Country: Jamaica

Number of People Groups

9

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

2,945,000

Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

81.4%

% 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. 8,000 192,802,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 22,000 7,633,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 31.00 % 0.50 % -
 British 28,000 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Cuban, other Hispanic 8,900 9,139,000 Spanish Christianity 55.00 % 8.80 % -
 Deaf 15,000 47,601,000 Jamaican Sign Language Christianity 82.91 % -
East Indian 98,000 119,000 Hindi Christianity 75.00 % 2.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 76,000 44,425,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.00 % -
 Jamaicans 2,685,000 3,621,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 84.30 % 32.22 % -
 Portuguese 6,000 19,277,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
  Totals:  9 2,945,000         0 81.36 % 29.75 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 16,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 2,961,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Clarendon 264,000
Hanover 75,000
Kingston 96,000
Manchester 204,000
Portland 88,000
Saint Andrew 616,000
Saint Ann 185,000
Saint Catherine 555,000
Saint Elizabeth 161,000
Saint James 198,000
Saint Mary 123,000
Saint Thomas 101,000
Trelawny 81,000
Westmoreland 155,000
Provinces:  14 2,902,000
UN Country Population 2,961,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 9,769.7 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 26,009.3 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 6,985.7 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 3,888.7 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
2,945,000



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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 0 Complete Bible
Jamaican Creole English jam 1 0 New Testament
Jamaican Sign Language jls 1 0 Translation Needed
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 8 9 0   6 6 6 7 4

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 29.7 %)
81.4 %
Ethnic Religions
10.0 %
Hinduism
0.7 %
Islam
0.8 %
Non-Religious
5.4 %
Other / Small Religions
1.5 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
4.6 %
Independent
12.7 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
32.9 %
Protestant
42.3 %
Roman Catholic
6.8 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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 9
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 2,945,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.4%
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 81.4%
Percent Evangelical 29.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.4%
Pioneer Workers Needed * No unreached peoples in country
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 88%
Estimated Illiterate Population 353,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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