Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Population 2019

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 436,296 with a growth rate of -0.10% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson Parish, Louisiana is the 2nd largest county in Louisiana.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018434,051-2,245-0.51%
2017436,296-453-0.10%
2016436,7491,4740.34%
2015435,2751,1440.26%
2014434,131-165-0.04%
2013434,2963320.08%
2012433,964-96-0.02%
2011434,0601,4520.34%
2010432,608-15,698-3.50%
1990448,306-6,286-1.38%
1980454,592117,02434.67%
1970337,568128,79961.69%
1960208,769104,896100.98%
1950103,87353,446105.99%
194050,42710,39525.97%
193040,03218,46985.65%
192021,5633,31618.17%
191018,2472,92619.10%
190015,3212,10015.88%
189013,2211,0558.67%
188012,166-5,601-31.52%
187017,7672,39515.58%
186015,372-9,721-38.74%
185025,09314,623139.67%
184010,4703,62452.94%
18306,8460.00%

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White276,284
Black or African American116,282
Asian18,638
Some Other Race15,651
Two or More Races8,274
American Indian and Alaska Native1,793
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander116

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2019

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Median Age

39


Total

37.3


Male

40.6


Female

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 341,146 adults, (68,345 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

60.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

224,712

51.42%

Male

212,326

48.58%

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.8%20.2%
All61.9%38.1%
Male50.2%49.8%
Non Family48.8%51.2%
Female48.2%51.8%

61.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All168,7862.5761.9
Married71,1873.2579.8
Non Family61,9411.2248.8
Female26,7373.5948.2
Male8,9213.4550.2

3.27

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade18,8366.17%
9th to 12th Grade27,3838.97%
High School Graduate95,83731.39%
Some College68,84922.55%
Associates Degree17,5275.74%
Bachelors Degree51,20016.77%
Graduate Degree25,6458.40%

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White177,767159,61454,280
Black72,02758,45310,941
Hispanic39,16028,0745,540
Asian12,9009,5534,873
Other Race10,1906,8031,047
Multiple Races4,0823,4471,036
Native American1,074795191
Islander364

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.79%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.78%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,606$41,390$30,114
Less Than High School$22,106$28,119$15,116
High School Grad$29,500$35,989$22,067
Some College$34,130$41,379$29,565
Bachelors Degree$48,640$58,497$41,866
Graduate Degree$62,423$82,348$54,530

$35,606

Average Earnings

$41,390

Average Male

$30,114

Average Female

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Language

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Language

81.69% of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 18.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.67% of the population.

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Poverty

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black114,85832,01327.87%
White231,59121,5869.32%
Hispanic61,98213,87722.39%
Other15,6025,24033.59%
Asian18,6042,04611.00%
Multiple8,1621,12213.75%
Native1,78821411.97%
Islander1169783.62%

16.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.22%

Male Poverty Rate

18.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana is Islander, with 83.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana is White, with 9.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.28%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.83%
High School14.02%
Some College10.16%
Bachelors or Greater4.71%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.54%
Male Unemployed27.34%
Female Employed9.21%
Male Employed6.19%

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Income

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,868$70,750
Families$64,058$84,369
Married Families$80,048$101,032
Non Families$32,276$44,363

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana 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.

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Veterans

21,400

Number of Veterans

19,803

Male Veterans

1,597

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,008
First Gulf War4,042
Second Gulf War3,163
Korea2,060
World War II1,145

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White16,3557.28%
Black4,1304.92%
Hispanic1,2962.87%
2 or More3367.05%
Asian2751.91%
Other2412.10%
Indian634.78%

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

8.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Employment Status

63.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Kenner66705670893840.58%
Gretna17734178971630.92%
Harahan92779360830.89%
Westwego85348533-1-0.01%
Jean Lafitte19031977743.89%
Grand Isle129614161209.26%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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