Rishon LeZion · Population

Question: What is the population of Rishon LeZion? Answer: Rishon LeZion (ראשון לציון), Israel (Administrative unit: HaMerkaz) - last known population is ≈ 244 000 (year 2015). This was 3.026% of total Israel population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2008-2015 (+1.05%/year), Rishon LeZion population in 2021 would be: 259 777*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1972-1983] +5.98 %/year
[1983-1995] +3.8 %/year
[1995-2000] +4.37 %/year
[2000-2008] +1.45 %/year
[2008-2015] +1.05 %/year


GPS coordinates: 31.971, 34.789

Local time in Rishon LeZion: 05:20 Monday GMT+3.

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Sources, Notices

1972c, 1983c, 1995c, 2000c, 2008c, 2015e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
The Central Bureau of Statistics (Israel)
Estimated population of 2015-12-31 PDF, 2015, 410 kB
• Statistical abstract of Israel (ISSN 0081-4679), publ. 1999.
Population and households in localities with 5,000 residents and over, 2008 census Retrieved Nov. 2016.
Census Of Population And Housing 1995
[2] City density map, generated by population.city using data provided to us by 1km.net website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on shadedrelief.com. Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).