Jamaica population 2,927,014 (live)

The population of Jamaica is expected to grow by 5,000 in 2022 and reach 2,928,000 in 2023. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 17,999 people yearly. The population density of Jamaica has changed from 199.7 in 1980 to 269.0 in 2020.

Current population 2,927,014 people at present (Sunday 2nd of October 2022)
Median Age 34.7 years
Population density 270.0 per km2
Population of Jamaica from 1960 to 2022 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2022 2,924,000 5,000 (0.2%) -17,999 34.7 270 1,658,000 (56.7%)
2021 2,919,000 6,000 (0.2%) -17,999 34.4 270 1,647,000 (56.4%)
2020 2,913,000 7,000 (0.2%) -17,999 34.2 1.95 269 1,635,000 (56.1%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) -18,600 33.9 1.97 268 1,622,000 (55.8%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) -18,600 33.7 1.98 268 1,610,000 (55.5%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) -18,600 33.5 2.00 267 1,598,000 (55.3%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) -18,600 33.2 2.01 266 1,585,610 (55.0%)
2015 2,871,934 9,847 (0.3%) -18,600 32.9 2.03 265 1,573,475 (54.8%)
2010 2,817,210 13,128 (0.5%) -18,619 31.3 2.17 260 1,514,053 (53.7%)
2005 2,744,673 15,896 (0.6%) -17,479 30.0 2.36 253 1,449,489 (52.8%)
2000 2,656,864 21,982 (0.8%) -16,928 28.8 2.58 245 1,376,628 (51.8%)
1995 2,537,440 24,391 (1.0%) -16,560 27.8 2.77 234 1,284,325 (50.6%)
1990 2,424,242 16,522 (0.7%) -20,240 27.1 2.95 224 1,198,642 (49.4%)
1985 2,338,638 29,691 (1.3%) -29,199 26.1 3.31 216 1,132,462 (48.4%)
1980 2,163,045 30,355 (1.4%) -14,783 25.6 3.73 200 1,010,986 (46.7%)
1975 2,027,737 29,703 (1.5%) -20,243 24.4 4.48 187 892,468 (44.0%)
1970 1,875,381 25,967 (1.4%) -18,571 24.3 5.48 173 774,982 (41.3%)
1965 1,756,266 25,780 (1.5%) -30,311 24.8 5.82 162 658,582 (37.5%)
1960 1,628,252 22,554 (1.4%) -28,953 24.8 5.42 150 549,844 (33.8%)

In 2021 the population of Jamaica was 2,919,000 and the average age increased from 24.8 in 1960 to 34.4. Urban population has increased from 1,376,628 (51.8%) in 2000 to 1,658,000 (56.7%) in the current year. The population density of Jamaica has changed from 199.7 in 1980 to 269.0 in 2020.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) -17,999 34.2 1.95 269 1,635,000 (56.1%)
2025 2,934,000 2,000 (0.1%) -17,000 35.6 1.89 271 1,693,000 (57.7%)
2030 2,933,000 -2,000 (-0.1%) -16,000 37.2 1.84 271 1,745,000 (59.5%)
2035 2,908,000 -7,000 (-0.2%) -16,000 38.8 1.81 269 1,789,000 (61.5%)
2040 2,858,000 -12,000 (-0.4%) -16,000 40.4 1.78 264 1,818,000 (63.6%)
2045 2,789,000 -15,000 (-0.5%) -16,000 42.0 1.77 258 1,831,000 (65.7%)
2050 2,704,000 -18,000 (-0.7%) -16,000 43.4 1.76 250 1,829,000 (67.7%)

The life expectancy at birth should reach 80.6 (78.8 years for male and 82.6 years for females). Population density will go up to 249.6 people per square kilometer.

Jamaica demographics 2021

The population growth rate is 0.17% (6,000 residents, including 20,991 deaths). The demographics of Jamaica constitutes of 1,471,000 women and 1,454,000 men, which means there are 988 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 29.8% of population (869,890) is 19 or younger, 59.4% of population (1,736,856) is between age 20 and 64 and 10.9% of population (319,008) is over 65.

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