According to the July 2006 survey carried out, the demography of Jamaica was 2,758,124 . Jamaica is the 3 rd largest island in the Caribbean group of islands with a population density of 216 persons per sq km.
Hundreds of thousands of Jamaicans have emigrated, to the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and other countries over the past several decades. Economic circumstances determined how far they were able to travel. Though in recent years the emigration appears to have been somewhat tapering off. Besides Canada provides, even today, with a guest worker program - Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, which takes in workers from the Caribbean, and especially from Jamaica.
Jamaican population is mainly made up of:
- African-Black 90.9 %
- Mulatto 7.3 %
- East Indian 2.31%
- White 0.2 %
- Chinese 0.2 %
- Other 0.1 %
There has also been a steady rise in the number of people immigrating from countries like Colombia, South Asia, China, and many parts of the West Indies.