Jefferson County, Texas Population 2021

Jefferson County, Texas's estimated population is 248,227 with a growth rate of -0.67% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson County, Texas is the 22nd largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 252,455 and has seen a growth of -1.67% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021248,227-1,669-0.67%
2020249,896-1,669-0.66%
2019251,565-1,669-0.66%
2018253,234-2,807-1.10%
2017256,0412930.11%
2016255,7486360.25%
2015255,1122,2150.88%
2014252,897-182-0.07%
2013253,0791,4740.59%
2012251,605-1,889-0.75%
2011253,4941,0390.41%
2010252,45513,0585.45%
1990239,397-11,541-4.60%
1980250,9386,1652.52%
1970244,773-886-0.36%
1960245,65950,57625.93%
1950195,08349,75434.24%
1940145,32911,9388.95%
1930133,39160,27182.43%
192073,12034,93891.50%
191038,18223,943168.15%
190014,2398,382143.11%
18905,8572,36867.87%
18803,4891,58383.05%
18701,906-89-4.46%
18601,9951598.66%
18501,8360.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.67%
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State
Founded
1837
County Seat
2010 Population
252,455
Growth Since 2010
-1.67%
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Jefferson County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White148,33158.32%
Black or African American85,68233.69%
Asian9,5653.76%
Some Other Race5,3632.11%
Two or More Races4,3081.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native9610.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1300.05%
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Jefferson County, Texas Population by Race

Jefferson County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Jefferson County, Texas Median Age

36.2


Total

35.3


Male

37.2


Female

Jefferson County, Texas Adults

There are 193,418 adults, (36,138 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson County, Texas.

Jefferson County, Texas Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

124,289

48.87%

Male

130,051

51.13%

Jefferson County, Texas Population by Age

Jefferson County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jefferson County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.4%20.6%
All61.1%38.9%
Male55%45%
Non Family47.8%52.2%
Female42.1%57.9%

61.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All92,9882.5661.1
Married40,8463.2679.4
Non Family33,1491.2247.8
Female14,7513.3942.1
Male4,2423.455

3.23

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Jefferson County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade12,4127.34%
9th to 12th Grade14,2918.45%
High School Graduate53,94131.91%
Some College41,89224.78%
Associates Degree13,2827.86%
Bachelors Degree22,61713.38%
Graduate Degree10,5996.27%
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Jefferson County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jefferson County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White77,49271,88920,716
Black54,77847,5707,290
Hispanic28,68216,7212,305
Asian6,4064,5212,324
Other Race3,2891,793354
2+ Races2,0481,737456
Native American70454491
Islander1038316

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.28%.

Jefferson County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,680$45,410$30,990
Less Than 9th Grade$26,752$31,880$17,445
High School Graduate$30,607$37,609$23,113
Some College$38,322$50,777$30,463
Bachelors Degree$53,999$69,577$47,256
Graduate Degree$59,907$81,100$51,403

$38,680

Average Earnings

$45,410

Average Male

$30,990

Average Female

Jefferson County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson County, Texas Language by Age

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Jefferson County, Texas Language

77.40% of Jefferson County, Texas residents speak only English, while 22.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.69% of the population.

Jefferson County, Texas Language

Jefferson County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black78,91419,11924.23%
Hispanic48,22711,17323.17%
White97,9978,0358.20%
Asian9,4102,90230.84%
Other4,7331,22125.80%
Multiple4,14984420.34%
Native78317121.84%

17.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.66%

Male Poverty Rate

19.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Texas is Asian, with 30.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Texas is White, with 8.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.14%.

Jefferson County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.38%
High School15.70%
Some College11.34%
Bachelors or Greater6.01%

Jefferson County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed37.70%
Male Unemployed27.16%
Female Employed9.71%
Male Employed7.00%

Jefferson County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jefferson County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,248$71,052
Families$62,912$83,507
Married Families$80,996$100,871
Non Families$30,424$45,916
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Income by Household Type

Jefferson County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Jefferson County, Texas 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.

Jefferson County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Jefferson County, Texas Marital Status

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14,668

Number of Veterans

13,669

Male Veterans

999

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,719
First Gulf War2,970
Second Gulf War2,186
Korea941
World War II649

Jefferson County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,875
35 to 543,628
75+3,202
55 to 642,634
18 to 341,329

Jefferson County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,8467.72%
Black5,2778.24%
Hispanic1,1543.33%
Asian1782.42%
2+ Races1706.79%
Other Race1534.04%
Native American445.29%

Jefferson County, Texas Veterans by Race

Jefferson County, Texas Veterans by Education

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7.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson County, Texas Veterans by Education

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55.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson County, Texas Employment by Age

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Jefferson County, Texas Employment by Race

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Jefferson County, Texas 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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67.98%

Born in Jefferson County, Texas

88.01%

Native Born

11.99%

Foreign Born

7.78%

Non Citizen

4.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.01% of Jefferson County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 67.98% having been born in Texas. 7.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jefferson County, Texas 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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