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Jefferson County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 17,884 (61% urban, 39% rural); it was 16,181 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,733
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,840
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,479
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,273 (it was 2,170 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

28%

Land area: 435 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 41 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.5%), Educational, health and social services (17.7%), Manufacturing (14.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Jefferson County, IA (2017)
    • 14,33188.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0446.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0086.2%Asian alone
    • 6233.9%Two or more races
    • 5603.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3742.3%Some other race alone
    • 10.01%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

41.4 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years
Males: 9,512  (53.2%)
Females: 8,372  (46.8%)
Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,574 ($33,851 in 1999)
This county:

$48,574
Iowa:

$58,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $506 (lower quartile is $366, upper quartile is $668)
This county:

$506
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $132,029 (it was $72,700 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$132,029
Iowa:

$149,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,002 - $205,517

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $167,144
Here:

$167,144
State:

$186,769

Townhouses or other attached units: $226,048
Here:

$226,048
State:

$183,349

In 2-unit structures: $67,212
Here:

$67,212
State:

$141,928

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $171,813
Here:

$171,813
State:

$167,742

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $68,933
Here:

$68,933
State:

$142,668

Mobile homes: $76,241
Here:

$76,241
State:

$46,662

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $1,201
Here:

$1,201
State:

$66,890

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,051
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $452

Institutionalized population: 150

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 22
  • Thefts: 47
  • Auto thefts: 7

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 19
  • Thefts: 38
  • Auto thefts: 6
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 1998: 27 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 1999: 36 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $201,300
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $188,100
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2004: 23 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $183,900
  • 2006: 24 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2016: 18 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2017: 19 buildings, average cost: $116,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Jefferson, IA residents
Average permit cost in Jefferson, IA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,930 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,702 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Jefferson, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jefferson, IA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Jefferson, IA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.6%
Jefferson County:

13.6%
Iowa:

10.7%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.7% for Black residents, 31.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.5% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.4 years old
(Males: 36.7 years old, Females: 45.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.1 years old, Black residents: 26.9 years old, American Indian residents: 47.2 years old, Asian residents: 25.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18.0 years old, Other race residents: 25.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson County is $423 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $501 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $631 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fairfield, Batavia, Libertyville, Lockridge, Maharishi Vedic City, Packwood, Pleasant Plain.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Jefferson County: Hickory Grove Rest Area (A), New London Country Club (B), Deerwood Golf Club (C), Mount Pleasant Country Club (D), Faulkner State Access Area (E), Greenwood Community Hall (F), Swedish Heritage Museum (G), Midwest Old Threshers Heritage Museum (H), Theatre Museum of Repertoire Americana (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jefferson County include: Sugar Creek Church (A), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (B), Oakland Mills Community Church (C), Trenton United Methodist Church (D), Trenton Missionary Church (E), Lowell First Baptist Church (F), Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church (G), White Oak Church (H), Cottonwood Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cedar Creek Cemetery (1), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (2), Bethany Cemetery (3), Lowell Cemetery (4), Farlow Cemetery (5), Brooks Cemetery (6), Ferrel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Berry Branch (A), Big Creek (B), Bogue Creek (C), Brandywine Creek (D), Cedar Creek Church (E), Spring Creek (F), Spearman Branch (G), Heather Branch (H), Wolf Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jefferson County include: Lowell City Park (1), First Flour Mill in Iowa Historical Marker (2), Camp Harlan Historical Marker (3), Tick Ridge Woods Park (4), Stephenson Park (5), O'Laughlin Recreation Wildlife Area (6), Gibson Recreation Area (7), Hoaglan Woods Recreation Area (8), Tick Ridge Woods County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Tooele County, Utah , Hardin County, Ohio , Luzerne County, Pennsylvania , Madison County , Putnam County, Ohio , Page County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.4%
Iowa:

2.8%

Unemployment by year in Jefferson, IA
County total employment by year in Jefferson, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Jefferson, IA

Current college students: 875
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 96.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 35.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,355 (12.4% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

13.2%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,2922010 or later
  • 3502000 to 2009
  • 1841990 to 1999
  • 2141980 to 1989
  • 791970 to 1979
  • 60Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.7%

Jefferson County marital status for males Jefferson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,508
  • One, attached: 74
  • Two: 223
  • 3 or 4: 582
  • 5 to 9: 255
  • 10 to 19: 61
  • 20 to 49: 227
  • 50 or more: 16
  • Mobile homes: 737
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 2,444 (1 second mortgage, 145 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,208

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

61.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,81312
Evangelical Protestant1,71619
Catholic1,0201
Other7397
None10,555-
Jefferson County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Jefferson County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Jefferson County:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

