Jamaica Population 2022


Jamaica map
  • The current population of Jamaica is estimated at 2,983,912 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Jamaica represent 0.04% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Jamaica is 266 inhabitants per km2.
  • Jamaica is located in North America.
  • Jamaica ranks number 138 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Jamaica is 18.5133° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is -77.9042° W.
  • The median age in Jamaica is 30.7 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Jamaica is 9,000 JMD per week, around USD $59.00 per week, as of April, 2022.
  • The countries that Jamaica shares its land boundary with are not existent. (It has just maritime borders with the Cayman Islands (UK), Cuba, Colombia, and Haiti).

Jamaica

Official name Jamaica
Location North America
Capital Kingston
Population 2,982,331 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 266/km2
Population growth rate 0.42% (in 2022)
Area 10,991 km2 (4,243.65 sq mi)
Official language English
Currency Jamaican dollar (JMD)
Life expectancy 74.75 years
Internet TLD .jm
Call code +1-876

Jamaica Population Graph

Jamaica Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 2,963,826 1,470,947 1,492,879 49.63% 50.37% 1,668,930 56.31%
2019 2,950,930 1,465,137 1,485,793 49.65% 50.35% 1,652,226 55.99%
2018 2,937,494 1,458,760 1,478,734 49.66% 50.34% 1,635,303 55.67%
2017 2,923,477 1,452,091 1,471,386 49.67% 50.33% 1,619,022 55.38%
2016 2,908,858 1,445,121 1,463,737 49.68% 50.32% 1,602,781 55.1%
2015 2,893,626 1,438,132 1,455,494 49.7% 50.3% 1,586,575 54.83%
2014 2,877,725 1,430,517 1,447,208 49.71% 50.29% 1,570,662 54.58%
2013 2,861,283 1,422,630 1,438,653 49.72% 50.28% 1,555,107 54.35%
2012 2,844,686 1,414,947 1,429,739 49.74% 50.26% 1,539,829 54.13%
2011 2,828,475 1,406,883 1,421,592 49.74% 50.26% 1,525,397 53.93%
2010 2,812,993 1,398,901 1,414,092 49.73% 50.27% 1,511,702 53.74%
2009 2,798,355 1,390,503 1,407,852 49.69% 50.31% 1,498,799 53.56%
2008 2,784,373 1,382,441 1,401,932 49.65% 50.35% 1,486,020 53.37%
2007 2,770,720 1,374,000 1,396,720 49.59% 50.41% 1,473,469 53.18%
2006 2,756,893 1,366,316 1,390,577 49.56% 50.44% 1,461,153 53%
2005 2,742,466 1,358,892 1,383,574 49.55% 50.45% 1,448,296 52.81%
2004 2,727,470 1,352,007 1,375,463 49.57% 50.43% 1,435,467 52.63%
2003 2,711,876 1,345,362 1,366,514 49.61% 50.39% 1,422,108 52.44%
2002 2,695,267 1,338,739 1,356,528 49.67% 50.33% 1,408,277 52.25%
2001 2,677,113 1,331,061 1,346,052 49.72% 50.28% 1,393,437 52.05%
2000 2,657,087 1,321,635 1,335,452 49.74% 50.26% 1,376,637 51.81%
1999 2,635,046 1,310,145 1,324,901 49.72% 50.28% 1,358,893 51.57%
1998 2,611,222 1,297,255 1,313,967 49.68% 50.32% 1,340,601 51.34%
1997 2,586,240 1,283,034 1,303,206 49.61% 50.39% 1,321,569 51.1%
1996 2,560,934 1,268,943 1,291,991 49.55% 50.45% 1,302,491 50.86%
1995 2,535,985 1,254,805 1,281,180 49.48% 50.52% 1,283,716 50.62%
1994 2,511,300 1,241,336 1,269,964 49.43% 50.57% 1,265,193 50.38%
1993 2,486,819 1,227,991 1,258,828 49.38% 50.62% 1,246,891 50.14%
1992 2,463,262 1,215,373 1,247,889 49.34% 50.66% 1,229,168 49.9%
1991 2,441,524 1,204,404 1,237,120 49.33% 50.67% 1,212,461 49.66%
1990 2,422,079 1,195,054 1,227,025 49.34% 50.66% 1,197,476 49.44%
1989 2,405,627 1,188,380 1,217,247 49.4% 50.6% 1,184,531 49.24%
1988 2,391,565 1,183,346 1,208,219 49.48% 50.52% 1,172,823 49.04%
1987 2,377,538 1,178,783 1,198,755 49.58% 50.42% 1,160,952 48.83%
1986 2,360,287 1,172,355 1,187,932 49.67% 50.33% 1,147,808 48.63%
1985 2,337,612 1,162,027 1,175,585 49.71% 50.29% 1,131,872 48.42%
1984 2,308,443 1,147,527 1,160,916 49.71% 50.29% 1,113,131 48.22%
1983 2,273,780 1,129,387 1,144,393 49.67% 50.33% 1,091,869 48.02%
1982 2,236,073 1,109,092 1,126,981 49.6% 50.4% 1,069,067 47.81%
1981 2,198,898 1,088,674 1,110,224 49.51% 50.49% 1,039,859 47.29%
1980 2,164,786 1,070,054 1,094,732 49.43% 50.57% 1,011,821 46.74%
1979 2,134,704 1,053,049 1,081,655 49.33% 50.67% 986,020 46.19%
1978 2,107,798 1,037,880 1,069,918 49.24% 50.76% 962,210 45.65%
1977 2,082,697 1,023,437 1,059,260 49.14% 50.86% 939,296 45.1%
1976 2,057,221 1,009,478 1,047,743 49.07% 50.93% 916,698 44.56%
1975 2,029,844 994,827 1,035,017 49.01% 50.99% 893,334 44.01%
1974 2,000,111 979,654 1,020,457 48.98% 51.02% 869,448 43.47%
1973 1,968,748 964,293 1,004,455 48.98% 51.02% 845,184 42.93%
1972 1,936,831 948,660 988,171 48.98% 51.02% 821,216 42.4%
1971 1,905,995 932,985 973,010 48.95% 51.05% 797,850 41.86%
1970 1,877,325 917,261 960,064 48.86% 51.14% 775,711 41.32%
1969 1,851,323 901,594 949,729 48.7% 51.3% 751,637 40.6%
1968 1,827,516 885,980 941,536 48.48% 51.52% 727,717 39.82%
1967 1,804,947 870,526 934,421 48.23% 51.77% 704,651 39.04%
1966 1,782,124 855,776 926,348 48.02% 51.98% 682,019 38.27%
1965 1,758,089 841,597 916,492 47.87% 52.13% 659,283 37.5%
1964 1,732,297 828,384 903,913 47.82% 52.18% 636,446 36.74%
1963 1,705,193 815,594 889,599 47.83% 52.17% 613,699 35.99%
1962 1,678,009 803,934 874,075 47.91% 52.09% 591,330 35.24%
1961 1,652,553 793,556 858,997 48.02% 51.98% 570,131 34.5%
1960 1,629,990 784,514 845,476 48.13% 51.87% 550,448 33.77%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Jamaica ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Jamaica. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Jamaica

