Jay County, Indiana Population 2020

Jay County, Indiana's estimated population is 20,907 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 69th largest county in Indiana.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201820,764-143-0.68%
201720,907-116-0.55%
201621,023-113-0.53%
201521,13620.01%
201421,134-132-0.62%
201321,266-78-0.37%
201221,344140.07%
201121,3301520.72%
201021,178-334-1.55%
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%

How Many People Live in Jay County, Indiana?

20,907

Jay County, Indiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,41797.26%
Two or More Races2991.42%
Some Other Race1280.61%
Black or African American900.43%
Asian450.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.06%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.00%

Jay County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2020

Jay County, Indiana Median Age

40


Total

37.3


Male

42


Female

Jay County, Indiana Adults

There are 15,554 adults, (3,593 of whom are seniors) in Jay County, Indiana.

Jay County, Indiana Age Dependency

75.5

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Jay County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

10,595

50.47%

Male

10,398

49.53%

Jay County, Indiana Households and Families

Jay County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jay County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.3%13.7%
All73%27%
Non Family63.8%36.2%
Male52%48%
Female51.8%48.2%

73.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1492.5473
Married4,0423.1386.3
Non Family2,7581.363.8
Female8303.0851.8
Male5193.752

3.05

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

8.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jay County, Indiana Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6254.53%
9th to 12th Grade1,47610.71%
High School Graduate6,50447.19%
Some College2,50918.20%
Associates Degree1,2088.77%
Bachelors Degree9626.98%
Graduate Degree4983.61%

Jay County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,30511,3271,429
Hispanic21318512
Multiple Races14777
Black7152
Other Race444412
Asian332719
Native American1313

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 asian people with a rate of 57.58%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,610$37,263$25,352
Less Than High School$23,278$25,355$20,236
High School Grad$29,863$38,991$22,966
Some College$30,625$40,102$26,779
Bachelors Degree$43,594$51,379$38,705
Graduate Degree$60,000$73,472$51,688

$30,610

Average Earnings

$37,263

Average Male

$25,352

Average Female

Jay County, Indiana Language

Jay County, Indiana Language by Age

Jay County, Indiana Language

95.75% of Jay County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 4.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.84% of the population.

Jay County, Indiana Poverty

Jay County, Indiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,6903,22116.36%
Hispanic61419431.60%
Other12510080.00%
Multiple2622810.69%
Black532649.06%
Native1313100.00%

16.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.80%

Male Poverty Rate

18.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jay County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jay County, Indiana is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jay County, Indiana is Multiple, with 10.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.56%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.46%
High School16.16%
Some College12.11%
Bachelors or Greater2.88%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.55%
Male Unemployed20.00%
Female Employed8.30%
Male Employed5.56%

Jay County, Indiana Income

Jay County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,772$57,482
Families$58,667$69,326
Married Families$65,424-
Non Families$24,243$30,813

Jay County, Indiana Marital Status

Jay County, Indiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Jay County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

Jay County, Indiana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Jay County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

Jay County, Indiana Veterans

1,091

Number of Veterans

1,044

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam470
Korea130
Second Gulf War90
First Gulf War70
World War II23
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0667.01%
Black1822.78%
2 or More42.55%
Hispanic30.85%
Other35.08%

$Jay County, Indiana Veterans by Education

8.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jay County, Indiana Employment Status

62%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Jay County, Indiana 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

79.32%

Born in Indiana

98.99%

Native Born

1.01%

Foreign Born

0.55%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.99% of Jay County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 79.32% having been born in Indiana. 0.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

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