Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Population 2022

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana's estimated population is 428,320 with a growth rate of -0.32% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson Parish, Louisiana is the 3rd largest county in Louisiana. The 2010 Population was 432,610 and has seen a growth of -0.99% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18306,8460.00%
184010,4703,62452.94%
185025,09314,623139.67%
186015,372-9,721-38.74%
187017,7672,39515.58%
188012,166-5,601-31.52%
189013,2211,0558.67%
190015,3212,10015.88%
191018,2472,92619.10%
192021,5633,31618.17%
193040,03218,46985.65%
194050,42710,39525.97%
1950103,87353,446105.99%
1960208,769104,896100.98%
1970337,568128,79961.69%
1980454,592117,02434.67%
1990448,306-6,286-1.38%
2010432,610-15,696-3.50%
2011434,0891,4790.34%
2012433,954-135-0.03%
2013434,2643100.07%
2014434,078-186-0.04%
2015435,1751,0970.25%
2016436,5721,3970.32%
2017436,126-446-0.10%
2018433,884-2,242-0.51%
2019432,493-1,391-0.32%
2020431,102-1,391-0.32%
2021429,711-1,391-0.32%
2022428,320-1,391-0.32%
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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White262,23260.30%
Black or African American118,02627.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,5910.37%
Asian18,3584.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander400.01%
Some Other Race19,5794.50%
Two or More Races15,0773.47%
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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Population by Race

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Population Pyramid 2022

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Median Age

39.5


Total

38.2


Male

40.7


Female

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Adults

There are 338,835 adults, (74,514 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Sex Ratio

Female

224,599

51.64%

Male

210,304

48.36%

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Population by Age

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80%20%
All62.7%37.3%
Non Family51.3%48.7%
Male49.5%50.5%
Female47.8%52.2%

62.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All170,3982.5362.7
Married71,3153.2380
Male8,3593.5849.5
Female24,7203.7347.8
Non Family66,0041.251.3

3.28

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17,2345.63%
9th to 12th Grade24,5378.02%
High School Graduate92,50930.22%
Some College69,03222.55%
Associates Degree18,3676.00%
Bachelors Degree55,50118.13%
Graduate Degree28,9189.45%
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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander404040
Asian13,00410,5535,347
White173,802157,12256,345
2+ Races7,5056,2542,323
Black75,08463,50014,709
Native American1,126929219
Hispanic39,73229,1086,131
Other Race11,8587,6831,194

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

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

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,403$44,926$33,358
Less Than 9th Grade$23,216$27,724$16,118
High School Graduate$31,930$38,566$25,091
Some College$36,245$45,472$30,756
Bachelors Degree$51,642$62,754$46,576
Graduate Degree$59,443$77,101$52,485

$39,403

Average Earnings

$44,926

Average Male

$33,358

Average Female

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Language by Age

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Language

81.75% of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana residents speak only English, while 18.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.80% of the population.

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Language

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander401025.00%
Black116,54727,78023.84%
Multiple14,9013,42122.96%
Hispanic63,29314,52322.95%
Native1,59122514.14%
Asian18,2971,6438.98%
White224,31419,5538.72%
Other5,964NaN%

15.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.71%

Male Poverty Rate

16.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana is Islander, with 25.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.17%.

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.84%
High School13.21%
Some College9.53%
Bachelors or Greater4.50%

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.49%
Male Unemployed27.89%
Female Employed7.89%
Female Unemployed37.81%

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,825$77,021
Families$70,483$91,412
Married Families$85,691$106,332
Non Families$35,977$51,502
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Income by Household Type

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Married by Age and Sex

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana 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 55-64.

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Marital Status by Race

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Marital Status

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19,883

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,320
First Gulf War3,551
Vietnam7,888
Korea1,359
World War II554

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,274
35 to 544,094
55 to 643,484
65 to 745,486
75+5,545

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White14,1106.61%
Black4,5665.29%
Native American14111.02%
Asian1621.14%
Other Race5153.80%
2+ Races3894.46%
Hispanic1,3212.94%

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Race

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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9.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Veterans by Education

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63.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Employment by Age

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Employment by Race

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana 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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71.52%

Born in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

86.92%

Native Born

13.08%

Foreign Born

7.94%

Non Citizen

5.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.92% of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana residents were born in the United States, with 71.52% having been born in Louisiana. 7.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana 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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