Country Of Jamaic Socio Demographic Essay

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Country of Jamaica Socio-demographic The Jamaican population is ethnically composed of 91.2 % Black, 1.3 % East Indian, 0.2 % White, 0.2 % Chinese, 7.3 % mixed background, and 0.1 % other. 2,825,928 inhabitants (July 2009) Density: 252 inhabitants per sq. km. According to the 2001 census, Jamaica 's population mainly consists of people of African descent (referring to those who have origins mainly from Africa), comprising 91.2% of the demographics. Multiracial Jamaicans make up 6.2% of the population, and "other or unknown" Jamaicans (including Indian, Chinese, Lebanese, Syrian, English, Scottish, Irish, and German Jamaicans) make up 2.6% of the population. Approximately 19.1 % of the population lives below the poverty line and the inflation rate is currently 15.3 % per year (2005 est.). Religion Christianity, in its various denominations, some indigenous, is the religion of the vast majority of Jamaicans. There are, however, other religions observed and practiced in Jamaica by relatively smaller numbers of people, such as Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism. The religiously, the population is made up of Protestant 64.8% (includes Seventh Day Adventist 12.0%, Pentecostal 11.0%, Other Church of God 9.2%, New Testament Church of God 7.2%, Baptist 6.7%, Church of God in Jamaica 4.8%, Church of God of Prophecy 4.5%, Anglican 2.8%, United Church 2.1%, Methodist 1.6%, Revived 1.4%, Brethren .9%, and Moravian .7%), Roman Catholic 2.2%, Jehovah 's Witness 1.9%, Rastafarian 1.1%,

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