Population of Cities in Jamaica (2022)
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.