Jefferson County, New York (NY)

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County population in 2012: 120,262 (52% urban, 48% rural); it was 111,738 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 15,875
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,403
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 23,950
Renter-occupied apartments: 18,173 (it was 16,118 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

47%

Land area: 1272 sq. mi.

Water area: 584.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 93 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 98.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (32.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 36%
  • Government: 28%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Jefferson County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.3%)
Median resident age:  32.0 years
New York median age:  38.0 years
Males: 59,185  (49.8%)
Females: 57,044  (50.2%)

Jefferson County,NY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,683 ($34,006 in 1999)

This county:

$46683
New York:

$57369

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $770 (lower quartile is $547, upper quartile is $1,033)
This county:

$770
State:

$992


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $143,800 (it was $66,100 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$143,800
New York:

$277,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,700 - $211,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $174,419
Here:

$174,419
State:

$328,266

Townhouses or other attached units: $253,306
Here:

$253,306
State:

$477,144

In 2-unit structures: $127,940
Here:

$127,940
State:

$441,340

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $134,883
Here:

$134,883
State:

$551,450

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $198,295
Here:

$198,295
State:

$715,153

Mobile homes: $55,311
Here:

$55,311
State:

$57,967

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $17,853
Here:

$17,853
State:

$196,097
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,178
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $486

Institutionalized population: 2,196

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, NY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 634 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2008: 518 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 2009: 189 buildings, average cost: $88,200

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,477 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,139 (1.8%)

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: 15.9%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.9% for Black residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.0% for American Indian residents, 21.8% for other race residents, 32.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.9%
Jefferson County:

15.9%
New York:

16.0%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents, 22.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.0% for American Indian residents, 22.5% for other race residents, 31.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 31 years old
(Males: 29 years old, Females: 33 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 34 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson County is $501 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $602 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $776 a month.

Cities in this county include: Watertown, Le Ray, Fort Drum, Wilna, Champion, Alexandria, Carthage, Calcium, Hounsfield, Rutland.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Adams town964 - 112417 - 33
Alexandria town2195 - 143223 - 43
Antwerp town253 - 102012 - 30
Brownville town1153 - 82015 - 28
Cape Vincent town642 - 81812 - 27
Champion town694 - 153119 - 42
Clayton town2653 - 82115 - 29
Ellisburg town784 - 132920 - 41
Henderson town241 - 8168 - 27
Hounsfield town363 - 112214 - 33
Le Ray town885 - 132719 - 36
Lorraine town274 - 142616 - 40
Lyme town352 - 91810 - 27
Orleans town1874 - 112518 - 36
Pamelia town474 - 122215 - 31
Philadelphia town084 - 152616 - 40
Rodman town384 - 142717 - 38
Rutland town2168 - 304429 - 63
Theresa town062 - 112212 - 35
Watertown city4932 - 6139 - 18
Watertown town852 - 82013 - 28
Wilna town673 - 122214 - 32
Worth town062 - 142513 - 41
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2005 air pollution in Jefferson County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.094 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.083 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Jefferson County: Comfort Shoal Lighthouse (A), Wells Island Lighthouse (B), Bedford Corners (C), Scotts Corners (D), Barlows Corners (E), Scoville Corners (F), Ross Corners (G), Tremaines Corners (H), Seven by Nine Corners (I), Shurtleff Corners (J), Babbits Corners (K), Skinners Corners (L), Smith Corners (M), Aspinwall Corners (N), Calumet Island Marina (O), Kittos Marina (P), The Last Resort (Q), Stumble Inn Marina (R), Chaumont Harbor Light (S), Bourey Marina (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Seaway Shopping Center (1), Salmon Run Mall Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jefferson County include: Cupertino Friary (A), Densmore Bay Church (B), Saint Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Church (C), Burrville Congregational Church (D), Christ Covenant Lutheran Church (E), Christian Life Center (F), Fellowship Baptist Church (G), First Presbyterian Church (H), New Testament Fellowship (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Putman Cemetery (1), Riverside Cemetery (2), Brewster Cemetery (3), Rouses Cemetery (4), Rutland Hollow Cemetery (5), Saint James Cemetery (6), Saint Johns Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Millsite Lake (A), Moon Lake (B), North Colwell Pond (C), Payne Lake (D), Pleasant Lake (E), Red Lake (F), Rutland Lake (G), Sherman Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Guffin Creek (A), Grunley Creek (B), Trout Creek (C), Otter Creek (D), Trout Brook (E), Buttermilk Creek (F), Gill Creek (G), Parrish Creek (H), Stone Mills Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jefferson County include: Kring Point State Park (1), Indian River Wildlife Management Area (2), Keewaydin Point State Park (3), Cranberry Creek Wildlife Management Area (4), The Willows Park (5), Southwich Beach State Park (6), Santway Park (7), Perch River State Game Management Area (8), Mary Island State Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Southwich Beach (A), North Shore (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Lewis County , Oswego County , St. Lawrence County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.1%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,962
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,116 (45% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

