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Jefferson County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2016: 18,938 (1% urban, 99% rural); it was 18,426 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,056
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,138
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,814
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,172 (it was 1,016 in 2000)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

32%

Land area: 536 sq. mi.

Water area: 20.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 35 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.4%), Manufacturing (17.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.6%), Retail trade (15.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 40%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 51%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Jefferson County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  44.1 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years
Males: 9,638  (50.9%)
Females: 9,300  (49.1%)
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Jefferson County,KS real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $58,222 ($45,535 in 1999)

This county:

$58,222
Kansas:

$54,935

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $513 (lower quartile is $404, upper quartile is $658)
This county:

$513
State:

$616


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $139,331 (it was $86,900 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$139,331
Kansas:

$144,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,493 - $205,672

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $166,976
Here:

$166,976
State:

$190,494

Townhouses or other attached units: $329,370
Here:

$329,370
State:

$171,869

Mobile homes: $43,287
Here:

$43,287
State:

$47,703
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,226
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $485

Institutionalized population: 234

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 21
  • Burglaries: 67
  • Thefts: 276
  • Auto thefts: 32

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 29
  • Burglaries: 111
  • Thefts: 233
  • Auto thefts: 22
Jefferson County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 81 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2008: 53 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2009: 37 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2010: 36 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2011: 24 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2012: 36 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2013: 43 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2014: 34 buildings, average cost: $177,100
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,130 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,041 (1.5%)

Jefferson County household income distribution in 2013 Jefferson County home values distribution in 2013 Jefferson County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.4%
Jefferson County:

8.4%
Kansas:

12.1%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.6% for Black residents, 12.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.3% for American Indian residents, 8.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 44.1 years old
(Males: 43.1 years old, Females: 45.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.7 years old, Black residents: 60.8 years old, American Indian residents: 50.3 years old, Asian residents: 15.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.1 years old, Other race residents: 43.3 years old)

Area name: Topeka, KS MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson County is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $568 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $720 a month.

Cities in this county include: Valley Falls, Oskaloosa, Perry, McLouth, Meriden, Nortonville, Winchester, Ozawkie, Grantville.

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: Wolf Creek Industrial Park (A), Camp Haven (B), Falcon Lakes Golf Course (C), Parallel Park (D), Highview Industrial Park (E), Burning Tree Golf Club (F), Eightmile House (G), Leavenworth County Timberlake Wastewater Treatment Plant (H), Leavenworth County Sewer District Number 3 Glenwood Estates (I), Leavenworth County Sewer District Number 1 (J), Easton Sewer Treatment Plant (K), Cal - Ann Farms (L), Brown School (M), J Larkin Industrial Park (N), Leavenworth State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area (O), Tonganoxie Township Rural Fire Department (P), Stranger Township Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Sherman Township Fire Department Linwood Station 2 (R), Reno Township Fire Department (S), Leavenworth County Fire District 1 Station 2 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Hillsdale Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Jefferson County include: Saint John's Lutheran Church (A), Round Prairie Community Church (B), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (C), High Prairie Church (D), Springdale Friends Church (E), Saint Joseph of the Valley Catholic Church (F), Bathel Church (G), Little Stranger Church (H), Emmanuel Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Johns Cemetery (1), Evergreen Cemetery (2), Oak Hill Cemetery (3), Round Prairie Cemetery (4), Van Winkler Cemetery (5), Branch Comb Cemetery (6), Lenape Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Yllier Lake (A), Valley Lakes (B), Happy Hollow Lake (C), Lake Stellamaris (D), State Lake (E), Flinner Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Corral Creek (A), Threemile Creek (B), Fivemile Creek (C), Sevenmile Creek (D), Buckhorn Creek (E), Cramer Creek (F), Brush Creek (G), Prairie Creek (H), Dawson Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jefferson County include: Leavenworth County State Park (1), Leavenworth State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Doddridge County, West Virginia , Hampshire County, West Virginia , Cooper County, Missouri , Jackson County, Indiana , Jackson County , Winchester city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 491
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 111 (54.2% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

0.6%
Whole state:

7.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • 02010 or later
  • 332000 to 2009
  • 241990 to 1999
  • 451980 to 1989
  • 91970 to 1979
  • 23Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 32.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,930
  • One, attached: 94
  • Two: 172
  • 3 or 4: 120
  • 5 to 9: 76
  • 10 to 19: 54
  • 20 or more: 33
  • Mobile homes: 745

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 3,491 (127 second mortgage, 245 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,603

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

59.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,98813
Evangelical Protestant2,77020
Catholic1,8295
Other31
None11,536-
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: 7
Jefferson County:

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.

