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Jefferson County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2019: 37,691 (41% urban, 59% rural); it was 40,045 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,260
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,932
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,437
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,173 (it was 3,937 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 571 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 66 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Jefferson County, IL (2019)
    • 31,91979.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,1257.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0292.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8542.1%Two or more races
    • 4491.1%Asian alone
    • 470.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 90.02%Some other race alone
    • 40.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.4 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years
Males: 19,329  (51.3%)
Females: 18,362  (48.7%)
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Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,395 ($33,555 in 1999)
This county:

$52,395
Illinois:

$69,187

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $516 (lower quartile is $336, upper quartile is $656)
This county:

$516
State:

$889


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $103,959 (it was $60,000 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$103,959
Illinois:

$209,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,884 - $171,480
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,077
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $443

Institutionalized population: 2,159
Jefferson County, IL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 1999: 30 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2001: 57 buildings, average cost: $76,300
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2004: 60 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 2005: 37 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2006: 31 buildings, average cost: $147,100
  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $253,800
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $150,900
  • 2016: 10 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2018: 6 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2019: 12 buildings, average cost: $152,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Jefferson, IL residents
Average permit cost in Jefferson, IL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,040 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,208 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Jefferson, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Jefferson, IL in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Jefferson, IL in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.7%
Jefferson County:

15.7%
Illinois:

11.5%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.3% for Black residents, 35.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.5% for American Indian residents, 22.5% for other race residents, 33.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 41.4 years old
(Males: 40.5 years old, Females: 42.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.0 years old, Black residents: 32.1 years old, American Indian residents: 26.5 years old, Asian residents: 44.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.2 years old, Other race residents: 23.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson County is $431 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $514 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $647 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mount Vernon, Ina, Bluford, Woodlawn, Dix, Bonnie, Waltonville, Belle Rive, Opdyke, Nason.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Scott County, Indiana , Richland County , St. Clair County , Westmoreland County, Virginia , Rowan County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
Illinois:

6.5%

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

Current college students: 1,631
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 737 (62.0% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

2.0%
Whole state:

13.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1922010 or later
  • 1602000 to 2009
  • 1861990 to 1999
  • 671980 to 1989
  • 301970 to 1979
  • 76Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.0%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,842
  • One, attached: 86
  • Two: 255
  • 3 or 4: 514
  • 5 to 9: 493
  • 10 to 19: 398
  • 20 to 49: 319
  • 50 or more: 279
  • Mobile homes: 2,800
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 5,466 (88 second mortgage, 367 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,596

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

62.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,21271
Mainline Protestant2,26020
Catholic1,4092
Black Protestant1,0867
Other2813
None16,579-
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: 5
Jefferson County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Jefferson County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 34
This county:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

9.0%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

27.6%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.8%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 222 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,451
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $138.09
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.72%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.10%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $23,916
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 66.17%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.36%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $53,455
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.12%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.22
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.90%
Corn for grain: 44521 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 12741 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 98704 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 26 acres

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 266% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 56.7 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 56.6 miles away from the 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 66.0 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) earthquake occurred 65.7 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 86.0 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.0 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:

  • Illinois Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4489, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011 to June 14, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1991: June 07, 2011, FEMA Id: 1991, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 21, 2002 to May 23, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1416: May 21, 2002, FEMA Id: 1416, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Jefferson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 17,442 (82.6%)
  • Carpooled: 2,123 (10.1%)
  • Bus: 156 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 252 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 321 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 696 (3.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (15%)
  • Philippines (12%)
  • India (12%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • France (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson County


  • American (13%)
  • German (13%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

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

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

  • 1,965 people in state prisons
  • 338 people in nursing homes
  • 86 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 86 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 67 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 30 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

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

  • 1,844 people in state prisons
  • 269 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 39 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in federal detention centers
  • 5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,926.

