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Jordan
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Economy
a. Figures
4. Health
5. Education
a. Universities
6. Demographics
7. Religions
a. Freedom
8. Peoples
9. Languages
10. Human rights
11. History
12. Cities and Towns



























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Index / Demographics
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Demographics



Health
Population:
6.3 million
Population density:
65 per square kilometre.
Median age:
24 years
Population growth
2.0%
Fertility
2.4 children/woman.
MENA rank: 6 of 22.

DemographicsDetailed article
With comparison tables for all countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

Through the 20th century, the population of Jordan doubled 11 times, which represents fast growth. But behind these figures there are many factors beyond simply fertility rates and health issues: The influx of refugees, first from Turkey, later Palestine and now in recent years, from Iraq.
Population growth rate is 2.0% per year as of 2009, which involves a fairly fast growth of population. There are no dramatic figures, whether the fertility rate at 2.4 children or a median age 24 years. Births to deaths rate is quite high, 7 births per 1 death case.
Projections set the 2050 population at 11 million, figures which ar dramatic for a country like Jordan, which has since long overstretched its water resources.
More information of demography is found in other Jordan articles about ethnic composition, first languages spoken and religious adherence. There is also information relevant to demographics under education and health.

Year Density
(per km²)
Change
1890 370,000 4
1900 450,000 5 22%
1910 550,000 6 22%
1920 675,000 7 23%
1930 826,000 8 22%
1940 1,010,000 10 22%
1950 1,240,000 13 23%
1960 1,700,000 17 37%
1970 2,300,000 24 35%
1980 2,920,000 30 27%
1990 3,150,000 32 8%
2000 5,000,000 52 59%
2009 6,340,000 65 27%





By Tore Kjeilen