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 Map
1 Adam (Geva Binyamin) 1984 4487 Settlement View on map
2 Adei Ad 1998 Settlement Outpost View on map
3 Adora 1984 268 Settlement View on map
4 Ahavat Chaim 1999 Settlement Outpost View on map
5 Ahiya 1997 Settlement Outpost View on map
6 Ahuzat Shalhevet 1999 Settlement Outpost View on map
7 Ale 'Ayin Settlement Outpost View on map
8 Alei Zahav 1982 690 Settlement View on map
9 Alfei Menashe 1993 7423 Settlement View on map
10 Almog 1977 159 Settlement View on map
11 Almon 1982 1033 Settlement View on map
12 Alon Shvut 1970 3051 Settlement View on map
13 Alonei Shilo 1999 Settlement Outpost View on map
14 Alt. 468 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
15 Amona 1997 Settlement Outpost View on map
16 Ancient Susiya Synagogue 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
17 Argaman 1968 163 Settlement View on map
18 Ari'el 1978 17849 Settlement View on map
19 Asa'el 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
20 Asefar 1983 410 Settlement View on map
21 Atarot Settlement in East Jerusalem View on map
22 Ateret 1981 740 Settlement View on map
23 Avenat 1983 119 Settlement View on map
24 Avigayil 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
25 Avne Hefetz 1990 1545 Settlement View on map
26 Avraham Avinu Settlement Enclave in Hebron View on map
27 Barkan 1981 1464 Settlement View on map
28 Bat Ayin 1989 1034 Settlement View on map
29 Bat Ayin East 1998 Settlement Outpost View on map
30 Bat Ayin West 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
31 Beit El 1977 5808 Settlement View on map
32 Beit El East 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
33 Beit Ha'arava 1980 122 Settlement View on map
34 Beit Hadassah Settlement Enclave in Hebron View on map
35 Beit Hagai 1984 512 Settlement View on map
36 Beit Romano Settlement Enclave in Hebron View on map
37 Beitar Illit 1985 39710 Settlement View on map
38 Beka'ot 1972 165 Settlement View on map
39 Bet Arye 1981 4057 Settlement View on map
40 Bet Horon 1977 1118 Settlement View on map
41 Bnei Adam 2004 Settlement Outpost View on map
42 Bracha A 1998 Settlement Outpost View on map
43 Bruchin 1999 Settlement View on map
44 Carmei Tzur 1984 756 Settlement View on map
45 Carmel 1981 394 Settlement View on map
46 City of David Settlement in East Jerusalem View on map
47 Derech HaAvot 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
48 Dolev 1983 1282 Settlement View on map
49 Efrat 1980 7685 Settlement View on map
50 Einav 1981 620 Settlement View on map
51 Elazar 1975 2081 Settlement View on map
52 Eli 1984 3220 Settlement View on map
53 Elisha Preparatory 1999 Settlement Outpost View on map
54 Elkana 1977 3746 Settlement View on map
55 Elmatan 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
56 Elon Moreh 1979 1514 Settlement View on map
57 Esh Kodesh 2000 Settlement Outpost View on map
58 Eshkolot 1982 661 Settlement View on map
59 Etz Efrayim 1985 806 Settlement View on map
60 French Hill (Giv'at Shapira) 7657 Settlement in East Jerusalem View on map
61 Gal Outpost 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
62 Gilad Farm 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
63 Gilgal 1970 167 Settlement View on map
64 Gilo 29567 Settlement in East Jerusalem View on map
65 Gittit 1973 302 Settlement View on map
66 Giv'at Avichay Settlement Outpost View on map
67 Giv'at Hadagan 1995 Settlement Outpost View on map
68 Giv'at Hahish 1998 Settlement Outpost View on map
69 Giv'at Hamatos Settlement in East Jerusalem View on map
70 Giv'at Hamivtar Settlement in East Jerusalem View on map
71 Giv'at Harel 1998 Settlement Outpost View on map
72 Giv'at Hatamar 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
73 Giv'at Ze'ev 1983 12632 Settlement View on map
74 Givat Assaf 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
75 Givat Sal'it 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
76 Givon Hahadasha 1980 1072 Settlement View on map
77 Gva'ot Olam 1998 Settlement Outpost View on map
78 Hahar 1998 Settlement Outpost View on map
79 Hakaron 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
80 Hamra 1971 94 Settlement View on map
81 Hanekuda 1996 Settlement Outpost View on map
82 Har Adar 1986 3622 Settlement View on map
83 Har Bracha 1983 1769 Settlement View on map
