Country: Jamaica

Number of People Groups

9

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Total Population

2,788,000

Unreached Population

0 (0.0%)

% Professing Christian

81.3%

% Evangelical

26.96 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

88 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Americans, U.S. 7,600 188,897,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 %
 Arab, Lebanese 21,000 11,260,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 31.00 % 0.50 %
 British 26,000 51,662,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
Cuban, other Hispanic 8,500 9,196,000 Spanish Christianity 55.00 % 8.80 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Jamaican Sign Language Christianity 83.00 % 14.90 %
East Indian 93,000 115,000 Hindi Christianity 75.00 % 2.00 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 72,000 42,650,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.00 %
 Jamaicans 2,555,000 3,622,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 84.30 % 29.00 %
 Portuguese 5,700 15,076,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 %
  Totals:  9 2,788,000       0   81.35 % 26.96 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 15,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 2,803,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 27.0 %)
81.3 %
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
12.8 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
33.1 %
Protestant
42.5 %
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

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Jamaica or North America and Caribbean. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

Jamaica Statistics
People Groups 9
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 2,788,000
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Urbanization 55%
Continent North America
Region North America and Caribbean
10/40 Window No
Country Code JM
Official National Language English
Literacy Rate 88%
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 81.3%
Percent Evangelical 27.0%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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