Jersey County, Illinois Population 2021

Jersey County, Illinois's estimated population is 21,729 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 -5.51% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202121,729-22-0.10%
202021,751-22-0.10%
201921,773-22-0.10%
201821,795-117-0.53%
201721,912-35-0.16%
201621,947-313-1.41%
201522,260-232-1.03%
201422,492-107-0.47%
201322,599-111-0.49%
201222,710-169-0.74%
201122,879-116-0.50%
201022,9952,45611.96%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.10%
County Website
Founded
February 28, 1839
County Seat
2010 Population
22,995
Growth Since 2010
-5.51%
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Jersey County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,21196.69%
Two or More Races5232.38%
Black or African American960.44%
Asian670.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native230.10%
Some Other Race170.08%
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Jersey County, Illinois Population by Race

Jersey County, Illinois Population Pyramid $2021

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Jersey County, Illinois Median Age

42.9


Total

42.2


Male

44


Female

Jersey County, Illinois Adults

There are 17,380 adults, (4,185 of whom are seniors) in Jersey County, Illinois.

Jersey County, Illinois Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Jersey County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

11,217

51.13%

Male

10,720

48.87%

Jersey County, Illinois Population by Age

Jersey County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jersey County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.3%8.7%
Male88.7%11.3%
All81.9%18.1%
Non Family71.4%28.6%
Female57.3%42.7%

81.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jersey County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,4992.4781.9
Married4,8023.0591.3
Non Family2,7461.271.4
Female7213.2457.3
Male2303.0288.7

3.01

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Jersey County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3902.56%
9th to 12th Grade7925.19%
High School Graduate5,92038.80%
Some College3,07520.15%
Associates Degree1,98713.02%
Bachelors Degree1,99113.05%
Graduate Degree1,1047.24%
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Jersey County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jersey County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White14,82313,7683,003
2+ Races17617639
Hispanic17110043
Asian623115
Black26248
Native American23
Other Race124

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 30.77%.

Jersey County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,501$52,955$31,178
Less Than 9th Grade$31,761$40,938$17,096
High School Graduate$32,370$41,321$22,142
Some College$41,875$60,450$30,990
Bachelors Degree$49,983$60,833$43,955
Graduate Degree$66,563$78,750$52,563

$41,501

Average Earnings

$52,955

Average Male

$31,178

Average Female

Jersey County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jersey County, Illinois Language by Age

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Jersey County, Illinois Language

98.30% of Jersey County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 1.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.76% of the population.

Jersey County, Illinois Language

Jersey County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,1321,9229.55%
Hispanic2909633.10%
Multiple499469.22%
Black24416.67%

9.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.16%

Male Poverty Rate

11.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jersey County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jersey County, Illinois is Hispanic, with 33.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jersey County, Illinois is Multiple, with 9.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.51%.

Jersey County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.26%
Some College11.32%
High School7.86%
Bachelors or Greater1.18%

Jersey County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed12.56%
Female Employed9.22%
Male Employed2.37%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Jersey County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jersey County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,028$75,610
Families$84,489$91,576
Married Families$91,410-
Non Families$34,048$40,215
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Income by Household Type

Jersey County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Jersey County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Jersey County, Illinois Marital Status

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1,848

Number of Veterans

1,709

Male Veterans

139

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam691
First Gulf War336
Second Gulf War218
Korea145
World War II99

Jersey County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74591
75+427
35 to 54423
55 to 64320
18 to 3487

Jersey County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,82510.81%
Hispanic136.37%
2+ Races134.17%
Black1014.29%

Jersey County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Jersey County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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6.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jersey County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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59.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Jersey County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Jersey County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Jersey 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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79.40%

Born in Jersey County, Illinois

98.99%

Native Born

1.01%

Foreign Born

0.63%

Non Citizen

0.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.99% of Jersey County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 79.40% having been born in Illinois. 0.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Jersey 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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