10.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

7.8%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

28.1%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.0%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 289 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $60,096
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $196.11
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.09%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 45.39%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $59,931
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 57.97%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $70,786
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.75%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.84
Corn for grain: 59126 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2732 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 56239 harvested acres
Vegetables: 16 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Jefferson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2703195.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/9/1959, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% 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 280.8 miles away from Jefferson County 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 264.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 297.4 miles away from the county 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 306.8 miles away from the county 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 162.0 miles away from Jefferson County 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 281.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 20, 2015 to June 25, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4234: July 31, 2015, FEMA Id: 4234, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 17, 2013 to April 30, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4119: May 31, 2013, FEMA Id: 4119, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1737: January 04, 2008, FEMA Id: 1737, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 23, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-386: May 23, 1973, FEMA Id: 386, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Heavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: August 14, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-269: August 14, 1969, FEMA Id: 269, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Iowa FLOODING, Incident Period: April 22, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-193: April 22, 1965, FEMA Id: 193, Natural disaster type: Flood

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Jefferson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,109 (77.1%)
  • Carpooled: 694 (7.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 209 (2.3%)
  • Bicycle: 56 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 180 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,062 (11.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (44%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (12%)
  • Nepal (10%)
  • Chile (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Serbia (4%)
  • Mexico (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson County


  • German (21%)
  • American (10%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • European (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Jefferson County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 269 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 231 people in nursing homes
  • 118 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Jefferson County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 1,355 people in college/university student housing
  • 217 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 141 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $64,600.

6.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,272 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.47% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($22,911 average AGI)
2.83% relocated from other states ($21,360 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

2.83%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wapello County, IA  0.72% ($43,244 average AGI)
from Henry County, IA  0.43% ($33,741)
from Van Buren County, IA  0.40% ($44,240)
from Keokuk County, IA  0.38% ($30,875)


7.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.75% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($20,500 average AGI)
3.37% relocated to other states ($19,915 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

3.37%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wapello County, IA  0.62% ($37,308 average AGI)
to Van Buren County, IA  0.43% ($43,778)
to Polk County, IA  0.37% ($49,304)
to Henry County, IA  0.37% ($39,696)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 1.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,594 (2,193 aged, 401 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 305 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Jefferson County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (220)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (196)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (130)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (122)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (101)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (84)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (80)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (77)
  • Unspecified dementia (58)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (51)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.24
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,040
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 418
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,822

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,071
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,002

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 31

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,884
  • In family households: 12,761 (2,415 male householders, 1,702 female householders)
    3,368 spouses, 3,640 children (3,328 natural, 67 adopted, 250 stepchildren), 185 grandchildren, 464 brothers or sisters, 158 parents, 178 other relatives, 633 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,576 (1,656 male householders (1,310 living alone)), 1,214 female householders (1,095 living alone)), 714 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,553

Size of family households: 2,289 2-persons, 908 3-persons, 504 4-persons, 351 5-persons, 67 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,394 1-person, 409 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 25 4-persons.

1,925 married couples with children.
768 single-parent households (201 men, 567 women).

87.8% of residents of Jefferson speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
5.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (34% speak English very well, 63% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
2.0% of residents speak other language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $79,985,000 ($4,992 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,836,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,368,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,723,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,467,000
Federal grants: $14,142,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,555,000 ($596,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,731,000 ($1,995,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $910,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,190,000
Federal Government insurance: $28,206,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 767
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 773
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +182
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -367
Here -23 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.92 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Year house built in Jefferson County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Jefferson County, Iowa
  • 02014 or later
  • 1162010 to 2013
  • 8152000 to 2009
  • 9041990 to 1999
  • 9931980 to 1989
  • 6511970 to 1979
  • 7621960 to 1969
  • 6011950 to 1959
  • 2611940 to 1949
  • 2,4601939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Iowa
  • 01 room
  • 132 rooms
  • 613 rooms
  • 5234 rooms
  • 9805 rooms
  • 8576 rooms
  • 7737 rooms
  • 6098 rooms
  • 8299+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Iowa
  • 1401 room
  • 882 rooms
  • 4773 rooms
  • 7124 rooms
  • 3995 rooms
  • 1736 rooms
  • 1357 rooms
  • 538 rooms
  • 1479+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Iowa
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1721 bedroom
  • 1,1122 bedrooms
  • 2,2223 bedrooms
  • 8544 bedrooms
  • 2745+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Iowa
  • 138no bedroom
  • 5811 bedroom
  • 1,0562 bedrooms
  • 3303 bedrooms
  • 1784 bedrooms
  • 205+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 91no vehicle
  • 1,0171 vehicle
  • 1,8612 vehicles
  • 1,0423 vehicles
  • 3614 vehicles
  • 3125+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 245no vehicle
  • 1,3611 vehicle
  • 5332 vehicles
  • 1003 vehicles
  • 474 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

87.2% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Iowa.