84 Har Gilo 1972 670 Settlement View on map
85 Har Hemed 1996 Settlement Outpost View on map
86 Har Homa 13887 Settlement in East Jerusalem View on map
87 Haresha 1997 Settlement Outpost View on map
88 Haro'eh 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
89 Hasmoneam 1985 2643 Settlement View on map
90 Havat Yeshuv Hada'at 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
91 Hayovel 1998 Settlement Outpost View on map
92 Hemdat 174 Settlement View on map
93 Hermesh 1982 180 Settlement View on map
94 Heruti 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
95 Hill 725 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
96 Hill 777 1999 Settlement Outpost View on map
97 Hill 782 1999 Settlement Outpost View on map
98 Hill 836 1998 Settlement Outpost View on map
99 Hill 851 1998 Settlement Outpost View on map
100 Hinnanit 1981 874 Settlement View on map
101 Horesh Yaron 1997 Settlement Outpost View on map
102 Ibei Hanahal 1999 Settlement Outpost View on map
103 Immanuel 1983 2952 Settlement View on map
104 Itamar 1984 1181 Settlement View on map
105 Jabel Artis 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
106 Jewish Quarter 3329 Settlement in East Jerusalem View on map
107 Karmei Doron 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
108 Karnei Shomron 1978 6449 Settlement View on map
109 Kedumim 1977 3904 Settlement View on map
110 Kfar Adumim 1979 3434 Settlement View on map
111 Kfar Etzion 1967 872 Settlement View on map
112 Kfar Haoranim (Menora) 1998 2542 Settlement View on map
113 Kfar Tapuah 1978 1070 Settlement View on map
114 Kida 2003 Settlement Outpost View on map
115 Kiryat Arba 1972 7433 Settlement View on map
116 Kiryat Netafim 1983 744 Settlement View on map
117 Kochav Hashachar 1977 1596 Settlement View on map
118 Kochav Ya'akov 1985 6340 Settlement View on map
119 Kochav Ya'akov East 2003 Settlement Outpost View on map
120 Kochav Ya'akov West 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
121 Lehavat Yitzhar 1998 Settlement Outpost View on map
122 Ma'ale Adumim 1975 36089 Settlement View on map
123 Ma'ale Amos 1981 264 Settlement View on map
124 Ma'ale Efrayim 1970 1197 Settlement View on map
125 Ma'ale Efrayim Preparatory Settlement Outpost View on map
126 Ma'ale Hagit 1999 Settlement Outpost View on map
127 Ma'ale Levona 1983 720 Settlement View on map
128 Ma'ale Mikhmas 1981 1172 Settlement View on map
129 Ma'ale Rehav'am 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
130 Ma'ale Shlomo 1999 Settlement Outpost View on map
131 Ma'ale Shomeron 1980 860 Settlement View on map
132 Ma'ale Yisrael 1997 Settlement Outpost View on map
133 Ma'alot Dafna 2050 Settlement in East Jerusalem View on map
134 Ma'on 1981 418 Settlement View on map
135 Magen Dan 1999 Settlement Outpost View on map
136 Maon Farm 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
137 Maoz Zvi 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
138 Maskiyyot Settlement View on map
139 Massu'a 1970 148 Settlement View on map
140 Mattityahu 1981 484 Settlement View on map
141 Mechora 1973 116 Settlement View on map
142 Mehola 1968 421 Settlement View on map
143 Merom Ayalon 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
144 Mevo Dotan 1978 272 Settlement View on map
145 Mevo Horon 1970 1929 Settlement View on map
146 Mevo'ot Jericho 1999 Settlement Outpost View on map
147 Mezadot Yehuda 1983 399 Settlement View on map
148 Migdal Oz 1977 435 Settlement View on map
149 Migdalim 1983 138 Settlement View on map
150 Migron 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
151 Mishpatei Eretz 2004 Settlement Outpost View on map
152 Mitzpe Danny 1999 Settlement Outpost View on map
153 Mitzpe Eshtamoa 2003 Settlement Outpost View on map
154 Mitzpe Kramim 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
155 Mitzpe Lachish 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
156 Mitzpe Ro'i 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
157 Mitzpe Yair 1998 Settlement Outpost View on map
158 Mitzpe Yeriho 1978 1946 Settlement View on map
159 Mitzpe Yitzhar 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
160 Mizpe Jericho North East 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
161 Mizpe Shalem 1971 164 Settlement View on map
162 Modi'in Illit 1996 52060 Settlement View on map
