Population of Cities in Jamaica (2017)

0
Over 1 Million
4
100,000 to 1 Million
12
10,000 to 100,000

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.

Kingston

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

937,700

New Kingston

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

583,958

Spanish Town

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

145,018

Portmore

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

102,861

Montego Bay

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

82,867

Mandeville

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

47,115

May Pen

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

44,755

Old Harbour

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

26,024

Linstead

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

20,660

Half Way Tree

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

18,552

Name 2017 Population
Kingston937,700
New Kingston583,958
Spanish Town145,018
Portmore102,861
Montego Bay82,867
Mandeville47,115
May Pen44,755
Old Harbour26,024
Linstead20,660
Half Way Tree18,552
Savanna-la-Mar16,553
Port Antonio14,400
Saint Ann's Bay13,671
Bog Walk12,873
Constant Spring12,830
Ewarton12,797
Hayes9,701
Ocho Rios9,450
Morant Bay9,368
Stony Hill8,551
Santa Cruz8,217
Old Harbour Bay7,912
Port Maria7,906
Falmouth7,779
Yallahs7,644
Bull Savanna6,962
Runaway Bay6,517
Lucea6,289
Porus5,923
Annotto Bay5,504
Lionel Town5,362
Point Hill5,344
Black River4,229