Jay County, Indiana Population 2018

Jay County, Indiana's estimated population is 20,945 with a growth rate of -1.18% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jay County, Indiana is the 68th largest county in Indiana.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201720,945-251-1.18%
201621,1961560.74%
201621,040-101-0.48%
201521,14110.00%
201421,140-128-0.60%
201321,268-78-0.37%
201221,346140.07%
201121,3321530.72%
201021,179-333-1.55%
199021,512-1,727-7.43%
198023,239-336-1.43%
197023,5751,0034.44%
196022,572-585-2.53%
195023,1575562.46%
194022,6011,7558.42%
193020,846-2,472-10.60%
192023,318-1,643-6.58%
191024,961-1,857-6.92%
190026,8183,34014.23%
189023,4784,19621.76%
188019,2824,28228.55%
187015,0003,60131.59%
186011,3994,35261.76%
18507,0473,18482.42%
18403,8630.00%

Jay County, Indiana Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White20,769
Two or More Races202
Asian78
Black or African American78
American Indian and Alaska Native55
Some Other Race13
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Jay County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Jay County, Indiana Median Age

39.4


Total

37.2


Male

41.3


Female

Jay County, Indiana Adults

There are 15,685 adults, (3,519 of which are seniors) in Jay County, Indiana.

Jay County, Indiana Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Jay County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

10,794

50.92%

Male

10,402

49.08%

Jay County, Indiana Households and Families

Jay County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jay County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
All75.5%24.5%
Male72.1%27.9%
Non Family63.9%36.1%
Female57.8%42.2%

75.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jay County, Indiana Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,0622.5975.5
Married4,2193.1986.5
Non Family2,5881.2663.9
Female8433.1557.8
Male4123.6972.1

3.11

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jay County, Indiana Households

Jay County, Indiana Education

Jay County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6794.87%
9th to 12th Grade1,53211.00%
High School Graduate6,65147.75%
Some College2,45217.60%
Associates Degree1,0997.89%
Bachelors Degree9656.93%
Graduate Degree5523.96%

Jay County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,39811,3001,434
Hispanic266202
Multiple Races887025
Asian676751
Black5641
Native American55397
Other Race55

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.12%.

Jay County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,169$35,290$23,457
Less Than High School$22,736$24,657$15,486
High School Grad$27,184$35,565$20,800
Some College$30,984$37,421$26,833
Bachelors Degree$36,673$36,914$36,417
Graduate Degree$42,063$62,841$40,563

$29,169

Average Earnings

$35,290

Average Male

$23,457

Average Female

Jay County, Indiana Language

Jay County, Indiana Language by Age

Jay County, Indiana Language

95.65% of Jay County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 4.35% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.98% of the population.

Jay County, Indiana Poverty

Jay County, Indiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,9283,09015.51%
Hispanic58216328.01%
Multiple1622112.96%
Black562035.71%
Asian781620.51%
Other10880.00%
Native55712.73%

15.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.87%

Male Poverty Rate

16.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jay County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jay County, Indiana is Other, with 80.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jay County, Indiana is Native, with 12.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.43%.

Jay County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.86%
High School15.18%
Some College9.17%
Bachelors or Greater5.21%

Jay County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.62%
Male Unemployed18.43%
Female Employed8.76%
Male Employed5.51%

Jay County, Indiana Income

Jay County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,322$52,246
Families$52,292$62,334
Married Families$59,847$
Non Families$22,325$27,714

Jay County, Indiana Marital Status

Jay County, Indiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Jay County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

Jay County, Indiana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45To54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Jay County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

Jay County, Indiana Veterans

Jay County, Indiana Veterans by War

1,301

Number of Veterans

1,244

Male Veterans

57

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam517
Korea216
First Gulf War149
Second Gulf War100
World War II19

Jay County, Indiana Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74357
75+338
55 to 64278
35 to 54253
18 to 3475

Jay County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2648.21%
2 or More1414.29%
Black1321.67%
Hispanic72.01%
Indian712.73%
Other360.00%

Jay County, Indiana Veterans by Education

6.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jay County, Indiana Employment Status

Jay County, Indiana Employment by Age

62.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Jay County, Indiana Employment by Race

Jay County, Indiana Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Jay County, Indiana

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Portland62236161-62-1.00%
Dunkirk 23622329-33-1.40%
Redkey13531338-15-1.11%
Pennville701690-11-1.57%
Bryant25225751.98%
Salamonia157156-1-0.64%
Data Sources
  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