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Jefferson County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2016: 32,862 (55% urban, 45% rural); it was 31,705 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,277
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,917
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,067
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,441 (it was 3,081 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

30%

Land area: 361 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 91 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.2%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (17.8%), Manufacturing (16.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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  • Races in Jefferson County, IN (2017)
    • 30,26495.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8592.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6412.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5171.6%Two or more races
    • 2960.9%Asian alone
    • 420.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 70.02%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years
Males: 15,636  (47.6%)
Females: 17,226  (52.4%)
Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,562 ($38,189 in 1999)
This county:

$50,562
Indiana:

$54,181

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $561 (lower quartile is $441, upper quartile is $687)
This county:

$561
State:

$633


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $129,202 (it was $84,700 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$129,202
Indiana:

$141,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,477 - $191,756
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $960
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $356

Institutionalized population: 1,072
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 182 buildings, average cost: $67,400
  • 1998: 204 buildings, average cost: $72,300
  • 1999: 180 buildings, average cost: $85,900
  • 2000: 153 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2001: 156 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2002: 60 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2003: 103 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2004: 142 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2005: 130 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 2006: 101 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2007: 64 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2008: 45 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2009: 55 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2010: 37 buildings, average cost: $119,400
  • 2011: 40 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2012: 46 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2013: 31 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2014: 27 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2015: 46 buildings, average cost: $164,600
  • 2016: 33 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2017: 37 buildings, average cost: $173,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Jefferson, IN residents
Average permit cost in Jefferson, IN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $993 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $716 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Jefferson, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jefferson, IN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Jefferson, IN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.0%
Jefferson County:

13.0%
Indiana:

13.5%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.1% for Black residents, 55.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.3% for other race residents, 3.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 40.8 years old
(Males: 40.6 years old, Females: 41.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.3 years old, Black residents: 31.0 years old, American Indian residents: 38.5 years old, Asian residents: 41.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.9 years old, Other race residents: 17.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson County is $402 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $529 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $633 a month.

Cities in this county include: Madison, Hanover, Dupont, Canaan, Deputy, Brooksburg, Kent.

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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Jefferson County: Bicknell Country Club (A), Griswold Station (B), Storks Ferry (C), Bicknell Vigo Township Fire Department (D), Johnson - Decker Township Volunteer Fire Department (E), Vincennes Township Fire Department Station 6 (F), Johnson Township Volunteer Fire Department (G), Vincennes Township Fire Department Station 10 (H), Vincennes Township Fire Department Station 5 (I), Palmyra Township Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jefferson County include: Bethel Church (A), Hamline Chapel (B), Hermon Church (C), Indiana Church (D), Maria Creek Church (E), Morris Chapel (F), Mount Zion Church (G), New Bethel Church (H), Royal Oak Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Meyer Cemetery (1), Asher Cemetery (2), Beedell Cemetery (3), Begeman Cemetery (4), West Salem Cemetery (5), Fritchton Cemetery (6), Hartley Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mine Pond (A), Maria Pond (B), Long Pond (C), City Lake (D), Claypole Pond (E), Clear Pond (F), Horseshoe Pond (G), Wabash Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Scott Creek (A), Pond Creek (B), Plass Ditch (C), Wilson Creek (D), Snapp Creek (E), Smalls Creek (F), Kelso Creek (G), Opossum Branch (H), Reel Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jefferson County include: White Oak State Fishing Area (1), Camp Arthur (2), Vincennes Common (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Beaver County, Utah , Benton County, Missouri , Queen Anne's County, Maryland , Nicholas County, West Virginia , Jasper County, Illinois , Sonoma County, California , Martin County , Wirt County, West Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Indiana:

3.9%

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

Current college students: 2,077
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 532 (32.2% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

1.6%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1782010 or later
  • 1952000 to 2009
  • 341990 to 1999
  • 481980 to 1989
  • 581970 to 1979
  • 122Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.2%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,623
  • One, attached: 536
  • Two: 471
  • 3 or 4: 515
  • 5 to 9: 549
  • 10 to 19: 121
  • 20 to 49: 155
  • 50 or more: 52
  • Mobile homes: 1,527

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 5,750 (121 second mortgage, 625 home equity loan, 107 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,488

Here:

62.5% with mortgage
State:

65.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,94732
Evangelical Protestant5,65830
Catholic2,5001
Other3422
Black Protestant1801
None17,801-
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: 9
Jefferson County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Jefferson County:

3.99 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

7.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

9.0%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

31.3%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

21.3%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 140 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $20,226
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $207.43
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.24%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 24.20%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $17,904
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 52.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $29,935
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.99
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.43%
Corn for grain: 9324 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2254 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 35565 harvested acres
Vegetables: 22 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 74 acres

Tornado activity:

Jefferson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 2567470.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/25/1956, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 89.7 miles away from Jefferson County center
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) earthquake occurred 134.2 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 132.1 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 138.1 miles away from the 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 131.8 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 94.8 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:

