Jamaica - Population



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The population of Jamaica in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 2,651,000, which placed it as number 135 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 7% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 31% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 97 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000–2005 is 0.92%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 2,977,000. The population density in 2002 was 239 per sq km (620 per sq mi). Most of the population resides in coastal regions.

It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 56% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital city, Kingston, had a population of 655,000 in that year. Other leading cities are Spanish Town (about 92,383), Portmore (90,138), and Montego Bay (83,466). According to the United Nations, the urban population growth rate for 2000–2005 was 1.7%.

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Janette
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Jun 24, 2009 @ 7:19 pm
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lenna
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Oct 13, 2009 @ 1:13 pm
jamaica is the most wonderful place on earth.i would like to be there right now but i can't be because i don't have enogh money
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lesline
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Jan 19, 2010 @ 9:09 am
This is very refreshing to know, In more than one way im a proud jamaican.One day i hope to be living back there.
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Feb 6, 2010 @ 12:12 pm
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May 11, 2010 @ 10:22 pm
Looking at these photos mek mi waan go home RIGHT NOW! Jamaica is the most beautiful place on earth and I can't wait to go back there.
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Oct 25, 2011 @ 1:01 am
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wojtek
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May 23, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
very good site helped me with my jamaican project.

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