163 Mor Farm 1999 Settlement Outpost View on map
164 Mul Nevo 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
165 Na'ale 1988 1094 Settlement View on map
166 Naama 1982 95 Settlement View on map
167 Nahaliel 1984 464 Settlement View on map
168 Negohot 1999 266 Settlement View on map
169 Nerya 1991 Settlement Outpost View on map
170 Netiv Hagedud 1976 176 Settlement View on map
171 Neve Daniel 1982 1978 Settlement View on map
172 Neve Daniel North 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
173 Neve Erez 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
174 Neve Halamish 1977 1153 Settlement View on map
175 Neve Ya'akov 19477 Settlement in East Jerusalem View on map
176 New Settlement Settlement Enclave in Hebron View on map
177 Nili 1981 884 Settlement View on map
178 Niran 1977 58 Settlement View on map
179 Nof Harim 1998 Settlement Outpost View on map
180 Nof Nesher 1996 Settlement Outpost View on map
181 Nofei Nehemia 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
182 Nofim 1987 433 Settlement View on map
183 Nokdim 1982 1461 Settlement View on map
184 Ofra 1975 3400 Settlement View on map
185 Ofra Zfon Mizrah 2004 Settlement Outpost View on map
186 Old Massu'ot Itzhak 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
187 Omer Farm 2005 Settlement Outpost View on map
188 Oranit 1985 6600 Settlement View on map
189 Otniel 1983 846 Settlement View on map
190 Palgey Maim 1999 Settlement Outpost View on map
191 Pedu'el 1984 1246 Settlement View on map
192 Petza'el 1975 209 Settlement View on map
193 Pisgat Ze'ev 37794 Settlement in East Jerusalem View on map
194 Pnei Hever 1982 380 Settlement View on map
195 Pnei Kedem 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
196 Psagot 1981 1693 Settlement View on map
197 Qalya 1968 328 Settlement View on map
198 Qedar 1985 1138 Settlement View on map
199 Ramat Eshkol 6669 Settlement in East Jerusalem View on map
200 Ramat Gilad 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
201 Ramat Shlomo 14512 Settlement in East Jerusalem View on map
202 Ramot Alon 41724 Settlement in East Jerusalem View on map
203 Rechelim 1991 Settlement View on map
204 Rehan 1977 181 Settlement View on map
205 Revava 1991 1395 Settlement View on map
206 Rimmonim 1977 566 Settlement View on map
207 Ro'i 1976 153 Settlement View on map
208 Rosh Tzurim 1969 730 Settlement View on map
209 Rotem Settlement View on map
210 Sal'it 1977 524 Settlement View on map
211 Sansana 1999 Settlement View on map
212 Sde Bar 1998 Settlement Outpost View on map
213 Sha'arei Tikva 1983 4930 Settlement View on map
214 Shademot Mehola 1979 508 Settlement View on map
215 Shaqed 1981 686 Settlement View on map
216 Shavei Shomron 1977 728 Settlement View on map
217 Shilo 1979 2407 Settlement View on map
218 Shim'a 1985 315 Settlement View on map
219 Shvut Rachel 1991 Settlement Outpost View on map
220 Skali's Farm 1999 Settlement Outpost View on map
221 Sneh Yaakov 1999 Settlement Outpost View on map
222 Susiya 1983 971 Settlement View on map
223 Susiya North West 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
224 Tal Menashe 1991 Settlement Outpost View on map
225 Talmon 1989 3073 Settlement View on map
226 Talpiot (East) 13757 Settlement in East Jerusalem View on map
227 Tapuach Ma'arav 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
228 Tekoa 1977 2157 Settlement View on map
229 Tel Rumeidah Settlement Enclave in Hebron View on map
230 Telem 1982 262 Settlement View on map
231 Tene 1983 645 Settlement View on map
232 The Jewish Cemetary Settlement Enclave in Hebron View on map
233 The Tomb of the Patriarchs / Ibrahimi Mosque Settlement Enclave in Hebron View on map
234 Tko'a B-C 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
235 Tko'a D 2002 Settlement Outpost View on map
236 Tomer 1978 236 Settlement View on map
237 Tzur Shalem 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
238 Vered Yeriho 1980 195 Settlement View on map
239 Yafit 1980 106 Settlement View on map
240 Yair Farm 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
241 Yaqir 1981 1463 Settlement View on map
242 Yitav 1970 167 Settlement View on map
243 Yizhar 1983 1106 Settlement View on map
244 Zayit Ra'anan 2001 Settlement Outpost View on map
245 Zufin 1989 1338 Settlement View on map