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Total country population 1,300,000
Core Jewish population 1,800
Jews per total 1,000 in population 1.38
Population with a Jewish parent 2,700
Enlarged Jewish population 3,500
Law of Return Jewish population 4,500



  • The total population of Estonia on 1 January 2016 stood at 1,315,100. Its population grew by 2,700 in 2015. 
  • As of 1 January 2016, the core Jewish population of Estonia was estimated to be 2000 (0.15% of the wider population), and the enlarged Jewish population was estimated at 3,400 (0.26% of the wider population). 
  • The core Jewish population was estimated to be 3,500 in 1990 (0.22% of the wider population), and has therefore declined by approximately 40% over 25 years during which the wider population declined by approximately 18%. 
  • Between 1990 and 2015, 1,877 Estonians emigrated to Israel. 
  • An estimated 4,500 Estonians qualify for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return. 
  • Most Estonian Jews live in Tallinn. 

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