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 2019 was 1,650,594, a 1.02% increase from 2018.
  • Jamaica urban population for 2018 was 1,633,951, a 1.02% increase from 2017.
  • Jamaica urban population for 2017 was 1,617,510, a 1.01% increase from 2016.
  • Jamaica urban population for 2016 was 1,601,279, a 1.01% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
China 842,933,962
Brazil 183,241,641
Russia 107,683,889
Mexico 102,626,859
Turkey 63,097,818
Iran 62,509,623
Colombia 40,827,302
South Africa 39,149,717
Thailand 35,294,600
Algeria 31,510,100
Iraq 27,783,368
Peru 25,390,339
Venezuela 25,162,368
Malaysia 24,475,766
Ecuador 11,116,711
Kazakhstan 10,652,915
Romania 10,468,793
Jordan 9,213,048
Dominican Republic 8,787,475
Cuba 8,739,135
Guatemala 8,540,945
Belarus 7,482,982
Lebanon 6,084,994
Azerbaijan 5,616,165
Libya 5,448,597
Bulgaria 5,256,027
Paraguay 4,359,150
Costa Rica 4,041,885
Serbia 3,907,243
Turkmenistan 3,092,738
Gabon 1,949,694
Armenia 1,869,848
Albania 1,747,593
Jamaica 1,650,594
Botswana 1,616,550
Bosnia 1,605,144
Namibia 1,273,258
North Macedonia 1,212,740
Equatorial Guinea 984,812
Mauritius 515,980
Fiji 505,048
Montenegro 417,765
Suriname 384,252
Maldives 213,645
Guyana 208,912
Belize 179,039
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 58,185
Dominica 50,830
American Samoa 48,203
Marshall Islands 45,514
Grenada 40,765
Samoa 35,588
St. Lucia 34,280
Tonga 24,145
Nauru 12,581
Tuvalu 7,362
Jamaica Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 1,650,594 55.99 1.01%
2018 1,633,951 55.67 1.01%
2017 1,617,510 55.38 1.01%
2016 1,601,279 55.10 1.01%
2015 1,585,234 54.83 1.01%
2014 1,569,364 54.58 1.00%
2013 1,553,708 54.35 0.98%
2012 1,538,503 54.13 0.95%
2011 1,524,024 53.93 0.90%
2010 1,510,426 53.74 0.87%
2009 1,497,366 53.56 0.85%
2008 1,484,715 53.37 0.84%
2007 1,472,254 53.18 0.85%
2006 1,459,781 53.00 0.88%
2005 1,447,023 52.81 0.90%
2004 1,434,039 52.63 0.93%
2003 1,420,747 52.44 0.97%
2002 1,407,038 52.25 1.06%
2001 1,392,263 52.05 1.21%
2000 1,375,507 51.81 1.30%
1999 1,357,776 51.57 1.37%
1998 1,339,265 51.34 1.43%
1997 1,320,252 51.10 1.45%
1996 1,301,195 50.86 1.45%
1995 1,282,438 50.62 1.45%
1994 1,263,930 50.38 1.46%
1993 1,245,670 50.14 1.43%
1992 1,227,965 49.90 1.37%
1991 1,211,276 49.66 1.23%
1990 1,196,498 49.44 1.10%
1989 1,183,466 49.24 1.00%
1988 1,171,672 49.04 1.01%
1987 1,159,952 48.83 1.15%
1986 1,146,727 48.63 1.39%
1985 1,130,947 48.42 1.68%
1984 1,112,130 48.22 1.94%
1983 1,090,797 48.02 2.10%
1982 1,068,170 47.81 2.78%
1981 1,038,836 47.29 2.73%
1980 1,010,893 46.74 2.58%
1979 985,155 46.19 2.46%
1978 961,241 45.65 2.40%
1977 938,455 45.10 2.44%
1976 915,809 44.56 2.57%
1975 892,591 44.01 2.71%
1974 868,705 43.47 2.83%
1973 844,481 42.93 2.89%
1972 820,386 42.40 2.88%
1971 797,092 41.86 2.80%
1970 775,090 41.32 3.17%
1969 750,889 40.60 3.24%
1968 726,974 39.82 3.22%
1967 703,944 39.04 3.27%
1966 681,315 38.27 3.38%
1965 658,674 37.50 3.52%
1964 635,873 36.74 3.65%
1963 613,059 35.99 3.70%
1962 590,782 35.24 3.65%
1961 569,620 34.50 3.52%
1960 549,935 33.77 %