Demographics

Jefferson County has a current estimated population of 68,114 people, with a median age of 38.8 years old and workforce of 27,664 people. Taking into consideration an increased demographic radius of 42 miles outside of the county, the workforce increases to 218,780 people(including several counties to the south and north). Given low congestion and ease of transportation, 42 miles is considered a commutable distance. With the exception of Jefferson County, Southeast Arkansas tends to be largely rural with numerous smaller urban areas. This area encompasses the following counties (2018 Census population estimates):

 

POPULATION
Year City Jefferson County
2000 55,085 84,278
2010 49,083 77,435
2019 43,091 66,824

U.S. Bureau of Census

 

The 2019 population estimates for Jefferson County and its incorporated areas
Jefferson County 66,824
Pine Bluff 43,091
White Hall 5,078
Redfield 1,614
Altheimer 719
Humphrey 464
Sherrill 203
Wabbaseka 238

U.S. Bureau of Census - American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates 

 

AGE DISTRIBUTION - Jefferson County
Under 5 3,974 5.9%
5-9 4,541 6.8%
10-14 3,457 5.2%
15-19 3,783 5.7%
20-24 5,350 8.0%
25-29 4,772 7.1%
30-34 4,138 6.2%
35-39 3,587 5.4%
40-44 4,105 6.1%
45-49 3,880 5.8%
50-54 4,126 6.2%
55-59 4,326 6.5%
60-64 4,771 7.1%
65-84 10,624 15.8%
85 & over 1,390 2.1%

U. S. Bureau of Census - 2019

 

POPULATION BY SEX - Jefferson County
Male 32,559 48.7%
Female 34,265 51.3%

U.S. Bureau of Census - 2019


Area Information

The Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County is dedicated to expanding the industrial and economic base of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County, Arkansas. That mission is accomplished primarily through assisting the existing businesses and industries in the community to grow and expand; in building upon the existing base through the attraction to the community of additional customers and suppliers; helping the entrepreneur launch a new venture; and attracting entirely new kinds of businesses and industry to the area.

Area Statistics

Location
Distance to selected metropolitain areas
  Little Rock, AR 42 miles
  Memphis, TN 137 miles
  St. Louis, MO 378 miles
  Dallas, TX 356 miles
Average elevation 230'
Land area:
  Pine Bluff 45.6 square miles
  Jefferson County 884.8 square miles

 

Population
Pine Bluff 43,091
Jefferson County 66,824
Pine Bluff MSA(3-county area) 87,804
Est. Population 50-miles radius 746,180

U.S. Bureau of Census - 2019


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