Jamaica Urban Population 1960-2021

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Jamaica urban population for 2020 was 1,667,459, a 1.02% increase from 2019.
  • Jamaica urban population for 2019 was 1,650,593, a 1.02% increase from 2018.
  • Jamaica urban population for 2018 was 1,633,950, a 1.02% increase from 2017.
  • Jamaica urban population for 2017 was 1,617,507, a 1.01% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Russia 107,723,564
Mexico 104,088,701
Turkey 64,186,247
Iran 63,728,813
Colombia 41,431,388
South Africa 39,946,775
Thailand 35,898,129
Algeria 32,332,690
Iraq 28,514,939
Peru 25,815,966
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Ecuador 11,320,846
Kazakhstan 10,815,873
Romania 10,451,921
Jordan 9,327,507
Dominican Republic 8,953,860
Cuba 8,743,468
Guatemala 8,738,685
Belarus 7,470,497
Lebanon 6,069,524
Azerbaijan 5,701,802
Libya 5,544,510
Bulgaria 5,242,987
Paraguay 4,435,221
Costa Rica 4,114,567
Serbia 3,899,416
Turkmenistan 3,167,338
Gabon 2,005,203
Armenia 1,876,112
Albania 1,762,579
Jamaica 1,667,459
Botswana 1,666,761
Bosnia 1,608,256
Namibia 1,322,115
North Macedonia 1,218,402
Equatorial Guinea 1,025,582
Mauritius 515,916
Fiji 513,187
Montenegro 419,585
Suriname 388,053
Maldives 219,833
Guyana 210,688
Belize 183,005
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 58,837
Dominica 51,178
American Samoa 48,106
Marshall Islands 46,049
Grenada 41,111
Samoa 35,494
St. Lucia 34,598
Tonga 24,415
Nauru 10,834
Tuvalu 7,549
Jamaica Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 1,667,459 56.31 1.02%
2019 1,650,593 55.99 1.01%
2018 1,633,950 55.67 1.01%
2017 1,617,507 55.38 1.01%
2016 1,601,281 55.10 1.01%
2015 1,585,235 54.83 1.01%
2014 1,569,365 54.58 1.00%
2013 1,553,709 54.35 0.98%
2012 1,538,501 54.13 0.95%
2011 1,524,025 53.93 0.90%
2010 1,510,428 53.74 0.87%
2009 1,497,367 53.56 0.85%
2008 1,484,711 53.37 0.84%
2007 1,472,255 53.18 0.85%
2006 1,459,784 53.00 0.88%
2005 1,447,021 52.81 0.90%
2004 1,434,040 52.63 0.93%
2003 1,420,748 52.44 0.97%
2002 1,407,037 52.25 1.06%
2001 1,392,265 52.05 1.21%
2000 1,375,505 51.81 1.30%
1999 1,357,777 51.57 1.37%
1998 1,339,265 51.34 1.43%
1997 1,320,251 51.10 1.45%
1996 1,301,192 50.86 1.45%
1995 1,282,435 50.62 1.45%
1994 1,263,930 50.38 1.46%
1993 1,245,671 50.14 1.43%
1992 1,227,964 49.90 1.37%
1991 1,211,273 49.66 1.23%
1990 1,196,496 49.44 1.10%
1989 1,183,466 49.24 1.00%
1988 1,171,674 49.04 1.01%
1987 1,159,955 48.83 1.15%
1986 1,146,728 48.63 1.39%
1985 1,130,947 48.42 1.68%
1984 1,112,130 48.22 1.94%
1983 1,090,796 48.02 2.10%
1982 1,068,172 47.81 2.78%
1981 1,038,836 47.29 2.73%
1980 1,010,889 46.74 2.58%
1979 985,154 46.19 2.46%
1978 961,239 45.65 2.40%
1977 938,452 45.10 2.44%
1976 915,812 44.56 2.57%
1975 892,592 44.01 2.71%
1974 868,707 43.47 2.83%
1973 844,483 42.93 2.90%
1972 820,381 42.40 2.88%
1971 797,094 41.86 2.80%
1970 775,088 41.32 3.17%
1969 750,887 40.60 3.24%
1968 726,971 39.82 3.22%
1967 703,946 39.04 3.27%
1966 681,317 38.27 3.38%
1965 658,673 37.50 3.52%
1964 635,874 36.74 3.65%
1963 613,062 35.99 3.70%
1962 590,782 35.24 3.65%
1961 569,618 34.50 3.52%
1960 549,936 33.77 %