Jefferson, New York Population 2024

1,335

Jefferson is a city located in Delaware County and Schoharie County New York. Jefferson has a 2024 population of 1,335. Jefferson is currently declining at a rate of -0.3% annually but its population has increased by 0.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,333 in 2020.

The average household income in Jefferson is $99,166 with a poverty rate of 6.7%. The median age in Jefferson is 53.5 years: 50.8 years for males, and 55.4 years for females.

Jefferson Demographics

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

  • White: 91.06%
  • Two or more races: 7.1%
  • Asian: 1.84%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
43.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
30.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.15% (2)
The current population of Jefferson, New York is 1,335 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,333.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,14191.06%
Two or more races897.1%
Asian231.84%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Jefferson Population by Race

Jefferson Population Pyramid 2024

Jefferson Median Age

53.5

Total

50.8

Male

55.4

Female

Jefferson Adults

There are 1,105 adults, (346 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson.

Jefferson Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson Sex Ratio

Female62049.48%
Male63350.52%

Jefferson Population by Age

Jefferson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5762.1891.88.2
Married2722.8193.86.3
Non Family2381.2294.55.5
Male442.9870.529.5
Female223.1481.818.2

2.76

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

91.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jefferson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade343.24%
Associates Degree11911.34%
Bachelors Degree15114.39%
Graduate Degree15915.16%
High School Graduate36334.6%
Less Than 9th Grade373.53%
Some College18617.73%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White968901271
2+ Races545025
Hispanic252515
Asian232310

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 60%.

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$57,500$0$60,250
Graduate Degree$85,250$121,250$82,132
High School Graduate$41,042$52,500$31,250
Less Than 9th Grade$0$46,667$0
Overall$55,259$52,969$56,319
Some College$45,819$51,250$45,690

$55,259

Average Earnings

$52,969

Average Male

$56,319

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

89.78% of Jefferson residents speak only English, while 10.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.37% of the population.

Jefferson Language

Jefferson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,137847.39%

6.7%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.58%

Male Poverty Rate

5.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson is White, with 7.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson is White, with 7.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.07%.

Jefferson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College12.46%
High School6.06%
Less Than 9th Grade4.23%
Bachelors or Greater2.26%

Jefferson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed40%
Male Employed3.85%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%

Jefferson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jefferson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$93,750$128,262
Households$67,500$99,166
Married Families$112,500$-999,999,999
Non Families-$56,043

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jefferson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

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 55-64, 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

63

Number of Veterans

59

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam20
First Gulf War14
Korea9
Second Gulf War8
World War II2

Jefferson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+22
35 to 5420
65 to 7412
55 to 649
18 to 340

Jefferson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White636.13%

Jefferson Veterans by Race

Jefferson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

9.3%

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

80.45%

Born in Jefferson

95.85%

Native Born

4.15%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

4.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.85% of Jefferson residents were born in the United States, with 80.45% having been born in New York. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Jefferson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,315-4-0.3%
20281,319-4-0.3%
20271,323-4-0.3%
20261,327-4-0.3%
20251,331-4-0.3%
20241,335-4-0.3%
20231,339-4-0.3%
20221,343-4-0.3%
20211,347141.05%
20201,333-110-7.62%
20191,44380.56%
20181,43560.42%
20171,429191.35%
20161,41060.43%
20151,40410.07%
20141,40310.07%
20131,40200%
20121,402-8-0.57%
20111,41080.57%
20101,40200%

Jefferson Population by Year