Jamaica Population Density 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 Jamaica population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Jamaica in 2020 is 269.44 people per square kilometer, a 0.44% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Jamaica in 2019 was 268.27 people per square kilometer, a 0.46% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Jamaica in 2018 was 267.05 people per square kilometer, a 0.48% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of Jamaica in 2017 was 265.77 people per square kilometer, a 0.5% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2020 Population Density
Maldives 1,801.81
Lebanon 653.15
Mauritius 623.42
Nauru 541.20
Tuvalu 393.07
Grenada 330.95
Marshall Islands 328.83
American Samoa 275.96
Jamaica 269.44
Dominican Republic 222.89
Guatemala 164.53
China 150.51
Tonga 140.93
Thailand 136.03
Azerbaijan 117.08
Jordan 114.23
Turkey 107.39
Cuba 103.08
Albania 100.10
Costa Rica 99.69
Armenia 99.64
Serbia 98.88
Malaysia 97.98
Dominica 95.98
Iraq 92.45
North Macedonia 81.03
Romania 80.70
Samoa 69.86
Ecuador 68.82
Mexico 65.64
Bulgaria 62.60
Equatorial Guinea 50.02
Fiji 49.07
South Africa 48.65
Iran 48.13
Belarus 45.52
Montenegro 45.48
Colombia 44.57
Venezuela 31.18
Peru 25.65
Brazil 24.96
Algeria 18.41
Paraguay 17.54
Belize 17.31
Turkmenistan 12.36
Russia 8.54
Gabon 8.32
Kazakhstan 6.89
Botswana 4.04
Libya 3.91
Guyana 3.66
Suriname 3.58
Namibia 3.08
Jamaica - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 269.44 0.44%
2019 268.27 0.46%
2018 267.05 0.48%
2017 265.77 0.50%
2016 264.44 0.53%
2015 263.06 0.55%
2014 261.61 0.57%
2013 260.12 0.58%
2012 258.61 0.57%
2011 257.14 0.55%
2010 255.73 0.52%
2009 254.40 0.50%
2008 253.13 0.49%
2007 251.89 0.50%
2006 250.63 0.53%
2005 249.32 0.55%
2004 247.95 0.57%
2003 246.54 0.62%
2002 245.03 0.68%
2001 243.38 0.75%
2000 241.56 0.84%
1999 239.55 0.91%
1998 237.39 0.97%
1997 235.12 0.99%
1996 232.82 0.98%
1995 230.55 0.98%
1994 228.30 0.98%
1993 226.08 0.96%
1992 223.94 0.89%
1991 221.96 0.80%
1990 220.19 0.68%
1989 218.70 0.59%
1988 217.42 0.59%
1987 216.14 0.73%
1986 214.57 0.97%
1985 212.51 1.26%
1984 209.86 1.52%
1983 206.71 1.69%
1982 203.28 1.69%
1981 199.90 1.58%
1980 196.80 1.41%
1979 194.07 1.28%
1978 191.62 1.21%
1977 189.34 1.24%
1976 187.02 1.35%
1975 184.53 1.49%
1974 181.83 1.59%
1973 178.98 1.65%
1972 176.08 1.62%
1971 173.27 1.53%
1970 170.67 1.40%
1969 168.30 1.30%
1968 166.14 1.25%
1967 164.09 1.28%
1966 162.01 1.37%
1965 159.83 1.49%
1964 157.48 1.59%
1963 155.02 1.62%
1962 152.55 1.54%
1961 150.23 1.38%
1960 148.18 1.21%
1959 146.41 1.08%
1958 144.84 1.02%
1957 143.37 1.06%
1956 141.87 1.18%
1955 140.21 1.37%
1954 138.32 1.61%
1953 136.12 1.89%
1952 133.60 2.17%
1951 130.76 2.44%
1950 127.65 0.00%