Jefferson, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 8,015 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.2%
 
Males: 3,978  (49.6%)
Females: 4,037  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

40.9 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 53549.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,880 (it was $40,962 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$48,880
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,608 (it was $19,124 in 2000)

Jefferson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $157,865 (it was $110,300 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$157,865
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $175,746; detached houses: $179,431; townhouses or other attached units: $224,866; in 2-unit structures: $217,519; mobile homes: $19,220

Median gross rent in 2017: $782.

March 2019 cost of living index in Jefferson: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.2%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.6% for Black residents, 18.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.9% for other race residents, 22.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Jefferson, WI (2017)
    • 6,90786.1%White alone
    • 86810.8%Hispanic
    • 1251.6%Black alone
    • 500.6%Two or more races
    • 420.5%Asian alone
    • 110.1%American Indian alone

Races in Jefferson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 31 registered sex offenders living in Jefferson, Wisconsin as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Jefferson is 258 to 1.


Crime rates in Jefferson by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.9)
1
(12.7)
5
(63.5)
4
(50.3)
4
(50.0)
5
(62.4)
4
(50.1)
4
(50.1)
7
(88.0)
9
(113.4)
4
(49.8)
7
(87.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(39.8)
2
(26.2)
1
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(50.3)
2
(25.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.6)
3
(37.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(212.0)
24
(315.0)
30
(386.0)
10
(127.5)
11
(139.7)
4
(50.3)
3
(37.5)
9
(112.3)
16
(200.5)
13
(162.8)
11
(138.3)
8
(100.8)
5
(62.2)
6
(74.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
11
(145.8)
10
(131.2)
18
(231.6)
26
(331.4)
17
(215.9)
11
(138.4)
26
(324.7)
23
(286.9)
6
(75.2)
8
(100.2)
4
(50.3)
4
(50.4)
7
(87.1)
4
(49.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
204
(2,703)
183
(2,402)
209
(2,689)
196
(2,498)
267
(3,391)
214
(2,692)
194
(2,423)
229
(2,856)
230
(2,883)
236
(2,955)
198
(2,490)
237
(2,987)
135
(1,681)
132
(1,646)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(172.3)
19
(249.3)
12
(154.4)
7
(89.2)
3
(38.1)
5
(62.9)
5
(62.4)
4
(49.9)
5
(62.7)
4
(50.1)
5
(62.9)
5
(63.0)
8
(99.6)
5
(62.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.2)
2
(25.0)
1
(12.5)
1
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)186.5196.1227.5166.0283.3187.8179.6235.6213.3201.8210.0250.3133.6159.1

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City-data.com crime index in Jefferson, WI

Crime rate in Jefferson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (43.6%), Irish (8.4%), American (4.6%), Norwegian (3.3%), Italian (2.8%), European (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1878

Elevation: 820 feet

Land area: 4.46 square miles.

Population density: 1,798 people per square mile   (low).

Jefferson, Wisconsin map

326 residents are foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

This city:

4.1%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,221 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,125 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Janesville, WI (24.5 miles , pop. 59,498).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (30.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (98.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Aztalan, WI (2.0 miles ),
Fort Atkinson, WI (2.3 miles ),
Johnson Creek, WI (2.4 miles ),
Helenville, WI (2.4 miles ),
Koshkonong, WI (2.7 miles ),
Lake Mills, WI (2.7 miles ),
Oakland, WI (2.8 miles ),
Hebron, WI (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 43.00 N, Longitude: 88.81 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +80 (+1.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,126 (27.9%)

Area code: 920

Distribution of median household income in Jefferson, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jefferson, WI in 2017
Jefferson satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $126,500
  • 2003: 43 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2004: 37 buildings, average cost: $164,400
  • 2005: 40 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2006: 38 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $159,300
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $482,500
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $39,000
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $188,800
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $205,400
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $199,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Jefferson, WI residents
Average permit cost in Jefferson, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Historical population in Jefferson, WI
Historical housing units in Jefferson, WI

Population change in the 1990s: +947 (+14.8%).
Most common industries in Jefferson, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Food (8.9%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.4%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (11.9%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Educational services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.4%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Food (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.6%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Jefferson, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)

Average climate in Jefferson, Wisconsin

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Jefferson, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.4. This is better than average.

