Jackson County, Illinois Population 2020

Jackson County, Illinois's estimated population is 57,958 with a growth rate of -1.39% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jackson County, Illinois is the 24th largest county in Illinois.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201857,419-539-0.93%
201757,958-818-1.39%
201658,776-469-0.79%
201559,245-114-0.19%
201459,359-398-0.67%
201359,7576941.18%
201259,063-1,302-2.16%
201160,365-11-0.02%
201060,376-691-1.13%
199061,067-455-0.74%
198061,5226,51411.84%
197055,00812,85730.50%
196042,1514,02710.56%
195038,1242040.54%
194037,9202,2406.28%
193035,680-1,411-3.80%
192037,0911,9485.54%
191035,1431,2723.76%
190033,8716,06221.80%
189027,8095,30423.57%
188022,5052,87114.62%
187019,63410,045104.76%
18609,5893,72763.58%
18505,8622,29664.39%
18403,5661,73895.08%
18301,82828618.55%
18201,5420.00%

How Many People Live in Jackson County, Illinois?

57,958

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White44,88076.65%
Black or African American8,75314.95%
Two or More Races2,0743.54%
Asian2,0033.42%
Some Other Race7221.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native1110.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.01%

Jackson County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2020

Jackson County, Illinois Median Age

31.6


Total

30.3


Male

32.9


Female

Jackson County, Illinois Adults

There are 47,901 adults, (8,355 of whom are seniors) in Jackson County, Illinois.

Jackson County, Illinois Age Dependency

48.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

29,562

50.49%

Male

28,989

49.51%

Jackson County, Illinois Households and Families

Jackson County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jackson County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.6%19.4%
Male57.8%42.2%
All51.9%48.1%
Female34.4%65.6%
Non Family32.9%67.1%

51.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,7282.2851.9
Non Family11,2511.4432.9
Married8,8742.8580.6
Female2,6283.534.4
Male9753.6457.8

2.97

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jackson County, Illinois Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1833.35%
9th to 12th Grade1,5804.47%
High School Graduate8,35323.65%
Some College8,34623.63%
Associates Degree3,1298.86%
Bachelors Degree5,96116.88%
Graduate Degree6,76619.16%

Jackson County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,14025,99510,292
Black4,0503,702977
Asian1,3861,375982
Hispanic974793289
Multiple Races742721215
Other Race32221729
Native American808026
Islander88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.85%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,617$35,630$25,526
Less Than High School$18,009$22,398$14,583
High School Grad$25,070$28,841$22,092
Some College$27,832$36,020$21,741
Bachelors Degree$32,158$38,438$31,169
Graduate Degree$43,091$46,801$40,994

$29,617

Average Earnings

$35,630

Average Male

$25,526

Average Female

Jackson County, Illinois Language

Jackson County, Illinois Language by Age

Jackson County, Illinois Language

90.92% of Jackson County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 9.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.27% of the population.

Jackson County, Illinois Poverty

Jackson County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,7528,59021.08%
Black7,7304,18054.08%
Multiple2,02682940.92%
Hispanic2,08779037.85%
Asian1,91753127.70%
Other72237451.80%
Native1114742.34%

27.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.80%

Male Poverty Rate

28.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, Illinois is Black, with 54.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, Illinois is White, with 21.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.60%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.89%
High School21.03%
Some College17.36%
Bachelors or Greater10.52%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed59.76%
Male Unemployed41.78%
Female Employed22.70%
Male Employed16.63%

Jackson County, Illinois Income

Jackson County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,802$58,035
Families$56,977$79,498
Married Families$74,740-
Non Families$20,157$32,869

Jackson County, Illinois Marital Status

Jackson County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.6%

Male Marriage Rate

38.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

Jackson County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Jackson County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Jackson County, Illinois Veterans

3,404

Number of Veterans

3,032

Male Veterans

372

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,193
Second Gulf War804
First Gulf War555
Korea271
World War II175

Jackson County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9597.87%
Black3254.80%
2 or More897.57%
Hispanic643.59%
Asian170.99%
Other142.68%

Jackson County, Illinois Veterans by Education

9.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson County, Illinois Employment Status

56.5%

Labor Force Participation

51.1%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson County, Illinois Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.73%

Born in Illinois

94.44%

Native Born

5.56%

Foreign Born

3.82%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.44% of Jackson County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 71.73% having been born in Illinois. 3.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Population of Cities in Jackson County, Illinois

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Carbondale 2642626179-247-0.93%
Murphysboro79677685-282-3.54%
De Soto15901564-26-1.64%
Elkville928896-32-3.45%
Ava654629-25-3.82%
Grand Tower605581-24-3.97%
Makanda561544-17-3.03%
Dowell408389-19-4.66%
Campbell Hill333321-12-3.60%
Vergennes298291-7-2.35%
Gorham236231-5-2.12%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990