Jefferson, Louisiana Population 2024

10,141

Jefferson is a city located in Jefferson Parish Louisiana. Jefferson has a 2024 population of 10,141. Jefferson is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -1.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,286 in 2020.

The average household income in Jefferson is $73,340 with a poverty rate of 12.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jefferson is 44.9 years, 41.6 years for males, and 46.2 years for females.

Jefferson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jefferson was:

  • White: 67.52%
  • Black or African American: 24.46%
  • Two or more races: 5.05%
  • Asian: 2.04%
  • Other race: 0.69%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
  • Native American: 0.12%
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,745.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.41% (-145)
The current population of Jefferson, Louisiana is 10,141 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,286.

Jefferson, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,84767.52%
Black or African American2,48024.46%
Two or more races5125.05%
Asian2072.04%
Other race700.69%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander130.13%
Native American120.12%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Jefferson Population by Race

Jefferson Population Pyramid 2024

Jefferson Median Age

44.9

Total

41.6

Male

46.2

Female

Jefferson Adults

There are 8,504 adults, (2,027 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson.

Jefferson Age Dependency

56.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson Sex Ratio

Female5,37452.99%
Male4,76747.01%

Jefferson Population by Age

Jefferson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,1951.8953.446.6
Non Family2,9591.1450.349.7
Married1,2032.7763.436.6
Female8612.9347.752.3
Male1723.3965.734.3
showing: 5 rows

2.83

Average Family Size

1.89

Average Household Size

53.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jefferson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,725

Average Earnings

$41,889

Average Male

$40,372

Average Female

Jefferson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jefferson Language

88.9% of Jefferson residents speak only English, while 11.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.3% of the population.

Jefferson Language

Jefferson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,3545608.81%
Black2,40152521.87%
Hispanic95911011.47%
Multiple5075510.85%
Islander1313100%
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12.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.39%

Male Poverty Rate

14.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson is White, with 8.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.79%.

Jefferson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.78%
Some College11.77%
High School7.55%
Bachelors or Greater7.02%
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Jefferson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed30.77%
Male Unemployed20.56%
Female Employed9.03%
Male Employed3.62%
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Jefferson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jefferson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jefferson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.2%

Male Marriage Rate

30.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Jefferson 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 35-44.

Jefferson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jefferson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

478

Number of Veterans

445

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

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Jefferson Veterans by War

count

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Jefferson Veterans by Age

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Jefferson Veterans by Race

Jefferson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jefferson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jefferson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.9%

Born in Jefferson

92.77%

Native Born

7.23%

Foreign Born

4.87%

Non Citizen

2.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.77% of Jefferson residents were born in the United States, with 72.9% having been born in Louisiana. 4.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jefferson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202410,141
202310,141
202210,141-359-3.42%
202110,5002142.08%
202010,286-215-2.05%
201910,5011601.55%
201810,341-128-1.22%
201710,469-63-0.6%
201610,532-529-4.78%
201511,061-7-0.06%
201411,068650.59%
201311,003-268-2.38%
201211,271770.69%
201111,19410.01%
201011,193
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Jefferson Population by Year