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Jefferson County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2019: 65,325 (61% urban, 39% rural); it was 73,894 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,143
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,836
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 22,599
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,130 (it was 7,818 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 410 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 159 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (27.5%), Educational, health and social services (17.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Jefferson County, OH (2019)
    • 59,69780.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,6264.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,5002.0%Two or more races
    • 1,0181.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3310.4%Asian alone
    • 610.08%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 580.08%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

45.3 years
Ohio median age:

39.6 years
Males: 31,747  (48.6%)
Females: 33,578  (51.4%)
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Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,445 ($30,853 in 1999)
This county:

$47,445
Ohio:

$58,642

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $489 (lower quartile is $397, upper quartile is $620)
This county:

$489
State:

$662


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $98,600 (it was $62,600 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$98,600
Ohio:

$157,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $69,600 - $170,000

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $138,776
Here:

$138,776
State:

$198,781

Townhouses or other attached units: $129,370
Here:

$129,370
State:

$188,193

In 2-unit structures: $88,673
Here:

$88,673
State:

$118,841

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $52,591
Here:

$52,591
State:

$156,796

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $350,872
Here:

$350,872
State:

$143,144

Mobile homes: $48,974
Here:

$48,974
State:

$56,406

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $152,849
Here:

$152,849
State:

$134,188

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $993
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $392

Institutionalized population: 666

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 12
  • Assaults: 45
  • Burglaries: 77
  • Thefts: 214
  • Auto thefts: 44
Jefferson County, OH map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $106,100
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2000: 32 buildings, average cost: $74,500
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $88,500
  • 2002: 44 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 2003: 26 buildings, average cost: $201,400
  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $140,500
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $364,300
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $144,600
  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2008: 52 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $187,100
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $226,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $202,800
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $235,000
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $218,700
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $196,100
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $253,000
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $296,400
  • 2018: 6 buildings, average cost: $236,300
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $210,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Jefferson, OH residents
Average permit cost in Jefferson, OH
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,173 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $952 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Jefferson, OH in 2019
Distribution of house value in Jefferson, OH in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Jefferson, OH in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.2%
Jefferson County:

17.2%
Ohio:

13.1%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.4% for Black residents, 46.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.4% for American Indian residents, 45.8% for other race residents, 33.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 45.3 years old
(Males: 43.6 years old, Females: 46.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.5 years old, Black residents: 45.5 years old, American Indian residents: 49.4 years old, Asian residents: 44.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.1 years old, Other race residents: 25.1 years old)

Area name: Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson County is $408 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $628 a month.

Cities in this county include: Steubenville, Toronto, Wintersville, Mingo Junction, Brilliant, Tiltonsville, Smithfield, Adena, Bergholz, Amsterdam.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Zip CodeCityTestsMax concentrationMin concentrationArithmetic meanGeometric meanStandard deviationCoefficient of variationMean concentrationFirst quartileThird quartile
43901Adena38.94.27.036.692.4935.478.004.258.23
43903Amsterdam119.20.12.651.532.73102.71.600.853.35
43908Bergholz221.91.951.950.073.631.952.101.95
43910Bloomingdale1744.70.69.483.5814.52153.242.101.055.53
43913Brilliant55.81.53.923.312.1955.994.901.535.58
43917Dillonvale2119.42.39.767.985.6858.149.703.9312.50
43925East Springfield110.510.510.510.5  10.504.0512.10
43926Empire26.124.053.492.971.584.051.954.05
43930Hammondsville139393939  39.0011.1829.75
43932Irondale336.710.519.2715.9915.178.3610.608.3517.13
43938Mingo Junction2321.40.24.52.724.99110.973.001.254.98
43943Rayland201800.224.726.0645.76185.129.201.7018.50
43944Richmond99.30.54.092.313.7391.253.900.706.73
43948Smithfield10.30.30.30.3  0.301.201.30
43952Steubenville137927.60.111.723.4279.05674.623.401.905.70
43953Steubenville2442.70.26.352.1511.24177.191.800.705.30
43961Stratton11.91.91.91.9  1.901.002.75
43963Tiltonsville55.622.962.711.5552.262.102.002.85
43964Toronto3114.414.063.362.8870.953.302.384.33

All concentrations are in units of pico-Curies of radiation per liter of air ( pCi/l ).

