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Jefferson County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2017: 31,527 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 25,953 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,988
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,445
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,865
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,616 (it was 2,780 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

36%

Land area: 1814 sq. mi.

Water area: 369.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 17 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (32.2%), Educational, health and social services (18.8%), Retail trade (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 44%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Jefferson County, WA (2017)
    • 27,484105.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,1514.4%Two or more races
    • 1,1324.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6042.3%Asian alone
    • 5442.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1650.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 470.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 230.09%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

57.3 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years
Males: 15,473  (49.1%)
Females: 16,054  (50.9%)
Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,606 ($37,869 in 1999)
This county:

$55,606
Washington:

$70,979

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $842 (lower quartile is $566, upper quartile is $1,140)
This county:

$842
State:

$1087


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $359,331 (it was $157,400 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$359,331
Washington:

$339,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $235,746 - $508,427

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $456,453
Here:

$456,453
State:

$447,152

Townhouses or other attached units: $587,162
Here:

$587,162
State:

$391,417

In 2-unit structures: $433,413
Here:

$433,413
State:

$295,878

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $81,530
Here:

$81,530
State:

$323,576

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $374,988
Here:

$374,988
State:

$382,353

Mobile homes: $134,339
Here:

$134,339
State:

$131,988

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $87,076
Here:

$87,076
State:

$87,922

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,500
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $496

Institutionalized population: 507

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 15
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 40
  • Burglaries: 255
  • Thefts: 332
  • Auto thefts: 32

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 25
  • Burglaries: 212
  • Thefts: 292
  • Auto thefts: 27
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 232 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 1998: 251 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 1999: 247 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2000: 252 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2001: 230 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2002: 253 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2003: 290 buildings, average cost: $151,100
  • 2004: 337 buildings, average cost: $198,900
  • 2005: 326 buildings, average cost: $190,800
  • 2006: 287 buildings, average cost: $207,400
  • 2007: 269 buildings, average cost: $208,400
  • 2008: 137 buildings, average cost: $224,400
  • 2009: 94 buildings, average cost: $224,400
  • 2010: 97 buildings, average cost: $204,600
  • 2011: 80 buildings, average cost: $249,400
  • 2012: 83 buildings, average cost: $229,000
  • 2013: 101 buildings, average cost: $202,700
  • 2014: 121 buildings, average cost: $210,800
  • 2015: 154 buildings, average cost: $183,400
  • 2016: 234 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2017: 172 buildings, average cost: $216,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Jefferson, WA residents
Average permit cost in Jefferson, WA
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,631 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,646 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Jefferson, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jefferson, WA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Jefferson, WA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.6%
Jefferson County:

11.6%
Washington:

11.0%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.7% for Black residents, 23.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.1% for American Indian residents, 1.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.2% for other race residents, 13.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 57.3 years old
(Males: 56.0 years old, Females: 58.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 58.3 years old, Black residents: 34.2 years old, American Indian residents: 47.1 years old, Asian residents: 56.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34.0 years old, Other race residents: 27.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson County is $579 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $708 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1029 a month.

Cities in this county include: Discovery Bay, Oak Bay, Port Townsend, Port Hadlock-Irondale, Quilcene Bay, Port Ludlow, Marrowstone, Brinnon, West End, Quilcene.

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

2018 air pollution in Jefferson County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Benson County, North Dakota , Beltrami County, Minnesota , King County , Lincoln County , Whatcom County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
Washington:

5.2%

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

Current college students: 678
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 41.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,741 (61.0% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

5.5%
Whole state:

14.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2802010 or later
  • 2132000 to 2009
  • 1851990 to 1999
  • 1421980 to 1989
  • 871970 to 1979
  • 574Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.1%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,641
  • One, attached: 366
  • Two: 195
  • 3 or 4: 231
  • 5 to 9: 179
  • 10 to 19: 249
  • 20 to 49: 322
  • 50 or more: 171
  • Mobile homes: 2,000
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 246

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 5,622 (95 second mortgage, 656 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,945

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

68.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,74719
Catholic1,7861
Other1,49012
Mainline Protestant1,3519
Orthodox1001
None22,398-
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: 8
Jefferson County:

