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Jefferson County
  • County in Colorado

Report Card

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

editorial

Jefferson County is located in Colorado with a population of 578,795. Jefferson County is one of the best places to live in Colorado. In Jefferson County, most residents own their homes. In Jefferson County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Jefferson County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Jefferson County are highly rated.

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Population
578,795

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$433,100
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,451
National
$1,096
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Jefferson County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    226.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    65.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    71.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    431.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,809.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    614.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  11%

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