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)
|Total Population||2,825,543 (2.8 million)|
|Land Area||10,831 sq. km (4,182 sq. mi)|
|Pop. Density||273 people/sq. km|
|Infant mortality rate **||10.8|
|Median Age||30.7 Years|
|Life Expectancy||74.88 years|
*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