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Jefferson County
  • County in Kentucky

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

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Jefferson County is located in Kentucky with a population of 768,419. Jefferson County is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. 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 lean liberal. The public schools in Jefferson County are above average.

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Population
768,419

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$178,100
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$901
National
$1,096
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    373.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    14.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    25.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    184
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    780.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,685.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    545.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  11%

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