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

7.05 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

8.4%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

29.9%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 269 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $33,463
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $100.87
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.28%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 62.66%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,943
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 46.09%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.64%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $51,091
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.85%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.75
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.82%
Corn for grain: 36218 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3474 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 43812 harvested acres
Vegetables: 36 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 74 acres

Tornado activity:

Jefferson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 1125674.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 47 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/12/1964, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 22 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 72% 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 407.8 miles away from Jefferson 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 348.9 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 355.5 miles away from the county center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 16.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 373.1 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:

  • Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 21, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4230: July 20, 2015, FEMA Id: 4230, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1885: March 09, 2010, FEMA Id: 1885, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1741: February 01, 2008, FEMA Id: 1741, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3282: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3282, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2005 to October 02, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1615: November 15, 2005, FEMA Id: 1615, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kansas Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 01, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3236: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3236, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Heavy Rains, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 04, 2005 to January 06, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1579: February 08, 2005, FEMA Id: 1579, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Kansas Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 29, 2002 to February 15, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1402: February 06, 2002, FEMA Id: 1402, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, And Tornadoes, Incident Period: October 01, 1998 to October 08, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1254: October 14, 1998, FEMA Id: 1254, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 28, 1993 to October 05, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1000: July 22, 1993, FEMA Id: 1000, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (45%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (17%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • England (5%)
  • Peru (5%)
  • Russia (4%)
  • Denmark (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson County


  • German (29%)
  • American (12%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • European (3%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Jefferson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,532 (79.5%)
  • Carpooled: 416 (9.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 19 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 34 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 123 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 324 (7.3%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 200 people in nursing homes
  • 48 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 215 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,115.

6.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.72% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($28,044 average AGI)
1.28% relocated from other states ($8,269 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

1.28%
Kansas average:

3.18%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Shawnee County, KS  1.64% ($37,669 average AGI)
from Douglas County, KS  1.13% ($30,519)
from Leavenworth County, KS  0.44% ($37,813)
from Atchison County, KS  0.24% ($29,824)
from Johnson County, KS  0.22% ($44,375)
from Wyandotte County, KS  0.21% ($32,333)


6.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,651 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.93%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.49% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($24,359 average AGI)
1.44% relocated to other states ($9,292 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

1.44%
Kansas average:

3.65%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shawnee County, KS  1.66% ($34,446 average AGI)
to Douglas County, KS  1.54% ($29,670)
to Leavenworth County, KS  0.61% ($27,795)
to Johnson County, KS  0.30% ($39,000)
to Jackson County, KS  0.19% ($34,857)
to Atchison County, KS  0.15% ($23,818)
to Wyandotte County, KS  0.15% ($23,091)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

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: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.8%
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: 3,103 (2,639 aged, 464 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 509 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (277)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (193)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (149)
  • Unspecified dementia (107)
  • Congestive heart failure (106)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (92)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (84)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (71)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (63)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (53)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.29
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 312
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 397
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,428

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,021
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 843
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 16

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,938
  • In family households: 15,885 (2,614 male householders, 2,625 female householders)
    4,337 spouses, 5,142 children (4,615 natural, 110 adopted, 426 stepchildren), 372 grandchildren, 34 brothers or sisters, 129 parents, 198 other relatives, 369 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,782 (1,058 male householders (891 living alone)), 1,246 female householders (1,083 living alone)), 471 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 254

Size of family households: 2,609 2-persons, 1,129 3-persons, 879 4-persons, 351 5-persons, 146 6-persons, 112 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,974 1-person, 269 2-persons, 34 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 5 6-persons.