# City Population 2022
1 Kingston 947,358
2 New Kingston 588,980
3 Spanish Town 147,396
4 Portmore 104,311
5 Montego Bay 83,638
6 Mandeville 47,581
7 May Pen 45,180
8 Old Harbour 26,245
9 Linstead 20,978
10 Half Way Tree 18,725
11 Savanna-la-Mar 16,709
12 Port Antonio 14,557
13 Saint Ann's Bay 13,860
14 Bog Walk 13,049
15 Ewarton 12,970
16 Constant Spring 12,956
17 Hayes 9,834
18 Ocho Rios 9,575
19 Morant Bay 9,517
20 Stony Hill 8,667
21 Santa Cruz 8,293
22 Port Maria 8,040
23 Old Harbour Bay 7,981
24 Falmouth 7,846
25 Yallahs 7,740
26 Bull Savanna 7,039
27 Runaway Bay 6,594
28 Lucea 6,341
29 Porus 5,991
30 Annotto Bay 5,594
31 Lionel Town 5,434
32 Point Hill 5,411
33 Seaforth 4,608
34 Chapelton 4,590
35 Sandy Bay 4,577
36 Bamboo 4,316
37 Black River 4,284
38 Anchovy 4,196
39 Oracabessa 4,162
40 Riversdale 4,151
41 Cambridge 3,974
42 Coleyville 3,920
43 Albert Town 3,497
44 Port Royal 3,373
45 Moneague 3,365
46 Gayle 3,344
47 Malvern 3,326
48 Williamsfield 3,291
49 Lacovia 3,224
50 Lluidas Vale 3,205
51 Rocky Point 3,193
52 Maroon Town 3,134
53 Golden Grove 3,093
54 Bethel Town 3,078
55 Dalvey 3,064
56 Negril 3,025
57 Race Course 3,008
58 Islington 2,984
59 Trinity Ville 2,919
60 Mona Heights 2,914

Other Countries from North America Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
United States 334,897,911 87/km2
Mexico 131,288,761 16/km2
Canada 38,493,545 4.3/km2
Haiti 11,611,558 383/km2
Cuba 11,213,267 101.8/km2
Dominican Republic 10,894,700 220.4/km2
Jamaica 2,982,331 266/km2
Dominica 72,608 105/km2