Jerome, Idaho Population 2020

12,171
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Jerome is a city located in Idaho. With a 2020 population of 12,171, it is the 19th largest city in Idaho and the 2688th largest city in the United States. Jerome is currently growing at a rate of 1.52% annually and its population has increased by 11.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,890 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Jerome has a population density of 2,183 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jerome is $49,613 with a poverty rate of 24.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $774 per month, and the median house value is $116,900. The median age in Jerome is 29.8 years, 29.2 years for males, and 31.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.4 males.

Jerome Demographics

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

  • White: 95.93%
  • Two or more races: 1.58%
  • Other race: 1.40%
  • Native American: 0.68%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Black or African American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Jerome, Idaho is 12,171, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,807.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,890.

Jerome, Idaho Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,03595.93%
Two or More Races1821.58%
Some Other Race1611.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native780.68%
Asian400.35%
Black or African American70.06%
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Jerome Population Pyramid 2020

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Jerome Median Age

29.8


Total

29.2


Male

31.5


Female

Jerome Adults

There are 7,770 adults, (1,408 of whom are seniors) in Jerome.

Jerome Age Dependency

80.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

58.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Jerome Sex Ratio

Female

5,741

49.91%

Male

5,762

50.09%

Jerome Households and Families

Jerome Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jerome Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.9%31.1%
Non Family54.5%45.5%
All53.8%46.2%
Female21.2%78.8%
Male7.5%92.5%

53.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9082.9153.8
Married1,9573.5268.9
Non Family1,1201.3154.5
Female6043.2221.2
Male2274.697.5

3.33

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

8.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Jerome Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade73211.11%
9th to 12th Grade96114.59%
High School Graduate2,19433.31%
Some College1,39821.22%
Associates Degree4887.41%
Bachelors Degree69310.52%
Graduate Degree1211.84%
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Jerome Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,8184,207800
Hispanic1,665604
Other Race9543
Native American565614
Multiple Races4736
Asian4030

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 25.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,423$30,946$19,262
Less Than High School$21,250$28,486$19,430
High School Grad$27,286$34,344$17,524
Some College$24,844$29,738$16,737
Bachelors Degree$39,861$71,932$33,125
Graduate Degree$53,750$$49,792

$26,423

Average Earnings

$30,946

Average Male

$19,262

Average Female

Jerome Language

Jerome Language by Age

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Jerome Language

72.04% of Jerome residents speak only English, while 27.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.53% of the population.

Jerome Poverty

Jerome Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,0871,44120.33%
Hispanic3,7941,25633.10%
Multiple1714123.98%
Other1613622.36%

24.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.88%

Male Poverty Rate

27.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jerome

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jerome is Hispanic, with 33.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jerome is White, with 20.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.81%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.62%
Some College14.84%
High School13.17%
Bachelors or Greater10.55%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed64.75%
Female Employed14.29%
Male Employed13.13%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Jerome Income

Jerome Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,895$49,613
Families$47,220$55,356
Married Families$54,796-
Non Families$26,885$31,812
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Jerome Marital Status

Jerome Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

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 35-44.

Jerome Marital Status by Race

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Jerome Veterans

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491

Number of Veterans

462

Male Veterans

29

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam169
World War II99
First Gulf War70
Second Gulf War35
Korea28
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54141
75+135
65 to 74130
55 to 6485
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4916.59%
Hispanic70.31%

Jerome Veterans by Education

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8.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jerome Employment Status

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66%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

2.8%

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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54.56%

Born in Idaho

86.85%

Native Born

13.15%

Foreign Born

10.94%

Non Citizen

2.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.85% of Jerome residents were born in the United States, with 54.56% having been born in Idaho. 10.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202012,1711821.52%
201911,9891821.54%
201811,8071171.00%
201711,6901821.58%
201611,5082392.12%
201511,269240.21%
201411,245770.69%
201311,168980.89%
201211,070620.56%
201111,008760.70%
201010,9323,1523.46%
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%