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CIA Factbook: Jamaica People

Population:   
2,825,928 (July 2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 139 
 
Age structure:   
0-14 years: 31.4% (male 451,310/female 436,466)
15-64 years: 61.1% (male 851,372/female 875,132)
65 years and over: 7.5% (male 94,833/female 116,815) (2009 est.)
 
Median age:   
total: 23.7 years
male: 23.1 years
female: 24.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Population growth rate:   
0.755% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 142 
 
Birth rate:   
19.68 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 104 
 
Death rate:   
6.43 deaths/1,000 population (July 2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 150 
 
Net migration rate:   
-5.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 168 
 
Urbanization:   
urban population: 53% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 0.9% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)
 
Sex ratio:   
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2009 est.)
 
Infant mortality rate:   
total: 15.22 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 126
male: 15.81 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 14.61 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)
 
Life expectancy at birth:   
total population: 73.53 years
country comparison to the world: 104
male: 71.83 years
female: 75.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Total fertility rate:   
2.25 children born/woman (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 111 
 
HIV/AIDS – adult prevalence rate:   
1.6% (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 41 
 
HIV/AIDS – people living with HIV/AIDS:   
27,000 (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 72 
 
HIV/AIDS – deaths:   
1,500 (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 67 
 
Nationality:   
noun: Jamaican(s)
adjective: Jamaican
 
Ethnic groups:   
black 91.2%, mixed 6.2%, other or unknown 2.6% (2001 census)
 
Religions:   
Protestant 62.5% (Seventh-Day Adventist 10.8%, Pentecostal 9.5%, Other Church of God 8.3%, Baptist 7.2%, New Testament Church of God 6.3%, Church of God in Jamaica 4.8%, Church of God of Prophecy 4.3%, Anglican 3.6%, other Christian 7.7%), Roman Catholic 2.6%, other or unspecified 14.2%, none 20.9%, (2001 census)
 
Languages:   
English, English patois
 
Literacy:   
definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 87.9%
male: 84.1%
female: 91.6% (2003 est.)
 
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):   
total: 12 years
male: 11 years
female: 12 years (2003)
 
Education expenditures:   
5.3% of GDP (2005)

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