3.7%
Whole state:

20.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 738
  • 1990 to 1994: 722
  • 1985 to 1989: 607
  • 1980 to 1984: 527
  • 1975 to 1979: 258
  • 1970 to 1974: 200
  • 1970 to 1974: 196
  • 1965 to 1969: 868

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.2%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 10,188 (805 second mortgage, 1,420 home equity loan, 24 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,154

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic21,19423
Mainline Protestant10,12473
Evangelical Protestant4,88843
Other3,1768
Orthodox1401
Black Protestant161
None76,691-
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: 28
Jefferson County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Jefferson County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 116
This county:

9.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

7.3%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

28.0%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.1%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 322 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $96,830
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $57.05
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.16%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.60%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $83,344
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 54.90%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $80,647
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.32%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.51
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 48.30%
Corn for grain: 10693 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 392 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2397 harvested acres
Vegetables: 254 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 48 acres

Tornado activity:

Jefferson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 91959719.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/28/1983, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson County-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 80.0 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 114.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 286.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 220.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.2 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Canada (19%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Dominican Republic (5%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Jamaica (5%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)

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

  • Irish (14%)
  • German (13%)
  • English (11%)
  • United States or American (11%)
  • French (except Basque) (9%)
  • Italian (9%)
  • French Canadian (5%)

Jefferson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 37,283 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 5,368 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 235 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8 (0%)
  • Railroad: 18 (0%)
  • Taxi: 161 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 12 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 53 (0%)
  • Walked: 4,014 (8%)
  • Other means: 338 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,036 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Jefferson County, New York in 2000:

  • 4,615 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 2,150 people in state prisons
  • 807 people in nursing homes
  • 205 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 138 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 130 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 64 people in religious group quarters
  • 46 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Jefferson County, New York in 2010:

  • 3,614 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 1,369 people in state prisons
  • 595 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 267 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 150 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 59 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 52 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 21 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 16 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,071.

12.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,728 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.08%
New York average:

5.06%


0.92% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,447 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.92%
New York average:

0.08%

2.16% relocated from other counties in New York ($5,875 average AGI)
9.00% relocated from other states ($22,407 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

9.00%
New York average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lewis County, NY  0.35% ($31,542 average AGI)
from St. Lawrence County, NY  0.33% ($28,681)
from Bell County, TX  0.22% ($34,656)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.21% ($39,839)
from Oswego County, NY  0.17% ($31,205)
from Honolulu County, HI  0.16% ($40,029)
from El Paso County, TX  0.15% ($29,108)


12.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.31%
New York average:

5.46%


0.78% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,116 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.78%
New York average:

0.11%

2.11% relocated to other counties in New York ($5,574 average AGI)
9.42% relocated to other states ($25,043 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

9.42%
New York average:

2.38%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Lawrence County, NY  0.32% ($29,655 average AGI)
to Lewis County, NY  0.28% ($32,870)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.27% ($43,967)
to El Paso County, CO  0.25% ($33,954)
to Bell County, TX  0.23% ($35,583)
to El Paso County, TX  0.22% ($34,469)
to Oswego County, NY  0.21% ($31,489)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 17.9

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 7.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jefferson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 15,651 (12,835 aged, 2,816 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.69
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9413.550
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 313.990
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46764.51

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1211.510
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 836.030
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.89

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33.32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82.49

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.3
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 87.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 47.5
  • Other - 40.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 110,059

Size of family households: 12,332 2-persons, 7,321 3-persons, 5,974 4-persons, 2,618 5-persons, 885 6-persons, 503 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,123 1-person, 2,237 2-persons, 299 3-persons, 104 4-persons, 42 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

20,842 married couples with children.
6,678 single-parent households (1,793 men, 4,885 women).

92.8% of residents of Jefferson County speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,404,835,000 ($12603 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $848,370,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $262,814,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $98,703,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,999,000
Federal grants: $179,402,000
Federal procurement contracts: $227,062,000 ($219,016,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $632,855,000 ($605,322,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,668,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $38,912,000
Federal Government insurance: $33,135,000

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

Births: 8,688
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,545
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +577
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -6,734
Here -58 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.37 millions of gallons per day (21% from ground, 79% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