4.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,729 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Illinois average:

4.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.28% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($26,459 average AGI)
1.42% relocated from other states ($13,270 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

1.42%
Illinois average:

1.87%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, IL  0.69% ($37,276 average AGI)
from Franklin County, IL  0.37% ($39,038)
from Washington County, IL  0.28% ($42,333)
from Williamson County, IL  0.21% ($36,233)
from Wayne County, IL  0.21% ($35,690)
from Hamilton County, IL  0.20% ($46,500)


4.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
Illinois average:

5.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.08% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($24,091 average AGI)
1.89% relocated to other states ($19,913 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

1.89%
Illinois average:

2.67%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, IL  0.58% ($35,488 average AGI)
to Franklin County, IL  0.32% ($33,244)
to St. Clair County, IL  0.25% ($77,778)
to Williamson County, IL  0.25% ($33,429)
to Washington County, IL  0.21% ($28,167)
to Cook County, IL  0.15% ($34,238)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.7%
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: 7,021 (5,848 aged, 1,173 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 662 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Jefferson County, Illinois in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (985)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (586)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (532)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (421)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (407)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (303)
  • Congestive heart failure (161)
  • Pneumonitis due to food and vomit (158)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (145)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (143)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.95
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 22,301
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 470
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 75,867

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,249
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,088
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 20

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 110.6. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 37,691
  • Male householders: 7,745 (2,293 living alone), Female householders: 7,301 (2,436 living alone)
  • 7,026 spouses (6,996 opposite-sex spouses), 1,057 unmarried partners, (1,043 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 9,741 children (8,803 natural, 262 adopted, 692 stepchildren), 847 grandchildren, 308 brothers or sisters, 317 parents, 101 foster children, 344 other relatives, 564 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,414

Size of family households: 5,000 2-persons, 1,965 3-persons, 1,574 4-persons, 717 5-persons, 216 6-persons, 200 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,726 1-person, 553 2-persons, 100 3-persons, 10 4-persons.

4,614 married couples with children.
2,711 single-parent households (709 men, 2,002 women).

95.5% of residents of Jefferson speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $223,819,000 ($5,542 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,135,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $97,827,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $62,994,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,161,000
Federal grants: $40,606,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,815,000 ($177,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,415,000 ($1,761,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $771,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,206,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,986,000

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

Births: 2,467
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,182
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +70
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +80
Here +2 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built in Jefferson County, Illinois
  • Year house built in Jefferson County, Illinois
  • 5862014 or later
  • 3522010 to 2013
  • 1,9602000 to 2009
  • 2,3911990 to 1999
  • 1,9171980 to 1989
  • 3,0621970 to 1979
  • 1,5131960 to 1969
  • 1,7841950 to 1959
  • 1,3751940 to 1949
  • 2,2881939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Illinois
  • 291 room
  • 442 rooms
  • 2563 rooms
  • 1,1094 rooms
  • 2,4815 rooms
  • 2,6326 rooms
  • 1,7887 rooms
  • 1,1898 rooms
  • 1,4569+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Illinois
  • 1021 room
  • 1552 rooms
  • 8673 rooms
  • 1,1014 rooms
  • 8655 rooms
  • 5586 rooms
  • 2407 rooms
  • 618 rooms
  • 949+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Illinois
  • 39no bedroom
  • 2431 bedroom
  • 2,7132 bedrooms
  • 5,9723 bedrooms
  • 1,6374 bedrooms
  • 4135+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Illinois
  • 105no bedroom
  • 1,0661 bedroom
  • 1,7432 bedrooms
  • 9153 bedrooms
  • 1914 bedrooms
  • 235+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Illinois 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
  • 406no vehicle
  • 2,8461 vehicle
  • 4,6602 vehicles
  • 2,1133 vehicles
  • 6984 vehicles
  • 2855+ 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
  • 809no vehicle
  • 2,1191 vehicle
  • 8062 vehicles
  • 2353 vehicles
  • 434 vehicles
  • 245+ vehicles

85.7% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Illinois.

