Jefferson, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 4,150 (88% urban, 12% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.3%
 
Males: 1,948  (47.0%)
Females: 2,202  (53.0%)
Median resident age:

48.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50129.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,700 (it was $32,818 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$48,700
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,362 (it was $17,441 in 2000)

Jefferson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $109,146 (it was $60,100 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$109,146
IA:

$149,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $586.

March 2019 cost of living index in Jefferson: 75.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.3%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Jefferson, IA (2017)
    • 3,97793.4%White alone
    • 1112.6%Hispanic
    • 751.8%Two or more races
    • 370.9%Asian alone
    • 120.3%Black alone
    • 120.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 80.2%American Indian alone

Races in Jefferson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Jefferson, Iowa as of August 13, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Jefferson is 708 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Jefferson by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.9)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(46.1)
2
(47.8)
2
(48.8)
4
(97.3)
4
(91.6)
2
(46.1)
0
(0.0)
5
(118.0)
9
(211.3)
5
(119.7)
14
(338.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(111.9)
0
(0.0)
4
(92.2)
44
(1,052)
17
(415.1)
17
(413.7)
3
(68.7)
4
(92.2)
11
(259.9)
13
(306.9)
30
(704.2)
40
(957.9)
45
(1,087)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
53
(1,186)
39
(880.4)
22
(507.3)
25
(597.5)
15
(366.3)
35
(851.8)
28
(641.0)
21
(483.9)
53
(1,252)
39
(920.7)
71
(1,667)
97
(2,323)
116
(2,802)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(67.7)
2
(46.1)
13
(310.7)
1
(24.4)
2
(48.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(46.1)
0
(0.0)
5
(118.0)
2
(46.9)
3
(71.8)
3
(72.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(22.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(47.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)55.340.639.7139.155.486.467.138.787.291.4162.0196.8280.9

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City-data.com crime index in Jefferson, IA

Crime rate in Jefferson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (45.0%), American (12.7%), Irish (9.2%), English (6.2%), Czech (2.1%), Swedish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/20/1871

Elevation: 1078 feet

Land area: 5.82 square miles.

Population density: 713 people per square mile   (low).

Jefferson, Iowa map

86 residents are foreign born (0.8% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

This city:

2.0%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,558 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,852 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (38.3 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (99.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (344.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Grand Junction, IA (2.7 miles ),
Scranton, IA (3.0 miles ),
Dana, IA (3.1 miles),
Rippey, IA (3.3 miles ),
Churdan, IA (3.3 miles ),
Paton, IA (3.5 miles ),
Bagley, IA (3.5 miles ),
Beaver, IA (3.5 miles)

Latitude: 42.02 N, Longitude: 94.38 W

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in Jefferson, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jefferson, IA in 2017
Jefferson satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $227,500
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $254,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $227,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $172,600
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $260,000
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $141,400
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $213,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $215,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $243,300
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $379,800
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $227,300
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $170,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Jefferson, IA residents
Average permit cost in Jefferson, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.2%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Jefferson, IA
Historical housing units in Jefferson, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +258 (+5.9%).
Most common industries in Jefferson, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.4%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.0%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.5%)
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Jefferson, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (7.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)

Average climate in Jefferson, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Jefferson-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.7 miles away from the Jefferson city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 265.9 miles away from Jefferson center
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 422.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 236.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 296.0 miles away from Jefferson center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 113.4 miles away from Jefferson 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 406.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Greene County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jefferson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Jefferson:

  • GREENE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1000 WEST LINCOLNWAY)
  • GREENE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER PUBLIC HEALTH (1000 WEST LINCOLNWAY)
  • GREENE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (1000 WEST LINCOLNWAY)
  • REGENCY PARK NURSING AND REHAB CENTER OF JEFFERSON (100 RAM ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Jefferson:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jefferson:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 34 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa State University (about 38 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 45 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 47 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Buena Vista University (about 61 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 90 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 96 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)

Public high school in Jefferson:

  • GREENE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 101 RAM DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Jefferson:

  • GREENE COUNTY ELEMENTARY (Location: 401 E RUSSELL, Grades: PK-3)
  • GREENE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 203 W HARRISON, Grades: 7-8)

Library in Jefferson:

  • JEFFERSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $249,493; Location: 200 W LINCOLNWAY; 41,187 books; 794 audio materials; 2,238 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 88 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Jefferson: Jefferson Wastewater Plant (A), Jefferson Water Plant (B), Raccoon Bend Golf Club (C), West Central Co-op Elevator (D), Jefferson (E), Greene County Fairgrounds (F), Greene County Emergency Medical Services Incorporated (G), Greene County Courthouse (H), Milwaukee Railroad Depot (I), Jefferson Telephone Company Museum (J), Jefferson Public Library (K), Greene County Historical Museum (L), Jefferson City Hall (M), Greene County Law Enforcement Center (N), Greene County Community Center (O), Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jefferson include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Christ Lutheran Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Central Christian Church (D), First Assembly of God Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), First United Methodist Church (G), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (H), Open Bible Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Golgotha Cemetery (1), Jefferson Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jefferson include: Russell Park (1), Kelso Park (2), Chautauqua Park (3), Head Park (4), Washington Park (5), Daubendiek Park (6), Lindsey Memorial (7), Abraham Lincoln Statue (8), Little League Field (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Greene County Historical Society (Museums; 219 East Lincolnway Street).

Hotels: Limburg House Bed & Breakfast (305 West Lincolnway Street), The Redwood Motel (209 West Gallup Road), Super 8 Motel (207 West Gallup Road).