2018 air pollution in Jefferson County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bucks County, Pennsylvania , Decatur County, Iowa , Jefferson County, Nebraska , Taylor County, Iowa , Schuyler County, Missouri .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.8%
Ohio:

5.2%

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

Current college students: 4,123
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 931 (54.2% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

1.4%
Whole state:

4.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2322010 or later
  • 2252000 to 2009
  • 1081990 to 1999
  • 701980 to 1989
  • 1031970 to 1979
  • 590Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.7%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 25,078
  • One, attached: 170
  • Two: 1,371
  • 3 or 4: 1,127
  • 5 to 9: 1,098
  • 10 to 19: 431
  • 20 to 49: 380
  • 50 or more: 1,001
  • Mobile homes: 1,742
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 13

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 9,731 (50 second mortgage, 718 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,097

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,85116
Mainline Protestant10,27371
Evangelical Protestant5,54849
Orthodox1,0895
Black Protestant7967
Other6125
None37,540-
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: 21
Jefferson County:

3.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Jefferson County:

3.49 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 54
This county:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

12.4%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

30.8%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.4%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 146 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $14,674
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $116.63
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.14%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 60.82%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $9,445
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 33.80%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.05%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,333
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.58%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.18
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.24%
Corn for grain: 727 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 238 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 97 harvested acres
Vegetables: 43 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 45 acres

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Ohio state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 80.1 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 226.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 88.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 227.8 miles away from the county center
On 12/31/2011 at 20:05:01, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.7 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 269.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Ohio Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4507, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding, And Landslides, Incident Period: February 5, 2019 - February 13, 2019, FEMA Id: 4424, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 14, 2018 - February 25, 2018, FEMA Id: 4360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 04, 2011 to May 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4002: July 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 4002, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3250: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Ohio Severe Winter Storms, Flooding and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to February 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1580: February 15, 2005, FEMA Id: 1580, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 27, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1556: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1556, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2004 to June 21, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1519: June 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1519, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: January 03, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1507: January 26, 2004, FEMA Id: 1507, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Ohio Tornadoes, Flooding, Severe Storms, and High Winds, Incident Period: July 21, 2003 to August 25, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1484: August 01, 2003, FEMA Id: 1484, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 5, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 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: 19,134 (81.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,690 (7.2%)
  • Bus: 89 (0.4%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 8 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 123 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 1,004 (4.3%)
  • Worked at home: 1,360 (5.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

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


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (13%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Nicaragua (5%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Vietnam (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson County


  • Italian (16%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • German (11%)
  • American (8%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • African (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 913 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 606 people in nursing homes
  • 233 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 70 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 59 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 58 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 50 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 44 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 39 people in religious group quarters
  • 32 people in other group homes

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

  • 1,312 people in college/university student housing
  • 510 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 78 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 72 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 67 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 66 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 52 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 28 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 23 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,885.

3.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,932 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
Ohio average:

5.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.63% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($16,587 average AGI)
2.13% relocated from other states ($23,345 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

2.13%
Ohio average:

1.73%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Belmont County, OH  0.55% ($34,549 average AGI)
from Hancock County, WV  0.32% ($34,512)
from Columbiana County, OH  0.21% ($27,593)
from Harrison County, OH  0.21% ($38,396)
from Brooke County, WV  0.19% ($35,440)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.19% ($46,449)
from Franklin County, OH  0.15% ($44,763)


4.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,610 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.34%
Ohio average:

5.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.84% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($14,859 average AGI)
2.50% relocated to other states ($23,751 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

2.50%
Ohio average:

2.01%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Belmont County, OH  0.46% ($36,185 average AGI)
to Hancock County, WV  0.27% ($45,543)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.23% ($34,500)
to Harrison County, OH  0.22% ($36,825)
to Brooke County, WV  0.20% ($41,192)
to Columbiana County, OH  0.16% ($20,833)
to Franklin County, OH  0.15% ($39,816)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 14.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.4%
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: 15,514 (12,975 aged, 2,539 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 803 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,153)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,097)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,279)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,013)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (506)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (455)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (449)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (396)
  • Unspecified dementia (380)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (378)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.4
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17,938
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 473
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55,277

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,034
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,256
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 120.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 82.0
  • Other - 38.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 65,325
  • Male householders: 13,012 (3,632 living alone), Female householders: 14,503 (4,864 living alone)
  • 12,306 spouses (12,306 opposite-sex spouses), 2,700 unmarried partners, (2,495 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 16,047 children (14,541 natural, 712 adopted, 794 stepchildren), 2,293 grandchildren, 304 brothers or sisters, 197 parents, 0 foster children, 527 other relatives, 1,091 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,345

Size of family households: 8,935 2-persons, 4,303 3-persons, 2,131 4-persons, 975 5-persons, 144 6-persons, 810 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,496 1-person, 1,418 2-persons, 226 3-persons, 77 4-persons.

5,747 married couples with children.
4,804 single-parent households (357 men, 4,447 women).

