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Jamaica PEOPLE 2015
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Nationality:
noun: Jamaican(s)
adjective: Jamaican

Ethnic groups:
black 92.1%, mixed 6.1%, East Indian 0.8%, other 0.4%, unspecified 0.7% (2011 est.)

Languages:
English, English patois

Religions:
Protestant 64.8% (includes Seventh Day Adventist 12.0%, Pentecostal 11.0%, Other Church of God 9.2%, New Testament Church of God 7.2%, Baptist 6.7%, Church of God in Jamaica 4.8%, Church of God of Prophecy 4.5%, Anglican 2.8%, United Church 2.1%, Methodist 1.6%, Revived 1.4%, Brethren .9%, and Moravian .7%), Roman Catholic 2.2%, Jehovah's Witness 1.9%, Rastafarian 1.1%, other 6.5%, none 21.3%, unspecified 2.3% (2011 est.)

Population:
2,930,050 (July 2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 140
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 28.4% (male 423,855/female 409,651)
15-24 years: 21.7% (male 319,291/female 316,773)
25-54 years: 36.4% (male 525,288/female 542,015)
55-64 years: 5.6% (male 79,875/female 84,562)
65 years and over: 7.7% (male 102,377/female 126,363) (2014 est.)
population pyramid: population pyramid

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 52.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 40.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 12.2 %
potential support ratio: 8.2 (2014 est.)

Median age:
total: 24.9 years
male: 24.4 years
female: 25.4 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate:
0.69% (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 146
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
18.41 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 102
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
6.67 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 142
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
-4.83 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 193
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 52% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.51% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major urban areas - population:
KINGSTON (capital) 571,000 (2011)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2014 est.)

Mother's mean age at first birth:
21.2
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008 est.)
[see also: Mother's mean age at first birth country ranks ]

Maternal mortality rate:
110 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 65
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 13.69 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 114
male: 14.27 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 13.08 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 73.48 years
country comparison to the world: 121
male: 71.87 years
female: 75.17 years (2014 est.)

Total fertility rate:
2.05 children born/woman (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 118
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Contraceptive prevalence rate:
69% (2002/03)
[see also: Contraceptive prevalence rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
5.2% of GDP (2010)
country comparison to the world: 139
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
0.41 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
1.8 beds/1,000 population (2010)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Drinking water source:
improved:

urban: 97.1% of population
rural: 88.8% of population
total: 93.1% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2.9% of population
rural: 11.2% of population
total: 6.9% of population (2012 est.)

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 78.4% of population
rural: 82.2% of population
total: 80.2% of population
unimproved:
urban: 21.6% of population
rural: 17.8% of population
total: 19.8% of population (2012 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
1.7% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 29
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
28,400 (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 73
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
1,300 (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 66
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
24.1% (2008)
country comparison to the world: 67
[see also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
3.2% (2010)
country comparison to the world: 112
[see also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
6.1% of GDP (2012)
country comparison to the world: 40
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 87%
male: 82.1%
female: 91.8% (2011 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 12 years
male: 12 years
female: 12 years (2002)

Child labor - children ages 5-14:
total number: 38,516
percentage: 6 % (2005 est.)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total: 34%
country comparison to the world: 20
male: 27.1%
female: 42.6% (2012)


NOTE: The information regarding Jamaica on this page is re-published from the 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jamaica PEOPLE 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jamaica PEOPLE 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.



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