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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  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
    B
  12. Commute
    C
Jersey County is located in Illinois with a population of 22,215. Living in Jersey County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Jersey County there are a lot of bars. Residents of Jersey County tend to be conservative. The public schools in Jersey County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$135,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$613
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Jersey 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
    156.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    67
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    469.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,095
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    89.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
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
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Jersey County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,320
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Jersey County

Jersey County Reviews

3 reviews
Jersey County was the best place to grow up! I loved being a part of a community. I grew up in a village. My whole life I had no idea the "it takes a village" was something that people outside Elsah said.
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Jersey County is made up of small quiet communities but is close to the city. People are friendly. When there is a crisis the communities come together to take care of their own.
I love Jersey County because it’s small enough to feel safe but we also have an amazing sense of community