Jamaica Population (LIVE)

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Jamaica Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Jamaica is 2,892,889 as of Sunday, October 22, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Jamaica population is equivalent to 0.04% of the total world population.
  • Jamaica ranks number 140 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Jamaica is 267 per Km2 (691 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 10,830 Km2 (4,181 sq. miles)
  • 54.3 % of the population is urban (1,570,287 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Jamaica is 29.8 years.

Population of Jamaica (2018 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
2018 2,898,677 0.29 % 8,378 -18,600 29.8 2.06 268 54.2 % 1,584,905 0.04 % 7,632,819,325 140
2017 2,890,299 0.31 % 8,944 -18,600 29.8 2.06 267 54.3 % 1,570,287 0.04 % 7,550,262,101 140
2016 2,881,355 0.33 % 9,421 -18,600 29.8 2.06 266 54.0 % 1,555,755 0.04 % 7,466,964,280 141
2015 2,871,934 0.39 % 10,945 -18,619 29.4 2.08 265 53.7 % 1,541,330 0.04 % 7,383,008,820 141
2010 2,817,210 0.52 % 14,507 -17,479 27.6 2.28 260 52.3 % 1,473,367 0.04 % 6,958,169,159 140
2005 2,744,673 0.65 % 17,562 -16,928 26.2 2.45 253 51.6 % 1,416,470 0.04 % 6,542,159,383 138
2000 2,656,864 0.92 % 23,885-16,560 24.9 2.70 245 50.4 % 1,337,957 0.04 % 6,145,006,989 138
1995 2,537,440 0.92 % 22,640 -20,240 23.5 2.84 234 49.1 % 1,246,175 0.04 % 5,751,474,416 135
1990 2,424,242 0.72 % 17,121 -29,199 22.3 3.10 224 48.2 % 1,169,443 0.05 % 5,330,943,460 135
1985 2,338,638 1.57 % 35,119 -14,783 20.6 3.55 216 47.6 % 1,112,414 0.05 % 4,873,781,796 133
1980 2,163,045 1.30 % 27,062 -20,243 19.5 4.00 200 46.1 % 996,607 0.05 % 4,458,411,534 133
1975 2,027,737 1.57 % 30,471 -18,571 17.4 5.00 187 43.7 % 885,538 0.05 % 4,079,087,198 132
1970 1,875,381 1.32 % 23,823 -30,311 17.2 5.78 173 41.2 % 772,276 0.05 % 3,700,577,650 129
1965 1,756,266 1.53 % 25,603 -7,230 22.0 4.22 162 37.6 % 660,075 0.05 % 3,339,592,688 122
1960 1,628,252 1.11 % 17,526 -29,340 19.8 5.08 150 33.8 % 550,094 0.05 % 3,033,212,527 126
1955 1,540,623 1.89 % 27,545 -7,230 22.0 4.22 142 28.8 % 443,022 0.06 % 2,772,242,535 122
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 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 2,913,160 0.29 % 8,245 -18,600 31.4 1.99 269 55.4 % 1,614,414 0.04 % 7,795,482,309 140
2025 2,934,223 0.14 % 4,213 -17,999 33.5 1.92 271 57.5 % 1,687,835 0.04 % 8,185,613,757 142
2030 2,932,629 -0.01 % -319 -17,000 35.9 1.86 271 59.9 % 1,755,280 0.03 % 8,551,198,644 142
2035 2,908,064 -0.17 % -4,913 -16,000 38.3 1.82 269 62.3 % 1,813,110 0.03 % 8,892,701,940 142
2040 2,858,381 -0.34 % -9,937 -16,000 40.7 1.79 264 65.0 % 1,858,487 0.03 % 9,210,337,004 145
2045 2,789,062 -0.49 % -13,864 -16,000 42.8 1.78 258 67.7 % 1,887,668 0.03 % 9,504,209,572 145
2050 2,703,591 -0.62 % -17,094 -16,000 44.7 1.77 250 70.3 % 1,900,062 0.03 % 9,771,822,753 146
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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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 2017 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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