Jamaica

Census Results


1960-04-07 1,609,814
1970-04-07 1,813,594
1982-06-08 2,190,357
1991-04-07 2,314,479
2001-09-10 2,607,633
2011-04-05 2,697,983

General Information


Official name Jamaica
Official name [native] Jamaica «English»
Capital Kingston
Capital [native] Kingston «English»
Region the Caribbean
ISO code JM
Statistical agency Statistical Institute of Jamaica

Name in Chinese 牙买加
Name in Arabic جامايكا
Name in Spanish Jamaica
Name in Russian Ямайка
Name in French la Jamaïque

Administrative units

codeparishcapitalarea (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.