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Jefferson County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2016: 84,625 (66% urban, 34% rural); it was 74,021 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 16,375
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,394
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 20,231
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,348 (it was 7,974 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

32%

Land area: 557 sq. mi.

Water area: 25.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 152 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (16.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Jefferson County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  39.6 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years
Males: 42,562  (50.3%)
Females: 42,063  (49.7%)

Jefferson County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $58,703 ($46,901 in 1999)

This county:

$58,703
Wisconsin:

$56,811

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $665 (lower quartile is $541, upper quartile is $814)
This county:

$665
State:

$684


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $181,800 (it was $123,600 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$181,800
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $138,200 - $251,100

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $221,753
Here:

$221,753
State:

$219,030

Townhouses or other attached units: $187,803
Here:

$187,803
State:

$183,917

In 2-unit structures: $144,483
Here:

$144,483
State:

$162,149

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $242,120
Here:

$242,120
State:

$157,587

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $188,390
Here:

$188,390
State:

$204,898

Mobile homes: $48,528
Here:

$48,528
State:

$50,465
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,397
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $553

Institutionalized population: 539

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 37
  • Burglaries: 79
  • Thefts: 290
  • Auto thefts: 33

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 20
  • Burglaries: 76
  • Thefts: 273
  • Auto thefts: 21
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 256 buildings, average cost: $181,100
  • 2008: 177 buildings, average cost: $207,200
  • 2009: 160 buildings, average cost: $186,100
  • 2010: 134 buildings, average cost: $183,200
  • 2011: 83 buildings, average cost: $194,400
  • 2012: 84 buildings, average cost: $223,100
  • 2013: 107 buildings, average cost: $206,400
  • 2014: 103 buildings, average cost: $256,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,388 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,461 (2.0%)

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 2016: 9.8%
Jefferson County:

9.8%
Wisconsin:

11.8%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.1% for Black residents, 22.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.1% for American Indian residents, 7.9% for other race residents, 20.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.6 years old
(Males: 38.3 years old, Females: 41.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.1 years old, Black residents: 18.9 years old, American Indian residents: 45.9 years old, Asian residents: 40.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.8 years old, Other race residents: 46.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson County is $516 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $680 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $815 a month.

Cities in this county include: Watertown, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Lake Mills, Koshkonong, Waterloo, Oakland, Concord, Palmyra, Lake Ripley.

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

2012 air pollution in Jefferson County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.036 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Jefferson County: Vernon Station (A), Chenequa Country Club (B), Ironwood Golf Course (C), Lakeside Golf Club (D), Merrill Hills Country Club (E), Naga-Waukee Golf Course (F), Song Bird Hills Golf Course (G), Western Lakes Golf Course (H), Phantom Ranch Boys Camp (I), Sportsman Center (J), Oconomowoc Golf Course (K), Dousman - Summit Fire District Oconomowoc Station 2 (L), Lisbon Fire Department Richmond Station (M), North Lake Volunteer Fire Department (N), Lisbon Fire Department Good Hope Station (O), Delafield Fire Department Station 1 (P), Delafield Fire Department Station 2 (Q), Dousman - Summit Fire District Village of Summit (R), Mukwonago Fire Department Station 2 (S), Waukesha Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jefferson County include: Lisbon Church (A), Vernon Church (B), Faith Springs Presbyterian Church (C), Saint Marys Church (D), Saint Catherine Church (E), Saint Brunos Church (F), Saint Anthony Church (G), Ottawa Presbyterian Church (H), Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Theresa Cemetery (1), Union Cemetery (2), Oak Grove Cemetery (3), Holy Innocents Cemetery (4), Summit Cemetery (5), Ottawa Cemetery (6), Tabernacle Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: North Lake (A), Ottawa Lake (B), Pretty Lake (C), Rainbow Springs Lake (D), Reagan Lake (E), Silver Lake (F), Spring Lake (G), Beaver Dam Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pebble Creek (A), Pebble Brook (B), Mukwonago River (C), Mill Creek (D), Mill Brook (E), Jericho Creek (F), Scuppernong Creek (G), Brandy Brook (H), Mason Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jefferson County include: Eagle Centre Prairie State Natural Area (1), Eagle Oak Opening State Natural Area (2), Scuppernong Prairie State Natural Area (3), Genesee Oak Opening And Fen State Natural Area (4), Kettle Moraine Low Prairie State Natural Area (5), Martin's Woods State Natural Area (6), Ottawa Lake Fen State Natural Area (7), Brook Park (8), Eble Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Brown County, Nebraska , Gooding County, Idaho , Racine County , Richland County , Sauk County , Washington County , Waukesha County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,174
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,547 (48.4% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

