Jefferson County, Mississippi Population 2020

Jefferson County, Mississippi's estimated population is 7,233 with a growth rate of -1.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson County, Mississippi is the 79th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20187,106-127-1.76%
20177,233-78-1.07%
20167,311-190-2.53%
20157,501-78-1.03%
20147,579-74-0.97%
20137,653-26-0.34%
20127,679861.13%
20117,593-128-1.66%
20107,721-932-10.77%
19908,653-528-5.75%
19809,181-114-1.23%
19709,295-847-8.35%
196010,142-1,164-10.30%
195011,306-2,663-19.06%
194013,969-322-2.25%
193014,291-1,655-10.38%
192015,946-2,275-12.49%
191018,221-3,071-14.42%
190021,2922,34512.38%
189018,9471,6339.43%
188017,3143,46625.03%
187013,848-1,501-9.78%
186015,3492,15616.34%
185013,1931,54313.24%
184011,6501,89519.43%
18309,7552,93342.99%
18206,8222,82170.51%
18104,0011,06136.09%
18002,9400.00%

How Many People Live in Jefferson County, Mississippi?

7,233

Jefferson County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American6,31085.90%
White97913.33%
Asian330.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.15%
Some Other Race70.10%
Two or More Races60.08%

Jefferson County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Jefferson County, Mississippi Median Age

39.3


Total

37.2


Male

40.5


Female

Jefferson County, Mississippi Adults

There are 5,658 adults, (1,095 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson County, Mississippi.

Jefferson County, Mississippi Age Dependency

61

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

3,704

50.42%

Male

3,642

49.58%

Jefferson County, Mississippi Households and Families

Jefferson County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jefferson County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.1%18.9%
Female71.5%28.5%
Male67.8%32.2%
All66.8%33.2%
Non Family54.6%45.4%

66.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5302.7266.8
Non Family947154.6
Female7544.2571.5
Married5342.7281.1
Male2954.367.8

3.67

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jefferson County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade57111.41%
9th to 12th Grade69013.78%
High School Graduate1,80836.12%
Some College92418.46%
Associates Degree2625.23%
Bachelors Degree2725.43%
Graduate Degree4799.57%

Jefferson County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black4,1282,936438
White805747307
Asian3232
Hispanic2821
Other Race7
Native American73
Multiple Races666

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 multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,640$24,063$20,160
Less Than High School$23,963$24,229$
High School Grad$17,522$$18,393
Some College$18,160$$18,770
Bachelors Degree$46,667$47,170$
Graduate Degree$45,644$$45,685

$21,640

Average Earnings

$24,063

Average Male

$20,160

Average Female

Jefferson County, Mississippi Language

Jefferson County, Mississippi Language by Age

Jefferson County, Mississippi Language

98.53% of Jefferson County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 1.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.67% of the population.

Jefferson County, Mississippi Poverty

Jefferson County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,9633,19453.56%
White86722425.84%

49.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

45.70%

Male Poverty Rate

53.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Mississippi is Black, with 53.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Mississippi is White, with 25.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 64.40%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School59.36%
High School55.20%
Some College23.94%
Bachelors or Greater11.05%

Jefferson County, Mississippi Income

Jefferson County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$20,188$34,501
Families$21,816$39,052
Married Families$60,833-
Non Families$14,718$25,384

Jefferson County, Mississippi Marital Status

Jefferson County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

25.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

24.2%

Male Marriage Rate

26.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Jefferson County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Jefferson County, Mississippi Veterans

266

Number of Veterans

248

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War55
Vietnam49
Korea41
Second Gulf War26
World War II

$Jefferson County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

30.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson County, Mississippi Employment Status

34.6%

Labor Force Participation

32%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson County, Mississippi 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

88.76%

Born in Mississippi

99.36%

Native Born

0.64%

Foreign Born

0.23%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.36% of Jefferson County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 88.76% having been born in Mississippi. 0.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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