Demographics of Jamaica

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This article is about the demographic features of the population of Jamaica, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

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Demographic statistics

The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook unless otherwise referenced.

Population

2,682,100 (2007 est.[1]), 2,804,334 (July 2008 est.)

Age structure

0–14 years: 12.5 % (male 464,297/female 449,181)
15–64 years: 59.6% (male 808,718/female 835,394)
65 years and over: 7.3% (male 90,100/female 110,434) (2006 est.)

Population growth rate

0.8% (2006 est.)

Birth rate

20.82 births/1,000 population (2006 est.) There were a total of 45,600 births in 2007. (46,300 in 2006 and 47,000 in 2005 resulting in a birth rate of 17.0 per 1000 in 2007.[1]

Death rate

6.55 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)[Note: Birth-Death+Net mig=Pop increase --> 20.82-X-6.27=8 --> X=6.55]

Net migration rate

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