Jeffersontown, Kentucky Population 2020

27,913
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Jeffersontown is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 27,913, it is the 14th largest city in Kentucky and the 1364th largest city in the United States. Jeffersontown is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually but its population has increased by 4.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,595 in 2010. Jeffersontown reached it's highest population of 28,304 in 2013. Spanning over 10 miles, Jeffersontown has a population density of 2,699 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jeffersontown is $82,204 with a poverty rate of 4.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $953 per month, and the median house value is $176,000. The median age in Jeffersontown is 40.2 years, 38.8 years for males, and 41.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.8 males.

Jeffersontown Demographics

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

  • White: 79.54%
  • Black or African American: 11.70%
  • Asian: 3.20%
  • Two or more races: 3.04%
  • Other race: 2.14%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Jeffersontown, Kentucky is 27,913, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,997.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,595.

Jeffersontown, Kentucky Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,41479.54%
Black or African American3,29811.70%
Asian9013.20%
Two or More Races8573.04%
Some Other Race6042.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native860.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander180.06%
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Jeffersontown Population Pyramid 2020

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Jeffersontown Median Age

40.2


Total

38.8


Male

41.3


Female

Jeffersontown Adults

There are 21,696 adults, (4,721 of whom are seniors) in Jeffersontown.

Jeffersontown Age Dependency

66

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Jeffersontown Sex Ratio

Female

14,614

51.86%

Male

13,564

48.14%

Jeffersontown Households and Families

Jeffersontown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jeffersontown Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.5%18.5%
Male76.3%23.7%
All69.9%30.1%
Non Family58.7%41.3%
Female51.4%48.6%

69.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,3132.4769.9
Married5,5503.1581.5
Non Family4,2001.2858.7
Female1,1083.2551.4
Male4553.2576.3

3.09

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Jeffersontown Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3851.93%
9th to 12th Grade8604.31%
High School Graduate4,96424.86%
Some College4,17720.92%
Associates Degree1,9669.85%
Bachelors Degree4,32121.64%
Graduate Degree3,29616.51%
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Jeffersontown Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,01615,1836,093
Black2,2142,008792
Hispanic776584239
Asian530520334
Multiple Races405388141
Other Race28719545
Native American474111
Islander181818

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,540$47,336$39,963
Less Than High School$26,497$30,703$17,469
High School Grad$29,177$31,152$26,140
Some College$39,352$46,712$33,896
Bachelors Degree$53,106$60,947$44,556
Graduate Degree$61,114$62,029$59,538

$42,540

Average Earnings

$47,336

Average Male

$39,963

Average Female

Jeffersontown Language

Jeffersontown Language by Age

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Jeffersontown Language

90.76% of Jeffersontown residents speak only English, while 9.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.21% of the population.

Jeffersontown Poverty

Jeffersontown Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,2696993.29%
Black3,16141012.97%
Other6049215.23%
Hispanic1,391584.17%
Native865867.44%
Multiple820576.95%
Asian901182.00%

4.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.54%

Male Poverty Rate

6.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jeffersontown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jeffersontown is Native, with 67.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jeffersontown is Asian, with 2.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.06%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.44%
High School5.07%
Some College2.78%
Bachelors or Greater2.56%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.97%
Male Unemployed21.41%
Female Employed4.43%
Male Employed0.66%

Jeffersontown Income

Jeffersontown Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,285$82,204
Families$80,568$93,089
Married Families$91,949-
Non Families$50,265$60,477
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Jeffersontown Marital Status

Jeffersontown Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Jeffersontown Married by Age and Sex

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Jeffersontown 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.

Jeffersontown Marital Status by Race

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Jeffersontown Veterans

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1,814

Number of Veterans

1,739

Male Veterans

75

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam601
First Gulf War256
Korea225
Second Gulf War208
World War II41
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Age Group Veterans
75+475
35 to 54461
65 to 74460
55 to 64400
18 to 3418
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5658.83%
Black1978.12%
Hispanic364.05%
Other3610.94%
Asian101.62%
Indian68.00%

Jeffersontown Veterans by Education

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1.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jeffersontown Employment Status

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70.9%

Labor Force Participation

68.3%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.23%

Born in Kentucky

91.85%

Native Born

8.15%

Foreign Born

4.25%

Non Citizen

3.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.85% of Jeffersontown residents were born in the United States, with 62.23% having been born in Kentucky. 4.25% 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
202027,913-42-0.15%
201927,955-42-0.15%
201827,997-169-0.60%
201728,166-42-0.15%
201628,208-13-0.05%
201528,221-26-0.09%
201428,247-57-0.20%
201328,3041410.50%
201228,1631450.52%
201128,0181640.59%
201027,8541,2210.45%
200026,6333,4121.38%
199023,2217,4263.93%
198015,7956,0945.00%
19709,7016,27010.95%
19603,4312,5316.92%
19409005002.05%
19004000.00%