2.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Jefferson County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 45
This county:

15.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

6.9%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

20.8%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.2%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 59 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $32,232
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $284.75
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.25%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.38%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $31,350
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.91%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.43%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $24,513
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.41%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 26.93
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 25.41%
Vegetables: 28 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 51 acres

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson County-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 136% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 53.0 miles away from Jefferson County center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 60.3 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 54.8 miles away from the county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 55.3 miles away from the county center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 67.1 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 508.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Straight-Line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, Mudslides, and a Tornado, Incident Period: December 01, 2015 to December 14, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4253: February 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 4253, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Washington Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: November 12, 2015 to November 21, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4249: January 15, 2016, FEMA Id: 4249, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Washington Severe Windstorm, Incident Period: August 29, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4242: October 15, 2015, FEMA Id: 4242, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Landslides, Mudslides, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 06, 2009 to January 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1817: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 1817, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: December 12, 2008 to January 05, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1825: March 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1825, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • Washington Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 01, 2007 to December 17, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1734: December 08, 2007, FEMA Id: 1734, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: November 02, 2006 to November 11, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1671: December 12, 2006, FEMA Id: 1671, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Severe Storms, Flooding, Tidal Surge, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: January 27, 2006 to February 04, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1641: May 17, 2006, FEMA Id: 1641, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3227: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3227, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Washington Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 15, 2003 to October 23, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1499: November 07, 2003, FEMA Id: 1499, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Mudslides: 8, Landslides: 7, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Jefferson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,277 (75.1%)
  • Carpooled: 772 (7.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 40 (0.4%)
  • Subway or elevated: 45 (0.4%)
  • Ferryboat: 43 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 197 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 120 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 483 (4.4%)
  • Worked at home: 1,044 (9.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (14%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (8%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • England (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson County


  • German (14%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • European (7%)
  • American (6%)
  • Norwegian (5%)
  • Scottish (3%)

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

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

  • 95 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 62 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in nursing homes
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 377 people in state prisons
  • 87 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 53 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 43 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $72,978.

9.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($77,239 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.21%
Washington average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.58% relocated from other counties in Washington ($38,407 average AGI)
4.63% relocated from other states ($38,831 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

4.63%
Washington average:

3.93%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  1.50% ($116,585 average AGI)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.82% ($67,389)
from Clallam County, WA  0.50% ($37,145)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.33% ($70,022)
from Pierce County, WA  0.28% ($60,763)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.20% ($93,370)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($59,429)


6.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,445 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Washington average:

6.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.79% relocated to other counties in Washington ($32,408 average AGI)
2.57% relocated to other states ($21,038 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

2.57%
Washington average:

2.89%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kitsap County, WA  0.96% ($59,000 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.70% ($70,255)
to Clallam County, WA  0.67% ($43,478)
to Pierce County, WA  0.29% ($52,795)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.28% ($40,289)
to Whatcom County, WA  0.15% ($35,650)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.7%
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: 7,668 (6,870 aged, 798 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 416 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (395)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (324)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (288)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (221)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (193)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (191)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (105)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (81)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (76)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (71)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.56
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,393
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 89
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,448

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 635
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,040
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 50
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 24

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 155.5. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 31,527
  • In family households: 23,705 (4,931 male householders, 3,939 female householders)
    7,493 spouses, 5,333 children (4,860 natural, 140 adopted, 340 stepchildren), 413 grandchildren, 180 brothers or sisters, 380 parents, 297 other relatives, 717 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,022 (2,353 male householders (1,717 living alone)), 3,101 female householders (2,350 living alone)), 1,552 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 809

Size of family households: 5,995 2-persons, 1,405 3-persons, 926 4-persons, 256 5-persons, 182 6-persons, 80 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,071 1-person, 1,285 2-persons, 74 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 18 5-persons.

2,636 married couples with children.
888 single-parent households (155 men, 733 women).