  • Indiana Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: February 29, 2012 to March 03, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4058: March 09, 2012, FEMA Id: 4058, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011 to June 06, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1997: June 23, 2011, FEMA Id: 1997, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1828: March 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 1828, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 12, 2008 to October 06, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1795: September 23, 2008, FEMA Id: 1795, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 30, 2008 to June 27, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1766: June 08, 2008, FEMA Id: 1766, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3238: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3238, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 01, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1573: January 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 1573, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Snow, Incident Period: December 21, 2004 to December 23, 2004, Emergency Declared EM-3197: January 11, 2005, FEMA Id: 3197, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2004 to June 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1520: June 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1520, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2002 to June 07, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1418: June 13, 2002, FEMA Id: 1418, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Jefferson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,670 (82.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,186 (8.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 49 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 167 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 352 (2.5%)
  • Worked at home: 690 (4.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

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


  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Honduras (33%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (14%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Brazil (8%)
  • France (7%)
  • Japan (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson County


  • American (21%)
  • German (18%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • French (except Basque) (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, Indiana in 2000:

  • 973 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 327 people in nursing homes
  • 180 people in state prisons
  • 129 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 73 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 59 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 47 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 24 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 814 people in college/university student housing
  • 591 people in state prisons
  • 262 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 106 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 80 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,165.

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Indiana average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.71% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($20,125 average AGI)
2.11% relocated from other states ($28,823 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

2.11%
Indiana average:

2.21%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jennings County, IN  0.37% ($39,500 average AGI)
from Trimble County, KY  0.37% ($35,578)
from Scott County, IN  0.34% ($41,738)
from Clark County, IN  0.29% ($38,861)
from Switzerland County, IN  0.28% ($31,176)
from Ripley County, IN  0.22% ($17,556)


5.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,251 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
Indiana average:

6.25%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.24% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($19,328 average AGI)
2.25% relocated to other states ($22,924 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

2.25%
Indiana average:

2.40%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Scott County, IN  0.42% ($34,019 average AGI)
to Jennings County, IN  0.40% ($27,612)
to Switzerland County, IN  0.30% ($27,838)
to Trimble County, KY  0.27% ($27,353)
to Clark County, IN  0.27% ($37,939)
to Bartholomew County, IN  0.25% ($40,387)
to Marion County, IN  0.25% ($37,516)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.2%
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: 5,771 (4,530 aged, 1,241 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 579 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (466)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (406)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (392)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (292)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (171)
  • Unspecified dementia (159)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (131)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (110)
  • Congestive heart failure (106)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (90)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.11
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,220
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 349
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55,403

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,203
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 925
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 22

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 48
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 99

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 173.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 115.9
  • Other - 58.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 32,862
  • In family households: 25,457 (4,779 male householders, 3,864 female householders)
    6,255 spouses, 7,827 children (7,089 natural, 113 adopted, 637 stepchildren), 951 grandchildren, 95 brothers or sisters, 269 parents, 472 other relatives, 893 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,868 (2,007 male householders (1,650 living alone)), 2,180 female householders (1,936 living alone)), 673 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,483

Size of family households: 4,254 2-persons, 1,840 3-persons, 1,548 4-persons, 597 5-persons, 261 6-persons, 161 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,587 1-person, 525 2-persons, 67 3-persons.

3,707 married couples with children.
2,197 single-parent households (777 men, 1,420 women).

97.2% of residents of Jefferson speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (46% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $173,691,000 ($5,409 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,568,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $81,132,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $38,824,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,395,000
Federal grants: $36,726,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,255,000 ($2,048,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,359,000 ($3,828,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,338,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,549,000
Federal Government insurance: $23,044,000

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

Births: 1,874
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,596
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +76
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +417
Here +13 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.54 millions of gallons per day (53% from ground, 47% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built in Jefferson County, Indiana
  • Year house built in Jefferson County, Indiana
  • 702014 or later
  • 1252010 to 2013
  • 1,2612000 to 2009
  • 2,2351990 to 1999
  • 1,3731980 to 1989
  • 2,8331970 to 1979
  • 1,9481960 to 1969
  • 9231950 to 1959
  • 4391940 to 1949
  • 3,1401939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Indiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Indiana
  • 81 room
  • 832 rooms
  • 2113 rooms
  • 7814 rooms
  • 1,7985 rooms
  • 2,4026 rooms
  • 1,4957 rooms
  • 1,0578 rooms
  • 1,3449+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Indiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Indiana
  • 1231 room
  • 1632 rooms
  • 6453 rooms
  • 8854 rooms
  • 6575 rooms
  • 5146 rooms
  • 3937 rooms
  • 1268 rooms
  • 1349+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Indiana
  • 17no bedroom
  • 2741 bedroom
  • 1,6592 bedrooms
  • 5,4173 bedrooms
  • 1,4954 bedrooms
  • 3285+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Indiana
  • 131no bedroom
  • 6821 bedroom
  • 1,4092 bedrooms
  • 1,0463 bedrooms
  • 2824 bedrooms
  • 855+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Indiana 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
  • 267no vehicle
  • 1,8891 vehicle
  • 4,0492 vehicles
  • 2,0973 vehicles
  • 6534 vehicles
  • 2935+ 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
  • 522no vehicle
  • 1,6581 vehicle
  • 1,1032 vehicles
  • 2123 vehicles
  • 1364 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles

83.8% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Indiana.

