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Jefferson County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2019: 84,769 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.0%), Manufacturing (20.5%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 84%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Jefferson County, WI (2019)
    • 75,88189.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,2717.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,6231.9%Two or more races
    • 6250.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5480.6%Asian alone
    • 630.07%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 70.01%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

41.5 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years
Males: 42,085  (49.6%)
Females: 42,684  (50.4%)
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Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $71,708 ($46,901 in 1999)
This county:

$71,708
Wisconsin:

$64,168

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $736 (lower quartile is $613, upper quartile is $911)
This county:

$736
State:

$746


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $209,000 (it was $123,600 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$209,000
Wisconsin:

$197,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $155,000 - $286,300

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $253,276
Here:

$253,276
State:

$243,674

Townhouses or other attached units: $218,952
Here:

$218,952
State:

$212,164

In 2-unit structures: $159,109
Here:

$159,109
State:

$191,549

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $292,821
Here:

$292,821
State:

$185,896

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $220,113
Here:

$220,113
State:

$204,140

Mobile homes: $44,499
Here:

$44,499
State:

$56,469

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,495
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $600

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
Jefferson County, WI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 331 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 1998: 399 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 1999: 379 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2000: 406 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2001: 388 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2002: 366 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2003: 390 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2004: 481 buildings, average cost: $175,200
  • 2005: 439 buildings, average cost: $203,100
  • 2006: 334 buildings, average cost: $198,800
  • 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
  • 2015: 136 buildings, average cost: $228,600
  • 2016: 181 buildings, average cost: $224,600
  • 2017: 191 buildings, average cost: $246,100
  • 2018: 169 buildings, average cost: $267,500
  • 2019: 168 buildings, average cost: $297,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Jefferson, WI residents
Average permit cost in Jefferson, WI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,520 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,629 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Jefferson, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Jefferson, WI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Jefferson, WI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.3%
Jefferson County:

6.3%
Wisconsin:

10.4%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.1% for Black residents, 18.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.9% for American Indian residents, 5.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 6.8% for other race residents, 13.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 41.5 years old
(Males: 40.6 years old, Females: 42.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.1 years old, Black residents: 24.4 years old, American Indian residents: 40.7 years old, Asian residents: 50.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.1 years old, Other race residents: 30.8 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

2018 air pollution in Jefferson County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

Click to draw/clear Jefferson County borders

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 November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Wisconsin:

4.5%

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

Current college students: 3,174
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,493 (54.4% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

2.9%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6922010 or later
  • 8692000 to 2009
  • 7131990 to 1999
  • 3011980 to 1989
  • 1931970 to 1979
  • 425Before 1970

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: 25,170
  • One, attached: 1,330
  • Two: 2,883
  • 3 or 4: 1,421
  • 5 to 9: 1,594
  • 10 to 19: 833
  • 20 to 49: 674
  • 50 or more: 741
  • Mobile homes: 1,520

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 16,455 (408 second mortgage, 2,384 home equity loan, 232 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,533

Here:

69.6% with mortgage
State:

62.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 26% greater 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, 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 (4.2 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 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 321.0 miles away from the county center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.7 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 179.6 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4520-WI: April 4, 2020, FEMA Id: 4520, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 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: 28,516 (80.9%)
  • Carpooled: 2,834 (8.0%)
  • Bus: 76 (0.2%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 461 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 137 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 1,229 (3.5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,995 (5.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

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


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (55%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Brazil (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Russia (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson County


  • German (42%)
  • American (9%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 intellectually disabled
  • 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 $61,991.

