Jerome, Illinois Population 2024

1,631

Jerome is a city located in Sangamon County Illinois. Jerome has a 2024 population of 1,631. Jerome is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -3.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,682 in 2020.

The average household income in Jerome is $67,935 with a poverty rate of 9.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jerome is 32.5 years, 31.4 years for males, and 32.7 years for females.

Jerome Demographics

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

  • White: 81.59%
  • Black or African American: 9.34%
  • Two or more races: 5.24%
  • Other race: 2.23%
  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,507.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.03% (-51)
The current population of Jerome, Illinois is 1,631 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,682.

Jerome, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,79081.59%
Black or African American2059.34%
Two or more races1155.24%
Other race492.23%
Asian351.6%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jerome Population by Race

Jerome Population Pyramid 2024

Jerome Median Age

32.5

Total

31.4

Male

32.7

Female

Jerome Adults

There are 1,676 adults, (315 of whom are seniors) in Jerome.

Jerome Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Jerome Sex Ratio

Female1,21855.52%
Male97644.48%

Jerome Population by Age

Jerome Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0612.0768.331.7
Non Family4791.1161.238.8
Married2912.9572.227.8
Female2302.6672.227.8
Male613.1691.88.2
showing: 5 rows

2.79

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

68.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jerome Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Jerome Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jerome Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.07%.

Jerome Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,338

Average Earnings

$47,500

Average Male

$34,550

Average Female

Jerome Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jerome Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jerome Language

95.14% of Jerome residents speak only English, while 4.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.59% of the population.

Jerome Language

Jerome Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,7291609.25%
Hispanic925155.43%
Other491122.45%
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9.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.12%

Male Poverty Rate

10.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jerome

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jerome is Hispanic, with 55.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jerome is White, with 9.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 2.72%.

Jerome Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.18%
High School10.08%
Bachelors or Greater2.43%
Some College
showing: 4 rows

Jerome Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed10.53%
Male Employed4.15%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Jerome Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jerome Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jerome Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

32.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Jerome Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Jerome 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 45-54.

Jerome Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jerome Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

104

Number of Veterans

80

Male Veterans

24

Female Veterans

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Jerome Veterans by War

count

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Jerome Veterans by Age

count

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Jerome Veterans by Race

Jerome Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jerome Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.5%

Labor Force Participation

71%

Employment Rate

2%

Unemployment Rate

Jerome Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jerome Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jerome 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

86.92%

Born in Jerome

96.4%

Native Born

3.6%

Foreign Born

1.87%

Non Citizen

1.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.4% of Jerome residents were born in the United States, with 86.92% having been born in Illinois. 1.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Jerome Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,566-13-0.82%
20281,579-13-0.82%
20271,592-13-0.81%
20261,605-13-0.8%
20251,618-13-0.8%
20241,631-13-0.79%
20231,644-13-0.78%
20221,657-13-0.78%
20211,670-12-0.71%
20201,682925.79%
20191,590-20-1.24%
20181,610-19-1.17%
20171,629-17-1.03%
20161,646-16-0.96%
20151,662-15-0.89%
20141,677-6-0.36%
20131,683-9-0.53%
20121,692-5-0.29%
20111,69730.18%
20101,694
showing: 20 rows

Jerome Population by Year