Jefferson County:

83.8%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 22,787
  • Other state: 9,268
  • Northeast: 689
  • Midwest: 2,405
  • South: 5,316
  • West: 774
Year householders moved into unit in Jefferson County, IN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 66.4%Electricity
  • 22.1%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 67.0%Electricity
  • 24.6%Utility gas
  • 6.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 534
Here:

17.9%
Indiana:

12.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 246
Here:

13.6%
Indiana:

11.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 810
Here:

52.1%
Indiana:

21.9%

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 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,428,000
  • Charges - Other: $569,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $585,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $1,872,000
    Regular Highways: $1,697,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,674,000
    General - Other: $1,248,000
    Police Protection: $968,000
    Health - Other: $928,000
    Correctional Institutions: $828,000
    Financial Administration: $511,000
    General Public Buildings: $280,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $36,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $237,000
    Other: $18,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $165,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $285,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,121,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,360,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $761,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,469,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $167,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $156,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Police Protection: $2,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,953,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,191,000
    Highways: $1,268,000
    Health and Hospitals: $363,000
    General Local Government Support: $213,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,975,000
    Individual Income: $817,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $325,000
    Other Selective Sales: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,473,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,428,000
  • Charges - Other: $569,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $585,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $1,872,000
    Regular Highways: $1,697,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,674,000
    General - Other: $1,248,000
    Police Protection: $968,000
    Health - Other: $928,000
    Correctional Institutions: $828,000
    Financial Administration: $511,000
    General Public Buildings: $280,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $36,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $237,000
    Other: $18,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $165,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $285,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,121,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,360,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $761,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,469,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $167,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $156,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Police Protection: $2,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,953,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,191,000
    Highways: $1,268,000
    Health and Hospitals: $363,000
    General Local Government Support: $213,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,975,000
    Individual Income: $817,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $325,000
    Other Selective Sales: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,473,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,428,000
  • Charges - Other: $569,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $585,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $1,872,000
    Regular Highways: $1,697,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,674,000
    General - Other: $1,248,000
    Police Protection: $968,000
    Health - Other: $928,000
    Correctional Institutions: $828,000
    Financial Administration: $511,000
    General Public Buildings: $280,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $36,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $237,000
    Other: $18,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $165,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $285,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,121,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,360,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $761,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,469,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $167,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $156,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Police Protection: $2,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,953,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,191,000
    Highways: $1,268,000
    Health and Hospitals: $363,000
    General Local Government Support: $213,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,975,000
    Individual Income: $817,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $325,000
    Other Selective Sales: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,473,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,428,000
  • Charges - Other: $569,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $585,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $1,872,000
    Regular Highways: $1,697,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,674,000
    General - Other: $1,248,000
    Police Protection: $968,000
    Health - Other: $928,000
    Correctional Institutions: $828,000
    Financial Administration: $511,000
    General Public Buildings: $280,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $36,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $237,000
    Other: $18,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $165,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $285,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,121,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,360,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $761,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,469,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $167,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $156,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Police Protection: $2,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,953,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,191,000
    Highways: $1,268,000
    Health and Hospitals: $363,000
    General Local Government Support: $213,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,975,000
    Individual Income: $817,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $325,000
    Other Selective Sales: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,473,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 644
  • Number of aged recipients: 46
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 598
  • Number of recipients under 18: 107
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 445
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 92
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 244
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 258
Most common first names in Jefferson County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary29779.2 years
William25374.8 years
John23175.1 years
Charles21572.3 years
James19271.0 years
Robert19271.6 years
George13273.6 years
Helen9677.0 years
Ruth8178.1 years
Dorothy8175.6 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones9872.1 years
Smith9474.4 years
Davis6072.1 years
Wilson5176.6 years
Brown4778.9 years
Taylor4774.5 years
Adams4675.0 years
Turner4574.0 years
Scott4273.0 years
Johnson4071.6 years
Businesses in Jefferson County, IN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kroger2
AT&T1La-Z-Boy2
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets5
AutoZone1Maurices1
Big O Tires1McDonald's3
Burger King1Nike1
CVS2Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Circle K1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1SAS Shoes1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
DHL1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Staples1
Decora Cabinetry1Subway3
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Ford1Toyota1
GNC1U-Haul4
GameStop1UPS4
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
JCPenney1Wendy's1
KFC1