Population of Cities in Jamaica (2019)

Over 1 Million
100,000 to 1 Million
10,000 to 100,000
  • Kingston
  • New Kingston
  • Spanish Town
  • Portmore
  • Montego Bay
  • Mandeville
  • May Pen
  • Old Harbour
  • Linstead
  • Half Way Tree
  • Savanna-la-Mar
  • Port Antonio
  • Saint Ann's Bay
  • Bog Walk
  • Constant Spring
  • Ewarton
  • Hayes
  • Ocho Rios
  • Morant Bay
  • Stony Hill
  • Santa Cruz
  • Old Harbour Bay
  • Port Maria
  • Falmouth
  • Yallahs
  • Bull Savanna
  • Runaway Bay
  • Lucea
  • Porus
  • Annotto Bay
  • Lionel Town
  • Point Hill
  • Black River

Jamaica is a country known for its beautiful beaches, and while it may frequently be seen as a tourist destination, it is also filled with towns and cities of residents who enjoy the natural scenery and the various industries that contribute to its economy. It is, however, also a popular tourist destination, particularly Montego Bay, which features a cruise terminal, resorts and amazing beaches. While Jamaica does not yet have any cities that have hit the one million resident population milestone as of 2016, the city of Kingston is getting closer. New Kingston has also surpassed the half-million resident milestone, and there are three additional cities that have populations that top 100,000. There are 12 other cities with populations of over 10,000 residents. Surprisingly, Jamaica only has three officially desginated cities -- Kingston, Portmore and Montego Bay. The country also has three counties that are subdivided into 14 parishes.

Jamaica's population is primarily located within the urbanized cities. However, there are still about 44% of residents who live in the rural areas. The country is only the 168th largest in the world by area, and growing populations in the urban area have put serious stress on the country's infrastructure and resources, which lead some to believe that urbanization of the rural areas in the country is inevitable and necessary.

Jamaica has 0 cities with more than a million people, 4 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 12 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Jamaica is Kingston, with a population of 937,700 people.


The most populous city in Jamaica is also the capital and economic center.


New Kingston

New Kingston is part of the centralized area of the country's capital.


Spanish Town

Memorials, national archives and other historic sites are landmarks found within this Jamaican city.



This city has grown from a suburban development in the 1960s to one of the country's most populous cities.


Montego Bay

With its resorts, beautiful beaches and cruise line terminal, Montego Bay is the ultimate tourist destination.



This city is one of Jamaica's biggest commercial centers.


May Pen

This city was originally a plantation settlement that has grown into a center for festivals and events.


Old Harbour

Old Harbour is located near Port Esquivel, a major shopping hub in Jamaica.



Linstead is known for the events and markets held in its town square.


Half Way Tree

Notable is the central hub of Kingston and has a bustling shopping district and prominent schools.


Name 2019 Population Location
New Kingston583,958Map
Spanish Town145,018Map
Montego Bay82,867Map
May Pen44,755Map
Old Harbour26,024Map
Half Way Tree18,552Map
Port Antonio14,400Map
Saint Ann's Bay13,671Map
Bog Walk12,873Map
Constant Spring12,830Map
Ocho Rios9,450Map
Morant Bay9,368Map
Stony Hill8,551Map
Santa Cruz8,217Map
Old Harbour Bay7,912Map
Port Maria7,906Map
Bull Savanna6,962Map
Runaway Bay6,517Map
Annotto Bay5,504Map
Lionel Town5,362Map
Point Hill5,344Map
Black River4,229Map