Jordan Population 2017

[[getCurrentPopulation()]]

In its early history, the area was inhabited by many Semitic Cannanite-speaking kingdoms and it has been controlled by many empires, including the Akkadian Empire, Ancient Egypt, the Hittite Empire and Israelites.

The capital and largest city of Jordan is Amman, which has about 4 million people. Amman is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities and one of the most liberal in the Arab world. Amman has a population density of 3,143 people per square kilometer (8,140/square mile). The population density of Jordan as a whole is 75 people per square kilometer (187/square mile), which ranks 132nd.

Jordan Demographics

Today, the 95-97% of Jordanians are Arabs, but there are many other ethnic groups in Jordan. There are about 500,000 Iraqis, and over 500,000 Syrian refugees have moved to Jordan to escape violence in the last two years. Assyrian Christians make up 0.8% of the population, most of whom are Eastern Aramaic speaking refugees. Here are 30,000 Kurds, most of which are refugees from Turkey, Iran and Iraq, and about 5,000 Armenians. Jews were once prevalent in the country but now number just 300.

In 2007, there were up to 1 million Iraqis in the country. Since the Iraq War, many Iraqi Christians have moved to Jordan and number up to 500,000. There are also about 500,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan. In 2008, Jordan was home to 1.95 million Palestinian refugees, most of whom were Jordanian citizens. Jordan later revoked citizenship of thousands of Palestinians to keep them from resettling West Bank residents.

It's estimated that there are 1.2 million illegal migrant workers and 500,000 legal migrant workers in Jordan, and thousands of foreign women come to work in the nightclubs and hotels.

Muslims account for 82% of Jordan's population, 93% of which are Sunni Muslims. This is the highest percentage of Sunni Muslims in the world. There is a Christian minority of about 6%.

Jordan Population in 2017 Source: Khalil N Shawish

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Jordan Population Growth

Jordan is currently experiencing rapid growth with an annual growth rate of 2.2%. It's estimated that Jordan's population will continue its growth until it reaches 9.9 million in 2050.

Jordan Population Density

About Jordan

Official Name Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Languages Spoken Arabic
Borders IRQ, ISR, SAU, SYR
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 31,36
Currencies Used JOD

Jordan Population Clock

What is the population of Jordan (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 108
Deaths Per Day 16
Net Migrations Per Day -141
Net Change Per Day -49
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Jordan Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 25.303 births/thousand 59th
Crude Death Rate 3.836 deaths/thousand 190th
Crude Net Migration Rate -6.555 people/thousand 184th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 74.481 years 100th
Life Expectancy (Male) 72.841 years 82nd
Life Expectancy (Female) 76.256 years 107th
Total Fertility Rate 3.239 children/woman 56th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.514 surviving daughters/woman 55th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.054 males per female 69th
Infant Mortality Rate 14.96 deaths/1,000 live births 101st
Under Five Mortality 17.388 deaths/thousand 102nd
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.815 years 78th
Rate of Natural Increase 21.078 48th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.088% 82nd
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 4.498% 73rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.654% 96th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 12.607% 82nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 14.377% 73rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.673% 96th
Crude Suicide Rate 1.6 suicides/thousand 159th
Median Age (Total) 22.3 years 167th
Median Age (Female) 22.7 years 166th
Median Age (Male) 21.9 years 167th

Jordan Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 7,876,703 51.174% 48.826% 88 118 1.37% 101
2015 7,594,547 51.208% 48.792% 85 118 2% 101
2010 6,517,911 51.546% 48.454% 73 126 3.65% 103
2005 5,332,982 51.807% 48.193% 60 138 3.63% 110
2000 4,767,476 52.087% 47.913% 53 139 1.72% 112
1995 4,320,157 52.535% 47.465% 48 139 2.92% 115
1990 3,358,453 52.536% 47.464% 37 149 5.23% 124
1985 2,782,885 52.697% 47.303% 31 151 3.57% 126
1980 2,280,670 52.286% 47.714% 25 155 3.66% 131
1975 1,985,121 51.713% 48.287% 22 156 2.68% 133
1970 1,654,769 51.872% 48.128% 18 160 5.02% 135
1965 1,119,798 52.143% 47.857% 12 172 7.83% 140
1960 888,632 52.297% 47.703% 10 171 4.32% 141
1955 645,724 52.176% 47.824% 7 181 6.59% 144
1950 448,861 51.894% 48.106% 5 187 11.41% 150

Jordan Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 8,166,791 51.196% 48.804% 91 118 0.96% 102
2025 8,547,226 51.238% 48.762% 96 119 1.09% 101
2030 9,108,966 51.203% 48.797% 102 115 1.45% 99
2035 9,807,839 51.124% 48.876% 110 110 1.42% 96
2040 10,491,806 51.043% 48.957% 118 106 1.26% 94
2045 11,137,472 50.957% 49.043% 125 105 1.09% 91
2050 11,716,525 50.877% 49.123% 131 102 0.9% 91
2055 12,216,902 50.807% 49.193% 137 101 0.74% 90
2060 12,644,181 50.758% 49.242% 142 101 0.62% 91
2065 13,013,265 50.736% 49.264% 146 100 0.52% 91
2070 13,335,333 50.744% 49.256% 150 101 0.44% 88
2075 13,611,921 50.771% 49.229% 153 99 0.36% 89
2080 13,835,257 50.821% 49.179% 155 99 0.27% 89
2085 13,999,937 50.877% 49.123% 157 100 0.18% 90
2090 14,104,863 50.936% 49.064% 158 100 0.1% 88
2095 14,154,000 50.989% 49.011% 159 102 0.02% 89
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations