Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Population 2018

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 439,036 with a growth rate of 0.88% 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
2017439,0363,8320.88%
2016435,204-3,281-0.75%
2016438,4851,5970.37%
2015436,8881,3030.30%
2014435,5853880.09%
2013435,1976380.15%
2012434,5595250.12%
2011434,0341,3550.31%
2010432,679-15,627-3.49%
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
White277,542
Black or African American115,424
Asian18,169
Some Other Race13,555
Two or More Races8,628
American Indian and Alaska Native1,737
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander149

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

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana 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

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Median Age

38.8


Total

37.3


Male

40.5


Female

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 339,459 adults, (65,716 of which are seniors) in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

223,676

51.40%

Male

211,528

48.60%

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%
All61.4%38.6%
Male49.5%50.5%
Female48.3%51.7%
Non Family47.8%52.2%

61.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All169,1922.5561.4
Married71,0503.2379.8
Non Family62,2291.2147.8
Female26,3273.5448.3
Male9,5863.5149.5

3.24

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Households

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Education

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade19,2826.36%
9th to 12th Grade27,1088.95%
High School Graduate94,30931.13%
Some College69,32522.88%
Associates Degree17,7395.86%
Bachelors Degree50,47316.66%
Graduate Degree24,7068.16%

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White178,301159,65353,381
Black70,95457,43610,677
Hispanic38,05227,1015,607
Asian12,5699,3524,595
Other Race9,0526,200935
Multiple Races4,1173,459956
Native American1,056754166
Islander795451

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.54%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 64.56%.

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,133$40,906$29,405
Less Than High School$21,590$26,713$14,550
High School Grad$28,630$35,441$21,563
Some College$33,313$40,560$28,500
Bachelors Degree$48,777$58,734$42,135
Graduate Degree$61,923$82,540$52,711

$35,133

Average Earnings

$40,906

Average Male

$29,405

Average Female

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Language

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Language

82.26% of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 17.74% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.31% of the population.

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Poverty

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black114,13430,78626.97%
White233,41222,0849.46%
Hispanic59,88312,65621.13%
Other13,5013,68127.26%
Asian18,0782,68614.86%
Multiple8,5041,29715.25%
Native1,71222413.08%
Islander1496644.30%

16.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.98%

Male Poverty Rate

18.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana is Islander, with 44.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana is White, with 9.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.14%.

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.24%
High School13.49%
Some College10.58%
Bachelors or Greater4.44%

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.36%
Male Unemployed26.45%
Female Employed9.43%
Male Employed6.15%

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Income

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,457$68,841
Families$62,794$82,265
Married Families$78,477$99,305
Non Families$31,319$42,805

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.5%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Veterans

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

22,409

Number of Veterans

20,976

Male Veterans

1,433

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam8,046
First Gulf War3,925
Second Gulf War3,351
Korea2,304
World War II1,519

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 745,850
75+5,563
35 to 544,680
55 to 644,155
18 to 342,161

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White17,2387.65%
Black4,3405.22%
Hispanic1,2652.87%
2 or More3026.26%
Asian2661.89%
Other1821.77%
Indian715.77%
Hawaiian1010.31%

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

7.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Employment Status

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

64.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Employment by Education

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%
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