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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Housing
    B
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
  5. Diversity
    A+
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    B+
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    B
Jefferson County is located in Texas with a population of 255,210. Jefferson County is one of the best places to live in Texas. In Jefferson County, most residents own their homes. Many families live in Jefferson County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Jefferson County are above average.
Population
255,210

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$839
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Jefferson County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    563.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    58.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    197.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,014.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,427.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    295.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

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Jefferson County Reviews

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My experience with Jefferson County is really great. The people are super friendly, and there is a lot of space and open areas. There is a very country lifestyle here as there are many farms. There is so much support of the local school and its teams. The only thing I wish we had more of is local restaurants. The closest thing is about 15-20 minutes away which isn't very far, but it is still an inconvenience.
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This is a family friendly area. However, there are not many places to go for family fun and entertainment. I would like to see the addition of a zoo, waterpark, amusement park, ice skating, more live concerts, and additional bowling, skating and movie facilities. There are plenty of restaurants and hotels to accommodate travelers. Also, the addition of more state colleges or universities would attract more people to this area. Finally, the downtown area needs more businesses, perhaps a hospital and other medical facilities. This would a tract more restaurants and hotels to build in this area, and help revamp the city. In conclusion, I loved growing up in this area.
More retail options. Second high school needed. Public high school is way over capacity. Names determine status.lots of food options. Centrally located. Competitive paying jobs are fairly plentiful.