Population Growth of Jefferson County Indiana

The 2010 Census data gives us a fresh look at the population trends in our community. We’ve compiled the following chart to show the historical population trends in Jefferson County based on US Census Data 1820-2010.

Jefferson County Indiana Chart of Census Population

Jefferson County Population Change

Census Population Change
1820 8038
1830 11465 42.6%
1840 16614 44.9%
1850 23916 44.0%
1860 25036 4.7%
1870 29741 18.8%
1880 25977 -12.7%
1890 24507 -5.7%
1900 22913 -6.5%
1910 20483 -10.6%
1920 20709 1.1%
1930 19182 -7.4%
1940 19912 3.8%
1950 21613 8.5%
1960 24061 11.3%
1970 27006 12.2%
1980 30419 12.6%
1990 29797 -2.0%
2000 31705 6.4%
2010 32428 2.3%

Every number tells a story about the history of Madison and Jefferson County. It’s encouraging to see the total county population showing growth in recent years, even while the city remains flat. To learn more about Jefferson County’s history, click here to visit our local historical society.