Jefferson County:

85.7%
State average:

87.3%

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

  • This state: 30,099
  • Other state: 6,609
  • Northeast: 469
  • Midwest: 3,242
  • South: 2,203
  • West: 680
Year householders moved into unit in Jefferson County, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 37.6%Utility gas
  • 29.0%Electricity
  • 27.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.6%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.7%Electricity
  • 29.0%Utility gas
  • 10.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 382
Here:

10.9%
Illinois:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 121
Here:

6.9%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 248
Here:

20.6%
Illinois:

27.4%

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 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,813,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,601,000
    Financial Administration: $2,724,000
    General - Other: $2,710,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,606,000
    Regular Highways: $2,348,000
    Health - Other: $828,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $65,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $221,000
    General Local Government Support: $42,000
    Public Welfare: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $508,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,940,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $440,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,018,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $738,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $316,000
    Central Staff Services: $101,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $56,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,632,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,225,000
    Highways: $990,000
    Health and Hospitals: $330,000
    Public Welfare: $39,000
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $3,328,000
    Property: $2,949,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,213,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,813,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,601,000
    Financial Administration: $2,724,000
    General - Other: $2,710,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,606,000
    Regular Highways: $2,348,000
    Health - Other: $828,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $65,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $221,000
    General Local Government Support: $42,000
    Public Welfare: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $508,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,940,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $440,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,018,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $738,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $316,000
    Central Staff Services: $101,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $56,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,632,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,225,000
    Highways: $990,000
    Health and Hospitals: $330,000
    Public Welfare: $39,000
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $3,328,000
    Property: $2,949,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,213,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,813,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,601,000
    Financial Administration: $2,724,000
    General - Other: $2,710,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,606,000
    Regular Highways: $2,348,000
    Health - Other: $828,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $65,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $221,000
    General Local Government Support: $42,000
    Public Welfare: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $508,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,940,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $440,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,018,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $738,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $316,000
    Central Staff Services: $101,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $56,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,632,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,225,000
    Highways: $990,000
    Health and Hospitals: $330,000
    Public Welfare: $39,000
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $3,328,000
    Property: $2,949,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,213,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,813,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,601,000
    Financial Administration: $2,724,000
    General - Other: $2,710,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,606,000
    Regular Highways: $2,348,000
    Health - Other: $828,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $65,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $221,000
    General Local Government Support: $42,000
    Public Welfare: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $508,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,940,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $440,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,018,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $738,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $316,000
    Central Staff Services: $101,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $56,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,632,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,225,000
    Highways: $990,000
    Health and Hospitals: $330,000
    Public Welfare: $39,000
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $3,328,000
    Property: $2,949,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,213,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 959
  • Number of aged recipients: 59
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 900
  • Number of recipients under 18: 144
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 652
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 163
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 328
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 423
Most common first names in Jefferson County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William31076.4 years
John29475.3 years
James26573.3 years
Charles25273.8 years
Mary24679.2 years
Robert16971.0 years
George16176.4 years
Ruth10880.5 years
Dorothy10677.1 years
Helen10280.3 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15778.2 years
Williams12376.5 years
Johnson10878.4 years
Jones10074.6 years
Davis9977.5 years
Wilson8576.5 years
Brown7574.5 years
Moore6776.0 years
Miller6675.2 years
Ellis6073.1 years
Businesses in Jefferson County, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets14
AutoZone1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Motel 61
Burger King2New Balance3
CVS1Nike3
Circle K2Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Suites1Payless1
Cracker Barrel1Penske2
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Popeyes1
Days Inn1Quality1
Decora Cabinetry4RadioShack1
Dennys1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx5SAS Shoes1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Staples1
Goodwill4Steak 'n Shake1
H&R Block1Subway3
Hardee's2Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1The Room Place1
Jones New York1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS5
Kmart1Verizon Wireless2
Kroger1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Lane Furniture3Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
Long John Silver's1