StatisticJamaicaNew YorkNew York
Population147,5278,461,96119,453,561
Population density (sq mi)21,60428,173413
Median age36.235.938.2
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a46%52%
Families w/ Kids under 1844%44%43%
Speak Englishn/a51%70%
Speak Spanishn/a24%15%

Key findings

  • 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 White
  • In Jamaica 47.43% of the population is Black
  • In Jamaica 18.08% of the population is Asian

Compare New York, NY Demographics

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      Jamaica population breakdown by race

      RaceJamaicaNew YorkNew York
      White10.24%43.07%64.31%
      Black47.43%24.40%15.60%
      Asian18.08%13.71%8.12%
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      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).