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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    C
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    B+
  5. Diversity
    B
  6. Jobs
    C+
  7. Weather
    D+
  8. Cost of Living
    B-
  9. Health & Fitness
    B-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    A-
Jefferson County is located in New York with a population of 114,448. In Jefferson County, most residents own their homes. In Jefferson County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Jefferson County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Jefferson County are above average.
Population
114,448

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$979
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Jefferson County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    215.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    102.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    46.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    413.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,361.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Jefferson County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,268
National
$55,322

Jefferson County Reviews

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I lived in this area growing up through middle and high school and I loved it. The St. Lawrence River is one of the greatest vacation areas i can think of.
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Driving is required for decent groceries.
Gas stations, food prep only unless hired by school