Population Stats

Population Stats

Jay County, Indiana has had a steady population trend over the past 20 years. When other communities were suffering from significant losses in population, Jay County remained steady. We have the workforce and the population base to meet the needs of your company both from Jay County and also our adjacent counties.

Population of County and Communities

 Jay CountyPortlandDunkirkRedkeyBryantPennvilleSalamonia
201621121618621981344258693156
200021253643726461427272706158
199021512648327391383273637138

Population of Adjacent Counties – 1980 – 2015

 AdamsBlackfordDelawareJayMercer (OH)RandolphWells
2016349801229811685221121408142517227964
2000343871276611767121253409242740127600
1990310951406711965921512394432714825948
1980296191557012858723239383342999725401

Population Estimates by Age in 2015 – Jay County

 NumberPercent Distribution in County
Preschool (0 to 4)14886.95%
School Age (5 to 17)3,96418.0%
College Age (18 to 24)17568.3%
Young Adult (25 to 44)472122.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)564926.7%
Older (65 plus)351316.6%

Population Estimate by Age in 2015 – Adjacent Counties (*)

 Pre-SchoolSchool AgeCollege AgeYoung Ad.Older AdultsOlder
Adams327176703031775481775097
Blackford7681974950265134652490
Delaware60901601323395249862741518947
Jay148839941756472156493513
Mercer (OH)2900895020929219113496304
Randolph147044261939559169614785
Wells178749992222634177384877
TOTALS177744802735385612637075446013

(*) Following Counties comprise commuting region:  Jay, Blackford, Randolph, Wells, Adams, and Mercer (Ohio)

Population Estimates by Age Within region – 2015 (*)

 NumberPercent Distribution in Region
Preschool (0 to 4)176886.41%
School Age (5 to 17)4895917.75%
College Age (18 to 24)3587113%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5766220.9%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7164725.97%
Older (65 plus)4410115.99%

(*) Following Counties comprise commuting region:  Jay, Blackford, Delaware, Randolph, Wells, Adams, and Mercer (Ohio)

Ethnic Composition – Jay County – 2015

 NumberPercent of County
American Indian370.2%
Asian Alone970.5%
Black Alone1030.5%
Native Hawaiian30.01%
White Alone2069098.0%
Two or More Race Groups1910.9%
Hispanic6453.1%

Ethnic Composition within Region – 2015

 NumberPercent of Region (*)
American Indian7000.02%
Asian Alone20540.8
Black Alone91453.7%
Native Hawaiian113.04%
White Alone22552592.08%
Two or more Groups38501.58%
Hispanic65312.7%

(*) Following counties comprise commuting region:  Jay, Blackford, Delaware, Randolph, Wells, Adams and Mercer County (OH)