3.6

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 735
  • 2000 to 2004: 6,276
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,949
  • 1980 to 1989: 7,979
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,054
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,658
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,373
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,527
  • 1939 or earlier: 20,597
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 23
  • 2 rooms: 96
  • 3 rooms: 432
  • 4 rooms: 1,864
  • 5 rooms: 4,381
  • 6 rooms: 5,519
  • 7 rooms: 4,367
  • 8 rooms: 3,423
  • 9+ rooms: 3,845
  • 1 room: 216
  • 2 rooms: 838
  • 3 rooms: 2,760
  • 4 rooms: 4,024
  • 5 rooms: 3,474
  • 6 rooms: 2,437
  • 7 rooms: 1,310
  • 8 rooms: 618
  • 9+ rooms: 441
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 52
  • 1 bedroom: 662
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,628
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,163
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,969
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,476
  • no bedroom: 346
  • 1 bedroom: 3,872
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,658
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,793
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,137
  • 5+ bedrooms: 312
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 798
  • 1 vehicle: 7,311
  • 2 vehicles: 11,864
  • 3 vehicles: 3,055
  • 4 vehicles: 712
  • 5+ vehicles: 210
  • no vehicle: 3,050
  • 1 vehicle: 7,715
  • 2 vehicles: 4,852
  • 3 vehicles: 442
  • 4 vehicles: 51
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

53% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 27% lived in New York.

Jefferson County:

53.3%
State average:

64.4%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $51,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

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
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (38.6%)
  • Utility gas (37.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.7%)
  • Wood (8.8%)
  • Electricity (3.9%)
  • Utility gas (46.6%)
  • Electricity (31.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)
  • Wood (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,136
Here:

8.4%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 463
Here:

7.2%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 393
Here:

9.0%
New York:

38.2%

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 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $3,382,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,519,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,818,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,272,000
    General - Other: $1,182,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $21,923,000
    Other Higher Education: $21,313,000
    Health - Other: $16,706,000
    General - Other: $15,136,000
    Regular Highways: $9,819,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,706,000
    Police Protection: $3,829,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,740,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $3,630,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,265,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,235,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,873,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,507,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,465,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,210,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,525,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $1,496,000
    Financial Administration: $1,461,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $694,000
    Air Transportation: $631,000
    Parks and Recreation: $417,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $347,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $315,000
    Libraries: $145,000
    Transit Utilities: $8,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $0
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,358,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $26,301,000
    Financial Administration: $51,000
    Other Higher Education: $0
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $18,435,000
    Corrections - Other: $400,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Other Higher Education: $350,000
    Regular Highways: $214,000
    Police Protection: $196,000
    Health - Other: $62,000
    General - Other: $42,000
    General Public Building: $24,000
    Local Fire Protection: $19,000
    Corrections - Other: $13,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $31,479,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $11,644,000
    Higher Education - Other: $7,956,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,146,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,849,000
    Housing and Community Development: $430,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,597,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,946,000
    Highways: $1,754,000
    Education: $1,529,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,514,000
    Health and Hospitals: $716,000
    Education: $582,000
    Highways: $71,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $9,504,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,269,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $242,000
    Rents: $189,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $155,000
    Special Assessments: $2,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $25,189,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,134,000
    Education: $8,084,000
    All Other: $3,935,000
    Highways: $2,284,000
    Transit Utilities: $7,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $54,780,000
    Property: $39,332,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $492,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $439,000
    NEC: $295,000
    Other Selective Sales: $283,000
    Other License: $257,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,205,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,385,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,106,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,744,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,362,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,820,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $2,750,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,047,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,010,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,200,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Most common first names in Jefferson County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary73680.2 years
John72473.7 years
William66975.2 years
Robert55670.1 years
George48676.7 years
Charles45275.0 years
James41672.8 years
Helen37379.9 years
Margaret37079.9 years
Harold33674.8 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith34376.1 years
Brown22077.3 years
Johnson14577.4 years
Davis13573.9 years
Williams13179.1 years
Jones11974.5 years
Clark11778.6 years
Hall10475.9 years
Miller9978.0 years
Martin9878.0 years
Businesses in Jefferson County, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2Little Caesars Pizza3
AT&T7Lowe's1
Ace Hardware6MasterBrand Cabinets17
Advance Auto Parts2Maurices1
Aeropostale1McDonald's5
American Eagle Outfitters2Microtel1
Applebee's1New Balance1
Arby's2Nike9
AutoZone1Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Olive Garden1
Best Western1Pac Sun1
Blockbuster1Panera Bread1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza2
Burger King4Payless2
Carson Pirie Scott1Penske1
Charlotte Russe1Pier 1 Imports1
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut4
Comfort Inn1Popeyes1
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack3
Curves1Ramada1
Deb1Raymour & Flanigan1
Dennys1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid4
DressBarn1Ruby Tuesday1
Dressbarn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts7Sam's Club1
Econo Lodge1Sears3
Famous Footwear1Spencer Gifts1
Fashion Bug1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx11Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks2
Foot Locker1Subaru1
Ford3Subway18
GNC3T-Mobile5
GameStop3T.G.I. Driday's1
Gap1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block7Taco Bell3
Hilton2Target1
Holiday Inn2Toyota1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us1
Home Depot1True Value3
Hot Topic1U-Haul11
Hyundai1UPS21
JCPenney1Vans2
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless4
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Volkswagen1
KFC2Walgreens2
Kmart1Walmart2
Kohl's1Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy4YMCA1
Lane Furniture2

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