Jamaica

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 1,402,896
1960 1,628,997
1970 1,868,826
1980 2,132,281
1990 2,365,211
2000 2,582,219
2010 2,741,485
2020 2,877,338
2025 2,925,778
2050 2,808,228
2075 2,402,961
2100 2,052,148
source: UN - WPP 2012 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name Jamaica
Capital Kingston
Region the Caribbean
ISO code JM
Statistical agency Statistical Institute of Jamaica


Administrative units

codeparishcapitalarea in
sq.km.
population
1991-04-07
census
population
2001-09-10
census
population
2011-04-05
census
01KingstonKingston21.8100,63796,05289,057
02St. ThomasMorant Bay742.885,07991,60493,902
03PortlandPort Antonio814.070,06780,20581,744
04St. MaryPort Maria610.5109,386111,466113,615
05St. AnnSaint Ann's Bay1,212.6152,967166,762172,362
06TrelawnyFalmouth874.672,12473,06675,164
07St. JamesMontego Bay594.9127,894175,127183,811
08HanoverLucea450.467,17667,03769,533
09WestmorelandSavanna-la-Mar807.0129,596138,947144,103
10St. ElizabethBlack River1,212.4144,384146,404150,205
11ManchesterMandeville830.1162,135185,801189,797
12ClarendonMay Pen1,196.3215,515237,024245,103
13St. AndrewHalf-Way-Tree430.7540,715555,828573,369
14St. CatherineSpanish Town1,192.4383,317482,308516,218
 total 10,991.02,391,2732,607,6322,697,983
source: Statistical Institute of Jamaica.
note: (1) for the 2010 estimate the population of St. Andrew is included in the number for Kingston.

Main cities

namepopulation
1991
estimate
latitude /
longitude
Kingston103,77117.99/-76.74
Spanish Town92,383 
Portmore90,138 
Montego Bay83,446 
May Pen46,785 
source: Statistical Institute of Jamaica.
note: the agglomeration of Kingston counted 587,798 people in 1991.