97.5% of residents of Jefferson speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 46% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $545,414,000 ($7,637 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,662,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $265,167,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $149,900,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,569,000
Federal grants: $105,164,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,171,000 ($3,165,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $15,444,000 ($517,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $543,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,522,000
Federal Government insurance: $23,257,000

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

Births: 3,737
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,420
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +116
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,641
Here -23 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.80 millions of gallons per day (32% from ground, 68% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.4

Year house built in Jefferson County, Ohio
  • Year house built in Jefferson County, Ohio
  • 3112014 or later
  • 1442010 to 2013
  • 1,1042000 to 2009
  • 2,0341990 to 1999
  • 1,9841980 to 1989
  • 4,4521970 to 1979
  • 5,3221960 to 1969
  • 5,7311950 to 1959
  • 3,6481940 to 1949
  • 7,6811939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Ohio
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Ohio
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 2523 rooms
  • 8324 rooms
  • 3,7605 rooms
  • 5,2596 rooms
  • 4,2427 rooms
  • 1,8448 rooms
  • 2,6399+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Ohio
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Ohio
  • 491 room
  • 3252 rooms
  • 1,2383 rooms
  • 1,8304 rooms
  • 2,0425 rooms
  • 1,3536 rooms
  • 1,1367 rooms
  • 3288 rooms
  • 3869+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Ohio
  • 0no bedroom
  • 3501 bedroom
  • 3,7102 bedrooms
  • 11,6633 bedrooms
  • 2,5444 bedrooms
  • 5615+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Ohio
  • 49no bedroom
  • 1,7451 bedroom
  • 3,6412 bedrooms
  • 2,2173 bedrooms
  • 1,0354 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Ohio 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
  • 809no vehicle
  • 4,8191 vehicle
  • 7,0142 vehicles
  • 4,5373 vehicles
  • 1,2454 vehicles
  • 4045+ 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
  • 2,071no vehicle
  • 3,8191 vehicle
  • 2,1432 vehicles
  • 5773 vehicles
  • 774 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.2% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Ohio.

Jefferson County:

88.2%
State average:

85.3%

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

  • This state: 42,618
  • Other state: 21,728
  • Northeast: 7,247
  • Midwest: 1,293
  • South: 11,377
  • West: 1,811
Year householders moved into unit in Jefferson County, OH
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 45.0%Utility gas
  • 25.2%Electricity
  • 18.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 1.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 48.3%Utility gas
  • 46.3%Electricity
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 245
Here:

4.5%
Ohio:

13.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 429
Here:

15.7%
Ohio:

12.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,612
Here:

54.5%
Ohio:

