Jefferson County, TX Demographic Data

Jefferson County, TX Summary

Jefferson County is located in Texas
  • Population: 251,813
  • Area: 1,112.65 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 876.30 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 236.35 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 226.31 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 6.56 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Jefferson County, TX Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
124,291
49%
50.8
Male
130,017
51%
49.2
Total Population
254,308
 
321,419,000

Jefferson County, TX Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
17,416
6.8% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
17,750
7.0% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
15,594
6.1% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
16,120
6.3% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
18,758
7.4% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
37,708
14.8% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
32,227
12.7% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
32,519
12.8% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
17,356
6.8% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
14,438
5.7% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
19,550
7.7% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
10,359
4.1% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
4,513
1.8% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
193,845
76.2%
77.1
Female
94,200
48.6%
51.4
Male
99,645
51.4%
48.6
21 Years and over
184,758
72.7%
72.9
62 Years and over
42,763
16.8%
18.3
65 Years and over
34,422
13.5%
14.9
Female
19,511
56.7%
55.9
Male
14,911
43.3%
44.1
Median Age (years)
36
NR
NR

Jefferson County, TX Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
249,897
98.3% 
96.9
White
148,271
58.3% 
73.1
Black or African American
86,891
34.2% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
1,053
0.4% 
0.8
Asian
8,316
3.3% 
5.4
Asian Indian
1,032
0.4% 
1.2
Chinese
416
0.2% 
1.3
Filipino
862
0.3% 
0.9
Japanese
42
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
40
0.0% 
0.5
Vietnamese
3,671
1.4% 
0.5
Other Asian
2,253
0.9% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
142
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
5,224
2.1% 
4.8
Two or More Races
4,411
1.7% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
49,660
19.5% 
17.6
Mexican
43,362
17.1% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
942
0.4% 
1.7
Cuban
782
0.3% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
4,574
1.8% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
204,648
80.5% 
82.4

Jefferson County, TX Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
12,315
7.3% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
15,043
8.9% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
56,078
33.2% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
40,505
24.0% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
12,722
7.5% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
21,362
12.7% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
10,645
6.3% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
27,358
16.2%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
141,312
83.7%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
32,007
19.0%
30.6

Jefferson County, TX Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
68,705
33.8%
33.5%
Now Married
93,242
45.8%
47.5
Divorced
25,637
12.6%
11.0%
Separated
5,179
2.5%
2.1
Widowed
10,785
5.3
5.8%

Jefferson County, TX Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
182,931
77.2%
78.5%
Languages other than english
53,961
22.8%
21.5%
Spanish
42,997
18.2%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
4,757
2.0%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
5,330
2.2%
3.5%
Other Languages
877
0.4%
1.0%

Jefferson County, TX Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
7,573
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
5,464
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
12,342
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
10,356
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
13,195
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
17,487
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
11,302
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
11,026
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
3,292
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
2,706
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
48,005
 
55,775
Per capita income
25,062
 
29,979

Jefferson County, TX Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
1,423
1.3%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
10,007
9.4%
9.8
Construction
11,640
10.9%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
23,614
22.2%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
4,160
3.9%
6.5
Information
863
0.8%
2.1
Manufacturing
13,906
13.1%
10.3
Other services except public administration
5,936
5.6%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
9,794
9.2%
11.3
Public administration
5,367
5.0%
4.6
Retail trade
12,781
12.0%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
4,562
4.3%
5.1
Wholesale trade
2,442
2.3%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
15,121
14.2%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
29,857
28.0%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
16,696
15.7%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
25,892
24.3%
23.6%
Service occupations
18,929
17.8%
18.0%

Jefferson County, TX Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
104,826
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
96,046
91.6%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
6,346
6.1%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
357
0.3%
5.2
Walked
650
0.6%
2.8
Other means
416
0.4%
1.8
Worked at home
1,011
1.0%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
19.0
 
26.0

Jefferson County, TX Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
7,084
7.5%
8.9
1 vehicles
36,867
38.9%
33.5
2 vehicles
34,686
36.6%
37.2
3 or more
16,106
17.0%
20.3

Jefferson County, TX Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
94,743
87.6%
87.7
Owner Occupied
56,722
59.9%
63.0
Renter Occupied
38,021
40.1%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
13,387
12.4%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
5
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Jefferson County, TX Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
108,130
1 room
1,657
1.5%
2.3
2 rooms
1,497
1.4%
2.5
3 rooms
10,712
9.9%
9.0
4 rooms
19,644
18.2%
16.6
5 rooms
27,344
25.3%
20.0
6 rooms
23,788
22.0%
17.9
7 rooms
13,076
12.1%
12.1
8 rooms
4,924
4.6%
8.5
9 rooms or more
5,488
5.1%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

Jefferson County, TX Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
108,130
 
 
1-unit, detached
75,949
70.2%
61.4
1-unit, attached
2,326
2.2%
5.8
2-units
2,681
2.5%
3.7
3 or 4 units
2,535
2.3%
4.5
5 to 9 units
7,737
7.2%
4.8
10 to 19 units
8,109
7.5%
4.6
20 or more units
4,945
4.6%
8.8
Mobile home
3,702
3.4%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
146
0.1%
0.1

Jefferson County, TX Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
5,971
5.5%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
3,739
3.5%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
16,941
15.7%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
20,738
19.2%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
17,282
16.0%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
10,685
9.9%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
14,762
13.7%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
12,256
11.3%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
4,574
4.2%
2.5%
2014 or later
1,182
1.1%
0.5%

Jefferson County, TX Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
NR
NR
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
NR
NR
4.7
Electricity
NR
NR
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
NR
NR
5.1
Coal or coke
NR
NR
0.1
Wood
NR
NR
2.0
Solar energy
NR
NR
0.1
Other fuel
NR
NR
0.5
No fuel used
NR
NR
1.2

Jefferson County, TX Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
23,155
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
261
1.1%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
392
1.7%
6.8%
$3,000 or more
601
2.6%
9.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
1,809
7.8%
11.8%
$1,500 to 1,999
4,579
19.8%
20.3%
$500 to $999
7,059
30.5%
20.5%
$1,000 to 1,499
8,454
36.5%
29.2%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
11,497
49.7%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
3,790
16.4%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
2,193
9.5%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
1,378
6.0%
7.3%
35.0% or more
4,269
18.5%
22.3%
Not Computed
28
NR
NR

Jefferson County, TX Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
36,049 
 
41,410,200 
$2,500 to $2,999
0
0.0%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
0
0.0%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
78
0.2%
4.1%
$1,500 to $1,999
1,014
2.8%
11.0%
Less than $500
4,709
13.1%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
7,922
22.0%
27.9%
$500 to $999
22,326
61.9%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
1,972
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
810
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
6,500
18.7%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
4,611
13.2%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
4,908
14.1%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
2,988
8.6%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
3,699
10.6%
9.2%
35.0% or more
12,110
34.8%
41.4%
Not Computed
3,205
NR
NR

Jefferson County, TX Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
56,722
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
11,176
19.7%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
16,971
29.9%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
9,991
17.6%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
8,770
15.5%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
5,865
10.3%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
3,001
5.3%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
909
1.6%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
39
0.1%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
101,000
 
194,500
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