Jefferson, Ohio Population 2024

3,173

Jefferson is a city located in Ashtabula County Ohio. Jefferson has a 2024 population of 3,173. It is also the county seat of Ashtabula County. Jefferson is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually and its population has decreased by -1.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,216 in 2020.

The average household income in Jefferson is $69,260 with a poverty rate of 18.07%. The median age in Jefferson is 44.6 years: 30.8 years for males, and 60.6 years for females.

Jefferson Demographics

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

  • White: 93.64%
  • Two or more races: 2.77%
  • Other race: 1.66%
  • Black or African American: 1.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.9%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
State
Ohio
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,273.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.34% (-43)
The current population of Jefferson, Ohio is 3,173 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,216.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,10893.64%
Two or more races922.77%
Other race551.66%
Black or African American341.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander300.9%
Native American00%
Asian00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Asian

Jefferson Population by Race

Jefferson Population Pyramid 2024

Jefferson Median Age

44.6

Total

30.8

Male

60.6

Female

Jefferson Adults

There are 2,640 adults, (813 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson.

Jefferson Age Dependency

81.7

Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson Sex Ratio

Female1,59748.12%
Male1,72251.88%

Jefferson Population by Age

Jefferson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5592.0269.830.2
Non Family9831.0767.832.2
Married4403.1583.916.1
Female796.3731.668.4
Male573.649.150.9

3.3

Average Family Size

2.02

Average Household Size

69.8%

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 Grade26311.43%
Associates Degree31213.56%
Bachelors Degree31913.86%
Graduate Degree1165.04%
High School Graduate85437.11%
Less Than 9th Grade743.22%
Some College36315.78%

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
White2,1741,905435
Hispanic91360
Other Race5500
2+ Races49490
Black23100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.01%.

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$64,813$85,072$49,297
Graduate Degree$128,750$128,510$0
High School Graduate$38,333$45,125$32,277
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$47,337$60,457$43,314
Some College$43,099$39,292$43,542

$47,337

Average Earnings

$60,457

Average Male

$43,314

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

95.41% of Jefferson residents speak only English, while 4.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.97% of the population.

Jefferson Language

Jefferson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,93553018.06%
Islander3030100%
Multiple921920.65%
Hispanic226198.41%

18.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.36%

Male Poverty Rate

13.51%

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 Hispanic, with 8.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.15%.

Jefferson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.21%
Some College15.69%
High School9.28%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Jefferson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed48.98%
Male Employed18.23%
Female Employed1.3%
Female Unemployed0%

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$82,566$102,030
Households$45,547$69,260
Married Families$84,211$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,401$45,833

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jefferson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.8%

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 20-34.

Jefferson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jefferson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

231

Number of Veterans

185

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War100
Vietnam65
Korea13
World War II9
Second Gulf War0

Jefferson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54100
75+54
55 to 6446
65 to 7431
18 to 340

Jefferson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2319.34%

Jefferson Veterans by Race

Jefferson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

2.7%

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

87.86%

Born in Jefferson

98.58%

Native Born

1.42%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

1.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.58% of Jefferson residents were born in the United States, with 87.86% having been born in Ohio. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Jefferson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,120-10-0.32%
20283,130-11-0.35%
20273,141-11-0.35%
20263,152-10-0.32%
20253,162-11-0.35%
20243,173-11-0.35%
20233,184-4-0.13%
20223,188-20-0.62%
20213,208-8-0.25%
20203,2162307.7%
20192,986-15-0.5%
20183,001-5-0.17%
20173,006-10-0.33%
20163,016-9-0.3%
20153,025-15-0.49%
20143,040-22-0.72%
20133,062-16-0.52%
20123,078-29-0.93%
20113,107-8-0.26%
20103,11500%
20003,5722417.24%
19903,33137912.84%
19802,952-168-5.38%

Jefferson Population by Year