3.0%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 522
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,095
  • 1990 to 1999: 774
  • 1980 to 1989: 301
  • 1970 to 1979: 193
  • Before 1970: 425
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 60.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,130
  • One, attached: 2,097
  • Two: 1,292
  • 3 or 4: 1,223
  • 5 to 9: 2,132
  • 10 to 19: 1,263
  • 20 to 49: 1,583
  • 50 or more: 40
  • Mobile homes: 1,700

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 13,544 (505 second mortgage, 2,440 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,030

Here:

61.9% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,91650
Catholic18,63710
Mainline Protestant12,03033
Other3645
None30,739-
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: 16
Jefferson County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Jefferson County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 73
This county:

9.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

7.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

28.0%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 174 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $97,621
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $371.30
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.84%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 53.78%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $80,517
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 69.65%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.63%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $90,242
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.66%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.95
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 40.12%
Corn for grain: 70564 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4182 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 49302 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,263 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 71 acres

Tornado activity:

Jefferson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 1697456.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 28 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/27/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson County-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 321.0 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 109.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 295.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 353.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 319.7 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 310.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2008 to July 25, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1768: June 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 1768, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Snow, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3285: March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: 3285, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 18, 2007 to August 31, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1719: August 26, 2007, FEMA Id: 1719, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2004 to July 03, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1526: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-994: July 02, 1993, FEMA Id: 994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hail, Severe Storm, Incident Period: July 07, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-912: August 06, 1991, FEMA Id: 912, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Icing, Wind, Flooding, Incident Period: March 23, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-496: March 23, 1976, FEMA Id: 496, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Wisconsin SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 27, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-376: April 27, 1973, FEMA Id: 376, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)

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

  • Mexico (52%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (2%)
  • Russia (2%)
  • Korea (2%)

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

  • German (47%)
  • American (8%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • European (2%)

Jefferson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 27,693 (80.5%)
  • Carpooled: 3,165 (9.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 113 (0.3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 199 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 256 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 981 (2.9%)
  • Worked at home: 2,076 (6.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 497 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 409 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 337 people in nursing homes
  • 251 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 208 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 161 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 65 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 56 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 24 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 18 people in other group homes

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

  • 2,338 people in college/university student housing
  • 411 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 390 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 350 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 149 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 40 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,695.

6.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,970 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.07% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($28,867 average AGI)
1.15% relocated from other states ($7,103 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

1.15%
Wisconsin average:

1.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dane County, WI  1.19% ($37,417 average AGI)
from Waukesha County, WI  0.96% ($38,674)
from Dodge County, WI  0.89% ($32,003)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.41% ($41,784)
from Walworth County, WI  0.36% ($29,857)
from Rock County, WI  0.29% ($33,083)
from Columbia County, WI  0.10% ($31,606)


6.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,605 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.91% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($27,165 average AGI)
1.34% relocated to other states ($9,439 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

1.34%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dodge County, WI  1.07% ($32,875 average AGI)
to Dane County, WI  1.03% ($34,501)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.89% ($37,416)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.38% ($31,290)
to Rock County, WI  0.35% ($33,851)
to Walworth County, WI  0.30% ($30,485)
to Columbia County, WI  0.10% ($37,706)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jefferson County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,295 (10,148 aged, 2,147 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 630 (3%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (985)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (622)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (607)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (367)
  • Unspecified dementia (361)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (333)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (324)
  • Congestive heart failure (225)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (214)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (177)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.27
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,678
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 127
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24,867

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,332
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 766
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 150.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 70.4
  • Other - 79.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 84,625
  • In family households: 67,541 (11,794 male householders, 10,007 female householders)
    17,590 spouses, 22,730 children (20,676 natural, 841 adopted, 1,213 stepchildren), 1,068 grandchildren, 917 brothers or sisters, 556 parents, 824 other relatives, 2,055 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,581 (5,154 male householders (3,899 living alone)), 5,423 female householders (4,718 living alone)), 3,004 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,503

Size of family households: 10,500 2-persons, 4,847 3-persons, 4,070 4-persons, 1,385 5-persons, 732 6-persons, 267 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,617 1-person, 1,493 2-persons, 432 3-persons, 35 4-persons.

12,656 married couples with children.
4,511 single-parent households (2,554 men, 1,957 women).

