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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Jefferson County is located in Alabama with a population of 659,460. 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.
Population
659,460

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$847
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Jefferson County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    489
    282.7
  • Murder
    13.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    33
    40.7
  • Robbery
    130.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    642.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,275.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
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
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Jefferson County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,321
National
$55,322

Jefferson County Reviews

49 reviews
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Jefferson county is a very good community. I have had the privilege to be part of an amazing school in Jefferson county even though I live in walker county. Corner high school is very caring for their students and to me everyone in Jefferson county is very supportive. For example, people are very encouraging as they try to have activities everyone can enjoy which allows them to be part of the community.
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I would love to see the crime change from negative to positive, more extracurricular outlets to keep people occupied.
Jefferson County could use some improvement, but it's a constantly growing place. It's small town feel remains even through the innovations.