2020 Census shows population in Jackson Parish on the decline

According to the recently released 2020 Census, Jackson Parish has lost 1,243 residents since 2010. Actual population figures show 15,031 residents, down from the 16,274 that was in the parish ten years ago, which reflects a 6.3% decrease. The total number of housing units in the parish is also down 6.5%, going from 7,680 in 2010 to 7,182 in 2020.

The ethnicity of the population also changed and in dramatic fashion. In 2010, African-Americans and White people combined accounted for 15,937 people, which made up 97.9% of the population. The separate totals were 11,084 white people and 4,853 African-Americans. Hispanics made up the majority of other ethnicities with 209 followed by 193 people of mixed descent, 79 listed as other, 35 American Indians, 28 Asians and 2 Pacific Islanders.

The 2020 number shows White and African-Americans totaling only 13,923 people (9,967 – White, 3,956 – African American) a decrease of 12.6%. Separately, White people had a 10.1% decrease while African-Americans had a 18.5% decrease. 

People of mixed ethnicities had the largest gain in numbers increasing to 613 residents, which was a gain of 420 people and reflected a 217.6% increase. Hispanic’s or Latino’s increased by 258 (123.9%) while those categorized as Other showed an increase of 225. Asian’s had the highest percentage of increase with the addition of 117 people for a 432.1% increase. The American Indian population grew by two and Pacific Islanders added three more. 

Ethnicity breakdown of Jackson Parish

Ethnicity 2020 Percentage 2010 Percentage Change
White 9,967 66.3% 11,084 68.1% (10.1%)
African American 3,956 26.3% 4,853 29.8% (18.5%)
Mixed 613 4.1% 193 1.2% 217.6%
Hispanic or Latino 468 3.1% 209 1.3% 123.9%
Other 304 2.0% 79 0.5% 284.8%
Asian 149 1.0% 28 0.2% 432.1%
American Indian 37 0.2% 35 0.2% 5.7%
Pacific Islander 5 0.0% 2 0.0% 150.0%


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