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Jefferson County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 17,821 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.3%), Manufacturing (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Jefferson County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (80.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.1%)
  • Asian alone (5.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • Some other race alone (2.3%)
Median resident age:  41.1 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 9,477  (53.2%)
Females: 8,344  (46.8%)

Jefferson County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,647 ($33,851 in 1999)

This county:

$46,647
Iowa:

$56,247

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $492 (lower quartile is $356, upper quartile is $652)
This county:

$492
State:

$611


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $118,619 (it was $72,700 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$118,619
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,701 - $186,605

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $160,571
Here:

$160,571
State:

$179,425

Townhouses or other attached units: $239,799
Here:

$239,799
State:

$194,502

In 2-unit structures: $62,737
Here:

$62,737
State:

$132,478

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $140,602
Here:

$140,602
State:

$137,270

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $56,525
Here:

$56,525
State:

$129,372

Mobile homes: $81,013
Here:

$81,013
State:

$49,582

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $929
Here:

$929
State:

$51,739
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,035
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $442

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:

  • 2004: 23 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,842 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,678 (1.5%)

Jefferson County household income distribution in 2009 Jefferson County home values distribution Jefferson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.9%
Jefferson County:

14.9%
Iowa:

11.8%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.9% for Black residents, 40.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 107.3% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.1 years old
(Males: 36.5 years old, Females: 45.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.9 years old, Black residents: 26.7 years old, American Indian residents: 64.2 years old, Asian residents: 24.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18.4 years old, Other race residents: 25.8 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:

3.6%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 875
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 34.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,263 (12.2% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

12.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 2,048
  • 2000 to 2009: 328
  • 1990 to 1999: 192
  • 1980 to 1989: 214
  • 1970 to 1979: 79
  • Before 1970: 60
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population

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: 5,429
  • One, attached: 70
  • Two: 219
  • 3 or 4: 616
  • 5 to 9: 282
  • 10 to 19: 60
  • 20 to 49: 215
  • 50 or more: 14
  • Mobile homes: 745
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 14

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 2,355 (1 second mortgage, 143 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,215

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

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

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • 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 (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (42%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (11%)
  • Nepal (9%)
  • Chile (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Serbia (4%)
  • Mexico (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson County (%):

  • German (21%)
  • American (10%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Ethiopian (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Swedish (3%)

Jefferson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,035 (76.9%)
  • Carpooled: 699 (7.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 200 (2.2%)
  • Bicycle: 53 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 195 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 973 (10.6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $49,623.

6.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,501 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.88% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($14,784 average AGI)
3.17% relocated from other states ($12,720 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

3.17%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Van Buren County, IA  0.44% ($34,000 average AGI)
from Henry County, IA  0.42% ($32,680)
from Wapello County, IA  0.42% ($25,960)
from Keokuk County, IA  0.27% ($35,188)
from Johnson County, IA  0.24% ($26,643)
from Washington County, IA  0.20% ($25,083)
from Polk County, IA  0.19% ($39,364)


5.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.40% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($16,668 average AGI)
2.53% relocated to other states ($14,026 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

2.53%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wapello County, IA  0.54% ($25,281 average AGI)
to Van Buren County, IA  0.49% ($26,552)
to Henry County, IA  0.32% ($33,316)
to Keokuk County, IA  0.29% ($30,235)
to Johnson County, IA  0.24% ($30,286)
to Polk County, IA  0.22% ($37,000)
to Washington County, IA  0.20% ($27,417)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 17,821
  • In family households: 12,812 (2,411 male householders, 1,707 female householders)
    3,351 spouses, 3,653 children (3,354 natural, 62 adopted, 241 stepchildren), 215 grandchildren, 414 brothers or sisters, 147 parents, 163 other relatives, 728 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,449 (1,553 male householders (1,263 living alone)), 1,237 female householders (1,133 living alone)), 655 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,561

Size of family households: 2,261 2-persons, 927 3-persons, 492 4-persons, 364 5-persons, 77 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,396 1-person, 357 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 20 4-persons.

1,874 married couples with children.
809 single-parent households (175 men, 634 women).

88.1% of residents of Jefferson speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
6.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (40% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 33% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (26% speak English very well, 72% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 24% 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

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 109
  • 2000 to 2009: 764
  • 1990 to 1999: 941
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,067
  • 1970 to 1979: 674
  • 1960 to 1969: 780
  • 1950 to 1959: 595
  • 1940 to 1949: 250
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,392
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 66
  • 4 rooms: 506
  • 5 rooms: 963
  • 6 rooms: 831
  • 7 rooms: 759
  • 8 rooms: 601
  • 9+ rooms: 808
  • 1 room: 133
  • 2 rooms: 90
  • 3 rooms: 488
  • 4 rooms: 745
  • 5 rooms: 357
  • 6 rooms: 197
  • 7 rooms: 131
  • 8 rooms: 78
  • 9+ rooms: 146
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 174
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,087
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,202
  • 4 bedrooms: 825
  • 5+ bedrooms: 260
  • no bedroom: 130
  • 1 bedroom: 627
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,040
  • 3 bedrooms: 338
  • 4 bedrooms: 208
  • 5+ bedrooms: 21
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • no vehicle: 93
  • 1 vehicle: 973
  • 2 vehicles: 1,845
  • 3 vehicles: 1,052
  • 4 vehicles: 339
  • 5+ vehicles: 264
  • no vehicle: 250
  • 1 vehicle: 1,426
  • 2 vehicles: 537
  • 3 vehicles: 97
  • 4 vehicles: 45
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

86% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Iowa.

Jefferson County:

86.5%
State average:

84.7%

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

  • This state: 9,784
  • Other state: 5,725
  • Northeast: 898
  • Midwest: 2,274
  • South: 762
  • West: 1,810

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (48.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.3%)
  • Electricity (14.4%)
  • Wood (5.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Solar energy (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Utility gas (53.0%)
  • Electricity (27.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.9%)
  • Wood (4.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 63
Here:

4.0%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 271
Here:

30.1%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 920
Here:

65.0%
Iowa:

23.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Jefferson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $85,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $14,116,000
    Regular Highways: $2,768,000
    Health - Other: $1,287,000
    Police Protection: $1,084,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,039,000
    General - Other: $500,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $482,000
    Central Staff Services: $428,000
    Financial Administration: $265,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $230,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $135,000
    General Public Buildings: $86,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $210,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $1,654,000
    Regular Highways: $12,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,404,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $14,116,000
    All Other: $537,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $716,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $518,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $29,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,929,000
    General Local Government Support: $742,000
    Health and Hospitals: $323,000
    Public Welfare: $276,000
    All Other: $99,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,726,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $565,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $87,000
    Other Selective Sales: $67,000
    Other License: $11,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,261,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,096,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,615,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $534,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,161,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,000

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
Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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