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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Jefferson County is 68,510, which is 7.29% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 1.83% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Jefferson County population density is 166.71 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 257.90 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Jefferson County is white, which represent 91.73% of the total population. The average Jefferson County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 68,510. #37

Population Growth Since 2000, #84

Jefferson County

Population Density, #29

Jefferson County
166.71 per square mile
257.90 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:62,847 (91.73%, #64)
Black:3,820 (5.58%, #21)
Hispanic:842 (1.23%, #60)
Asian:228 (0.33%, #59)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):72 (0.11%, #69)
One Race, Other:79 (0.12%, see rank)
Two or More Races:1,464 (2.14%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

50,343 (73.48%) out of the total population of 68,510 reported first ancestry.

 Jefferson County% of the Total PopulationOhioU.S.
Arab2490.36%, see rank0.67%0.56%
Czech6290.92%, see rank0.57%0.47%
Danish260.04%, see rank0.15%0.42%
Dutch1,0121.48%, see rank1.53%1.40%
English5,7508.39%, see rank8.71%8.02%
French1,1651.70%, see rank2.49%3.34%
German13,24419.33%, see rank26.30%15.03%
Greek6941.01%, see rank0.46%0.41%
Hungarian1,5352.24%, see rank1.65%0.46%
Irish11,12016.23%, see rank13.79%10.80%
Italian10,14714.81%, see rank6.44%5.52%
Norwegian1030.15%, see rank0.36%1.42%
Polish5,0587.38%, see rank3.79%3.01%
Portuguese550.08%, see rank0.07%0.44%
Russian4130.60%, see rank0.67%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,1451.67%, see rank0.96%0.99%
Scottish1,5172.21%, see rank1.82%1.72%
Subsaharan African1440.21%, see rank0.91%0.95%
Swedish1950.28%, see rank0.63%1.27%
Swiss1300.19%, see rank0.64%0.30%
Ukrainian980.14%, see rank0.36%0.31%
American3,9225.72%, see rank8.47%7.12%
Welsh7431.08%, see rank1.05%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 33,187 (48.44%, see rank)
Females: 35,323 (51.56%, see rank)

Jefferson County
Male: 48.44%
Female: 51.56%
Male: 48.89%
Female: 51.11%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Jefferson County
44.30 years old
39.10 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Jefferson County
42.90 years old
37.60 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Jefferson County
45.60 years old
40.50 years old
38.80 years old

 Jefferson County% of the Total PopulationOhioU.S.
Under 5 years3,2804.79%, see rank6.06%6.36%
5 to 9 years3,6725.36%, see rank6.41%6.51%
10 to 14 years3,9675.79%, see rank6.59%6.59%
15 to 19 years4,5126.59%, see rank6.87%6.85%
20 to 24 years4,6616.80%, see rank6.77%7.13%
25 to 34 years7,00810.23%, see rank12.46%13.47%
35 to 44 years7,73211.29%, see rank12.43%12.96%
45 to 54 years9,94814.52%, see rank14.45%14.09%
55 to 64 years10,70615.63%, see rank13.23%12.29%
65 to 74 years6,92010.10%, see rank7.99%7.64%
75 to 84 4,3646.37%, see rank4.67%4.25%
85 years and over1,7402.54%, see rank2.09%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Jefferson CountyOhioU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population48,418, 100%7,781,111209,056,129
Less Than High School5,099, 10.53%, see rank11.18%13.67%
High School Graduate20,883, 43.13%, see rank34.47%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree15,084, 31.15%, see rank28.73%29.09%
Bachelor Degree4,545, 9.39%, see rank16.10%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree2,807, 5.80%, see rank9.53%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.98, see rank13.4413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Jefferson County OhioU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten2,13389.78%10.22%70.31%29.69%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)5,84386.45%, see rank13.55%, see rank86.56%13.44%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)3,24986.86%, see rank13.14%, see rank88.02%11.98%90.60%9.40%
College4,10048.73%, see rank51.27%, see rank77.45%22.55%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School59733.84%, see rank66.16%, see rank67.20%32.80%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Jefferson CountyOhioU.S.
Total Households28,176, 100%4,570,015116,211,092
Average Household Size2.35, see rank2.462.63
1 Person Households8,434, 29.93%, see rank29.80%27.57%
2 or More Person Households19,742, 70.07%, see rank70.20%72.43%
Family Households (Families)18,402, 65.31%, see rank64.42%66.22%
Average Family Size2.97, see rank3.143.32
Married-Couple Family13,614, 48.32%, see rank47.09%48.42%
Nonfamily Households9,774, 34.69%, see rank35.58%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Jefferson County%OhioU.S.
15 Years and Over Total57,591see rank9,357,659252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over27,576100%, see rank4,524,956123,281,364
Never Married8,80431.93%, see rank34.15%35.77%
Married14,69253.28%, see rank52.00%52.04%
Widowed8783.18%, see rank2.92%2.57%
Divorced3,20211.61%, see rank10.93%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over30,015100%, see rank4,832,703129,692,771
Never Married7,72225.73%, see rank28.33%29.48%
Married14,77949.24%, see rank48.65%49.19%
Widowed3,80012.66%, see rank9.91%9.16%
Divorced3,71412.37%, see rank13.11%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Jefferson County%OhioU.S.
Native67,68398.79%, see rank95.94%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence47,51669.36%, see rank75.10%58.73%
Born in Different State19,82428.94%, see rank20.09%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
3430.50%, see rank0.75%1.42%
Foreign Born8271.21%, see rank4.06%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship6110.89%, see rank2.02%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship2160.32%, see rank2.03%7.09%
Born In Europe3910.57%, see rank0.99%1.53%
Born In Asia2200.32%, see rank1.62%3.82%
Born In Africa310.05%, see rank0.48%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America1720.25%, see rank0.82%6.83%
Born In Northern America130.02%, see rank0.13%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Jefferson County%OhioU.S.
English27,02595.91%, see rank92.18%79.39%
Spanish3661.30%, see rank2.68%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages6612.35%, see rank3.07%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages700.25%, see rank1.22%3.36%
Other540.19%, see rank0.84%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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