Country: Jamaica

Number of People Groups

10

People Groups Unreached

1 (10.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

2,810,000

Population in Unreached

500 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

81.33%

% Evangelical

29.75%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

1.4%
Map Notes

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed
 Americans, U.S. 7,700 197,948,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 21,000 6,275,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 31.00 % 0.50 % -
 British 26,000 54,161,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Cuban, other Hispanic 8,500 9,038,000 Spanish Christianity 55.00 % 8.80 % -
 Deaf 14,000 50,266,000 Jamaican Sign Language Christianity 82.91 % -
 East Indian 93,000 114,000 Hindi Christianity 75.00 % 2.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 72,000 44,249,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.00 % -
 Jamaican 2,561,000 3,355,000 Jamaican English Creole Christianity 84.30 % 32.22 % -
 Jewish, English-speaking 500 5,431,000 English Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Portuguese 5,700 17,337,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
  Totals:  10 2,810,000         1 81.33 % 29.75 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 15,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 2,825,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Clarendon 255,000
Hanover 73,000
Kingston 93,000
Manchester 198,000
Portland 85,000
Saint Andrew 597,000
Saint Ann 179,000
Saint Catherine 538,000
Saint Elizabeth 156,000
Saint James 192,000
Saint Mary 119,000
Saint Thomas 98,000
Trelawny 78,000
Westmoreland 150,000
Provinces:  14 2,811,000
UN Country Population 2,825,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Levantine apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 3 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 0 Complete Bible
Jamaican English Creole jam 1 0 New Testament
Jamaican Sign Language jls 1 0 Translation Started
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 8 10 1   7 7 6 7 5
Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Jamaica. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Jamaica
  • Christian ministry in Jamaica
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Jamaica Statistics
People Groups 10
Unreached People Groups 1  (10.0%)
Population 2,810,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.4%
Population in Unreached 500  (0.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 81.3%
Percent Evangelical 29.8%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.4%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 56%
Continent North America
Region America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window No
Country Code JM
Official Language(s) English
Literacy Rate 89%
Estimated Illiterate Population 309,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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