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Jefferson County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2014: 222,716 (70% urban, 30% rural); it was 198,099 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 49,458
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 17,378
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 59,615
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,864 (it was 11,884 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

31%

Land area: 657 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 339 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.0%), Construction (13.7%), Educational, health and social services (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Jefferson County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 110,828  (49.8%)
Females: 111,888  (50.2%)
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Jefferson County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,089 ($46,338 in 1999)

This county:

$55089
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $616 (lower quartile is $491, upper quartile is $745)
This county:

$616
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $147,800 (it was $93,300 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$147,800
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $103,000 - $202,400
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,207
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $398

Institutionalized population: 1,460

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 33
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 330
  • Burglaries: 532
  • Thefts: 2512
  • Auto thefts: 277

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 41
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 367
  • Burglaries: 352
  • Thefts: 2172
  • Auto thefts: 292
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1242 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2001: 1403 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2002: 1548 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 2003: 1745 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2004: 1717 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2005: 1607 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2006: 1288 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2007: 1049 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2008: 701 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2009: 573 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2010: 567 buildings, average cost: $136,100
  • 2011: 421 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 2012: 468 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2013: 518 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2014: 467 buildings, average cost: $145,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,401 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,195 (1.0%)

Jefferson County household income distribution in 2009 Jefferson County home values distribution Jefferson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.5%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.1% for Black residents, 15.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.0% for American Indian residents, 11.2% for other race residents, 22.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.5%
Jefferson County:

11.5%
Missouri:

15.9%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.9% for Black residents, 14.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.5% for American Indian residents, 11.9% for other race residents, 21.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: St. Louis, MO-IL HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson County is $526 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $654 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $842 a month.

Cities in this county include: Arnold, Festus, Murphy, De Soto, Barnhart, Imperial, Crystal City, High Ridge, Pevely, Herculaneum.

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

2012 air pollution in Jefferson County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.038 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Navajo County, Arizona , Lincoln County, Nevada , Howard County, Maryland , Piute County, Utah , Rio Arriba County, New Mexico , Chariton County , Crittenden County, Kentucky , Essex County, Virginia , La Plata County, Colorado , Laclede County , Nowata County, Oklahoma , San Miguel County, Colorado , Ross County, Ohio , Smyth County, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 7,775
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,943 (57% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

1.0%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 495
  • 1990 to 1994: 160
  • 1985 to 1989: 255
  • 1980 to 1984: 139
  • 1975 to 1979: 45
  • 1970 to 1974: 128
  • 1970 to 1974: 161
  • 1965 to 1969: 560

Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 35.0%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 55,298
  • One, attached: 921
  • Two: 1,118
  • 3 or 4: 2,321
  • 5 to 9: 1,504
  • 10 to 19: 953
  • 20 or more: 594
  • Mobile homes: 12,796
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 81

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 34,115 (3,506 second mortgage, 4,178 home equity loan, 65 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,711

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant40,846107
Catholic30,49511
Mainline Protestant6,91731
Other9259
Black Protestant4963
Orthodox2601
None138,794-
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: 23
Jefferson County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
This county:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 79
Jefferson County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 95
This county:

4.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

9.1%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

29.5%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 163 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,857
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $115.69
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.41%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $13,902
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.50%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $28,577
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.24%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.86
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.59%
Corn for grain: 3402 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1677 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 6984 harvested acres
Vegetables: 77 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 89 acres

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% 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 142.2 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 93.7 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 124.8 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 146.2 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 149.4 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 183.5 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:

  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3317): February 3, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 8, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1847): June 19, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1847, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3303): January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Flooding, and a Tornado, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to September 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1809): November 13, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1809, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2008 to May 9, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1749): March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1749, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 8, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3281): December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Incident Period: July 19, 2006 to July 21, 2006, Emergency Declared (EM-3267): July 21, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3267, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 8, 2006 to March 13, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1631): March 16, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1631, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MissouriHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3232): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3232, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1463): May 6, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1463, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 13, Tornadoes: 10, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

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

  • Germany (19%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (8%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Korea (4%)

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

  • German (33%)
  • United States or American (15%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (8%)
  • French (except Basque) (7%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Polish (2%)

Jefferson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 82,666 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 11,929 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 146 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 17 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 34 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 9 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 801 (1%)
  • Other means: 334 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 2,081 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 1,259 people in nursing homes
  • 352 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 132 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 108 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 89 people in religious group quarters
  • 31 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 23 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 2 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

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

  • 1,155 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 254 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 189 people in college/university student housing
  • 143 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 105 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 68 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 49 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,464.

