Jefferson County, Mississippi Population 2022

Jefferson County, Mississippi's estimated population is 6,681 with a growth rate of -1.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson County, Mississippi is the 80th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 Population was 7,721 and has seen a growth of -13.47% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18002,9400.00%
18104,0011,06136.09%
18206,8222,82170.51%
18309,7552,93342.99%
184011,6501,89519.43%
185013,1931,54313.24%
186015,3492,15616.34%
187013,848-1,501-9.78%
188017,3143,46625.03%
189018,9471,6339.43%
190021,2922,34512.38%
191018,221-3,071-14.42%
192015,946-2,275-12.49%
193014,291-1,655-10.38%
194013,969-322-2.25%
195011,306-2,663-19.06%
196010,142-1,164-10.30%
19709,295-847-8.35%
19809,181-114-1.23%
19908,653-528-5.75%
20107,721-932-10.77%
20117,595-126-1.63%
20127,679841.11%
20137,655-24-0.31%
20147,579-76-0.99%
20157,503-76-1.00%
20167,312-191-2.55%
20177,227-85-1.16%
20187,093-134-1.85%
20196,990-103-1.45%
20206,887-103-1.47%
20216,784-103-1.50%
20226,681-103-1.52%
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Jefferson County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White93813.16%
Black or African American6,11685.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native180.25%
Asian410.58%
Some Other Race90.13%
Two or More Races70.10%
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Jefferson County, Mississippi Population by Race

Jefferson County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2022

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Jefferson County, Mississippi Median Age

40.7


Total

40.6


Male

41.1


Female

Jefferson County, Mississippi Adults

There are 5,556 adults, (1,105 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson County, Mississippi.

Jefferson County, Mississippi Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

3,625

50.85%

Male

3,504

49.15%

Jefferson County, Mississippi Population by Age

Jefferson County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jefferson County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.9%7.1%
Male80.5%19.5%
All71.3%28.7%
Female67.2%32.8%
Non Family54.1%45.9%

71.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5432.5971.3
Married7292.5792.9
Male2215.5880.5
Female7463.5567.2
Non Family847054.1

3.27

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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Jefferson County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3417.03%
9th to 12th Grade61112.60%
High School Graduate1,60133.02%
Some College1,22225.21%
Associates Degree1493.07%
Bachelors Degree4338.93%
Graduate Degree49110.13%
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Jefferson County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jefferson County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races777
White812724173
Black3,9593,115744
Asian3838
Hispanic253244
Native American154
Other Race9

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Jefferson County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,097$32,855$20,753
Less Than 9th Grade$19,627$23,636$18,693
High School Graduate$19,330$33,710$
Some College$18,857$16,364$19,792
Bachelors Degree$47,799$48,043$46,250
Graduate Degree$48,475$48,672$48,441

$24,097

Average Earnings

$32,855

Average Male

$20,753

Average Female

Jefferson County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Jefferson County, Mississippi Language

98.19% of Jefferson County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 1.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.00% of the population.

Jefferson County, Mississippi Language

Jefferson County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,7461,70129.60%
White80114718.35%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic2903411.72%

28.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.21%

Male Poverty Rate

28.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Mississippi is Black, with 29.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Mississippi is Hispanic, with 11.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.38%.

Jefferson County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.13%
High School37.20%
Some College6.23%
Bachelors or Greater4.96%

Jefferson County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.93%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed8.92%
Female Unemployed26.76%

Jefferson County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jefferson County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,524$44,116
Families$49,049$54,184
Married Families$67,076-
Non Families$14,037$20,319
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Income by Household Type

Jefferson County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.1%

Male Marriage Rate

29.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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Jefferson County, Mississippi 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.

Jefferson County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

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Jefferson County, Mississippi Marital Status

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422

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War70
First Gulf War150
Vietnam64
Korea80
World War II

Jefferson County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3431
35 to 54180
55 to 6451
65 to 7480
75+80

Jefferson County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White19522.75%
Black2234.82%
Native American426.67%
Hispanic299.45%

Jefferson County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Jefferson County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

62.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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44.4%

Labor Force Participation

40.1%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson County, Mississippi Employment by Age

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Jefferson County, Mississippi Employment by Race

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Jefferson County, Mississippi 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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85.23%

Born in Jefferson County, Mississippi

98.44%

Native Born

1.56%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

1.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.44% of Jefferson County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 85.23% having been born in Mississippi. 0.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jefferson County, Mississippi 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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