Jordan population: 10,165,934

Jordan is an Arab country located in Western Asia on the East of the Jordan River. The Dead Sea is located on the borders of the famous river Jordan. The capital city of Jordan is Amman, which is the most populated city in Jordan and also the cultural, economic, and political centre of the country. Many of the kingdoms have emerged from the country Jordan such as Moab, Ammon, and Edom. Jordan is a land full of semi-arid land and is a small country. This country is called as the oasis of stability because of the environment prevailing on Jordan amidst turbulence.

Large cities in Jordan by population

Some of the largest cities in Jordan are Amman, Zarqa, Irbid, Russeifa, Wadi as Sir, are some of the largest cities and also the cities containing a large population.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Amman 1,275,857 Sahab 40,241
Zarqa 792,665 Hayy al Quwaysimah 32,396
Irbid 307,480 Jarash 27,046
Russeifa 268,237 At Tafilah 25,429
Wadi as Sir 181,212 `Izra 22,756
‘Ajlun 125,557 Qir Moav 22,581
Aqaba 95,048 Karak City 21,678
Rukban 85,000 Judita 20,000
Madaba 82,335 Aydun 18,376
As Salt 80,189 Umm as Summaq 18,274
Ar Ramtha 74,901 Kurayyimah 17,837
Mafraq 57,118 `Anjarah 17,634
Ma’an 50,350 Safi 15,200
Al Jubayhah 46,834

Jordan population history 

In the year 2000, the population of Jordan was 5,122,493, but in the year 202o, the population has increased to 10,203,134. The median age was 19.1, but now it is 23.8. The urban population of the city is now 9,332,603. The global population rank of the city is 88.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 10,203,134 1.00% 101,440 10,220 23.8 2.77 115 91.50% 9,332,603 0.13% 7,794,798,739 88
2019 10,101,694 1.37% 136,376 10,220 22.4 3.26 114 90.90% 9,183,930 0.13% 7,713,468,100 89
2018 9,965,318 1.83% 179,475 10,220 22.4 3.26 112 90.40% 9,010,373 0.13% 7,631,091,040 90
2017 9,785,843 2.42% 231,557 10,220 22.4 3.26 110 90.00% 8,804,565 0.13% 7,547,858,925 91
2016 9,554,286 3.10% 287,711 10,220 22.4 3.26 108 89.60% 8,558,078 0.13% 7,464,022,049 92
2015 9,266,575 5.00% 401,007 211,352 22.1 3.4 104 89.20% 8,266,802 0.13% 7,379,797,139 93
2010 7,261,539 4.72% 299,181 129,999 21.3 3.8 82 85.10% 6,183,184 0.10% 6,956,823,603 102
2005 5,765,635 2.39% 128,628 -18,782 20.6 4 65 78.80% 4,541,834 0.09% 6,541,907,027 105
2000 5,122,493 2.22% 106,730 -30,030 19.6 4.3 58 78.00% 3,994,240 0.08% 6,143,493,823 109
1995 4,588,843 5.17% 204,591 82,494 19.1 5.06 52 77.90% 3,576,333 0.08% 5,744,212,979 112
1990 3,565,890 4.22% 133,168 34,120 16.8 6.02 40 73.20% 2,609,598 0.07% 5,327,231,061 120
1985 2,900,049 4.05% 104,411 16,331 16.3 7.05 33 66.90% 1,940,204 0.06% 4,870,921,740 126
1980 2,377,995 2.85% 62,416 -16,152 15.5 7.38 27 59.90% 1,425,339 0.05% 4,458,003,514 130
1975 2,065,913 3.72% 68,918 -5,941 16.4 7.79 23 57.60% 1,189,265 0.05% 4,079,480,606 130
1970 1,721,323 7.96% 109,543 51,087 17.1 8 19 55.90% 962,089 0.05% 3,700,437,046 132
1965 1,173,606 4.69% 48,101 7,143 17.4 8 13 54.20% 636,252 0.04% 3,339,583,597 144
1960 933,102 6.44% 50,027 23,992 18 7.38 11 50.80% 474,322 0.03% 3,034,949,748 141
1955 682,968 7.25% 40,329 24,619 17.6 7.38 8 43.20% 295,260 0.02% 2,773,019,936 144

Jordan population forecast 

The population of Jordan is expected to increase by the year 2050. It is expected to become 12,932,410. The median age is also foreseen to be 34.9. The urban population is expected to rise to 11,112,703. The global population of Jordan will become 87.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 10,203,134 1.94% 187,312 10,220 23.8 2.77 115 91.50% 9,332,603 0.13% 7,794,798,739 88
2025 10,339,839 0.27% 27,341 -143,957 25.6 2.77 116 94.80% 9,802,267 0.13% 8,184,437,460 91
2030 10,655,181 0.60% 63,068 -95,785 27.5 2.77 120 97.30% 10,364,313 0.12% 8,548,487,400 92
2035 11,223,653 1.04% 113,694 -35,013 29.3 2.77 126 99.00% 11,112,703 0.13% 8,887,524,213 89
2040 11,886,727 1.15% 132,615 -4,000 31.2 2.77 134 N.A. N.A. 0.13% 9,198,847,240 89
2045 12,461,741 0.95% 115,003 -4,000 33.1 2.77 140 N.A. N.A. 0.13% 9,481,803,274 88
2050 12,932,410 0.74% 94,134 34.9 2.77 146 N.A. N.A. 0.13% 9,735,033,990 87

Jordan demographics 

The life expectancy of the population in Jordan is 75.01 years. The infant mortality of the country is estimated to be 12.8. The sex ratio of the male population is 50.63% for the population share 5,165,979. The sex ratio of the female population is 49.37%, for the population share is 5,037,161.

Jordan religion and politics 

Sunni Islam is the predominant religion in Jordan. The Muslim population available is 95%. There is a small population of Ahmadi Muslims and Shiites. Some refugees are Iraqi Lebanese.

The politics of Jordan follows the framework of the parliamentary monarchy. The prime minister of Jordan will head the government. It is a multi-party system. It follows the constitutional monarchy. The king will exercise his power through the government.

Jordan economy 

Jordan is an emerging economy. The economic rate of the country is growing at the annual rate by 8 percentage. The economic resources focus on phosphates, potash, and fertilizers. Tourism is also an important aspect of economic growth.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%