Jackson County, Illinois Population 2021

Jackson County, Illinois's estimated population is 55,672 with a growth rate of -0.96% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jackson County, Illinois is the 25th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 60,373 and has seen a growth of -7.79% since this time.

Note: 2020 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202155,672-539-0.96%
202056,211-539-0.95%
201956,750-539-0.94%
201857,289-615-1.06%
201757,904-822-1.40%
201658,726-488-0.82%
201559,214-145-0.24%
201459,359-401-0.67%
201359,7606941.17%
201259,066-1,303-2.16%
201160,369-4-0.01%
201060,373-694-1.14%
199061,067-455-0.74%
198061,5226,51411.84%
197055,00812,85730.50%
196042,1514,02710.56%
195038,1242040.54%
194037,9202,2406.28%
193035,680-1,411-3.80%
192037,0911,9485.54%
191035,1431,2723.76%
190033,8716,06221.80%
189027,8095,30423.57%
188022,5052,87114.62%
187019,63410,045104.76%
18609,5893,72763.58%
18505,8622,29664.39%
18403,5661,73895.08%
18301,82828618.55%
18201,5420.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.96%
County Website
Founded
1816
County Seat
2010 Population
60,373
Growth (since 2010)
-7.79%
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Jackson County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White44,20876.25%
Black or African American8,72315.05%
Asian1,9963.44%
Two or More Races1,7362.99%
Some Other Race1,0851.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native1670.29%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander620.11%
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Jackson County, Illinois Population by Race

Jackson County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2021

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Jackson County, Illinois Median Age

31.9


Total

30.7


Male

33.3


Female

Jackson County, Illinois Adults

There are 47,331 adults, (8,597 of whom are seniors) in Jackson County, Illinois.

Jackson County, Illinois Age Dependency

49.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Jackson County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

29,316

50.56%

Male

28,661

49.44%

Jackson County, Illinois Population by Age

Jackson County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jackson County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.8%17.2%
All51.5%48.5%
Male51.3%48.7%
Female37.4%62.6%
Non Family31.8%68.2%

51.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jackson County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,8832.2651.5
Non Family11,6051.431.8
Married8,5412.8882.8
Female2,8303.4837.4
Male9073.551.3

2.98

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Jackson County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0392.97%
9th to 12th Grade1,8015.14%
High School Graduate8,43624.07%
Some College8,62524.61%
Associates Degree3,1869.09%
Bachelors Degree5,40815.43%
Graduate Degree6,54718.68%
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Jackson County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jackson County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White27,88025,7069,559
Black4,1013,714935
Asian1,3541,3231,067
Hispanic990842263
Multiple Races642636165
Other Race42930931
Native American926825
Islander2525

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 asian people with a rate of 78.80%.

Jackson County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,084$36,145$25,591
Less Than High School$20,593$23,262$18,438
High School Grad$24,380$25,833$23,068
Some College$26,967$37,243$21,519
Bachelors Degree$32,336$37,679$31,688
Graduate Degree$44,810$46,928$43,667

$30,084

Average Earnings

$36,145

Average Male

$25,591

Average Female

Jackson County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jackson County, Illinois Language by Age

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Jackson County, Illinois Language

91.11% of Jackson County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 8.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.64% of the population.

Jackson County, Illinois Language

Jackson County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,3978,15120.18%
Black7,7773,86049.63%
Hispanic2,15482638.35%
Other1,08568863.41%
Multiple1,69368140.22%
Asian1,91153528.00%
Native1537951.63%
Islander622235.48%

26.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.33%

Male Poverty Rate

27.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jackson County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, Illinois is Other, with 63.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jackson County, Illinois is White, with 20.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.25%.

Jackson County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.73%
High School22.06%
Some College17.46%
Bachelors or Greater9.43%

Jackson County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.61%
Male Unemployed35.76%
Female Employed21.87%
Male Employed17.58%

Jackson County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jackson County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,241$57,671
Families$59,480$78,942
Married Families$78,215$95,902
Non Families$20,585$33,556
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Income by Household Type

Jackson County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.6%

Male Marriage Rate

37.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Jackson County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Jackson County, Illinois 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 55-64.

Jackson County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Jackson County, Illinois Marital Status

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3,487

Number of Veterans

3,014

Male Veterans

473

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,225
Second Gulf War950
First Gulf War686
Korea224
World War II154

Jackson County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74999
35 to 54727
75+633
18 to 34599
55 to 64529

Jackson County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,1188.43%
Black2884.26%
Hispanic693.78%
2 or More515.11%
Other152.23%
Asian150.88%

Jackson County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Jackson County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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9.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jackson County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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56.2%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Jackson County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Jackson County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Jackson County, Illinois 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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71.47%

Born in Illinois

94.20%

Native Born

5.80%

Foreign Born

4.11%

Non Citizen

1.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.20% of Jackson County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 71.47% having been born in Illinois. 4.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Jackson County, Illinois Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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