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,588 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Missouri average:

6.69%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($73 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.02%
Missouri average:

0.04%

4.06% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($27,586 average AGI)
1.17% relocated from other states ($8,930 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

1.17%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Louis County, MO  2.24% ($39,529 average AGI)
from St. Louis city, MO  0.57% ($32,954)
from St. Charles County, MO  0.22% ($35,451)
from St. Francois County, MO  0.20% ($27,555)
from Franklin County, MO  0.20% ($28,918)
from Washington County, MO  0.08% ($24,014)
from Ste. Genevieve County, MO  0.08% ($24,250)


5.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,962 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Missouri average:

6.91%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.03%
Missouri average:

0.05%

4.13% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($25,477 average AGI)
1.34% relocated to other states ($10,254 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

1.34%
Missouri average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Louis County, MO  2.10% ($35,695 average AGI)
to St. Louis city, MO  0.50% ($29,341)
to St. Francois County, MO  0.26% ($36,306)
to Franklin County, MO  0.24% ($28,662)
to St. Charles County, MO  0.21% ($41,559)
to Ste. Genevieve County, MO  0.10% ($30,000)
to Washington County, MO  0.10% ($28,488)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jefferson County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 28,205 (21,625 aged, 6,580 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,570 (10%)

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

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

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

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2812)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2286)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1656)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1308)
  • Unspecified dementia (790)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (768)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (658)
  • Congestive heart failure (606)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (561)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (469)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.48
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4437.800
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 108.370
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 14675.11

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1349.750
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 713.720
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.34

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 57.57

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.42
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 24.3. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 132.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 73.0
  • Poisoning - 28.5
  • Suffocation - 24.3
  • Other - 6.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 216,750
  • In family households: 189,363 (45,093 male householders, 14,938 female householders)
    46,193 spouses, 66,944 children (61,199 natural, 1,587 adopted, 4,158 stepchildren), 4,944 grandchildren, 1,293 brothers or sisters, 1,439 parents, 1,640 other relatives, 5,595 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 27,387 (11,159 male householders (8,357 living alone)), 10,510 female householders (8,736 living alone)), 5,718 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,983 (1,460 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 24,355 2-persons, 14,613 3-persons, 12,734 4-persons, 5,497 5-persons, 1,933 6-persons, 899 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,093 1-person, 3,832 2-persons, 485 3-persons, 168 4-persons, 72 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons.

39,310 married couples with children.
11,061 single-parent households (3,321 men, 7,740 women).

97.1% of residents of Jefferson County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $705,182,000 ($3352 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $36,425,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $394,017,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $166,196,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $609,000
Federal grants: $88,156,000
Federal procurement contracts: $34,350,000 ($23,807,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $21,854,000 ($1,448,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,818,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $173,424,000
Federal Government insurance: $131,212,000

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

Births: 14,360
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,082
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +380
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +9,190
Here:

+43 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.47 millions of gallons per day (88% from ground, 12% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,420
  • 2000 to 2004: 17,302
  • 1990 to 1999: 18,736
  • 1980 to 1989: 12,761
  • 1970 to 1979: 14,857
  • 1960 to 1969: 10,150
  • 1950 to 1959: 6,969
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,029
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,920
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 40
  • 2 rooms: 321
  • 3 rooms: 1,169
  • 4 rooms: 7,130
  • 5 rooms: 18,561
  • 6 rooms: 15,130
  • 7 rooms: 8,804
  • 8 rooms: 4,811
  • 9+ rooms: 3,649
  • 1 room: 145
  • 2 rooms: 533
  • 3 rooms: 1,751
  • 4 rooms: 4,341
  • 5 rooms: 2,934
  • 6 rooms: 1,306
  • 7 rooms: 460
  • 8 rooms: 249
  • 9+ rooms: 165
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 69
  • 1 bedroom: 1,488
  • 2 bedrooms: 12,435
  • 3 bedrooms: 35,978
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,391
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,254
  • no bedroom: 184
  • 1 bedroom: 2,259
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,890
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,032
  • 4 bedrooms: 442
  • 5+ bedrooms: 77
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,680
  • 1 vehicle: 13,684
  • 2 vehicles: 28,207
  • 3 vehicles: 11,604
  • 4 vehicles: 3,296
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,144
  • no vehicle: 1,374
  • 1 vehicle: 5,534
  • 2 vehicles: 3,993
  • 3 vehicles: 743
  • 4 vehicles: 187
  • 5+ vehicles: 53

58% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Missouri.

