On the 19th of Av, 5740 - 8/8/80, the Israeli government decided to establish the city of Beitar Illit.
Following a series of discussions and after having reached several conclusions, the Housing Ministry received the orders to prepare the infrastructure for the city and begin planning for construction. The landscaping development began in the beginning of 1988, immediately followed by construction.
The first residents of the city entered their apartments in the summer of 5750\1990.
From that moment on, and to this day, the population rates have been constantly on the rise, excluding short breaks in the building process due to political reasons. Usually, large building units are marketed, with each deal covering between 500 and 1000 units.
Ever since its founding, the city has seen a steady flow of settlers, most coming from Jerusalem and Bnei Brak which are home the largest Haredi communities in the country.
It should be noted that according to the findings of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Bnei Brak and Jerusalem have been experiencing negative migration balance during the past few years, while the sales rates of housing units in Beitar Illit have been rising substantially, a fact that is often reported in various real-estate and economy related media outlets.
As of today, Beitar Illit is home to over 7000 families, which adds up to 40,000 people. 63% of the residents are children under the age of 18. The number of residents between the ages of 22-40 currently stands at 8,161.