7.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.97% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($39,655 average AGI)
1.22% relocated from other states ($8,565 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

1.22%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Waukesha County, WI  1.31% ($57,852 average AGI)
from Dane County, WI  1.15% ($50,902)
from Dodge County, WI  1.03% ($39,456)
from Walworth County, WI  0.58% ($33,819)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.47% ($52,933)
from Rock County, WI  0.44% ($45,242)
from Columbia County, WI  0.09% ($34,677)


6.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,001 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.35% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($37,391 average AGI)
1.44% relocated to other states ($10,610 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

1.44%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dane County, WI  1.10% ($47,870 average AGI)
to Dodge County, WI  1.00% ($39,056)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.99% ($59,814)
to Rock County, WI  0.44% ($49,550)
to Walworth County, WI  0.42% ($39,359)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.38% ($42,893)
to Columbia County, WI  0.13% ($47,442)

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 2019: 7.8

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 population in Jefferson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.6%
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: 12,295 (10,148 aged, 2,147 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 630 (3%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,130)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (820)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (782)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (517)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (493)
  • Unspecified dementia (486)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (392)
  • Congestive heart failure (316)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (201)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (186)

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: 84,769
  • Male householders: 16,682 (4,590 living alone), Female householders: 16,101 (3,569 living alone)
  • 16,993 spouses (16,823 opposite-sex spouses), 2,977 unmarried partners, (2,862 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 22,666 children (21,071 natural, 258 adopted, 1,337 stepchildren), 932 grandchildren, 674 brothers or sisters, 997 parents, 52 foster children, 583 other relatives, 2,752 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,360

Size of family households: 10,102 2-persons, 4,693 3-persons, 4,196 4-persons, 2,446 5-persons, 286 6-persons, 251 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,159 1-person, 2,252 2-persons, 376 3-persons, 22 5-persons.

12,307 married couples with children.
4,382 single-parent households (1,936 men, 2,446 women).

93.4% of residents of Jefferson speak English at home.
5.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).

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:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
  • 8272014 or later
  • 4432010 to 2013
  • 6,0512000 to 2009
  • 5,7481990 to 1999
  • 2,7901980 to 1989
  • 4,2351970 to 1979
  • 3,2191960 to 1969
  • 3,3551950 to 1959
  • 1,7141940 to 1949
  • 7,7841939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
  • 431 room
  • 612 rooms
  • 4913 rooms
  • 2,3904 rooms
  • 5,3135 rooms
  • 4,2096 rooms
  • 3,9177 rooms
  • 3,4728 rooms
  • 4,0929+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
  • 1791 room
  • 7192 rooms
  • 1,3833 rooms
  • 2,2754 rooms
  • 2,3205 rooms
  • 6596 rooms
  • 6857 rooms
  • 2998 rooms
  • 2769+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
  • 43no bedroom
  • 5461 bedroom
  • 4,5242 bedrooms
  • 13,4673 bedrooms
  • 4,2084 bedrooms
  • 1,2005+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
  • 319no bedroom
  • 1,8531 bedroom
  • 4,0472 bedrooms
  • 2,1473 bedrooms
  • 3334 bedrooms
  • 965+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Wisconsin 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
  • 523no vehicle
  • 4,5231 vehicle
  • 10,7172 vehicles
  • 5,7033 vehicles
  • 1,4534 vehicles
  • 1,0695+ 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
  • 1,247no vehicle
  • 4,1521 vehicle
  • 2,5032 vehicles
  • 7613 vehicles
  • 694 vehicles
  • 635+ vehicles

86.5% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Wisconsin.

Jefferson County:

86.5%
State average:

86.0%

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

  • This state: 63,632
  • Other state: 17,932
  • Northeast: 536
  • Midwest: 11,912
  • South: 2,720
  • West: 2,764
Year householders moved into unit in Jefferson County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 71.2%Utility gas
  • 15.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.8%Electricity
  • 2.9%Wood
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 49.6%Utility gas
  • 42.2%Electricity
  • 5.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,761
Here:

22.6%
Wisconsin:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 69
Here:

1.6%
Wisconsin:

9.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,262
Here:

26.1%
Wisconsin:

17.6%

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 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $68,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,614,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,139,000
    Solid Waste Management: $67,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $41,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,020,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,268,000
    General - Other: $1,209,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $142,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $15,445,000
    Electric Utilities: $8,469,000
    Police Protection: $8,313,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,770,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,203,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,269,000
    Regular Highways: $3,892,000
    General - Other: $2,715,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,547,000
    Financial Administration: $2,019,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,988,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,100,000
    Libraries: $1,072,000
    General Public Buildings: $810,000
    Water Utilities: $777,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $209,000
    Solid Waste Management: $148,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $454,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,427,000
    Highways: $511,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,625,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,893,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $732,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $450,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $268,000
    Rents: $143,000
    Sale of Property: $54,000
    General Revenue - Other: $52,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $701,000
    Police Protection: $400,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,412,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $10,057,000
    Water Utilities: $1,900,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,149,000
    Highways: $4,690,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,740,000
    Other: $1,904,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,036,000
    Education: $984,000
    Housing and Community Development: $32,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,700,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,233,000
    Other License: $265,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $235,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $839,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $18,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $68,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,614,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,139,000
    Solid Waste Management: $67,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $41,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,020,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,268,000
    General - Other: $1,209,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $142,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $15,445,000
    Electric Utilities: $8,469,000
    Police Protection: $8,313,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,770,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,203,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,269,000
    Regular Highways: $3,892,000
    General - Other: $2,715,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,547,000
    Financial Administration: $2,019,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,988,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,100,000
    Libraries: $1,072,000
    General Public Buildings: $810,000
    Water Utilities: $777,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $209,000
    Solid Waste Management: $148,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $454,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,427,000
    Highways: $511,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,625,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,893,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $732,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $450,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $268,000
    Rents: $143,000
    Sale of Property: $54,000
    General Revenue - Other: $52,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $701,000
    Police Protection: $400,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,412,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $10,057,000
    Water Utilities: $1,900,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,149,000
    Highways: $4,690,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,740,000
    Other: $1,904,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,036,000
    Education: $984,000
    Housing and Community Development: $32,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,700,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,233,000
    Other License: $265,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $235,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $839,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $18,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $68,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,614,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,139,000
    Solid Waste Management: $67,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $41,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,020,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,268,000
    General - Other: $1,209,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $142,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $15,445,000
    Electric Utilities: $8,469,000
    Police Protection: $8,313,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,770,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,203,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,269,000
    Regular Highways: $3,892,000
    General - Other: $2,715,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,547,000
    Financial Administration: $2,019,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,988,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,100,000
    Libraries: $1,072,000
    General Public Buildings: $810,000
    Water Utilities: $777,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $209,000
    Solid Waste Management: $148,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $454,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,427,000
    Highways: $511,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,625,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,893,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $732,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $450,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $268,000
    Rents: $143,000
    Sale of Property: $54,000
    General Revenue - Other: $52,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $701,000
    Police Protection: $400,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,412,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $10,057,000
    Water Utilities: $1,900,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,149,000
    Highways: $4,690,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,740,000
    Other: $1,904,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,036,000
    Education: $984,000
    Housing and Community Development: $32,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,700,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,233,000
    Other License: $265,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $235,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $839,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $18,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $68,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,614,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,139,000
    Solid Waste Management: $67,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $41,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,020,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,268,000
    General - Other: $1,209,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $142,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $15,445,000
    Electric Utilities: $8,469,000
    Police Protection: $8,313,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,770,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,203,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,269,000
    Regular Highways: $3,892,000
    General - Other: $2,715,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,547,000
    Financial Administration: $2,019,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,988,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,100,000
    Libraries: $1,072,000
    General Public Buildings: $810,000
    Water Utilities: $777,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $209,000
    Solid Waste Management: $148,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $454,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,427,000
    Highways: $511,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,625,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,893,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $732,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $450,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $268,000
    Rents: $143,000
    Sale of Property: $54,000
    General Revenue - Other: $52,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $701,000
    Police Protection: $400,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,412,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $10,057,000
    Water Utilities: $1,900,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,149,000
    Highways: $4,690,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,740,000
    Other: $1,904,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,036,000
    Education: $984,000
    Housing and Community Development: $32,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,700,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,233,000
    Other License: $265,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $235,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $839,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $18,000

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
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