3,037 married couples with children.
860 single-parent households (334 men, 526 women).

97.2% of residents of Jefferson speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (99% speak English very well, 1% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $84,615,000 ($4,476 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,178,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $48,151,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,499,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,100,000
Federal grants: $9,743,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,282,000 ($1,446,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,840,000 ($258,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $575,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,114,000
Federal Government insurance: $19,910,000

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

Births: 1,138
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 796
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +29
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +331
Here +17 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.62 millions of gallons per day (88% from ground, 12% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.5

Year house built in Jefferson County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • 552014 or later
  • 1952010 to 2013
  • 7262000 to 2009
  • 1,4391990 to 1999
  • 1,0071980 to 1989
  • 1,6661970 to 1979
  • 8041960 to 1969
  • 6061950 to 1959
  • 2671940 to 1949
  • 1,4731939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • 01 room
  • 512 rooms
  • 1413 rooms
  • 6514 rooms
  • 1,2015 rooms
  • 1,2756 rooms
  • 9917 rooms
  • 6988 rooms
  • 1,0849+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • 191 room
  • 372 rooms
  • 1503 rooms
  • 2934 rooms
  • 3475 rooms
  • 3536 rooms
  • 847 rooms
  • 988 rooms
  • 489+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 2871 bedroom
  • 1,2942 bedrooms
  • 3,0933 bedrooms
  • 1,1024 bedrooms
  • 2775+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • 19no bedroom
  • 2061 bedroom
  • 5362 bedrooms
  • 5323 bedrooms
  • 1284 bedrooms
  • 95+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • 107no vehicle
  • 1,0351 vehicle
  • 2,3582 vehicles
  • 1,4503 vehicles
  • 7044 vehicles
  • 4525+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • 69no vehicle
  • 4841 vehicle
  • 4512 vehicles
  • 2213 vehicles
  • 1194 vehicles
  • 1035+ vehicles

87.3% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 90% lived in Kansas.

Jefferson County:

87.3%
State average:

83.4%

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

  • This state: 14,134
  • Other state: 4,603
  • Northeast: 318
  • Midwest: 2,191
  • South: 958
  • West: 1,141
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 36.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.8%Utility gas
  • 17.0%Electricity
  • 11.0%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 43.7%Utility gas
  • 27.5%Electricity
  • 18.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.3%Wood
  • 1.6%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 153
Here:

7.2%
Kansas:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 65
Here:

5.9%
Kansas:

9.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 137
Here:

26.9%
Kansas:

15.0%

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 2002:

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,545,000
    Regular Highways: $2,467,000
    Police Protection: $1,732,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,442,000
    General Public Buildings: $474,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $400,000
    Financial Administration: $354,000
    Central Staff Services: $312,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $264,000
    Solid Waste Management: $57,000
    Housing & Community Development: $55,000
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $260,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $195,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $564,000
    Regular Highways: $421,000
    Health - Other: $124,000
    Police Protection: $26,000
    General Public Building: $12,000
    Judicial: $11,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $5,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,402,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $653,000
    Solid Waste Management: $82,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,104,000
    Interest Earnings: $292,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $879,000
    General Support: $453,000
    All Other: $16,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,495,000
    Total General Sales: $808,000
    NEC: $309,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,219,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,850,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $160,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $210,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,963,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $197,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 177
  • Number of aged recipients: 14
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 163
  • Number of recipients under 18: 23
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 125
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 29
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 65
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 85
Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Most common first names in Jefferson County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William13674.4 years
John12075.2 years
James9376.0 years
Charles8976.7 years
Mary8177.7 years
George7876.4 years
Robert7270.1 years
Helen6378.5 years
Dorothy5180.3 years
Frank4979.5 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3377.2 years
Brown3076.4 years
Miller2880.1 years
Edmonds2784.5 years
Johnson2480.7 years
Clark2376.4 years
Davis2380.1 years
Allen2371.3 years
Meyer2379.7 years
Noll2381.1 years
Businesses in Jefferson County, KS
NameCountNameCount
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
Nike1UPS1