Kentucky vs Jamaica (Statistical Comparison)

Kentucky is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States of America, whereas Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean sea. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Kentucky and Jamaica regarding various aspects.


Is Kentucky bigger than Jamaica?

The total area of Kentucky is 40,408 sq mi, and the total area of Jamaica is 4,244 sq mi. Kentucky is bigger than Jamaica by 36,164 sq mi. Kentucky is around 9.53 times bigger than Jamaica.

Area of Kentucky:  40,408 sq mi ( 104,656 km2 )

Area of Kentucky compared to Jamaica

Area of Jamaica:  4,244 sq mi ( 10,991 km2 )

Area of Jamaica compared to Kentucky


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Kentucky as of 1st July 2021, was estimated to be around 4,509,394.

Population of Kentucky compared to Jamaica

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Jamaica as of 2020, was estimated to be around 2,961,161.

Population of Jamaica compared to Kentucky

Here is some more data comparison between Kentucky and Jamaica.

The capital city of Kentucky is Frankfort, and the capital city of Jamaica is Kingston.

Official Languages

Kentucky: English
Jamaica: English


Kentucky: Kentuckian
Jamaica: Jamaican

ISO 3166 Code

Kentucky: US-KY
Jamaica: JM

Human Development Index

HDI of Kentucky as of 2019: 0.890
HDI of Jamaica as of 2019: 0.734

Kentucky Time Zone: 

UTC − 5 (Eastern Time Zone)
UTC − 6 (Central Time Zone)

Summer (DST):
UTC − 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
UTC − 5 (Central Daylight Time)

Jamaica Time Zone: 

UTC – 5 (Eastern Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Kentucky:
37° 32′ 4.92″ N, 85° 18′ 7.56″ W

Coordinates of Jamaica:
18° 10′ 48″ N77° 24′ 0″ W

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