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Jefferson County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2019: 7,218 (52% urban, 48% rural); it was 8,333 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,200
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,279
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,671
Renter-occupied apartments: 869 (it was 856 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 573 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 75.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.6%), Manufacturing (13.2%), Retail trade (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Jefferson County, NE (2019)
    • 6,69393.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3214.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1031.4%Two or more races
    • 460.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 150.2%Asian alone
    • 10.01%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

46.9 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years
Males: 3,515  (48.7%)
Females: 3,703  (51.3%)
Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $45,806 ($32,629 in 1999)
This county:

$45,806
Nebraska:

$63,229

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $423 (lower quartile is $320, upper quartile is $504)
This county:

$423
State:

$714


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $93,112 (it was $44,700 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$93,112
Nebraska:

$172,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,357 - $181,352
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,109
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $426

Institutionalized population: 102

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 11
  • Thefts: 35
  • Auto thefts: 2

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 21
  • Thefts: 53
  • Auto thefts: 4
Jefferson County, NE map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $165,400
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2006: 21 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $218,900
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $197,600
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $322,500
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $290,000
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2018: 8 buildings, average cost: $214,300
  • 2019: 11 buildings, average cost: $231,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Jefferson, NE residents
Average permit cost in Jefferson, NE
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,554 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,145 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Jefferson, NE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Jefferson, NE in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Jefferson, NE in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.0%
Jefferson County:

10.0%
Nebraska:

9.9%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 81.3% for American Indian residents, 45.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 46.9 years old
(Males: 45.9 years old, Females: 47.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.8 years old, Black residents: 15.6 years old, American Indian residents: 21.8 years old, Asian residents: 12.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 41.2 years old, Other race residents: 55.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson County is $418 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $637 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fairbury, Plymouth, Diller, Daykin, Jansen, Endicott, Reynolds, Steele City, Harbine.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Bucks County, Pennsylvania , DeKalb County, Missouri , Gentry County, Missouri , Jefferson County, Ohio , Macon County, Missouri , Randolph County, Indiana , Schuyler County, Missouri .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

1.8%
Nebraska:

2.7%

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

Current college students: 184
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 166 (66.1% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

2.3%
Whole state:

7.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 222010 or later
  • 502000 to 2009
  • 541990 to 1999
  • 41980 to 1989
  • 141970 to 1979
  • 15Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.0%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,586
  • One, attached: 6
  • Two: 35
  • 3 or 4: 77
  • 5 to 9: 31
  • 10 to 19: 19
  • 20 to 49: 123
  • 50 or more: 18
  • Mobile homes: 90

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 887 (6 second mortgage, 39 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,532

Here:

99.9% with mortgage
State:

59.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,80515
Evangelical Protestant1,90511
Catholic7941
Other11
None2,042-
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: 2
Jefferson County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Jefferson County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

7.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

9.3%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

29.1%
State:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
State:

12.9%

Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 576 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $125,342
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $166.88
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 51.18%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $111,749
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 63.64%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.38%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $96,144
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.70%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.83
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.53%
Corn for grain: 77060 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 22569 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 82761 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 444% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 258.7 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 320.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 137.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 201.6 miles away from the county center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 267.8 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 154.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Nebraska Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4521, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 9, 2019 - April 1, 2019, FEMA Id: 4420, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 12, 2017 - June 17, 2017, FEMA Id: 4325, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 06, 2015 to June 17, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4225: June 25, 2015, FEMA Id: 4225, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 29, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1924: July 15, 2010, FEMA Id: 1924, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Ice Jams, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 06, 2010 to April 03, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1902: April 21, 2010, FEMA Id: 1902, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1878: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1878, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 16, 2009 to November 17, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1864: December 16, 2009, FEMA Id: 1864, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1770: June 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1770, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 12, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1739: January 11, 2008, FEMA Id: 1739, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Jefferson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,971 (79.2%)
  • Carpooled: 399 (10.6%)
  • Bus: 8 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 28 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 120 (3.2%)
  • Worked at home: 225 (6.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)

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


  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (35%)
  • Honduras (26%)
  • Cuba (20%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Ethiopia (5%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • England (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson County


  • German (50%)
  • American (11%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Czech (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 129 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 94 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,150.

5.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,898 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Nebraska average:

6.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.15% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($32,776 average AGI)
0.98% relocated from other states ($5,122 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.98%
Nebraska average:

2.81%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lancaster County, NE  1.12% ($38,281 average AGI)
from Gage County, NE  1.05% ($30,967)


4.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,704 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Nebraska average:

6.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.95% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($32,915 average AGI)
1.01% relocated to other states ($6,796 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

1.01%
Nebraska average:

2.97%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Gage County, NE  1.15% ($34,758 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.91% ($37,038)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 15.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.8%
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: 1,949 (1,690 aged, 259 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 156 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (151)
  • Unspecified dementia (34)
  • Congestive heart failure (30)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (21)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (11)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 12.36
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,899
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 791
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 22,225

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,224
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,300
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 60
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 50

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,218
  • Male householders: 1,696 (639 living alone), Female householders: 1,658 (684 living alone)
  • 1,508 spouses (1,503 opposite-sex spouses), 237 unmarried partners, (233 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 1,794 children (1,707 natural, 24 adopted, 66 stepchildren), 78 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 24 parents, 6 foster children, 38 other relatives, 91 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 111

Size of family households: 1,142 2-persons, 316 3-persons, 175 4-persons, 161 5-persons, 46 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,378 1-person, 128 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 2 5-persons.

