Jamaica Population (LIVE)

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Jamaica Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Jamaica is 2,953,176 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Jamaica 2019 population is estimated at 2,948,279 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Jamaica population is equivalent to 0.04% of the total world population.
  • Jamaica ranks number 138 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Jamaica is 272 per Km2 (705 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 10,830 Km2 (4,181 sq. miles)
  • 55.2 % of the population is urban (1,627,119 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Jamaica is 29.4 years.

Population of Jamaica (2019 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
2019 2,948,279 0.46 % 13,432 -11,332 29.4 2.06 272 55.2 % 1,627,119 0.04 % 7,713,468,100 138
2018 2,934,847 0.48 % 13,999 -11,332 29.4 2.06 271 55.0 % 1,613,815 0.04 % 7,631,091,040 139
2017 2,920,848 0.50 % 14,612 -11,332 29.4 2.06 270 54.8 % 1,600,602 0.04 % 7,547,858,925 139
2016 2,906,236 0.53 % 15,215 -11,332 29.4 2.06 268 54.6 % 1,587,568 0.04 % 7,464,022,049 139
2015 2,891,021 0.57 % 16,112 -11,332 29.0 2.08 267 54.5 % 1,574,768 0.04 % 7,379,797,139 140
2010 2,810,460 0.51 % 14,091 -17,464 27.5 2.28 260 53.9 % 1,514,064 0.04 % 6,956,823,603 140
2005 2,740,003 0.63 % 17,060 -18,409 26.2 2.45 253 52.9 % 1,449,489 0.04 % 6,541,907,027 138
2000 2,654,701 0.94 % 24,198-18,656 24.9 2.70 245 51.9 % 1,376,634 0.04 % 6,143,493,823 136
1995 2,533,711 0.92 % 22,761 -22,014 23.5 2.84 234 50.7 % 1,284,333 0.04 % 5,744,212,979 134
1990 2,419,906 0.71 % 16,879 -29,387 22.2 3.10 223 49.5 % 1,198,630 0.05 % 5,327,231,061 133
1985 2,335,510 1.55 % 34,533 -14,217 20.6 3.55 216 48.5 % 1,132,462 0.05 % 4,870,921,740 132
1980 2,162,846 1.30 % 26,966 -19,697 19.5 4.00 200 46.7 % 1,010,985 0.05 % 4,458,003,514 132
1975 2,028,016 1.57 % 30,475 -18,207 17.4 5.00 187 44.0 % 892,476 0.05 % 4,079,480,606 131
1970 1,875,642 1.32 % 23,826 -29,948 17.2 5.78 173 41.3 % 774,985 0.05 % 3,700,437,046 129
1965 1,756,511 1.52 % 25,598 -28,788 18.6 5.64 162 37.5 % 658,574 0.05 % 3,339,583,597 122
1960 1,628,520 1.11 % 17,513 -29,969 19.8 5.08 150 33.8 % 549,842 0.05 % 3,034,949,748 126
1955 1,540,956 1.89 % 27,611 -7,788 22.0 4.22 142 28.7 % 442,709 0.06 % 2,773,019,936 122
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Jamaica Population Forecast

-11,332
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 2,961,167 0.48 % 14,029 -11,332 30.7 1.99 273 55.4 % 1,640,435 0.04 % 7,794,798,739 138
2025 3,015,321 0.36 % 10,831 -11,332 32.7 1.99 278 56.6 % 1,706,544 0.04 % 8,184,437,460 138
2030 3,047,974 0.22 % 6,531 -11,332 34.7 1.99 281 58.1 % 1,769,809 0.04 % 8,548,487,400 139
2035 3,057,896 0.07 % 1,984 -11,332 36.8 1.99 282 59.7 % 1,827,045 0.03 % 8,887,524,213 139
2040 3,045,162 -0.08 % -2,547 -11,332 38.7 1.99 281 61.4 % 1,870,747 0.03 % 9,198,847,240 141
2045 3,011,815 -0.22 % -6,669 -11,332 40.3 1.99 278 63.0 % 1,896,280 0.03 % 9,481,803,274 142
2050 2,960,317 -0.34 % -10,300   41.5 1.99 273 64.3 % 1,904,123 0.03 % 9,735,033,990 142
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Jamaica Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Jamaica
Life Expectancy
74.88 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
View by sex and historical chart
Infant Mortality
10.7
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
13.6
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
1,469,641 49.63% 1,491,520 50.37% 2,961,167 0.99

Population Pyramid for Jamaica (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 352,439 50.95% 339,232 49.05% 691,671 23.36%
15-24 255,388 50.99% 245,500 49.01% 500,888 16.92%
25-54 600,556 48.97% 625,848 51.03% 1,226,404 41.42%
55-64 130,817 47.85% 142,576 52.15% 273,393 9.23%
65+ 130,441 48.53% 138,364 51.47% 268,805 9.08%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 691,671 23.36% 34.6
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 2,000,685 67.56% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 268,805 9.08% 13.4
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
960,476 32.44% 48.0

Main Cities by Population in Jamaica

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Kingston 937,700
2 New Kingston 583,958
3 Spanish Town 145,018
4 Portmore 102,861
5 Montego Bay 82,867
6 Mandeville 47,115
7 May Pen 44,755
8 Old Harbour 26,024
9 Linstead 20,660
10 Half Way Tree 18,552
11 Savanna-la-Mar 16,553

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 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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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