Jay County, Indiana Population 2024

19,976

Jay County, Indiana's estimated 2024 population is 19,976 with a growth rate of -0.55% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jay County, Indiana is the 73rd largest county in Indiana. The 2010 population was 21,179 and has seen a growth of -5.68% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,421-111-0.57%
202819,532-111-0.57%
202719,643-111-0.56%
202619,754-111-0.56%
202519,865-111-0.56%
202419,976-111-0.55%
202320,087-111-0.55%
202220,198-111-0.55%
202120,309-167-0.82%
202020,476300.15%
201920,446-275-1.33%
201820,721-158-0.76%
201720,879-142-0.68%
201621,021-114-0.54%
201521,135
201421,135-132-0.62%
201321,267-79-0.37%
201221,346100.05%
201121,3361570.74%
201021,179
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%
193020,846-2,472-10.6%
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%
18403,863-15,558-80.11%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.55% (-111)
County Website
Jay County
State
Indiana
County Seat
2010 Population
21,179
Area
384 mi²
Density
52 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-5.68% (-1,203)
Founded
1836

Jay County, Indiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White19,42895%
Two or more races7053.45%
Other race1480.72%
Asian870.43%
Black or African American590.29%
Native American240.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jay County, Indiana Population by Race

Jay County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2024

Jay County, Indiana Median Age

39.6

Total

37.9

Male

41.3

Female

Jay County, Indiana Adults

There are 15,232 adults, (3,707 of whom are seniors) in Jay County, Indiana.

Jay County, Indiana Age Dependency

77.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Jay County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female10,15349.65%
Male10,29850.35%

Jay County, Indiana Population by Age

Jay County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,0912.576.623.4
Married3,5093.2988.311.7
Non Family2,9611.1671.228.8
Male8443.2461.438.6
Female7773.1860.739.3
showing: 5 rows

3.11

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jay County, Indiana Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Jay County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jay County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 87.5%.

Jay County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,749

Average Earnings

$46,148

Average Male

$30,758

Average Female

Jay County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jay County, Indiana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jay County, Indiana Language

94.3% of Jay County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 5.7% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.98% of the population.

Jay County, Indiana Language

Jay County, Indiana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White19,0142,49813.14%
Hispanic69313118.9%
Multiple70510615.04%
Other1448961.81%
Black401640%
Asian8733.45%
showing: 6 rows

13.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.81%

Male Poverty Rate

17.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jay County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jay County, Indiana is Other, with 61.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jay County, Indiana is Asian, with 3.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.53%.

Jay County, Indiana Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.31%
High School11.07%
Some College10.14%
Bachelors or Greater3.67%
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Jay County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed47.85%
Male Unemployed23.33%
Female Employed6.15%
Male Employed4.33%
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Jay County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jay County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jay County, Indiana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Jay County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jay County, Indiana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,056

Number of Veterans

1,015

Male Veterans

41

Female Veterans

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Jay County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Jay County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Jay County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Jay County, Indiana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jay County, Indiana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Jay County, Indiana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jay County, Indiana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jay County, Indiana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.27%

Born in Jay County, Indiana

99.05%

Native Born

0.95%

Foreign Born

0.46%

Non Citizen

0.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.05% of Jay County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 80.27% having been born in Indiana. 0.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jay County, Indiana Place of Birth

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