...peoples, races, numbers and birth rates.
If you really want to take a close look at the Jamaica population, you need to first understand the size of Jamaica.
After all, five hundred people crammed into a trailer is not the same as five hundred people crammed into a mansion. When you understand this, you will be able to truly appreciate the population count.
Currently, Jamaica stands as the largest island within the Caribbean Sea. It is about ninety miles south of Cuba and it has a total area of 4,243 square miles. If you are having trouble figuring out just how big that is, the total area of Jamaica is a little less than the state of Connecticut.
Current Population Totals
Back in July 2000, the current Jamaica population was roughly 2,652,689, which was an increase from 1990. Actually, it was a 7.5 percent increase as the 1990 population survey showed that the population was only 2,466,100.
It seems that this is an island that will continue to grow in population, but hopefully not by too much as there is only so much land.
It seems as though the Jamaica population is only going to grow. This is because the birth rate in the year 2000 was at 18.51 per every 1,000.
The death rate of 5.51 per every 1,000. If there is a growth rate between 1997 and 2015 of 0.9 percent, it is believed that the Jamaica population will by roughly 2.9 million by 2015.
Population of Races
Jamaica is made of up mostly individuals that are of an African descent. In fact, about 90.9 percent of Jamaicans are of African descent.
Those who are of a mix race background make up about 7.3 percent. There is about 1.3 percent that are East Indians and then there are various other ethnic groups that make up the difference.
With roughly 30 percent of the population being under the age of 14, there is only 7 percent of the population that is in the 65 and older age group.
To ensure that the island does not become over crowded, there is a Jamaica population policy set in place. This policy was brought about in 1983 in order to make sure that the health and growth of the population is stable and secure.
By encouraging contraception use and increasing the length and quality of lives of the residents of Jamaica, they can help control how fast the population grows.
More and more people are also looking to explore careers that would take them around the world which helps in the fact that they are not as prone to have children early on.
As you can see, it is important for Jamaica to make sure that they do not become over crowded. Over crowding would not just affect the lifestyle of Jamaicans but it would also affect their income as there would not be much room let over for all of the tourists that come to their island for vacations of a lifetime.
Because officials have been proactive, it seems as though the Jamaica population will have no problems staying under control.
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