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B
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C-
Jefferson County is located in Missouri with a population of 222,639. Living in Jefferson County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Jefferson County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Jefferson County are highly rated.
Population
222,639

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$824
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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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
    167.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    32.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    214.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,290.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    176.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Jefferson County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,765
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Jefferson County

Jefferson County Reviews

3 reviews
Very rural area with a tight-knit community. They have a strong sense of community pride, and it's a town where gathering with friends and family at the school's friday night football game is routine.
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Jefferson County has been a great place to live, many want to get out of town when they reach 18, but I was born here. Jefferson County has a lot to offer and the crime rates are not high.
It is not that great. I live on the back roads and it is not close to anything really. I just moved and so far it has been just okay. At least at night it is very pieceful.