Jefferson, North Carolina Population 2020

1,567

Jefferson is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,567, it is the 282nd largest city in North Carolina and the 8551st largest city in the United States. Jefferson is currently growing at a rate of 0.84% annually but its population has decreased by -2.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,611 in 2010. Jefferson reached it's highest population of 1,603 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Jefferson has a population density of 754 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jefferson is $37,046 with a poverty rate of 33.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $535 per month, and the median house value is $175,700. The median age in Jefferson is 47.1 years, 47.6 years for males, and 46.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.6 males.

Jefferson Demographics

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

  • White: 90.07%
  • Black or African American: 6.55%
  • Two or more races: 1.76%
  • Other race: 0.99%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Jefferson, North Carolina is 1,567, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,541.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,611.

Jefferson, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,27990.07%
Black or African American936.55%
Two or More Races251.76%
Some Other Race140.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.63%

Jefferson Population Pyramid 2020

Jefferson Median Age

47.1


Total

47.6


Male

46.3


Female

Jefferson Adults

There are 1,153 adults, (420 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson.

Jefferson Age Dependency

93.7

Age Dependency Ratio

57.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson Sex Ratio

Female

757

53.31%

Male

663

46.69%

Jefferson Households and Families

Jefferson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jefferson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.6%26.4%
All40.9%59.1%
Non Family29%71%
Female21.7%78.3%
Male0%100%

40.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5961.9940.9
Non Family2521.0629
Married1972.7873.6
Female1202.6321.7
Male272.150

2.63

Average Family Size

1.99

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jefferson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10710.50%
9th to 12th Grade12512.27%
High School Graduate32531.89%
Some College17917.57%
Associates Degree939.13%
Bachelors Degree16616.29%
Graduate Degree242.36%

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White878711164
Black844426
Hispanic4523
Other Race1414
Native American99
Multiple Races52

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 30.95%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,322$26,648$24,250
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$16,500$22,679$12,500
Some College$40,341$40,950$30,417
Bachelors Degree$30,787$30,521$31,000
Graduate Degree$$$

$26,322

Average Earnings

$26,648

Average Male

$24,250

Average Female

Jefferson Language

Jefferson Language by Age

Jefferson Language

93.72% of Jefferson residents speak only English, while 6.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.57% of the population.

Jefferson Poverty

Jefferson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,11436432.68%
Multiple251976.00%
Black361747.22%
Hispanic521426.92%

33.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.20%

Male Poverty Rate

37.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson is Multiple, with 76.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson is Hispanic, with 26.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.57%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School73.97%
High School29.01%
Some College14.05%
Bachelors or Greater9.94%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed73.91%
Male Unemployed70.59%
Female Employed17.98%
Male Employed15.93%

Jefferson Income

Jefferson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$29,000$37,046
Families$37,000$47,242
Married Families$56,875-
Non Families$22,700$22,603

Jefferson Marital Status

Jefferson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

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

102

Number of Veterans

96

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam28
First Gulf War20
Korea18
World War II12
Second Gulf War3
Age Group Veterans
75+40
35 to 5425
65 to 7420
55 to 6414
18 to 343

$Jefferson Veterans by Education

23.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson Employment Status

48.7%

Labor Force Participation

45.3%

Employment Rate

6.9%

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

73.31%

Born in North Carolina

95.77%

Native Born

4.23%

Foreign Born

1.34%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.77% of Jefferson residents were born in the United States, with 73.31% having been born in North Carolina. 1.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,567130.84%
20191,554130.84%
20181,541130.85%
20171,528130.86%
20161,515-12-0.79%
20151,527-8-0.52%
20141,53570.46%
20131,528-53-3.35%
20121,581-3-0.19%
20111,584-19-1.19%
20101,6030.00%