Jersey County, Illinois Population 2019

Jersey County, Illinois's estimated population is 21,901 with a growth rate of -0.02% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jersey County, Illinois is the 53rd largest county in Illinois.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201821,847-54-0.25%
201721,901-5-0.02%
201621,906-317-1.43%
201522,223-244-1.09%
201422,467-108-0.48%
201322,575-108-0.48%
201222,683-169-0.74%
201122,852-118-0.51%
201022,9702,43111.84%
199020,53910.00%
198020,5382,04611.06%
197018,4921,4698.63%
196017,0231,75911.52%
195015,2641,62811.94%
194013,6361,0808.60%
193012,556-126-0.99%
192012,682-1,272-9.12%
191013,954-658-4.50%
190014,612-198-1.34%
189014,810-732-4.71%
188015,5424883.24%
187015,0543,00324.92%
186012,0514,69763.87%
18507,3542,81962.16%
18404,5350.00%

How Many People Live in Jersey County, Illinois?

21,901

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,51296.84%
Two or More Races4121.85%
Black or African American1030.46%
Asian880.40%
Some Other Race500.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native280.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander220.10%

Jersey County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2019

Jersey County, Illinois Median Age

42.5


Total

41


Male

43.3


Female

Jersey County, Illinois Adults

There are 17,492 adults, (3,988 of whom are seniors) in Jersey County, Illinois.

Jersey County, Illinois Age Dependency

64.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Jersey County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

11,360

51.14%

Male

10,855

48.86%

Jersey County, Illinois Households and Families

Jersey County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jersey County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male97%3%
Married90.3%9.7%
All81.3%18.7%
Non Family70.8%29.2%
Female58.9%41.1%

81.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,8312.481.3
Married4,9532.9690.3
Non Family2,6241.1670.8
Female9582.7858.9
Male2962.8997

2.88

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jersey County, Illinois Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3892.55%
9th to 12th Grade9276.07%
High School Graduate5,46635.80%
Some College3,54723.23%
Associates Degree1,92612.62%
Bachelors Degree1,97012.90%
Graduate Degree1,0426.83%

Jersey County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,94213,6812,898
Hispanic18515858
Multiple Races474717
Other Race4642
Asian424242
Black34348
Native American28

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,198$49,230$29,800
Less Than High School$34,712$35,847$13,173
High School Grad$30,849$41,361$20,591
Some College$38,130$52,109$29,982
Bachelors Degree$48,173$57,664$42,159
Graduate Degree$56,364$65,156$51,196

$38,198

Average Earnings

$49,230

Average Male

$29,800

Average Female

Jersey County, Illinois Language

Jersey County, Illinois Language by Age

Jersey County, Illinois Language

97.53% of Jersey County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 2.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.13% of the population.

Jersey County, Illinois Poverty

Jersey County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,5121,8809.17%
Hispanic2706524.07%
Multiple3894311.05%
Black422150.00%

9.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.60%

Male Poverty Rate

11.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jersey County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jersey County, Illinois is Black, with 50.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jersey County, Illinois is White, with 9.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.33%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.43%
High School9.42%
Some College8.33%
Bachelors or Greater1.70%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed8.13%
Female Employed6.58%
Female Unemployed5.99%
Male Employed2.63%

Jersey County, Illinois Income

Jersey County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,320$67,884
Families$73,659$80,215
Married Families$81,870-
Non Families$30,399$35,739

Jersey County, Illinois Marital Status

Jersey County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.1%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Jersey County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

Jersey 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 45-54.

Jersey County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Jersey County, Illinois Veterans

2,032

Number of Veterans

1,773

Male Veterans

259

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam719
First Gulf War336
Korea172
Second Gulf War159
World War II41

Jersey County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,01311.81%
Hispanic189.28%
2 or More115.19%
Black88.89%

Jersey County, Illinois Veterans by Education

5.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jersey County, Illinois Employment Status

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Jersey 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

79.41%

Born in Illinois

98.44%

Native Born

1.56%

Foreign Born

0.83%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.44% of Jersey County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 79.41% having been born in Illinois. 0.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Population of Cities in Jersey County, Illinois

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Jerseyville84658336-129-1.52%
Brighton 22542185-69-3.06%
Grafton674640-34-5.04%
Elsah673631-42-6.24%
Medora 419403-16-3.82%
Fieldon239225-14-5.86%
Otterville126118-8-6.35%
Fidelity114107-7-6.14%
  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