As of the 2000 census, there were 2,306 people, and per the 2010 census 2,506 people. The American Fact Finder estimates 2017 population at 2,709 people. There is a quite high margin of error, roughly 10%. Nevertheless, the Town of Jay is experiencing population growth. The Town of Jay is not very racially diverse with over 97% of the population being white.
Median age and income seems to be trending upwards as well, and current median age is estimated at 46 years, with a fairly even split between a male and female. Median family income is estimated, by American Fact Finder Survey, at roughly $58,000 per year, which would indicate a very strong growth over the 2000 census which listed median family income at $39,954. Poverty levels are estimated at below 4%.
There is an estimated 1611 housing units in the Town of Jay, out of which 1,075 are occupied, and 536 vacant. The median housing value is $150,000, and the estimated median monthly housing cost is $872.
Average commute to work is 25-30 minutes, and main occupations are (percentages are estimates):
- Education, Health, and Social Services at 22%
- Arts, recreation, hospitality at 16%
- Retail at 14%
- Public administration at 11%
- Construction at 8%
All above data compiled from the American Fact Finder; https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml?src=bkmk
As of April 30, 2019 there were 1685 registered voters in the Town of Jay. There is a very even split of 586 registered Democrats as well as 586 registered Republican. Balance of voters are primarily non-affiliated or independent.