Jamaica demographics profile

StatisticJamaicaNew YorkNew York
Population density (sq mi)21,60428,173359
Median age36.235.938.2
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a46%52%
Speak Englishn/a51%70%
Speak Spanishn/a24%15%

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  • The population density in Jamaica is 23% lower than New York.
  • The median age in Jamaica is 1% higher than New York.
  • In Jamaica 10.24% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Jamaica 47.43% of the population is African American.
  • In Jamaica 18.08% of the population is Asian.

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Jamaica population breakdown by race

RaceJamaicaNew YorkNew York
African American47.43%24.40%15.60%
American Indian0.49%0.39%0.38%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.05%0.04%
Mixed race3.93%3.28%2.93%
Other race19.83%15.09%8.62%
In Jamaica, 29.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Place of birth by citizenship

Household income distribution

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Jamaica age breakdown

Marital status

Age of children in married couples

Source: The Jamaica, New York, NY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).