Jamaica Population (LIVE)

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Jamaica Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Jamaica is 2,814,624 as of Sunday, August 20, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Jamaica population is equivalent to 0.04% of the total world population.
  • Jamaica ranks number 141 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Jamaica is 260 per Km2 (673 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 10,828 Km2 (4,181 sq. miles)
  • 55.8 % of the population is urban (1,570,287 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Jamaica is 29.5 years.

Population of Jamaica (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationJamaica
Global Rank
2017 2,813,285 0.35 % 9,923 -18,000 29.5 2.06 260 55.8 % 1,570,287 0.04 % 7,515,284,153 141
2016 2,803,362 0.36 % 10,027 -18,000 29.5 2.06 259 55.5 % 1,555,755 0.04 % 7,432,663,275 141
2015 2,793,335 0.38 % 10,416 -19,400 29 2.08 258 55.2 % 1,541,330 0.04 % 7,349,472,099 141
2010 2,741,253 0.47 % 12,673 -19,000 27 2.28 253 53.7 % 1,473,367 0.04 % 6,929,725,043 140
2005 2,677,888 0.59 % 15,559 -18,400 26 2.45 247 52.9 % 1,416,470 0.04 % 6,519,635,850 138
2000 2,600,095 0.87 % 22,111 -18,000 25 2.7 240 51.5 % 1,337,957 0.04 % 6,126,622,121 138
1995 2,489,540 0.85 % 20,747 -22,000 23 2.84 230 50.1 % 1,246,175 0.04 % 5,735,123,084 135
1990 2,385,806 0.63 % 14,694 -31,700 22 3.1 220 49 % 1,169,443 0.04 % 5,309,667,699 135
1985 2,312,337 1.54 % 33,980 -16,100 20 3.55 214 48.1 % 1,112,414 0.05 % 4,852,540,569 133
1980 2,142,438 1.21 % 24,922 -22,500 19 4 198 46.5 % 996,607 0.05 % 4,439,632,465 133
1975 2,017,830 1.5 % 28,895 -20,600 17 5 186 43.9 % 885,538 0.05 % 4,061,399,228 131
1970 1,873,353 1.22 % 21,983 -33,700 17 5.78 173 41.2 % 772,276 0.05 % 3,682,487,691 129
1965 1,763,436 1.57 % 26,504 -7,400 22 4.22 142 37.4 % 660,075 0.05 % 3,322,495,121 122
1960 1,630,914 1.12 % 17,678 -29,900 20 5.08 151 33.7 % 550,094 0.05 % 3,018,343,828 126
1955 1,542,523 1.92 % 27,925 -7,400 22 4.22 142 28.7 % 443,022 0.06 % 2,758,314,525 122
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Jamaica Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationJamaica
Global Rank
2020 2,840,110 0.33 % 9,355 -18,000 31 1.99 262 56.8 % 1,614,414 0.04 % 7,758,156,792 140
2025 2,866,922 0.19 % 5,362 -17,000 33 1.92 265 58.9 % 1,687,835 0.04 % 8,141,661,007 141
2030 2,866,560 -0 % -72 -16,500 36 1.86 265 61.2 % 1,755,280 0.03 % 8,500,766,052 142
2035 2,846,434 -0.14 % -4,025 -15,000 38 1.82 263 63.7 % 1,813,110 0.03 % 8,838,907,877 144
2040 2,811,078 -0.25 % -7,071 -14,000 41 1.8 260 66.1 % 1,858,487 0.03 % 9,157,233,976 145
2045 2,765,424 -0.33 % -9,131 -13,000 42 1.78 255 68.3 % 1,887,668 0.03 % 9,453,891,780 147
2050 2,709,574 -0.41 % -11,170 -12,000 44 1.77 250 70.1 % 1,900,062 0.03 % 9,725,147,994 147
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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Notes

The Jamaica Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Jamaica delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Jamaica (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Jamaica in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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