Jersey County, Illinois Population 2020

Jersey County, Illinois's estimated population is 21,739 with a growth rate of -0.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jersey County, Illinois is the 53rd largest county in Illinois.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202021,739-54-0.25%
201921,793-54-0.25%
201821,847-54-0.25%
201721,901-5-0.02%
201621,906-317-1.43%
201522,223-244-1.09%
201422,467-108-0.48%
201322,575-108-0.48%
201222,683-169-0.74%
201122,852-118-0.51%
201022,9702,43111.84%
199020,53910.00%
198020,5382,04611.06%
197018,4921,4698.63%
196017,0231,75911.52%
195015,2641,62811.94%
194013,6361,0808.60%
193012,556-126-0.99%
192012,682-1,272-9.12%
191013,954-658-4.50%
190014,612-198-1.34%
189014,810-732-4.71%
188015,5424883.24%
187015,0543,00324.92%
186012,0514,69763.87%
18507,3542,81962.16%
18404,5350.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.25%
County Website
Founded
February 28, 1839
County Seat

Jersey County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,35096.74%
Two or More Races5132.32%
Black or African American1050.48%
Asian470.21%
Some Other Race310.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native230.10%

Jersey County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2020

Jersey County, Illinois Median Age

42.7


Total

41.7


Male

43.7


Female

Jersey County, Illinois Adults

There are 17,438 adults, (4,109 of whom are seniors) in Jersey County, Illinois.

Jersey County, Illinois Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Jersey County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

11,228

50.88%

Male

10,841

49.12%

Jersey County, Illinois Households and Families

Jersey County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jersey County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92%8%
Male85.5%14.5%
All80.7%19.3%
Non Family65.7%34.3%
Female59.9%40.1%

80.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,6652.4380.7
Married4,9362.9992
Non Family2,7441.1865.7
Female7513.1959.9
Male2342.8885.5

2.97

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jersey County, Illinois Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4292.81%
9th to 12th Grade8355.47%
High School Graduate5,71937.48%
Some College3,26621.40%
Associates Degree1,88912.38%
Bachelors Degree2,00113.11%
Graduate Degree1,1207.34%

Jersey County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,88913,7403,028
Hispanic18012452
Multiple Races12112144
Asian4155
Other Race2925
Black28287
Native American23

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 36.36%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,436$48,467$30,851
Less Than High School$24,113$34,318$16,908
High School Grad$31,079$40,477$21,215
Some College$37,857$52,567$31,411
Bachelors Degree$53,323$64,766$41,771
Graduate Degree$59,565$75,323$51,339

$39,436

Average Earnings

$48,467

Average Male

$30,851

Average Female

Jersey County, Illinois Language

Jersey County, Illinois Language by Age

Jersey County, Illinois Language

97.48% of Jersey County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 2.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.08% of the population.

Jersey County, Illinois Poverty

Jersey County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,3131,8238.97%
Hispanic2907024.14%
Multiple481347.07%
Black411741.46%

9.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.02%

Male Poverty Rate

11.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jersey County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jersey County, Illinois is Black, with 41.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jersey County, Illinois is Multiple, with 7.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.13%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.27%
High School9.53%
Some College8.96%
Bachelors or Greater0.45%
Name Poverty
Female Employed7.91%
Female Unemployed5.03%
Male Unemployed2.87%
Male Employed2.31%

Jersey County, Illinois Income

Jersey County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,747$71,313
Families$78,536$86,565
Married Families$84,451-
Non Families$31,729$36,469

Jersey County, Illinois Marital Status

Jersey County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Jersey County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

Jersey 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 45-54.

Jersey County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Jersey County, Illinois Veterans

1,834

Number of Veterans

1,626

Male Veterans

208

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam702
First Gulf War337
Second Gulf War167
Korea121
World War II81
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74576
75+425
35 to 54408
55 to 64357
18 to 3468
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,80910.66%
Hispanic157.04%
2 or More155.32%
Black1012.05%

$Jersey County, Illinois Veterans by Education

6.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jersey County, Illinois Employment Status

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Jersey County, Illinois Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

79.77%

Born in Illinois

98.66%

Native Born

1.34%

Foreign Born

0.77%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.66% of Jersey County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 79.77% having been born in Illinois. 0.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

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