Kingston, Jamaica Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Kingston, Jamaica metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Kingston in 2020 is 591,000, a 0.17% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Kingston in 2019 was 590,000, a 0.17% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Kingston in 2018 was 589,000, a 0.17% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Kingston in 2017 was 588,000, a 0% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Jamaica
City Name Population
Kingston 591,000
Kingston - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 591,000 0.17%
2019 590,000 0.17%
2018 589,000 0.17%
2017 588,000 0.00%
2016 588,000 0.17%
2015 587,000 0.00%
2014 587,000 0.17%
2013 586,000 0.00%
2012 586,000 0.17%
2011 585,000 0.17%
2010 584,000 0.00%
2009 584,000 0.17%
2008 583,000 0.00%
2007 583,000 0.17%
2006 582,000 0.17%
2005 581,000 0.00%
2004 581,000 0.17%
2003 580,000 0.00%
2002 580,000 0.17%
2001 579,000 0.17%
2000 578,000 0.35%
1999 576,000 0.17%
1998 575,000 0.17%
1997 574,000 0.35%
1996 572,000 0.18%
1995 571,000 0.18%
1994 570,000 0.18%
1993 569,000 0.35%
1992 567,000 0.18%
1991 566,000 0.71%
1990 562,000 0.90%
1989 557,000 0.72%
1988 553,000 0.91%
1987 548,000 0.92%
1986 543,000 0.74%
1985 539,000 0.94%
1984 534,000 0.95%
1983 529,000 0.76%
1982 525,000 0.77%
1981 521,000 0.97%
1980 516,000 0.78%
1979 512,000 0.79%
1978 508,000 0.99%
1977 503,000 0.80%
1976 499,000 0.81%
1975 495,000 0.81%
1974 491,000 0.82%
1973 487,000 0.83%
1972 483,000 0.84%
1971 479,000 0.84%
1970 475,000 1.28%
1969 469,000 1.08%
1968 464,000 1.31%
1967 458,000 1.33%
1966 452,000 1.12%
1965 447,000 1.13%
1964 442,000 1.38%
1963 436,000 1.16%
1962 431,000 1.17%
1961 426,000 1.19%
1960 421,000 3.69%
1959 406,000 4.37%
1958 389,000 4.29%
1957 373,000 4.19%
1956 358,000 4.37%
1955 343,000 4.26%
1954 329,000 4.44%
1953 315,000 3.96%
1952 303,000 4.48%
1951 290,000 4.32%
1950 278,000 0.00%