Jefferson County, Texas Population 2018

Jefferson County, Texas's estimated population is 256,299 with a growth rate of 1.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson County, Texas is the 20th largest county in Texas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017256,2993,3061.31%
2016252,993-2,961-1.16%
2016255,9541,0650.42%
2015254,8892,1810.86%
2014252,708-314-0.12%
2013253,0221,5640.62%
2012251,458-1,939-0.77%
2011253,3979440.37%
2010252,45313,0565.45%
1990239,397-11,541-4.60%
1980250,9386,1652.52%
1970244,773-886-0.36%
1960245,65950,57625.93%
1950195,08349,75434.24%
1940145,32911,9388.95%
1930133,39160,27182.43%
192073,12034,93891.50%
191038,18223,943168.15%
190014,2398,382143.11%
18905,8572,36867.87%
18803,4891,58383.05%
18701,906-89-4.46%
18601,9951598.66%
18501,8360.00%

Jefferson County, Texas Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White147,838
Black or African American85,677
Asian8,973
Some Other Race4,880
Two or More Races4,537
American Indian and Alaska Native985
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander103

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

Jefferson County, Texas 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 County, Texas Median Age

36


Total

35.1


Male

36.9


Female

Jefferson County, Texas Adults

There are 192,781 adults, (33,901 of which are seniors) in Jefferson County, Texas.

Jefferson County, Texas Age Dependency

59.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

123,609

48.86%

Male

129,384

51.14%

Jefferson County, Texas Households and Families

Jefferson County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jefferson County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.3%18.7%
Male62.8%37.2%
All62.4%37.6%
Non Family49%51%
Female44.9%55.1%

62.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson County, Texas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All94,0972.5262.4
Married39,1583.2581.3
Non Family34,9831.1949
Female15,5583.4544.9
Male4,3983.2462.8

3.23

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jefferson County, Texas Households

Jefferson County, Texas Education

Jefferson County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade12,2717.34%
9th to 12th Grade15,6969.39%
High School Graduate55,35133.12%
Some College40,19324.05%
Associates Degree12,2437.33%
Bachelors Degree21,95313.14%
Graduate Degree9,4215.64%

Jefferson County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White79,73872,94619,974
Black53,85845,7946,533
Hispanic26,05214,8742,378
Asian5,6913,9671,906
Other Race2,8991,651280
Multiple Races2,3211,847628
Native American64338952
Islander10310317

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 33.49%.

Jefferson County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,969$41,601$26,707
Less Than High School$21,372$27,192$13,273
High School Grad$27,260$33,863$20,303
Some College$32,599$44,614$26,677
Bachelors Degree$51,091$66,162$42,836
Graduate Degree$61,514$77,153$53,892

$33,969

Average Earnings

$41,601

Average Male

$26,707

Average Female

Jefferson County, Texas Language

Jefferson County, Texas Language by Age

Jefferson County, Texas Language

77.63% of Jefferson County, Texas residents speak only English, while 22.37% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.52% of the population.

Jefferson County, Texas Poverty

Jefferson County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black79,27023,17429.23%
White102,04510,72310.51%
Hispanic43,32410,60024.47%
Asian8,8641,89921.42%
Multiple4,3541,01523.31%
Other4,18987420.86%
Native74522830.60%

20.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.27%

Male Poverty Rate

22.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Texas is Native, with 30.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Texas is White, with 10.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.30%.

Jefferson County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.02%
High School18.19%
Some College11.64%
Bachelors or Greater5.17%

Jefferson County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.10%
Male Unemployed30.29%
Female Employed12.54%
Male Employed7.26%

Jefferson County, Texas Income

Jefferson County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,965$63,582
Families$56,016$74,494
Married Families$72,618$91,186
Non Families$27,233$43,069

Jefferson County, Texas Marital Status

Jefferson County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

Jefferson County, Texas 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 County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Jefferson County, Texas Veterans

Jefferson County, Texas Veterans by War

15,499

Number of Veterans

14,562

Male Veterans

937

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,603
First Gulf War2,679
Second Gulf War1,875
Korea1,452
World War II984

Jefferson County, Texas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 743,695
35 to 543,580
75+3,443
55 to 643,433
18 to 341,348

Jefferson County, Texas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White10,0128.70%
Black5,0747.95%
Hispanic1,1443.60%
Other1634.73%
2 or More1445.29%
Asian701.05%
Hawaiian1918.45%
Indian172.33%

Jefferson County, Texas Veterans by Education

10.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson County, Texas Employment Status

Jefferson County, Texas Employment by Age

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson County, Texas Employment by Race

Jefferson County, Texas Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Jefferson County, Texas

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Beaumont11726511829910340.88%
Port Arthur 543765542710511.93%
Nederland17014172942801.65%
Groves1614415758-386-2.39%
Port Neches1304212809-233-1.79%
Bevil Oaks12741242-32-2.51%
China11581183252.16%
Nome577597203.47%
Taylor Landing22823793.95%
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