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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
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Jefferson is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 7,975. Jefferson is in Jefferson County. Living in Jefferson offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Jefferson there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Jefferson and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Jefferson are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$789
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Jefferson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    62.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    49.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    87.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,680.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    99.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Jefferson

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,071
National
$55,322
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Jefferson Reviews

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Small town atmosphere, but close to the Interstate to take you to either Madison WI, or Milwaukee WI.
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It isn't the best, but it isn't the worst, could be better, I love the trails and all the hiking that's available, there aren't many places that can say that, biking trails too. I see this area being a major hub for a bunch of different things dealing with sports, biking, cross country skiing, running, etc.
Wedl's hamburger stand was featured on "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dines" on the Food Network tv show, they have the best food! You can get everything you need in town.