Jefferson County, Texas Population 2022

Jefferson County, Texas's estimated population is 246,558 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 -2.34% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18501,8360.00%
18601,9951598.66%
18701,906-89-4.46%
18803,4891,58383.05%
18905,8572,36867.87%
190014,2398,382143.11%
191038,18223,943168.15%
192073,12034,93891.50%
1930133,39160,27182.43%
1940145,32911,9388.95%
1950195,08349,75434.24%
1960245,65950,57625.93%
1970244,773-886-0.36%
1980250,9386,1652.52%
1990239,397-11,541-4.60%
2010252,45513,0585.45%
2011253,4941,0390.41%
2012251,605-1,889-0.75%
2013253,0791,4740.59%
2014252,897-182-0.07%
2015255,1122,2150.88%
2016255,7486360.25%
2017256,0412930.11%
2018253,234-2,807-1.10%
2019251,565-1,669-0.66%
2020249,896-1,669-0.66%
2021248,227-1,669-0.67%
2022246,558-1,669-0.67%
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Jefferson County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White138,95954.89%
Black or African American84,91533.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native8020.32%
Asian9,6703.82%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1220.05%
Some Other Race6,9722.75%
Two or More Races11,6964.62%
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Jefferson County, Texas Population by Race

Jefferson County, Texas Population Pyramid 2022

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Jefferson County, Texas Median Age

36.5


Total

35.4


Male

37.6


Female

Jefferson County, Texas Adults

There are 192,202 adults, (36,446 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson County, Texas.

Jefferson County, Texas Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

123,680

48.86%

Male

129,456

51.14%

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
Married80.5%19.5%
All61.5%38.5%
Male55.9%44.1%
Non Family48%52%
Female42%58%

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All94,0122.5261.5
Married40,8573.2480.5
Male4,2733.2355.9
Female14,8413.3442
Non Family34,0411.2148

3.19

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Jefferson County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade12,5277.44%
9th to 12th Grade14,4948.61%
High School Graduate54,03232.11%
Some College41,04724.39%
Associates Degree13,7718.18%
Bachelors Degree21,76612.93%
Graduate Degree10,6586.33%
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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
Asian6,5484,4542,598
Islander967634
White76,00271,09620,573
Native American60650675
Black54,42947,3786,635
Other Race4,1862,328423
2+ Races5,6653,490561
Hispanic29,33516,4922,074

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.54%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.68%.

Jefferson County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,771$44,376$32,072
Less Than 9th Grade$25,441$30,718$14,098
High School Graduate$30,966$37,430$23,028
Some College$40,006$50,701$31,880
Bachelors Degree$54,384$66,657$49,094
Graduate Degree$63,743$90,279$55,212

$38,771

Average Earnings

$44,376

Average Male

$32,072

Average Female

Jefferson County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson County, Texas Language by Age

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Jefferson County, Texas Language

77.67% of Jefferson County, Texas residents speak only English, while 22.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.70% of the population.

Jefferson County, Texas Language

Jefferson County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native63919330.20%
Hispanic49,29612,42625.21%
Asian9,5022,38425.09%
Black77,90318,95724.33%
White95,8398,3078.67%
Other1,726NaN%
Multiple11,4451,95917.12%

17.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.92%

Male Poverty Rate

19.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Texas is Native, with 30.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Texas is Multiple, with 17.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.54%.

Jefferson County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.39%
High School16.10%
Some College11.16%
Bachelors or Greater5.98%

Jefferson County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.64%
Male Unemployed21.03%
Female Employed10.01%
Female Unemployed43.42%

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$50,840$71,602
Families$62,106$84,575
Married Families$82,682$101,638
Non Families$32,435$46,274
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Income by Household Type

Jefferson County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

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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13,714

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,395
First Gulf War2,932
Vietnam5,362
Korea724
World War II413

Jefferson County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,323
35 to 543,398
55 to 642,245
65 to 743,765
75+2,983

Jefferson County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,2587.59%
Black4,9517.82%
Native American507.20%
Asian1912.54%
Other Race1092.24%
2+ Races1552.32%
Hispanic8002.27%

Jefferson County, Texas Veterans by Race

Jefferson County, Texas Veterans by Education

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6.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson County, Texas Veterans by Education

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55.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

5.7%

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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68.49%

Born in Jefferson County, Texas

88.01%

Native Born

11.99%

Foreign Born

7.94%

Non Citizen

4.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.01% of Jefferson County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 68.49% having been born in Texas. 7.94% 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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