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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    B
  3. Nightlife
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B-
  5. Diversity
    C
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    B
  10. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  11. Commute
    D+
Jefferson County is located in Kansas with a population of 18,888. In Jefferson County, most residents own their homes. In Jefferson County there are a lot of bars. Residents of Jefferson County tend to be conservative. The public schools in Jefferson County are above average.
Population
18,888

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$740
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Jefferson County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    115.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    38.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    308.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,465.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    231.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Jefferson County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,793
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Jefferson County

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