Jamaica Population (LIVE)

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Jamaica Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Jamaica is 2,825,025 as of Wednesday, February 21, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Jamaica 2023 population is estimated at 2,825,544 people at mid year.
  • Jamaica population is equivalent to 0.04% of the total world population.
  • Jamaica ranks number 139 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Jamaica is 261 per Km2 (676 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 10,830 Km2 (4,181 sq. miles)
  • 59.5 % of the population is urban (1,680,272 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Jamaica is 31.8 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Jamaica (2024 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
2024 2,824,738 -0.03 % -806 -10,999 32.3 1.34 261 60.0 % 1,693,452 0.03 % 8,118,835,999 140
2023 2,825,544 -0.06 % -1,833 -10,999 31.8 1.34 261 59.5 % 1,680,272 0.04 % 8,045,311,447 139
2022 2,827,377 -0.01 % -318 -10,999 31.3 1.34 261 59.0 % 1,667,032 0.04 % 7,975,105,156 139
2020 2,820,436 0.24 % 6,663 0 30.3 1.36 260 58.2 % 1,640,435 0.04 % 7,840,952,880 139
2015 2,794,445 0.44 % 12,110 -11,329 27.8 1.59 258 56.4 % 1,574,768 0.04 % 7,426,597,537 141
2010 2,733,896 0.42 % 11,407 -14,244 25.4 1.74 252 55.4 % 1,514,064 0.04 % 6,985,603,105 140
2005 2,676,863 0.49 % 12,932 -18,072 23.5 2.06 247 54.1 % 1,449,489 0.04 % 6,558,176,119 138
2000 2,612,205 0.81 % 20,567-18,500 22.1 2.21 241 52.7 % 1,376,634 0.04 % 6,148,898,975 137
1995 2,509,372 0.96 % 23,468 -20,084 21.3 2.88 232 51.2 % 1,284,333 0.04 % 5,743,219,454 135
1990 2,392,030 0.86 % 20,000 -26,080 20.5 2.85 221 50.1 % 1,198,630 0.04 % 5,316,175,862 133
1985 2,292,030 1.42 % 31,297 -22,369 19.2 3.31 212 49.4 % 1,132,462 0.05 % 4,861,730,613 132
1980 2,135,546 1.29 % 26,490 -16,273 18.0 3.73 197 47.3 % 1,010,985 0.05 % 4,444,007,706 132
1975 2,003,094 1.50 % 28,801 -18,344 16.7 4.50 185 44.6 % 892,476 0.05 % 4,069,437,231 131
1970 1,859,091 1.25 % 22,423 -24,366 16.2 5.64 172 41.7 % 774,985 0.05 % 3,695,390,336 130
1965 1,746,977 1.24 % 20,929 -29,615 17.4 5.75 161 37.7 % 658,574 0.05 % 3,337,111,983 123
1960 1,642,331 1.13 % 17,890 -29,946 18.6 5.58 152 33.5 % 549,842 0.05 % 3,019,233,434 127
1955 1,552,883 1.99 % 29,083 -23,081 20.9 4.55 143 28.5 % 442,709 0.06 % 2,746,072,141 123
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Jamaica Population Forecast

-10,999
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationJamaica
Global Rank
2025 2,823,199 0.02 % 553 -10,999 32.9 1.34 261 60.4 % 1,706,544 0.03 % 8,191,988,453 139
2030 2,804,356 -0.13 % -3,769 -10,999 35.6 1.37 259 63.1 % 1,769,809 0.03 % 8,546,141,327 142
2035 2,763,714 -0.29 % -8,128 -10,999 38.5 1.39 255 66.1 % 1,827,045 0.03 % 8,879,397,401 143
2040 2,697,534 -0.48 % -13,236 -10,999 41.1 1.42 249 69.4 % 1,870,747 0.03 % 9,188,250,492 145
2045 2,606,421 -0.68 % -18,223 -10,999 43.6 1.43 241 72.8 % 1,896,280 0.03 % 9,467,543,575 146
2050 2,493,823 -0.88 % -22,520   45.8 1.45 230 76.4 % 1,904,123 0.03 % 9,709,491,761 147
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Jamaica Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Jamaica
Life Expectancy
72.37 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
10.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
12.7
(per 1,000 live births)
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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 Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Jamaica (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. 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 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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.