96.0% of residents of Jefferson speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $210,761,000 ($7,498 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $24,638,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $117,257,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $35,229,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $310,000
Federal grants: $40,052,000
Federal procurement contracts: $9,989,000 ($8,309,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,924,000 ($2,827,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,125,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,347,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,156,000

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

Births: 1,107
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,525
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +125
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,696
Here:

+94 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.64 millions of gallons per day (52% from ground, 48% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.0

Year house built in Jefferson County, Washington
  • Year house built in Jefferson County, Washington
  • 4892014 or later
  • 4212010 to 2013
  • 3,1992000 to 2009
  • 4,4381990 to 1999
  • 2,8651980 to 1989
  • 3,0251970 to 1979
  • 1,2751960 to 1969
  • 8231950 to 1959
  • 4961940 to 1949
  • 1,5631939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Washington
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Washington
  • 941 room
  • 3372 rooms
  • 4043 rooms
  • 1,6534 rooms
  • 2,1215 rooms
  • 2,5806 rooms
  • 1,3437 rooms
  • 8318 rooms
  • 1,2409+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Washington
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Washington
  • 931 room
  • 3942 rooms
  • 4913 rooms
  • 1,0554 rooms
  • 8545 rooms
  • 4656 rooms
  • 2247 rooms
  • 1248 rooms
  • 549+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Washington
  • 141no bedroom
  • 7221 bedroom
  • 3,5562 bedrooms
  • 5,1293 bedrooms
  • 8114 bedrooms
  • 615+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Washington
  • 117no bedroom
  • 7911 bedroom
  • 1,5232 bedrooms
  • 1,0183 bedrooms
  • 3064 bedrooms
  • 85+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Washington 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
  • 234no vehicle
  • 2,6381 vehicle
  • 4,6022 vehicles
  • 1,8503 vehicles
  • 6984 vehicles
  • 5125+ 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
  • 390no vehicle
  • 1,6721 vehicle
  • 9572 vehicles
  • 5863 vehicles
  • 1954 vehicles
  • 115+ vehicles

81.6% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Washington.

Jefferson County:

81.6%
State average:

82.2%

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

  • This state: 13,251
  • Other state: 16,053
  • Northeast: 2,658
  • Midwest: 3,693
  • South: 2,289
  • West: 7,377
Year householders moved into unit in Jefferson County, WA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 54.7%Electricity
  • 20.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.1%Wood
  • 3.0%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 74.2%Electricity
  • 14.3%Wood
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Utility gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 184
Here:

10.7%
Washington:

10.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 57
Here:

5.4%
Washington:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 111
Here:

16.1%
Washington:

16.1%

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 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,799,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,396,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,989,000
    Parks and Recreation: $202,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000
    Parking Facilities: $13,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,344,000
    General - Other: $1,375,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,628,000
    Health - Other: $4,300,000
    Police Protection: $3,992,000
    General - Other: $3,849,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,961,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,874,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,485,000
    Financial Administration: $2,068,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,693,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,236,000
    Parks and Recreation: $521,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $380,000
    Housing and Community Development: $371,000
    Corrections - Other: $156,000
    General Public Buildings: $75,000
    Sewerage: $74,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,390,000
    Other: $431,000
    Health and Hospitals: $172,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $328,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $400,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $67,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $15,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $177,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,857,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,870,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,780,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $793,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $795,000
    Rents: $494,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $435,000
    Special Assessments: $390,000
    General Revenue - Other: $42,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,188,000
    Solid Waste Management: $163,000
    Central Staff Services: $41,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
    General - Other: $9,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $86,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,796,000
    Highways: $3,159,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,331,000
    General Local Government Support: $355,000
    Housing and Community Development: $112,000
    Public Welfare: $34,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,938,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,698,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,197,000
    Severance: $588,000
    Other Selective Sales: $445,000
    Other License: $426,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $191,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $158,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $111,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,921,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,799,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,396,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,989,000
    Parks and Recreation: $202,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000
    Parking Facilities: $13,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,344,000
    General - Other: $1,375,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,628,000
    Health - Other: $4,300,000
    Police Protection: $3,992,000
    General - Other: $3,849,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,961,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,874,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,485,000
    Financial Administration: $2,068,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,693,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,236,000
    Parks and Recreation: $521,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $380,000
    Housing and Community Development: $371,000
    Corrections - Other: $156,000
    General Public Buildings: $75,000
    Sewerage: $74,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,390,000
    Other: $431,000
    Health and Hospitals: $172,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $328,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $400,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $67,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $15,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $177,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,857,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,870,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,780,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $793,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $795,000
    Rents: $494,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $435,000
    Special Assessments: $390,000
    General Revenue - Other: $42,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,188,000
    Solid Waste Management: $163,000
    Central Staff Services: $41,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
    General - Other: $9,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $86,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,796,000
    Highways: $3,159,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,331,000
    General Local Government Support: $355,000
    Housing and Community Development: $112,000
    Public Welfare: $34,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,938,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,698,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,197,000
    Severance: $588,000
    Other Selective Sales: $445,000
    Other License: $426,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $191,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $158,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $111,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,921,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,799,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,396,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,989,000
    Parks and Recreation: $202,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000
    Parking Facilities: $13,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,344,000
    General - Other: $1,375,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,628,000
    Health - Other: $4,300,000
    Police Protection: $3,992,000
    General - Other: $3,849,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,961,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,874,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,485,000
    Financial Administration: $2,068,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,693,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,236,000
    Parks and Recreation: $521,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $380,000
    Housing and Community Development: $371,000
    Corrections - Other: $156,000
    General Public Buildings: $75,000
    Sewerage: $74,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,390,000
    Other: $431,000
    Health and Hospitals: $172,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $328,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $400,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $67,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $15,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $177,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,857,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,870,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,780,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $793,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $795,000
    Rents: $494,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $435,000
    Special Assessments: $390,000
    General Revenue - Other: $42,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,188,000
    Solid Waste Management: $163,000
    Central Staff Services: $41,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
    General - Other: $9,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $86,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,796,000
    Highways: $3,159,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,331,000
    General Local Government Support: $355,000
    Housing and Community Development: $112,000
    Public Welfare: $34,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,938,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,698,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,197,000
    Severance: $588,000
    Other Selective Sales: $445,000
    Other License: $426,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $191,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $158,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $111,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,921,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,799,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,396,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,989,000
    Parks and Recreation: $202,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000
    Parking Facilities: $13,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,344,000
    General - Other: $1,375,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,628,000
    Health - Other: $4,300,000
    Police Protection: $3,992,000
    General - Other: $3,849,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,961,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,874,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,485,000
    Financial Administration: $2,068,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,693,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,236,000
    Parks and Recreation: $521,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $380,000
    Housing and Community Development: $371,000
    Corrections - Other: $156,000
    General Public Buildings: $75,000
    Sewerage: $74,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,390,000
    Other: $431,000
    Health and Hospitals: $172,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $328,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $400,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $67,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $15,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $177,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,857,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,870,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,780,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $793,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $795,000
    Rents: $494,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $435,000
    Special Assessments: $390,000
    General Revenue - Other: $42,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,188,000
    Solid Waste Management: $163,000
    Central Staff Services: $41,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
    General - Other: $9,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $86,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,796,000
    Highways: $3,159,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,331,000
    General Local Government Support: $355,000
    Housing and Community Development: $112,000
    Public Welfare: $34,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,938,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,698,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,197,000
    Severance: $588,000
    Other Selective Sales: $445,000
    Other License: $426,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $191,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $158,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $111,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,921,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 469
  • Number of aged recipients: 26
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 443
  • Number of recipients under 18: 49
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 357
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 63
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 150
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 232
Most common first names in Jefferson County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17574.6 years
Robert16374.5 years
William13276.2 years
Mary11179.7 years
James10374.4 years
George9078.2 years
Charles8174.4 years
Richard7871.2 years
Margaret7681.1 years
Helen7482.6 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7679.3 years
Smith6876.4 years
Brown4278.3 years
Miller3980.6 years
Anderson3679.6 years
Nelson3479.6 years
Martin2480.5 years
Thompson2373.3 years
Clark2377.1 years
Taylor2266.8 years
Businesses in Jefferson County, WA
NameCountNameCount
DHL1Nike3
FedEx4RadioShack1
H&R Block1Starbucks2
Kroger2Subway1
La-Z-Boy1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets5UPS6
McDonald's1Vons2
New Balance1YMCA1