Population of Jordan 2021
As of 2021, the latest population of Jordan is 10,820,644, based on AllCityPopulation calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).
|Population growth rate||1.40%|
|Birth rate||23.90 births per 1,000 people|
|Overall life expectancy||80.30 years|
|Men life expectancy||78.91 years|
|Women life expectancy||81.77 years|
|65 years and above||3.51%|
|Median age||22.00 years|
|Gender ratio (Male to Female)||1.03|
|Population density||121.11 residents per km²|
|approx. 98% Arabs; Minorities of Circassians, Chechens, Dagestans, Kurds, Armenians and so-called Turkmens|
|Sunnis 92%, Christians 6% (mostly Greek Orthodox, but some Catholics (Greek and Roman Catholic), Syrian Orthodox, Copts, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), other 2% (various Shiite and Druze population groups) (2001 est.)|
|Human Development Index (HDI)||0.723|
|HDI ranking||102nd out of 194|
People in Jordan
Most of the Jordanian population are Arabs. Of these, in turn, about half are of Palestinian descent. Because of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians (cf. History of Israel), many Palestinians fled to the neighboring country of Jordan, which gave them refuge.
Languages in Jordan
The national language is Arabic, although there is a special Jordanian dialect, which is very similar to Standard Arabic. Due to the good education system in Jordan, many people also speak English, which is also the language of business. Then there are the dialects of the Bedouins.
Religions in Jordan
93 out of 100 Jordanians professed Sunni Islam, which is also the country’s state religion. But there are also Christians living there. There are also Kurdish Alevis, Shiites and people of other faiths.