Jackson County, Florida Population 2024

48,989

Jackson County, Florida's estimated 2024 population is 48,989 with a growth rate of 0.75% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jackson County, Florida is the 42nd largest county in Florida. The 2010 population was 49,651 and has seen a growth of -1.33% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202950,8243670.73%
202850,4573670.73%
202750,0903670.74%
202649,7233670.74%
202549,3563670.75%
202448,9893670.75%
202348,6223670.76%
202248,2551,1362.41%
202147,119230.05%
202047,0968391.81%
201946,257-1,832-3.81%
201848,089-199-0.41%
201748,288-37-0.08%
201648,325-292-0.6%
201548,617-120-0.25%
201448,737-148-0.3%
201348,885-226-0.46%
201249,111-93-0.19%
201149,204-447-0.9%
201049,65100%
199041,3752,2215.67%
198039,1544,72013.71%
197034,434-1,774-4.9%
196036,2081,5634.51%
195034,6452170.63%
194034,4282,4597.69%
193031,9697452.39%
192031,2241,4034.7%
191029,8216,44427.57%
190023,3775,83333.25%
189017,5443,17222.07%
188014,3724,84450.84%
18709,528-681-6.67%
186010,2093,57053.77%
18506,6391,95841.83%
18404,68177419.81%
18303,907-46,917-92.31%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.75% (367)
County Website
Jackson County
State
Florida
County Seat
2020 Population
47,096
Area
918 mi²
Density
53 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
4.02% (1,893)
Founded
August 12, 1822

Jackson County, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White32,10767.3%
Black or African American12,29825.78%
Two or more races2,0064.21%
Other race6991.47%
Asian2750.58%
Native American2280.48%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander910.19%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jackson County, Florida Population by Race

Jackson County, Florida Population Pyramid 2024

Jackson County, Florida Median Age

42.9

Total

41.3

Male

46.4

Female

Jackson County, Florida Adults

There are 38,782 adults, (10,058 of whom are seniors) in Jackson County, Florida.

Jackson County, Florida Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

35

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female21,83545.77%
Male25,86954.23%

Jackson County, Florida Population by Age

Jackson County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All16,8802.47426
Married7,5783.0484.115.9
Non Family6,0431.1267.932.1
Female2,5053.2259.940.1
Male7543.6369.230.8

3.03

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

74.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jackson County, Florida Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6214.65%
9th to 12th Grade3,87511.12%
High School Graduate13,83339.69%
Some College7,60121.81%
Associates Degree3,0878.86%
Bachelors Degree2,9058.33%
Graduate Degree1,9325.54%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Jackson County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jackson County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White23,30720,7013,884
Black8,7086,627684
Hispanic1,6361,044193
2+ Races1,094847113
Other Race63643855
Asian2078021
Native American19417412
Islander90902

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.66%.

Jackson County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$35,590$38,368$32,656
Less Than 9th Grade$30,851$37,527$19,665
High School Graduate$31,545$36,592$27,511
Some College$34,025$34,892$32,816
Bachelors Degree$52,747$65,729$48,724
Graduate Degree$58,056$76,768$53,990

$35,590

Average Earnings

$38,368

Average Male

$32,656

Average Female

Jackson County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jackson County, Florida Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jackson County, Florida Language

94.18% of Jackson County, Florida residents speak only English, while 5.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.96% of the population.

Jackson County, Florida Language

Jackson County, Florida Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White28,0014,72316.87%
Black9,3912,40725.63%
Hispanic1,58642626.86%
Multiple1,52326217.2%
Other38611329.27%
Native1602113.13%

19.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.19%

Male Poverty Rate

21.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, Florida is Other, with 29.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, Florida is Native, with 13.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.3%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.85%.

Jackson County, Florida Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.85%
High School18.57%
Some College13.54%
Bachelors or Greater3.88%

Jackson County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed47.83%
Male Unemployed29.43%
Female Employed8.09%
Male Employed5.74%

Jackson County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jackson County, Florida Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$46,144$62,374
Families$58,273$76,149
Married Families$71,841$-999,999,999
Non Families$26,274$35,335

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jackson County, Florida Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Jackson County, Florida 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.

Jackson County, Florida Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jackson County, Florida Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,231

Number of Veterans

3,060

Male Veterans

171

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam1,395
First Gulf War713
Second Gulf War496
Korea152
World War II97

Jackson County, Florida Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 741,061
75+687
35 to 54682
55 to 64649
18 to 34152

Jackson County, Florida Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,4949.48%
Black5135.11%
2+ Races1028.69%
Hispanic884.69%
Other Race669.72%
Native American5427.84%
Islander22.22%

Jackson County, Florida Veterans by Race

Jackson County, Florida Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson County, Florida Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

42.5%

Labor Force Participation

40.3%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson County, Florida Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jackson County, Florida Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jackson County, Florida 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

61.62%

Born in Jackson County, Florida

97.68%

Native Born

2.32%

Foreign Born

1.16%

Non Citizen

1.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.68% of Jackson County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 61.62% having been born in Florida. 1.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jackson County, Florida Place of Birth

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