Jefferson County:

58.0%
State average:

54.3%

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

  • This state: 160406
  • Northeast: 2871
  • Midwest: 15901
  • South: 11923
  • West: 4321

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $89,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (50.4%)
  • Utility gas (31.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.6%)
  • Wood (2.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Electricity (59.6%)
  • Utility gas (26.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.4%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,445
Here:

9.5%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,258
Here:

10.3%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,361
Here:

19.8%
Missouri:

24.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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

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

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Jefferson County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,374,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $11,286,000
    Police Protection: $10,579,000
    General - Other: $6,426,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,364,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,348,000
    Health Services - Other: $2,272,000
    Financial Administration: $2,266,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,078,000
    Parks & Recreation: $761,000
    General Public Buildings: $744,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $189,000
    Welfare - Other: $60,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $545,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $615,000
    Financial Administration: $118,000
    Police Protection: $102,000
    Regular Highways: $33,000
    Parks & Recreation: $31,000
    General - Other: $5,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $15,684,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,375,000
    Parks & Recreation: $94,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $438,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $263,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,207,000
    Highways: $3,096,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $25,551,000
    NEC: $8,620,000
    Property: $7,180,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $3,765,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,565,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $6,965,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,450,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $315,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $600,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $4,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $498,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $10,922,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,450,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,519
  • Number of aged recipients: 112
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,407
  • Number of recipients under 18: 388
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,866
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 265
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 909
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,131
Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 32 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,326$143,255919$136,0147,446$152,865279$56,93910$332,200320$101,053173$75,919
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED47$127,70282$127,537662$155,35642$34,1902$218,00024$132,50033$69,455
APPLICATIONS DENIED150$129,793193$101,6172,242$153,935264$35,5910$087$98,747138$63,638
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN154$131,799113$126,2571,482$156,39559$81,6611$255,00044$100,06822$88,909
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS22$126,04520$132,000411$150,50923$61,9570$015$136,53310$72,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 32 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED168$184,685317$185,3472$111,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED73$171,959130$197,5851$116,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED27$184,33373$197,3701$179,0001$124,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$173,33330$179,9330$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$121,00015$187,6671$171,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Jefferson County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William98273.4 years
Mary85177.6 years
John84873.3 years
James73768.9 years
Robert68368.3 years
Charles60373.3 years
George48474.9 years
Joseph45072.8 years
Dorothy41275.9 years
Edward36874.0 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith26773.1 years
Williams23473.0 years
Miller20976.0 years
Johnson18472.1 years
Brown17673.1 years
Davis15971.9 years
Jones15472.6 years
Wilson15472.1 years
Boyer15372.7 years
White11973.4 years
Businesses in Jefferson County, MO
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Maurices2
7-Eleven4McDonald's13
ALDI1Motel 62
AT&T7Motherhood Maternity1
Ace Hardware2New Balance2
Advance Auto Parts3Nike6
Applebee's4Office Depot1
Arby's4OfficeMax2
AutoZone8Old Navy1
Barnes & Noble1Olive Garden1
Best Western1Panda Express1
Blockbuster5Panera Bread4
Burger King5Papa John's Pizza3
Chevrolet2Payless3
Chick-Fil-A1Penske2
Circle K15PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery2Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn2Pizza Hut6
Cracker Barrel2Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Cricket Wireless4Quiznos1
Curves2RadioShack5
DHL1Red Robin1
Dairy Queen7Ruby Tuesday2
Decora Cabinetry7Rue211
Dennys3Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza5Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dressbarn1SONIC Drive-In6
Famous Footwear3Sears6
Fashion Bug3Sephora1
FedEx19Shoe Carnival1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel4
Ford2Starbucks1
GNC4Steak 'n Shake5
GameStop2Subway10
Goodwill2Super 84
H&R Block11T-Mobile12
Hardee's5T.J.Maxx1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell6
Holiday Inn3Target2
Home Depot2The Room Place1
IHOP1Toyota1
JCPenney1True Value2
Jack In The Box5U-Haul23
Johnny Rockets1U.S. Cellular3
KFC4UPS35
Kmart2Vans1
Kohl's2Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy2Waffle House2
Lane Furniture3Walgreens10
Little Caesars Pizza2Walmart6
Long John Silver's1Wendy's2
Lowe's3White Castle5
Marriott2YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets24

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