City:

60.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Jefferson-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Jefferson city center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 40.7 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 318.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 106.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 293.3 miles away from Jefferson center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 351.1 miles away from Jefferson center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 317.1 miles away from Jefferson center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 307.4 miles away from Jefferson center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jefferson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Jefferson:

  • RAINBOW HSPC CARE (147 W ROCKWELL ST)
  • ST COLETTA ALVERNO FDD (W4955 HWY 18)
  • ALDEN ESTATES OF COUNTRYSIDE, INC (1130 COLLINS ROAD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jefferson:

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 13 miles; Whitewater, WI; Full-time enrollment: 11,124)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 27 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 28 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 29 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)
  • Carroll University (about 30 miles; Waukesha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,313)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 31 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 31 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)

Public high school in Jefferson:

  • JEFFERSON HIGH (Students: 596, Location: 700 W MILWAUKEE ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Jefferson:

  • JEFFERSON MIDDLE (Students: 424, Location: 501 S TAFT AVE, Grades: 6-8)
  • WEST ELEMENTARY (Students: 333, Location: 900 W MILWAUKEE ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • EAST ELEMENTARY (Location: 120 S SANBORN AVE, Grades: PK-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Jefferson:

  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 204, Location: 333 E CHURCH ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 108, Location: 232 E CHURCH ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Jefferson

Library in Jefferson:

  • JEFFERSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $444,153; Location: 321 S. MAIN ST.; 53,827 books; 8,825 e-books; 4,785 audio materials; 2,607 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 120 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Jefferson: South Industrial Park (A), North Industrial Park (B), Meadow Springs Golf Course (C), Jefferson County Courthouse (D), Jefferson City Hall (E), Jefferson Emergency Medical Services (F), Jefferson Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jefferson include: Immanuel United Methodist Church (A), Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church (B), Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church (C), Saint Marks Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), Saint John Cemetery (2), Greenwood Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: 1074 Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

River: Crawfish River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Jefferson include: Jefferson County Fairgrounds (1), Oak Ridge Park (2), River Front Park (3), Tensfeldt Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Hilltop Motel (200 East Truman Street).

Court: Jefferson County - Family Court Commissioner (320 South Main Street).

Birthplace of: Robert Kirkland Henry - Politician.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jefferson and their reported violations in the past:

JEFFERSON WATERWORKS (Population served: 7,787, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Other (MAY-10-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2009), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUL-30-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-05-2013)
POHLMANN CO PARK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAY-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-23-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-23-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-03-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-03-2013)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jefferson that have no violations reported:

  • WAYSIDE TAVERN (Population served: 254, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROX SPORTS BAR (Population served: 201, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST LAWRENCE CATH PARISH CENTER (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOUS RIVERVIEW (Population served: 152, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCK RIVER CO PARK (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCK LAKE CO PARK - LOWER (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCK LAKE CO PARK - UPPER (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MASON FARM/ELK (DOROTHY CARNES CO PARK) (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WELCOME TRAVELERS CO PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROME POND CO PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.5%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.5%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Jefferson in 2010:

  • 149 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 113 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 110 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Jefferson in 2000:

  • 192 people in nursing homes
  • 161 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 110 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 68 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Jefferson (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank: Highway 26 Branch at 1320 S Main St, branch established on 1996/10/08; Jefferson Branch at 106 South Main Street, branch established on 1873/12/23. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.
  • PremierBank: Drive-In Facility at 1491 South Highway 26, branch established on 1994/08/05; Jefferson Branch at 320 South Center Avenue, branch established on 1858/10/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $291.0 mil, Deposits: $211.9 mil, headquarters in Fort Atkinson, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First American Bankshares, Inc.
  • Badger Bank: Jefferson Branch at 1003 South Main Street, branch established on 2007/07/16. Info updated 2007/05/10: Bank assets: $108.1 mil, Deposits: $96.0 mil, headquarters in Fort Atkinson, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Financial Corporation Employee Stock Ownership Plan And Trust

For population 15 years and over in Jefferson:

Marital status in Jefferson, WI
  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

For population 25 years and over in Jefferson:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Jefferson
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jefferson, WI (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,91650
Catholic18,63710
Mainline Protestant12,03033
Other3645
None30,739-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
This county:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Jefferson County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Jefferson County:

9.12 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.2%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

28.0%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.7%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.6%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.3%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.7%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.4%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.1%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Jefferson:

54.8%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.1%
State:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jefferson, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 14$77,090$66,0774$6,317
Streets and Highways 10$49,724$59,6690$0
Electric Power 7$45,803$78,5190$0
Parks and Recreation 6$28,575$57,1502$155
Financial Administration 5$28,719$68,9260$0
Sewerage 4$19,608$58,8240$0
Water Supply 3$16,844$67,3760$0
Correction 3$10,837$43,3484$2,507
Health 3$12,584$50,3360$0
Local Libraries 3$13,861$55,44414$13,412
Judicial and Legal 1$2,558$30,6962$4,488
Firefighters 0$0 35$12,486
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$941
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,349
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$2,166
Totals for Government 59$306,203$62,27974$43,821

