Jordan Population 2017

7,873,077

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 2017Source: 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.

About Jordan

Official NameHashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Languages SpokenArabic
BordersIRQ, ISR, SAU, SYR
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude3136
Currencies UsedJOD

Jordan Population Density

Name Population
Qumaym5,111
Balila5,206
Tibnah5,229
At Tayyibah5,231
Kitim5,292
Sabha5,315
Halawah5,376
Kharja5,498
Hatim5,542
Hayy al Bunayyat5,579
Al Kittah5,626
Waqqas5,678
Raymun6,082
Saham al Kaffarat6,203
Al Hamra'6,211
Dayr Yusuf6,223
Kafr Abil6,333
Malka6,856
Sal6,896
Hakama7,075
Kafr Sawm7,152
Busayra7,154
`Ayy7,340
Al Quwayrah7,372
Bayt Yafa7,788
Kafr Asad8,203
Samma8,926
Al Mazar al Janubi9,383
Al Karamah9,384
`Ayn Jannah9,586
Sakib10,470
Sakhrah10,616
Jawa10,628
Ash Shajarah11,243
At Tayyibah12,615
Suf12,942
Petra14,000
At Turrah14,619
Al Azraq ash Shamali14,800
Safi15,200
`Anjarah17,634
Kurayyimah17,837
Umm as Summaq18,274
Aydun18,376
Judita20,000
Karak City21,678
Qir Moav22,581
`Izra22,756
At Tafilah25,429
Jarash27,046
Hayy al Quwaysimah32,396
Sahab40,241
Al Jubayhah46,834
Ma'an50,350
Mafraq57,118
Ar Ramtha74,901
As Salt80,189
Ma'daba82,335
Aqaba95,048
'Ajlun125,557
Wadi as Sir181,212
Russeifa268,237
Irbid307,480
Zarqa792,665
Amman1,275,857

Jordan Population Clock

What is the population of Jordan (as of September 13, 2017)?7,873,077
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)7876703
Births Per Day108
Deaths Per Day16
Net Migrations Per Day -141
Net Change Per Day -49
Population Change Since January 1st-12,495

Jordan Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 25.303 births/thousand59
Crude Death Rate 3.836 deaths/thousand190
Crude Net Migration Rate -6.555 people/thousand184
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 74.481 years100
Male Life Expectancy 72.841 years82
Female Life Expectancy 76.256 years107
Total Fertility Rate 3.239 children/woman56
Net Reproduction Rate 1.514 surviving daughters/woman55
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.054 males per female69
Infant Mortality Rate 14.96 deaths/1,000 live births101
Under Five Mortality 17.388 deaths/thousand102
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.815 years78
Rate of Natural Increase 21.078 48
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.088 %82
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 4.498 %73
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.654 %96
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 12.607 %76
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 14.377 %68
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.673 %98
Crude Suicide Rate 1.6 suicides/thousand159
Median Age (Total) 22.3 years167
Median Age (Female) 22.7 years166
Median Age (Male) 21.9 years167

Jordan Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20177,876,70351.174%48.826%881181.37%101
20157,594,54751.208%48.792%851182%101
20106,517,91151.546%48.454%731263.65%103
20055,332,98251.807%48.193%601383.63%110
20004,767,47652.087%47.913%531391.72%112
19954,320,15752.535%47.465%481392.92%115
19903,358,45352.536%47.464%371495.23%124
19852,782,88552.697%47.303%311513.57%126
19802,280,67052.286%47.714%251553.66%131
19751,985,12151.713%48.287%221562.68%133
19701,654,76951.872%48.128%181605.02%135
19651,119,79852.143%47.857%121727.83%140
1960888,63252.297%47.703%101714.32%141
1955645,72452.176%47.824%71816.59%144
1950448,86151.894%48.106%518711.41%150

Jordan Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20208,166,79151.196%48.804%911180.96%102
20258,547,22651.238%48.762%961191.09%101
20309,108,96651.203%48.797%1021151.45%99
20359,807,83951.124%48.876%1101101.42%96
204010,491,80651.043%48.957%1181061.26%94
204511,137,47250.957%49.043%1251051.09%91
205011,716,52550.877%49.123%1311020.9%91
205512,216,90250.807%49.193%1371010.74%90
206012,644,18150.758%49.242%1421010.62%91
206513,013,26550.736%49.264%1461000.52%91
207013,335,33350.744%49.256%1501010.44%88
207513,611,92150.771%49.229%153990.36%89
208013,835,25750.821%49.179%155990.27%89
208513,999,93750.877%49.123%1571000.18%90
209014,104,86350.936%49.064%1581000.1%88
209514,154,00050.989%49.011%1591020.02%89
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations