Jamaica Population

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea. It’s the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean (after Cuba and Hispaniola).  The total Land Area of Jamaica is 10,831 sq. km (4,182 sq. mi)  & the Population Density of Jamaica is 273 per Km2 (708 people per mi2).

According to the UN World population studies, the population of Jamaica in 2023 is 2,825,543 (28.25 Lakh)

Jamaica2023 Population
Total Population2,825,543 (2.8 million)
Global Rank139
Land Area 10,831 sq. km (4,182 sq. mi)
Area Rank160
Pop. Density273 people/sq. km
Jamaica Demographics
Fertility Rate* 1.99
Infant mortality rate ** 10.8
Median Age  30.7 Years
Life Expectancy 74.88 years
Urban Population 55%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Jamaica

Jamaica is a Christian-majority country and 70% of the population adheres to Christianity. Protestant churches are followed by 64.8% of the population. Next is Roman Catholics (2.2%) and Jehovah’s Witness (1.9%). 

The largest Protestant denominations are the Church of God (24%), Seventh-day Adventist Church (11%), Pentecostal (10%), Baptist (7%), Anglican (4%), United Church (2%), Methodist (2%), Moravian (1%) and Plymouth Brethren (1%)

The Rastafari movement or Rasta is a religious movement that arose in the 1930s in Jamaica also with 1.1% of the population as its followers. Non-Christian faiths account for 6.5% and include Islam, Hinduism, Baháʼí Faith, Jews, and African traditional faiths. The remaining 23.6% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Religion percentage in Jamaica 

  • Protestant – 64.8%
  • Roman Catholic  – 2.2%
  • Jehovah’s Witness – 1.9%
  • Rastafari – 1.1%
  • None – 21.3%
  • Other – 6.5%
  • Unspecified – 2.3%

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Top Cities in Jamaica by Population

3Spanish Town147,152
4Montego Bay110,115
5May Pen61,548
7Old Harbour28,912
9Ocho Rios16,671
Population of Jamaica 2023 | Religion in Jamaica