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Town population:

The 11th c. – 1,500, the 12th c. – 3,000, the 15th c. – 5,000, 1552 – 5,000, 1742 – 1,000, 1808 – 4,018, 1822 – 6,466, 1856 – 12,403, 1883 – 20,639, 1887 – 24,187, 1897 – 26,966, 1910 – 36,497, 1921 – 25,752, 1931 – 32,000, 1938 – 33,840, 1945 – 21,000, 1960 – 42,798, 1980 – 102,548, 1998 – 131,011, 2008 – 126,807

Number and percentage of Jewish population:

1616 - approx. 370, 1660 – approx. 100, the 18th c. - 700, 1808 – 1,932 (48.3%), 1822 – 2,247 (34.7%), 1827 – 3,412 (35%), 1841 – 4,333 (37.5%), 1856 – 5,251 (42.3%), 1883 – 7,633 (36.9%), 1887 – 10,500 (43.4%), 1897 – 7,661 (28.4%), 1910 – 12,017 (32.9%), 1920 – 9,062 (31.2%), 1921 – 7,352 (29%), 1939 – approx. 9,000 (26%), December 1940 – approx. 10,000, 1946 – approx. 300, October 1947 – approx. 100, after 1959 - 3

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