Jay County, Indiana Population 2021

Jay County, Indiana's estimated population is 19,854 with a growth rate of -1.44% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jay County, Indiana is the 71st largest county in Indiana. The 2010 Population was 21,179 and has seen a growth of -6.26% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202119,854-291-1.44%
202020,145-291-1.42%
201920,436-291-1.40%
201820,727-156-0.75%
201720,883-134-0.64%
201621,017-120-0.57%
201521,137-2-0.01%
201421,139-131-0.62%
201321,270-78-0.37%
201221,348130.06%
201121,3351560.74%
201021,179-333-1.55%
199021,512-1,727-7.43%
198023,239-336-1.43%
197023,5751,0034.44%
196022,572-585-2.53%
195023,1575562.46%
194022,6011,7558.42%
193020,846-2,472-10.60%
192023,318-1,643-6.58%
191024,961-1,857-6.92%
190026,8183,34014.23%
189023,4784,19621.76%
188019,2824,28228.55%
187015,0003,60131.59%
186011,3994,35261.76%
18507,0473,18482.42%
18403,8630.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.44%
County Website
State
Founded
1836
County Seat
2010 Population
21,179
Growth Since 2010
-6.26%
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Jay County, Indiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,21296.99%
Two or More Races2030.97%
Some Other Race1620.78%
Asian1570.75%
Black or African American760.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native290.14%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.00%
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Jay County, Indiana Population by Race

Jay County, Indiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Jay County, Indiana Median Age

39.7


Total

37.5


Male

42.2


Female

Jay County, Indiana Adults

There are 15,561 adults, (3,615 of whom are seniors) in Jay County, Indiana.

Jay County, Indiana Age Dependency

74.5

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Jay County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

10,388

49.85%

Male

10,452

50.15%

Jay County, Indiana Population by Age

Jay County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jay County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.1%14.9%
All73%27%
Non Family65.5%34.5%
Male56.2%43.8%
Female51.3%48.7%

73.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jay County, Indiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1742.5273
Married3,9873.1185.1
Non Family2,8201.2965.5
Female8032.9751.3
Male5643.8556.2

3.02

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Jay County, Indiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4923.58%
9th to 12th Grade1,1548.40%
High School Graduate6,72348.91%
Some College2,53118.41%
Associates Degree1,2789.30%
Bachelors Degree9997.27%
Graduate Degree5684.13%
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Jay County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jay County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,24811,7181,487
Hispanic25524263
Asian935617
2+ Races8540
Other Race777734
Black6443
Native American292929

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Jay County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,854$40,523$26,238
Less Than 9th Grade$25,581$26,919$22,788
High School Graduate$31,240$40,689$23,529
Some College$31,214$40,486$27,204
Bachelors Degree$42,386$50,911$39,598
Graduate Degree$62,500$63,594$54,388

$31,854

Average Earnings

$40,523

Average Male

$26,238

Average Female

Jay County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jay County, Indiana Language by Age

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Jay County, Indiana Language

95.87% of Jay County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 4.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.38% of the population.

Jay County, Indiana Language

Jay County, Indiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,5142,62513.45%
Hispanic61318329.85%
Other15811371.52%
Black474595.74%
Multiple1442819.44%
Asian15763.82%

14.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.68%

Male Poverty Rate

16.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jay County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jay County, Indiana is Black, with 95.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jay County, Indiana is Asian, with 3.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.24%.

Jay County, Indiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.76%
High School13.97%
Some College12.62%
Bachelors or Greater3.47%

Jay County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed27.84%
Male Unemployed23.08%
Female Employed7.43%
Male Employed4.69%

Jay County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jay County, Indiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,658$60,027
Families$60,086$71,997
Married Families$66,330$81,608
Non Families$25,876$32,519
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Income by Household Type

Jay County, Indiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Jay County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

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Jay County, Indiana 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 35-44.

Jay County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

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Jay County, Indiana Marital Status

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1,100

Number of Veterans

1,079

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam485
Korea104
Second Gulf War87
First Gulf War86
World War II17

Jay County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74334
75+303
55 to 64248
35 to 54161
18 to 3454

Jay County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0907.18%
2+ Races76.80%
Hispanic30.61%
Other Race33.37%

Jay County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Jay County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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9.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jay County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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61.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Jay County, Indiana Employment by Age

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Jay County, Indiana Employment by Race

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Jay County, Indiana 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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79.49%

Born in Jay County, Indiana

98.56%

Native Born

1.44%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

0.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.56% of Jay County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 79.49% having been born in Indiana. 0.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Jay County, Indiana 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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