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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
Jefferson County is located in Illinois with a population of 38,358. Living in Jefferson County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Jefferson County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$623
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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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
    813.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    97.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    126.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    899.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,340.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    97.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Jefferson County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,109
National
$55,322

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