93.0% of residents of Jefferson speak English at home.
5.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $404,772,000 ($5,157 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,838,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $177,406,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $73,034,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,491,000
Federal grants: $64,208,000
Federal procurement contracts: $68,721,000 ($4,459,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,911,000 ($928,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $952,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $25,512,000
Federal Government insurance: $40,241,000

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

Births: 5,014
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,146
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +595
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,203
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.61 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 156
  • 2010 to 2013: 180
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,454
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,943
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,407
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,018
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,144
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,561
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,991
  • 1939 or earlier: 8,606
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 25
  • 3 rooms: 150
  • 4 rooms: 1,811
  • 5 rooms: 4,421
  • 6 rooms: 4,663
  • 7 rooms: 4,243
  • 8 rooms: 2,902
  • 9+ rooms: 3,359
  • 1 room: 154
  • 2 rooms: 732
  • 3 rooms: 2,472
  • 4 rooms: 2,551
  • 5 rooms: 2,334
  • 6 rooms: 746
  • 7 rooms: 1,006
  • 8 rooms: 408
  • 9+ rooms: 401
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 374
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,924
  • 3 bedrooms: 11,951
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,486
  • 5+ bedrooms: 839
  • no bedroom: 193
  • 1 bedroom: 2,658
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,079
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,084
  • 4 bedrooms: 444
  • 5+ bedrooms: 346
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • no vehicle: 260
  • 1 vehicle: 4,045
  • 2 vehicles: 10,685
  • 3 vehicles: 4,708
  • 4 vehicles: 1,083
  • 5+ vehicles: 793
  • no vehicle: 722
  • 1 vehicle: 5,126
  • 2 vehicles: 3,696
  • 3 vehicles: 1,106
  • 4 vehicles: 131
  • 5+ vehicles: 23

84% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Wisconsin.

Jefferson County:

84.1%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 66,644
  • Other state: 14,971
  • Northeast: 1,380
  • Midwest: 8,931
  • South: 2,481
  • West: 2,179

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (68.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.5%)
  • Electricity (8.4%)
  • Wood (4.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (49.9%)
  • Electricity (40.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,925
Here:

21.3%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 416
Here:

8.9%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,341
Here:

23.5%
Wisconsin:

19.5%

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 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,763,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,117,000
    Corrections - Other: $278,000
    General Public Buildings: $27,000
    Welfare - Other: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $19,845,000
    Health Services - Other: $19,451,000
    Police Protection: $5,613,000
    Regular Highways: $4,427,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,780,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,880,000
    Financial Administration: $1,588,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,428,000
    General - Other: $1,103,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $850,000
    Libraries: $615,000
    Central Staff Services: $590,000
    General Public Buildings: $492,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $388,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $109,000
    Solid Waste Management: $104,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $171,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $662,000
    Libraries: $535,000
    Regular Highways: $282,000
    Police Protection: $61,000
    Sewerage: $46,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $387,000
    Regular Highways: $23,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $971,000
    Police Protection: $173,000
    General - Other: $57,000
    Central Staff: $25,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $25,051,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $19,678,000
    Parks & Recreation: $268,000
    Solid Waste Management: $101,000
    Regular Highways: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,165,000
    All Other: $634,000
    Health & Hospitals: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,473,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,304,000
    Rents: $193,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $6,935,000
    Public Welfare: $6,480,000
    General Support: $5,335,000
    Highways: $3,128,000
    All Other: $1,370,000
    Education: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,742,000
    Total General Sales: $4,336,000
    NEC: $334,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,326,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $5,000,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $7,910,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $416,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $755,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,485,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $23,782,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 840
  • Number of aged recipients: 70
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 770
  • Number of recipients under 18: 131
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 586
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 123
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 363
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 305
Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Jefferson County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William69477.3 years
John68976.2 years
Robert60871.5 years
Mary46779.7 years
George41477.4 years
Helen37481.9 years
Edward36378.5 years
Walter36177.6 years
Arthur36179.2 years
Margaret35479.7 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson19476.6 years
Miller18677.7 years
Schultz16578.7 years
Anderson14977.6 years
Schmidt13278.6 years
Smith13077.6 years
Schroeder12278.0 years
Krueger11979.2 years
Nelson10877.0 years
Jones9877.2 years
Businesses in Jefferson County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware6La-Z-Boy2
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Bryant1
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture1
Ann Taylor1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's1Maurices2
AutoZone1McDonald's7
Banana Republic1Menards1
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity1
Baymont Inn1New Balance2
Burger King3Nike7
Casual Male XL1Old Navy1
Chevrolet2Pac Sun1
Clarks1Penske1
Cricket Wireless1Pizza Hut3
Curves4Qdoba Mexican Grill1
DHL1RadioShack2
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
DressBarn1SAS Shoes2
Dressbarn1Sears1
Eddie Bauer1Skechers USA1
Famous Footwear1Subway14
FedEx8Super 81
Ford3T-Mobile2
Gap1Taco Bell3
Goodwill2Toys"R"Us1
Gymboree1True Value2
H&R Block7U-Haul10
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular6
Holiday Inn2UPS11
Jimmy John's2Vans1
Jones New York1Walgreens3
KFC2Walmart3
Kmart1YMCA1
Kohl's1