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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
Jefferson is a town in Maine with a population of 2,500. Jefferson is in Lincoln County. Living in Jefferson offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Jefferson and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Jefferson are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$980
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Jefferson

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,259
National
$55,322
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Jefferson Reviews

17 reviews
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Beautiful lakeside town! Must visit anytime of year, enjoy so local ice cream or take a boat ride on the lake. Ice fishing and skating is also fun in the winter !
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The local people are nice enough, but in the summer time there are a lot of vacationers that are disrespectful. The state park and lake give rise to fun activities. The school in new but the teachers are not the best so education is poor. I would not live here once I get older because I want better education for my children.
I like living here, much more affordable than other states that I've lived in such as California. Would love to move back one day.