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Jefferson County
  • County in Alabama

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Housing
    grade B minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  5. Diversity
    grade A
  6. Jobs
    grade B minus
  7. Weather
    grade B
  8. Cost of Living
    grade B
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  11. Commute
    grade B minus

editorial

Jefferson County is located in Alabama with a population of 672,550. Jefferson County is one of the best places to live in Alabama. In Jefferson County, most residents own their homes. In Jefferson County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Jefferson County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Jefferson County are above average.

About

Population
672,550

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$176,900
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$986
National
$1,163
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    489
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    13.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    33
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    130.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    642.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,275.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  11%

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