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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Jefferson County is located in Colorado with a population of 564,029. Jefferson County is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Jefferson County offers residents a suburban feel and 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.
Population
564,029

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$334,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,205
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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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
    226.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    65.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    71.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    431.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,809.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    614.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

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Jefferson County Reviews

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I really like Jefferson County's public schools. Personal experience is with Golden High School, which has a competitive AP and Honors program. I also think it has really strong family community, at least in the towns I lived in. Places such as Arvada can develop a crowded feeling, and attempting to walk around Wadsworth or these larger streets can be extremely challenging or unpleasant with the homeless population.
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I have only been here a month, but it is nice. Everything you would ever need is super close. It is all located on one strip. Everything is easy to find. Traffic is a little crazy but isn't jammed packed. They keep it clean for the most part. It isn't a fancy neighborhood but there are tons of parks everywhere and it isn't too far from the mountains.
Jefferson County is a good county to reside in. There are job opportunities that meet just about everybody's criteria. The rental market is very high. There are a lot of different activities throughout Jefferson county. It is easy to commute via light rail, bus, or personal car to surrounding cities such as Estes Park.