Jersey County, Illinois's estimated population is 21,707 with a growth rate of -0.10% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jersey County, Illinois is the 54th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 22,995 and has seen a growth of -5.60% since this time.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 57.58%.
98.19% of Jersey County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 1.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.75% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Jersey County, Illinois is Black, with 22.22% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Jersey County, Illinois is Multiple, with 4.67% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.14%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Jersey County, Illinois
99.03% of Jersey County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 78.12% having been born in Illinois. 0.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.