Settlement in East Jerusalem
194 Pnei Hever 1982 380 Settlement
195 Pnei Kedem 2002 Settlement Outpost
196 Psagot 1981 1693 Settlement
197 Qalya 1968 328 Settlement
198 Qedar 1985 1138 Settlement
199 Ramat Eshkol 6669 Settlement in East Jerusalem
200 Ramat Gilad 2002 Settlement Outpost
201 Ramat Shlomo 14512 Settlement in East Jerusalem
202 Ramot Alon 41724 Settlement in East Jerusalem
203 Rechelim 1991 Settlement
204 Rehan 1977 181 Settlement
205 Revava 1991 1395 Settlement
206 Rimmonim 1977 566 Settlement
207 Ro'i 1976 153 Settlement
208 Rosh Tzurim 1969 730 Settlement
209 Rotem Settlement
210 Sal'it 1977 524 Settlement
211 Sansana 1999 Settlement
212 Sde Bar 1998 Settlement Outpost
213 Sha'arei Tikva 1983 4930 Settlement
214 Shademot Mehola 1979 508 Settlement
215 Shaqed 1981 686 Settlement
216 Shavei Shomron 1977 728 Settlement
217 Shilo 1979 2407 Settlement
218 Shim'a 1985 315 Settlement
219 Shvut Rachel 1991 Settlement Outpost
220 Skali's Farm 1999 Settlement Outpost
221 Sneh Yaakov 1999 Settlement Outpost
222 Susiya 1983 971 Settlement
223 Susiya North West 2001 Settlement Outpost
224 Tal Menashe 1991 Settlement Outpost
225 Talmon 1989 3073 Settlement
226 Talpiot (East) 13757 Settlement in East Jerusalem
227 Tapuach Ma'arav 2001 Settlement Outpost
228 Tekoa 1977 2157 Settlement
229 Tel Rumeidah Settlement Enclave in Hebron
230 Telem 1982 262 Settlement
231 Tene 1983 645 Settlement
232 The Jewish Cemetary Settlement Enclave in Hebron
233 The Tomb of the Patriarchs / Ibrahimi Mosque Settlement Enclave in Hebron
234 Tko'a B-C 2001 Settlement Outpost
235 Tko'a D 2002 Settlement Outpost
236 Tomer 1978 236 Settlement
237 Tzur Shalem 2001 Settlement Outpost
238 Vered Yeriho 1980 195 Settlement
239 Yafit 1980 106 Settlement
240 Yair Farm 2001 Settlement Outpost
241 Yaqir 1981 1463 Settlement
242 Yitav 1970 167 Settlement
243 Yizhar 1983 1106 Settlement
244 Zayit Ra'anan 2001 Settlement Outpost
245 Zufin 1989 1338 Settlement