Jamaica, Iowa Population 2024

194

Jamaica is a city located in Guthrie County Iowa. Jamaica has a 2024 population of 194. Jamaica is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 194 in 2020.

The average household income in Jamaica is $62,154 with a poverty rate of 18.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jamaica is 41.8 years, 38.7 years for males, and 46.1 years for females.

Jamaica Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jamaica was:

  • White: 100%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
  • Two or more races:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
0.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
425.40/sq mi
The current population of Jamaica, Iowa is 194 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 194.

Jamaica, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White195100%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Jamaica Population by Race

Jamaica Population Pyramid 2024

Jamaica Median Age

41.8

Total

38.7

Male

46.1

Female

Jamaica Adults

There are 141 adults, (41 of whom are seniors) in Jamaica.

Jamaica Age Dependency

95

Age Dependency Ratio

41

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54

Child Dependency Ratio

Jamaica Sex Ratio

Female8945.64%
Male10654.36%

Jamaica Population by Age

Jamaica Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All962.0380.219.8
Non Family461.3760.939.1
Married302.5796.73.3
Male112.731000
Female92.781000
showing: 5 rows

2.64

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

80.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jamaica Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Jamaica Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jamaica Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.55%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.32%.

Jamaica Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,250

Average Earnings

$50,000

Average Male

$29,583

Average Female

Jamaica Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jamaica Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jamaica Language

98.35% of Jamaica residents speak only English, while 1.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.65% of the population.

Jamaica Language

Jamaica Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1883518.62%
showing: 1 rows

18.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.31%

Male Poverty Rate

19.1%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jamaica

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jamaica is White, with 18.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jamaica is White, with 18.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.09%.

Jamaica Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School23.4%
Bachelors or Greater13.64%
Some College8.51%
Less Than 9th Grade7.69%
showing: 4 rows

Jamaica Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed12.9%
Male Employed4.26%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Jamaica Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jamaica Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jamaica Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.0%

Male Marriage Rate

35.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Jamaica Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Jamaica Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Jamaica Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jamaica Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

14

Number of Veterans

14

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Jamaica Veterans by War

count

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Jamaica Veterans by Age

count

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Jamaica Veterans by Race

Jamaica Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

57.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jamaica Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Jamaica Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jamaica Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jamaica Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

91.28%

Born in Jamaica

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Jamaica residents were born in the United States, with 91.28% having been born in Iowa. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Jamaica Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029194
2028194
2027194
2026194
2025194
2024194
2023194
2022194
2021194
2020194-23-10.6%
2019217
201821710.46%
2017216-1-0.46%
2016217
2015217-1-0.46%
2014218
2013218-2-0.91%
2012220-2-0.9%
2011222-2-0.89%
2010224
showing: 20 rows

Jamaica Population by Year