Jerome, Idaho Population 2021

12,320
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Jerome is a city located in Jerome County Idaho. It is also the county seat of Jerome County. With a 2020 population of 12,320, it is the 19th largest city in Idaho and the 2664th largest city in the United States . Jerome is currently growing at a rate of 1.34% annually and its population has increased by 13.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,890 in 2010. Jerome reached it's highest population of 12,320 in 2021. Spanning over 6 miles, Jerome has a population density of 2,209 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jerome is $53,840 with a poverty rate of 26.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $779 per month, and the median house value is $128,800. The median age in Jerome is 31.1 years, 29 years for males, and 32.1 years for females.

Jerome Demographics

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

  • White: 93.94%
  • Other race: 1.63%
  • Asian: 1.52%
  • Native American: 1.31%
  • Two or more races: 1.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
  • Black or African American: 0.15%
The current population of Jerome, Idaho is 12,320 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,831.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,890.

Jerome, Idaho Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,94793.94%
Some Other Race1901.63%
Asian1771.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native1531.31%
Two or More Races1481.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210.18%
Black or African American170.15%
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Jerome Population by Race

Jerome Population Pyramid $2021

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Jerome Median Age

31.1


Total

29


Male

32.1


Female

Jerome Adults

There are 7,811 adults, (1,348 of whom are seniors) in Jerome.

Jerome Age Dependency

80.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

59.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Jerome Sex Ratio

Female

5,924

50.84%

Male

5,729

49.16%

Jerome Population by Age

Jerome Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jerome Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.1%29.9%
Non Family58.7%41.3%
All57.4%42.6%
Female33.4%66.6%
Male11.3%88.7%

57.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jerome Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9412.9257.4
Married1,8113.6270.1
Non Family1,2641.3558.7
Female6893.6533.4
Male1774.0711.3

3.54

Average Family Size

2.92

Average Household Size

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Jerome Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade98114.50%
9th to 12th Grade88613.09%
High School Graduate1,99529.49%
Some College1,46521.65%
Associates Degree5858.65%
Bachelors Degree6489.58%
Graduate Degree2063.04%
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Jerome Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jerome Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,7014,083815
Hispanic1,90466927
Other Race13753
Asian136110
Native American12812839
2+ Races3434

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 native american people with a rate of 30.47%.

Jerome Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,932$31,564$21,950
Less Than 9th Grade$23,703$28,576$22,556
High School Graduate$28,896$37,838$17,716
Some College$27,963$31,861$20,980
Bachelors Degree$33,958$45,568$33,047
Graduate Degree$49,583$$49,667

$27,932

Average Earnings

$31,564

Average Male

$21,950

Average Female

Jerome Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jerome Language by Age

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Jerome Language

71.12% of Jerome residents speak only English, while 28.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.00% of the population.

Jerome Language

Jerome Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,2371,53036.11%
White6,9871,42120.34%
Other1804927.22%
Asian1774827.12%
Multiple1484530.41%

26.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.45%

Male Poverty Rate

29.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jerome

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jerome is Hispanic, with 36.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jerome is White, with 20.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.03%.

Jerome Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.01%
Some College16.06%
Bachelors or Greater14.54%
High School12.10%

Jerome Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed73.91%
Female Unemployed17.65%
Female Employed16.55%
Male Employed10.32%

Jerome Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jerome Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,148$53,840
Families$51,708$61,257
Married Families$60,421-
Non Families$28,375$34,048
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Income by Household Type

Jerome Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Jerome Married by Age and Sex

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Jerome 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 55-64.

Jerome Marital Status by Race

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Jerome Marital Status

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434

Number of Veterans

399

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam128
World War II101
First Gulf War73
Second Gulf War48
Korea32

Jerome Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74126
75+120
35 to 54108
55 to 6468
18 to 3412

Jerome Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4225.77%
Hispanic291.20%
Asian128.11%

Jerome Veterans by Race

Jerome Veterans by Education

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4.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jerome Veterans by Education

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67.6%

Labor Force Participation

66.3%

Employment Rate

1.8%

Unemployment Rate

Jerome Employment by Age

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Jerome Employment by Race

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Jerome Employment by Education

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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50.85%

Born in Jerome

84.30%

Native Born

15.70%

Foreign Born

13.07%

Non Citizen

2.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.30% of Jerome residents were born in the United States, with 50.85% having been born in Idaho. 13.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jerome Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,3201631.34%
202012,1571631.36%
201911,9941631.38%
201811,8311401.20%
201711,6911801.56%
201611,5112622.33%
201511,249210.19%
201411,228750.67%
201311,153970.88%
201211,056580.53%
201110,998760.70%
201010,9223,1423.45%
20007,7801,2511.77%
19906,529-362-0.54%
19806,8912,7085.12%
19704,183-578-1.29%
19604,7612380.51%
19504,5239862.49%
19403,5370.00%

Jerome Population by Year