1,000 married couples with children.
483 single-parent households (100 men, 383 women).

96.8% of residents of Jefferson speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (21% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 40% speak English not well, 25% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (25% speak English well, 75% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $62,845,000 ($7,768 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $538,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $25,486,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,703,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,824,000
Federal grants: $14,294,000
Federal procurement contracts: $476,000 ($29,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,062,000 ($18,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $514,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,509,000
Federal Government insurance: $34,779,000

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

Births: 431
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 550
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -1
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -273
Here -34 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.61 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.3

Year house built in Jefferson County, Nebraska
  • Year house built in Jefferson County, Nebraska
  • 172014 or later
  • 422010 to 2013
  • 1292000 to 2009
  • 2451990 to 1999
  • 2571980 to 1989
  • 4201970 to 1979
  • 3691960 to 1969
  • 4201950 to 1959
  • 2361940 to 1949
  • 1,7481939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Nebraska
  • 01 room
  • 72 rooms
  • 243 rooms
  • 1814 rooms
  • 4055 rooms
  • 4026 rooms
  • 3707 rooms
  • 3458 rooms
  • 6629+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Nebraska
  • 01 room
  • 192 rooms
  • 1113 rooms
  • 2424 rooms
  • 1325 rooms
  • 2086 rooms
  • 1067 rooms
  • 508 rooms
  • 949+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Nebraska
  • 4no bedroom
  • 1081 bedroom
  • 5732 bedrooms
  • 1,0033 bedrooms
  • 4694 bedrooms
  • 2465+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Nebraska
  • 0no bedroom
  • 2041 bedroom
  • 3152 bedrooms
  • 3203 bedrooms
  • 1014 bedrooms
  • 195+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Nebraska 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
  • 46no vehicle
  • 4851 vehicle
  • 9382 vehicles
  • 4833 vehicles
  • 3284 vehicles
  • 1215+ 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
  • 152no vehicle
  • 3901 vehicle
  • 2962 vehicles
  • 513 vehicles
  • 604 vehicles
  • 45+ vehicles

90.4% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Nebraska.

Jefferson County:

90.4%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 5,443
  • Other state: 1,589
  • Northeast: 61
  • Midwest: 776
  • South: 257
  • West: 500
Year householders moved into unit in Jefferson County, NE
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 41.7%Utility gas
  • 30.9%Electricity
  • 24.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 50.0%Electricity
  • 30.8%Utility gas
  • 13.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

1.7%
Nebraska:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

12.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

12.1%
Nebraska:

19.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Jefferson County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $770,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,853,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,265,000
    Police Protection: $1,046,000
    Health - Other: $728,000
    Regular Highways: $472,000
    Correctional Institutions: $360,000
    Financial Administration: $348,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $294,000
    Central Staff Services: $278,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $268,000
    General Public Buildings: $113,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $77,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $258,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,770,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,045,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $725,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $88,000
    Interest Earnings: $51,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $17,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,978,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,073,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,685,000
    General Local Government Support: $584,000
    Other: $324,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,140,000
    Other License: $38,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $770,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,853,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,265,000
    Police Protection: $1,046,000
    Health - Other: $728,000
    Regular Highways: $472,000
    Correctional Institutions: $360,000
    Financial Administration: $348,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $294,000
    Central Staff Services: $278,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $268,000
    General Public Buildings: $113,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $77,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $258,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,770,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,045,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $725,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $88,000
    Interest Earnings: $51,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $17,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,978,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,073,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,685,000
    General Local Government Support: $584,000
    Other: $324,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,140,000
    Other License: $38,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $770,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,853,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,265,000
    Police Protection: $1,046,000
    Health - Other: $728,000
    Regular Highways: $472,000
    Correctional Institutions: $360,000
    Financial Administration: $348,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $294,000
    Central Staff Services: $278,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $268,000
    General Public Buildings: $113,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $77,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $258,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,770,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,045,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $725,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $88,000
    Interest Earnings: $51,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $17,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,978,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,073,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,685,000
    General Local Government Support: $584,000
    Other: $324,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,140,000
    Other License: $38,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $770,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,853,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,265,000
    Police Protection: $1,046,000
    Health - Other: $728,000
    Regular Highways: $472,000
    Correctional Institutions: $360,000
    Financial Administration: $348,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $294,000
    Central Staff Services: $278,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $268,000
    General Public Buildings: $113,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $77,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $258,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,770,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,045,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $725,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $88,000
    Interest Earnings: $51,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $17,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,978,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,073,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,685,000
    General Local Government Support: $584,000
    Other: $324,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,140,000
    Other License: $38,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 138
  • Number of aged recipients: 11
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 127
  • Number of recipients under 18: 20
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 96
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 22
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 61
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 65
Most common first names in Jefferson County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9279.6 years
William7977.8 years
Mary5382.5 years
Anna5386.9 years
George5181.0 years
Henry3982.4 years
Charles3882.0 years
Harold3775.6 years
Fred3682.3 years
Helen3381.1 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meyer3979.1 years
Smith3278.2 years
Junker3179.8 years
Johnson2482.3 years
Hughes2077.2 years
Schoenrock2083.7 years
Schmidt1881.8 years
Schwisow1877.9 years
Schroeder1780.0 years
Brown1769.9 years
Businesses in Jefferson County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's1

Jefferson County on our top lists:

  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"