Court: Iowa State Of Judicial Department - Clerk Of District Court (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Darrell R. Lindsey - Air Force Medal of Honor recipient, Steve Miller (American football) - Football player and coach, Bryce Paup - Football player, George Gallup - (born 1901), statistician, opinion pollster, Loren Shriver - (born 1944), astronaut, Merv Krakau - Football player, Dave Long (American football) - Football player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jefferson and their reported violations in the past:

LAKESIDE GOLF (Address: 1896 205TH ST , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-18-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jefferson that have no violations reported:

  • JEFFERSON WATER DEPARTMENT (Address: 1000 N CEDAR , Population served: 4,345, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.7%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.4%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Jefferson in 2010:

  • 62 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 56 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Jefferson in 2000:

  • 191 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Jefferson (2011 data):

  • Peoples Trust & Savings Bank: Jefferson Branch at 116 West State Street, branch established on 1905/11/01. Info updated 2008/03/24: Bank assets: $265.7 mil, Deposits: $224.0 mil, headquarters in Clive, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Green Circle Investments, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Jefferson Branch at 200 West State Street, branch established on 1926/03/03. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Home State Bank: at 115 West State Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $150.9 mil, Deposits: $132.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Greene Investment Co.

For population 15 years and over in Jefferson:

Marital status in Jefferson, IA
  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

For population 25 years and over in Jefferson:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Jefferson
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Jefferson, IA (based on Greene County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,80116
Evangelical Protestant1,4146
Catholic8804
Other1582
None4,083-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Greene County:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

9.49 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Greene County:

28.7%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Greene County:

17.5%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Jefferson:

45.5%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Jefferson:

38.6%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.7%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.3%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.1%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

47.7%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Jefferson:

72.1%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jefferson, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 7$27,459$47,0730$0
Parks and Recreation 4$15,088$45,26417$8,157
Other Government Administration 4$15,536$46,6081$1,784
Solid Waste Management 4$16,258$48,7740$0
Water Supply 4$11,185$33,5550$0
Streets and Highways 3$11,564$46,2560$0
Sewerage 3$12,173$48,6920$0
Local Libraries 2$5,782$34,69210$9,534
Other and Unallocable 1$4,328$51,9360$0
Airports 0$0 1$2,217
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 23$3,169
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 32$119,373$44,76552$24,861

Jefferson government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,296,000 ($312.29)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $736,000 ($177.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $514,000 ($123.86)
    Police Protection: $493,000 ($118.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $397,000 ($95.66)
    Regular Highways: $371,000 ($89.40)
    Sewerage: $356,000 ($85.78)
    General - Other: $258,000 ($62.17)
    Libraries: $249,000 ($60.00)
    General Public Buildings: $242,000 ($58.31)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $108,000 ($26.02)
    Central Staff Services: $107,000 ($25.78)
    Financial Administration: $70,000 ($16.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $58,000 ($13.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $48,000 ($11.57)
    Air Transportation: $35,000 ($8.43)
    Public Welfare - Other: $16,000 ($3.86)
    Health - Other: $14,000 ($3.37)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000 ($0.96)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $110,000 ($26.51)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Transit Utilities: $4,000 ($0.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $345,000 ($83.13)
    Housing and Community Development: $294,000 ($70.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $211,000 ($50.84)
    Police Protection: $60,000 ($14.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $36,000 ($8.67)
    Libraries: $26,000 ($6.27)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000 ($0.96)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,552,000 ($373.98)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($2.17)

Jefferson government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $836,000 ($201.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $558,000 ($134.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $310,000 ($74.70)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $19,000 ($4.58)
    Other: $17,000 ($4.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $283,000 ($68.19)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $175,000 ($42.17)
    Rents: $49,000 ($11.81)
    Fines and Forfeits: $20,000 ($4.82)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($2.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $974,000 ($234.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $727,000 ($175.18)
    Highways: $412,000 ($99.28)
  • Tax - Property: $1,848,000 ($445.30)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $410,000 ($98.80)
    Other Selective Sales: $35,000 ($8.43)
    Other License: $23,000 ($5.54)

Jefferson government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,668,000 ($1606.75)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,418,000 ($1546.51)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,030,000 ($1212.05)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,780,000 ($1151.81)

Jefferson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,193,000 ($1733.25)

5.54% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, IA  0.81% ($39,379 average AGI)
from Dallas County, IA  0.61% ($34,409)
Businesses in Jefferson, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx2U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Jones New York1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets1

Strongest AM radio stations in Jefferson:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jefferson:

  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFGQ-FM (99.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KWOI (90.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)

TV broadcast stations around Jefferson:

  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Jefferson: Darrell R. Lindsey.

Jefferson fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Jefferson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 430ft / 131mTotal length
  • 28,935Total average daily traffic
  • 4,496Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Jefferson, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 31950-1959
  • 41970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Jefferson, IA

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 18. The highest number of fires - 53 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Jefferson, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (34.6%), and Other (31.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Jefferson, IA
    • 9934.6%Outside Fires
    • 8931.1%Other
    • 7526.2%Structure Fires
    • 238.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Jefferson, IA
Most common first names in Jefferson, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5473.7 years
Mary5085.8 years
Charles4579.2 years
William4177.2 years
James4075.7 years
Robert3873.4 years
Helen3482.2 years
Margaret3483.3 years
Hazel2884.0 years
Dorothy2778.6 years
Most common last names in Jefferson, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4481.3 years
Johnson2878.8 years
Kendall2067.0 years
Schilling1779.9 years
Murphy1781.6 years
Taylor1675.1 years
Davis1672.5 years
Miller1480.5 years
Wright1381.9 years
Wilson1377.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Jefferson, IA
  • 84.6%Utility gas
  • 13.5%Electricity
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Jefferson, IA
  • 60.2%Utility gas
  • 33.8%Electricity
  • 5.9%No fuel used


Jefferson compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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