23.1%

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:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,841,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,365,000
    Sewerage: $1,592,000
    Regular Highways: $176,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $11,819,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $20,423,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,123,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,354,000
    Regular Highways: $7,118,000
    General - Other: $5,534,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,177,000
    Water Utilities: $4,187,000
    Police Protection: $4,089,000
    Financial Administration: $2,468,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,608,000
    Air Transportation: $1,333,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,198,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,055,000
    Sewerage: $795,000
    General Public Buildings: $784,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $308,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $165,000
    Parks and Recreation: $92,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,229,000
    Other: $194,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,607,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $503,000
    General - Other: $80,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $41,085,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $39,695,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,247,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,099,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,148,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,390,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,943,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $968,000
    General Revenue - Other: $568,000
    Rents: $169,000
    Special Assessments: $41,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $1,790,000
    General - Other: $1,615,000
    Regular Highways: $984,000
    Water Utilities: $407,000
    Correctional Institutions: $196,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $138,000
    Air Transportation: $94,000
    Police Protection: $88,000
    Financial Administration: $85,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,242,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,683,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,439,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $11,452,000
    Public Welfare: $7,436,000
    Other: $3,890,000
    Highways: $3,882,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,798,000
    Sewerage: $1,280,000
    Water Utilities: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,775,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,944,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,734,000
    Other License: $690,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,020,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $280,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,841,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,365,000
    Sewerage: $1,592,000
    Regular Highways: $176,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $11,819,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $20,423,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,123,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,354,000
    Regular Highways: $7,118,000
    General - Other: $5,534,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,177,000
    Water Utilities: $4,187,000
    Police Protection: $4,089,000
    Financial Administration: $2,468,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,608,000
    Air Transportation: $1,333,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,198,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,055,000
    Sewerage: $795,000
    General Public Buildings: $784,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $308,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $165,000
    Parks and Recreation: $92,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,229,000
    Other: $194,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,607,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $503,000
    General - Other: $80,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $41,085,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $39,695,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,247,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,099,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,148,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,390,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,943,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $968,000
    General Revenue - Other: $568,000
    Rents: $169,000
    Special Assessments: $41,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $1,790,000
    General - Other: $1,615,000
    Regular Highways: $984,000
    Water Utilities: $407,000
    Correctional Institutions: $196,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $138,000
    Air Transportation: $94,000
    Police Protection: $88,000
    Financial Administration: $85,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,242,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,683,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,439,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $11,452,000
    Public Welfare: $7,436,000
    Other: $3,890,000
    Highways: $3,882,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,798,000
    Sewerage: $1,280,000
    Water Utilities: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,775,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,944,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,734,000
    Other License: $690,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,020,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $280,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,841,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,365,000
    Sewerage: $1,592,000
    Regular Highways: $176,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $11,819,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $20,423,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,123,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,354,000
    Regular Highways: $7,118,000
    General - Other: $5,534,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,177,000
    Water Utilities: $4,187,000
    Police Protection: $4,089,000
    Financial Administration: $2,468,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,608,000
    Air Transportation: $1,333,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,198,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,055,000
    Sewerage: $795,000
    General Public Buildings: $784,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $308,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $165,000
    Parks and Recreation: $92,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,229,000
    Other: $194,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,607,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $503,000
    General - Other: $80,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $41,085,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $39,695,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,247,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,099,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,148,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,390,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,943,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $968,000
    General Revenue - Other: $568,000
    Rents: $169,000
    Special Assessments: $41,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $1,790,000
    General - Other: $1,615,000
    Regular Highways: $984,000
    Water Utilities: $407,000
    Correctional Institutions: $196,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $138,000
    Air Transportation: $94,000
    Police Protection: $88,000
    Financial Administration: $85,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,242,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,683,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,439,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $11,452,000
    Public Welfare: $7,436,000
    Other: $3,890,000
    Highways: $3,882,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,798,000
    Sewerage: $1,280,000
    Water Utilities: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,775,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,944,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,734,000
    Other License: $690,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,020,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $280,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,841,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,365,000
    Sewerage: $1,592,000
    Regular Highways: $176,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $11,819,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $20,423,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,123,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,354,000
    Regular Highways: $7,118,000
    General - Other: $5,534,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,177,000
    Water Utilities: $4,187,000
    Police Protection: $4,089,000
    Financial Administration: $2,468,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,608,000
    Air Transportation: $1,333,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,198,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,055,000
    Sewerage: $795,000
    General Public Buildings: $784,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $308,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $165,000
    Parks and Recreation: $92,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,229,000
    Other: $194,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,607,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $503,000
    General - Other: $80,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $41,085,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $39,695,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,247,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,099,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,148,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,390,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,943,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $968,000
    General Revenue - Other: $568,000
    Rents: $169,000
    Special Assessments: $41,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $1,790,000
    General - Other: $1,615,000
    Regular Highways: $984,000
    Water Utilities: $407,000
    Correctional Institutions: $196,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $138,000
    Air Transportation: $94,000
    Police Protection: $88,000
    Financial Administration: $85,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,242,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,683,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,439,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $11,452,000
    Public Welfare: $7,436,000
    Other: $3,890,000
    Highways: $3,882,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,798,000
    Sewerage: $1,280,000
    Water Utilities: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,775,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,944,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,734,000
    Other License: $690,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,020,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $280,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,400
  • Number of aged recipients: 104
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,296
  • Number of recipients under 18: 277
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,805
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 318
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 686
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,184
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 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 ORIGINATED154$77,279155$86,890686$100,943122$31,9750$044$50,88620$60,400
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$60,20013$101,46252$92,57717$36,1181$340,0004$51,0004$50,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED41$78,68341$71,707441$89,068127$24,2520$032$44,68837$49,324
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$100,61510$74,100132$103,83316$39,2500$03$35,0002$52,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$63,0002$43,00036$107,0835$62,0000$03$40,0003$104,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED38$107,2118$143,8750$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$182,7003$218,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$77,2319$118,2221$85,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$134,6673$124,6670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$97,5000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Jefferson, OH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Jefferson, OH - Value
Most common first names in Jefferson County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,38674.1 years
Mary1,31979.5 years
William1,01873.7 years
James78871.8 years
Joseph63875.2 years
Charles62373.4 years
George60773.9 years
Robert60569.7 years
Anna48081.1 years
Helen45879.0 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith32873.2 years
Brown19073.1 years
Miller18476.4 years
Thompson14175.9 years
Davis13474.3 years
Johnson13074.8 years
Wilson12875.7 years
Jones12373.5 years
Moore11873.7 years
Williams11273.0 years
Businesses in Jefferson County, OH
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Macy's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
AutoZone2McDonald's4
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity1
Best Western1Nike6
Blockbuster1OfficeMax1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Circle K1Quiznos1
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack2
Cricket Wireless1Rite Aid4
Dairy Queen3Sears2
Decora Cabinetry2Spencer Gifts1
Domino's Pizza3Subway4
Fashion Bug1Super 81
FedEx6T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Tim Hortons1
Goodwill1Toyota1
H&R Block5Toys"R"Us1
Hilton1True Value1
Honda1U-Haul4
JCPenney1UPS10
Jones New York1Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Volkswagen1
Kroger2Walmart1
Lane Furniture3Wendy's3

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  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"