Jefferson County:

87.2%
State average:

85.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 9,781
  • Other state: 5,773
  • Northeast: 873
  • Midwest: 2,312
  • South: 783
  • West: 1,760
Year householders moved into unit in Jefferson County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 49.7%Utility gas
  • 28.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.8%Electricity
  • 6.1%Wood
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.8%Utility gas
  • 24.4%Electricity
  • 12.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 1.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 62
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 290
Here:

31.7%
Iowa:

7.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 952
Here:

66.2%
Iowa:

24.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Jefferson County government finances - Expenditure in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,017,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $24,953,000
    Other: $381,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $56,000
    Regular Highways: $15,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $92,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $19,973,000
    Regular Highways: $3,468,000
    Health - Other: $1,824,000
    Police Protection: $1,325,000
    Correctional Institutions: $950,000
    Financial Administration: $529,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $441,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $407,000
    Central Staff Services: $347,000
    General - Other: $295,000
    General Public Buildings: $276,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $126,000
    Solid Waste Management: $92,000
    Libraries: $69,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,909,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,855,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,055,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $800,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $222,000
    General Revenue - Other: $155,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $705,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $64,000
    Regular Highways: $29,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,028,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,808,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,946,000
    Public Welfare: $1,135,000
    Health and Hospitals: $514,000
    General Local Government Support: $507,000
    Other: $138,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,716,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $515,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $110,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $83,000
    Other License: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,822,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,017,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $24,953,000
    Other: $381,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $56,000
    Regular Highways: $15,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $92,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $19,973,000
    Regular Highways: $3,468,000
    Health - Other: $1,824,000
    Police Protection: $1,325,000
    Correctional Institutions: $950,000
    Financial Administration: $529,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $441,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $407,000
    Central Staff Services: $347,000
    General - Other: $295,000
    General Public Buildings: $276,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $126,000
    Solid Waste Management: $92,000
    Libraries: $69,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,909,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,855,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,055,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $800,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $222,000
    General Revenue - Other: $155,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $705,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $64,000
    Regular Highways: $29,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,028,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,808,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,946,000
    Public Welfare: $1,135,000
    Health and Hospitals: $514,000
    General Local Government Support: $507,000
    Other: $138,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,716,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $515,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $110,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $83,000
    Other License: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,822,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,017,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $24,953,000
    Other: $381,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $56,000
    Regular Highways: $15,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $92,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $19,973,000
    Regular Highways: $3,468,000
    Health - Other: $1,824,000
    Police Protection: $1,325,000
    Correctional Institutions: $950,000
    Financial Administration: $529,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $441,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $407,000
    Central Staff Services: $347,000
    General - Other: $295,000
    General Public Buildings: $276,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $126,000
    Solid Waste Management: $92,000
    Libraries: $69,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,909,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,855,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,055,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $800,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $222,000
    General Revenue - Other: $155,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $705,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $64,000
    Regular Highways: $29,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,028,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,808,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,946,000
    Public Welfare: $1,135,000
    Health and Hospitals: $514,000
    General Local Government Support: $507,000
    Other: $138,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,716,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $515,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $110,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $83,000
    Other License: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,822,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,017,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $24,953,000
    Other: $381,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $56,000
    Regular Highways: $15,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $92,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $19,973,000
    Regular Highways: $3,468,000
    Health - Other: $1,824,000
    Police Protection: $1,325,000
    Correctional Institutions: $950,000
    Financial Administration: $529,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $441,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $407,000
    Central Staff Services: $347,000
    General - Other: $295,000
    General Public Buildings: $276,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $126,000
    Solid Waste Management: $92,000
    Libraries: $69,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,909,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,855,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,055,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $800,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $222,000
    General Revenue - Other: $155,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $705,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $64,000
    Regular Highways: $29,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,028,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,808,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,946,000
    Public Welfare: $1,135,000
    Health and Hospitals: $514,000
    General Local Government Support: $507,000
    Other: $138,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,716,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $515,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $110,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $83,000
    Other License: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,822,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 310
  • Number of aged recipients: 26
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 284
  • Number of recipients under 18: 36
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 221
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 53
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 129
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 152
Most common first names in Jefferson County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11176.5 years
Mary9583.3 years
William8077.5 years
Charles7575.7 years
James6272.4 years
Robert6174.2 years
George5678.5 years
Ruth5680.6 years
Donald5571.4 years
Dorothy5481.2 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson5878.5 years
Smith5480.7 years
Johnson4982.6 years
Miller3478.9 years
Davis3278.8 years
Brown3079.4 years
Keller2877.7 years
Anderson2881.3 years
Wilson2579.3 years
Clark2379.8 years
Businesses in Jefferson County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1New Balance2
Burger King1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Subway1
FedEx4Super 81
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS10
McDonald's1Walmart1