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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Jefferson County is located in Wisconsin with a population of 84,586. Living in Jefferson County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Jefferson County there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Jefferson County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Jefferson County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$177,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$814
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    117.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    21.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    119.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,150.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    30.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Jefferson County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,215
National
$55,322

Jefferson County Reviews

1 review
I attended k-12 Jefferson public schools. Good community to be apart of. Good education system and good sports teams. Would like to see more diversity and inclusion efforts within the community. Overall good place to live.
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