Jefferson, Louisiana Population 2020

10,341

Jefferson is a city located in Louisiana. Jefferson has a 2020 population of 10,341. Jefferson is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -7.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,193 in 2010. Jefferson reached it's highest population of 11,271 in 2012.

The average household income in Jefferson is $64,869 with a poverty rate of 14.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $896 per month, and the median house value is $177,100. The median age in Jefferson is 47.2 years, 47.2 years for males, and 47.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.5 males.

Jefferson Demographics

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

  • White: 71.42%
  • Black or African American: 23.94%
  • Other race: 1.77%
  • Two or more races: 1.50%
  • Asian: 0.92%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Jefferson, Louisiana is 10,341, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,341.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,193.

Jefferson, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,38671.42%
Black or African American2,47623.94%
Some Other Race1831.77%
Two or More Races1551.50%
Asian950.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native460.44%

Jefferson Population Pyramid 2020

Jefferson Median Age

47.2


Total

47.2


Male

47.1


Female

Jefferson Adults

There are 8,759 adults, (1,931 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson.

Jefferson Age Dependency

51.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson Sex Ratio

Female

5,456

52.76%

Male

4,885

47.24%

Jefferson Households and Families

Jefferson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jefferson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.7%28.3%
All52.2%47.8%
Non Family47.8%52.2%
Female41.5%58.5%
Male24.5%75.5%

52.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,9722.0152.2
Non Family2,7781.2247.8
Married1,3282.8571.7
Female5973.2541.5
Male2693.3724.5

2.94

Average Family Size

2.01

Average Household Size

8.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jefferson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5086.23%
9th to 12th Grade6648.14%
High School Graduate2,70733.17%
Some College1,76921.68%
Associates Degree4475.48%
Bachelors Degree1,28315.72%
Graduate Degree7829.58%

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,3204,9671,767
Black1,9051,386130
Hispanic700454111
Other Race135746
Multiple Races12711219
Asian734928
Native American2844

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.36%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,132$45,635$35,139
Less Than High School$21,750$31,250$19,712
High School Grad$30,261$38,958$19,963
Some College$38,611$48,452$35,444
Bachelors Degree$54,802$58,445$48,750
Graduate Degree$75,096$83,125$70,132

$40,132

Average Earnings

$45,635

Average Male

$35,139

Average Female

Jefferson Language

Jefferson Language by Age

Jefferson Language

90.67% of Jefferson residents speak only English, while 9.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.62% of the population.

Jefferson Poverty

Jefferson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,50069910.75%
Black2,40055523.13%
Hispanic93019320.75%
Multiple1554327.74%
Asian893438.20%

14.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.43%

Male Poverty Rate

17.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson is Asian, with 38.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson is White, with 10.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.87%
High School14.44%
Some College11.73%
Bachelors or Greater5.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed23.53%
Female Employed11.09%
Male Employed5.04%
Male Unemployed3.79%

Jefferson Income

Jefferson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,593$64,869
Families$60,694$79,398
Married Families$75,735-
Non Families$40,775$50,697

Jefferson Marital Status

Jefferson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

31.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.4%

Male Marriage Rate

30.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Jefferson Marital Status by Race

Jefferson Veterans

575

Number of Veterans

548

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam262
First Gulf War93
Korea73
Second Gulf War47
World War II31
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74166
55 to 64147
75+131
35 to 54117
18 to 3414
Name Veterans % of Total
White4597.42%
Black1004.67%
Hispanic202.51%
2 or More107.87%
Other63.80%

$Jefferson Veterans by Education

12.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson Employment Status

63.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.17%

Born in Louisiana

94.02%

Native Born

5.98%

Foreign Born

4.33%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.02% of Jefferson residents were born in the United States, with 76.17% having been born in Louisiana. 4.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202010,3410.00%
201910,3410.00%
201810,341-128-1.22%
201710,469-63-0.60%
201610,532-529-4.78%
201511,061-7-0.06%
201411,068650.59%
201311,003-268-2.38%
201211,271770.69%
201111,19410.01%
201011,1930.00%