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Jefferson County, Mississippi (MS)


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County population in 2012: 7,638 (all rural); it was 9,740 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 795
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,447
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,661
Renter-occupied apartments: 687 (it was 647 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

30%

Land area: 519 sq. mi.
Water area: 7.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (41.4%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 33%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Jefferson County, Mississippi:


Median resident age:  37.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years

Males: 3,829  (62.7%)
Females: 3,897  (37.3%)

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Jefferson County,MS real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $21,577 ($18,447 in 1999)
This county:

$21577
Mississippi:

$36646

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $234 (lower quartile is $141, upper quartile is $377)
This county:

$234
State:

$467


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $71,945 (it was $41,900 in 2000)
Jefferson County:

$71,945
Mississippi:

$98,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,057 - $117,398

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $94,994
Here:

$94,994
State:

$150,055

Mobile homes: $118,890
Here:

$118,890
State:

$37,232
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,038
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $224

Institutionalized population: 393

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


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


Jefferson County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $351 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $193 (0.3%)


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 2009: 32.8%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.9% for Black residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 65 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 60 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

36.0%
Whole state:

19.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

17.8%
Whole state:

9.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $571 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fayette.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Jefferson County: Coon Box (A), Church Hill (B), Gilliam Landing (C), Harper Landing (D), Rodney Landing (E), Buena Vista Landing (F), Bieller Light (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jefferson County include: Pine Grove Church (A), Providence Church (B), Richland Church (C), Rose Hill Church (D), Rose Hill Number 2 Church (E), Saint Anthonys Church (F), Saint Peter Church (G), Shady Grove Church (H), Rodney Sacred Heart Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Homeless Cemetery (1), Thompson Cemetery (2), Chamberlin Cemetery (3), Cherry Hill Cemetery (4), China Grove Cemetery (5), Marble Cemetery (6), Singletary Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Blue Hole (A), Duck Pond (B), Junkins Lake (C), Little Holmes Lake (D), Cypress Grove Lake (E), Duck Pond (F), Cypress Grove Lake (G), Pumping Station Slough (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Blueskin Creek (A), Black Creek (B), Beaver Branch (C), Mammy Judy Bayou (D), Burnett Chute (E), Turpin Creek (F), Burch Creek (G), Terry Creek (H), Tanyard Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Adams County , Claiborne County , Copiah County , Franklin County , Lincoln County , Tensas Parish, Louisiana .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 419
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 59.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 26 (50% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

0.3%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 47.8%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 665 (33 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 809

Here:

45.1% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 24.69%
Here24.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,405
Total congregations: 25

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Catholic ChurchOther
Adherents1,239 (51.5%)588 (24.4%)343 (14.3%)100 (4.2%)135 (5.6%)
Congregations11 (44.0%)7 (28.0%)2 (8.0%)1 (4.0%)4 (16.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Jefferson County - Fayette

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.


Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

15.0%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

41.6%
Mississippi:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

15.2%
State:

14.4%


Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 289 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $40,831
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $262.28
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.10%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 73.17%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,988
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.47%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,564
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.92%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.11
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.10%
Corn for grain: 589 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 4494 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3341 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 263 acres

Tornado activity:

Jefferson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 4.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 32 fatalities and 242 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 1/23/1969, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 32 people and injured 241 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Paper (4%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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




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





Jefferson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,989 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 540 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 9 (0%)
  • Other means: 1 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 50 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

336 people in state prisons
57 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $27,453.

4.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,009 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
Mississippi average:

7.82%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.32% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($13,084 average AGI)
2.11% relocated from other states ($9,935 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

2.11%
Mississippi average:

3.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.83% ($17,400 average AGI)
from Adams County, MS  0.50% ($24,583)


5.84% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,958 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Mississippi average:

8.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.29% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($16,175 average AGI)
1.55% relocated to other states ($8,776 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

1.55%
Mississippi average:

3.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Adams County, MS  1.06% ($20,192 average AGI)
to Warren County, MS  0.98% ($23,042)
to Hinds County, MS  0.53% ($20,154)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 15.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jefferson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,342 (890 aged, 452 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.58
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8111.250
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 317.260
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 22197.55

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1622.140
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1293.470

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 21.2

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,333

Size of family households: 785 2-persons, 537 3-persons, 326 4-persons, 189 5-persons, 66 6-persons, 51 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 877 1-person, 88 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.8% of residents of Jefferson County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (52% speak English very well, 48% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $92,153,000 ($9745 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $630,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,052,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $21,051,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,206,000
Federal grants: $47,912,000
Federal procurement contracts: $261,000 ($-4,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,672,000 ($222,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $21,780,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $312,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,066,000

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

Births: 770
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 467
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -588
Here -62 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.38 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 63
  • 3 rooms: 102
  • 4 rooms: 335
  • 5 rooms: 999
  • 6 rooms: 580
  • 7 rooms: 312
  • 8 rooms: 158
  • 9+ rooms: 112
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 37
  • 3 rooms: 117
  • 4 rooms: 118
  • 5 rooms: 233
  • 6 rooms: 87
  • 7 rooms: 38
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9+ rooms: 2
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 39
  • 1 bedroom: 66
  • 2 bedrooms: 447
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,716
  • 4 bedrooms: 340
  • 5+ bedrooms: 53
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 133
  • 2 bedrooms: 217
  • 3 bedrooms: 247
  • 4 bedrooms: 22
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 267
  • 1 vehicle: 1,040
  • 2 vehicles: 849
  • 3 vehicles: 324
  • 4 vehicles: 150
  • 5+ vehicles: 31
  • no vehicle: 255
  • 1 vehicle: 258
  • 2 vehicles: 99
  • 3 vehicles: 32
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

72% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Mississippi.

Jefferson County:

72.2%
State average:

59.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $23,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43.5%)
  • Utility gas (29.5%)
  • Electricity (20.4%)
  • Wood (5.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (40.5%)
  • Electricity (29.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.5%)
  • Wood (2.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 73
Here:

6.2%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 45
Here:

6.0%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 19
Here:

5.3%
Mississippi:

12.4%

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Jefferson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Jefferson County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6168.7 years
Willie4972.7 years
Mary4876.3 years
John2975.2 years
Robert2774.3 years
Annie2177.3 years
Henry2076.6 years
Charles2065.7 years
Jessie1970.3 years
William1467.5 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jackson5566.6 years
Smith4672.9 years
Brown3281.0 years
Green2970.7 years
Williams2977.1 years
Anderson2274.1 years
Doss2261.3 years
Johnson2271.3 years
Jones2277.0 years
Geoghegan2178.7 years

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