Jefferson government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Health - Other: $1,457,000 ($181.78)
    General - Other: $1,077,000 ($134.37)
    Regular Highways: $477,000 ($59.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $229,000 ($28.57)
    Natural Resources - Other: $46,000 ($5.74)
    Libraries: $42,000 ($5.24)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $13,179,000 ($1644.29)
    Police Protection: $1,769,000 ($220.71)
    Sewerage: $1,529,000 ($190.77)
    Water Utilities: $1,433,000 ($178.79)
    Regular Highways: $1,277,000 ($159.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $593,000 ($73.99)
    Libraries: $549,000 ($68.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $491,000 ($61.26)
    Health - Other: $464,000 ($57.89)
    Central Staff Services: $437,000 ($54.52)
    Local Fire Protection: $222,000 ($27.70)
    Natural Resources - Other: $158,000 ($19.71)
    General - Other: $153,000 ($19.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $131,000 ($16.34)
    Transit Utilities: $119,000 ($14.85)
    Financial Administration: $88,000 ($10.98)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $73,000 ($9.11)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $16,000 ($2.00)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($0.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $328,000 ($40.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $262,000 ($32.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $148,000 ($18.47)
    Police Protection: $71,000 ($8.86)
    Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($3.49)

Jefferson government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,967,000 ($245.41)
    Other: $523,000 ($65.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $428,000 ($53.40)
    Regular Highways: $385,000 ($48.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $120,000 ($14.97)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $265,000 ($33.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $135,000 ($16.84)
    General Revenue - Other: $73,000 ($9.11)
    Interest Earnings: $46,000 ($5.74)
    Donations From Private Sources: $27,000 ($3.37)
    Sale of Property: $25,000 ($3.12)
    Rents: $14,000 ($1.75)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $13,239,000 ($1651.78)
    Water Utilities: $1,651,000 ($205.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $799,000 ($99.69)
    Highways: $366,000 ($45.66)
    Other: $139,000 ($17.34)
    Education: $138,000 ($17.22)
    Transit Utilities: $105,000 ($13.10)
  • Tax - Property: $4,491,000 ($560.32)
    Other License: $125,000 ($15.60)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $121,000 ($15.10)
    Other: $120,000 ($14.97)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($0.37)

Jefferson government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,476,000 ($1681.35)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,712,000 ($1461.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,764,000 ($220.09)

7.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Waukesha County, WI  1.31% ($57,852 average AGI)
from Dane County, WI  1.15% ($50,902)
from Dodge County, WI  1.03% ($39,456)


6.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,001 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dane County, WI  1.10% ($47,870 average AGI)
to Dodge County, WI  1.00% ($39,056)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.99% ($59,814)
Businesses in Jefferson, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
FedEx2U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Little Caesars Pizza1UPS1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Rodeway Inn1

Strongest AM radio stations in Jefferson:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFAW (940 AM; 1 kW; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WAUK (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WALT-WEST WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKSH (1640 AM; 10 kW; SUSSEX, WI; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jefferson:

  • WKCH (106.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSLD (104.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSUW (91.7 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIV. OF WIS.)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WFZH (105.3 FM; MUKWONAGO, WI; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WMAD-FM (92.1 FM; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHIT-FM (93.1 FM; DE FOREST, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • W277AC (103.3 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Jefferson:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WDJT-TV (Channel 58; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WDJT-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN-TV (Channel 12; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WISN HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WPXE (Channel 55; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: PAXSON MILWAUKEE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMVS (Channel 10; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WMVT (Channel 36; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WCGV-TV (Channel 24; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WCGV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMLW-CA (Channel 46; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W63CU (Channel 63; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WITI (Channel 6; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WITI LICENSE,INC.)
  • WVTV (Channel 18; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WVTV LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Jefferson fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Jefferson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 377ft / 115mTotal length
  • 248,518Total average daily traffic
  • 1,094Total average daily truck traffic
  • 184,673Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Jefferson, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 202010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Jefferson, WI

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 31. The highest number of fire incidents - 51 took place in 2014, and the least - 18 in 2006. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Jefferson, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (58.3%), and Outside Fires (26.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Jefferson, WI
    • 25358.3%Structure Fires
    • 11326.0%Outside Fires
    • 5212.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 163.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Jefferson, WI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Jefferson, Wisconsin:

  • Hilltop Motel, 200 E Truman St, Jefferson, Wisconsin 53549 , Phone: (920) 674-4610
  • Rodeway Inn, 1456 S Ryan Ave, Jefferson, Wisconsin 53549 , Phone: (920) 674-4404, Fax: (920) 674-9034
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Jefferson, Wisconsin
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Jefferson, WI
  • 90.0%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Jefferson, WI
  • 56.0%Electricity
  • 40.9%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Other fuel


Jefferson compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Jefferson on our top lists:

  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #48 (53549) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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