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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  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
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    C-
Jefferson County is located in Missouri with a population of 223,302. In Jefferson County, 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
223,302

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$848
National
$949
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

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
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Jefferson County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,030
National
$55,322

Jefferson County Reviews

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What I love about Jefferson County is the colleges and schools in the surrounding area. The schools contain very good well behaved students, amazing teachers, and they are very patriotic about there own schools. Jefferson County is full of many small towns where everyone knows eachother and, what is going on around them. There are alot of great restaurants in Jefferson County such as the Blue Owl, where they make even the most simple food look fancy, they are very polite, dress nicely, and always impress you even if they are busy. What I would like to see change in Jefferson County is the police departments be more vigilant of people on drugs so citizens do not half to worry about seeing a person walking on the side of the road on drugs scaring them. I would also like to see more bus drivers be hired and more substitutes for schools because many schools are running low on people with experience in those professional areas.
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Jefferson County is a great place to live and raise kids. I do wish, however that the mentality of the majority would lean toward more diversity and acceptance of all races and ethnicities. I struggle to teach my children about other cultures and often must travel to other parts of the metro area for this education.
Jefferson County is family friendly and safe, but the public schools in the area are poor. In the future, I would prefer to live in a more urban setting.