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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Jefferson is a town in Oregon with a population of 3,238. Jefferson is in Marion County. Living in Jefferson offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Jefferson and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Jefferson...
Population
3,238

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$191,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$796
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Jefferson Rankings

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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
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Jefferson

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,515
National
$55,322
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Jefferson Reviews

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I've lived here for 13 years. It's a nice town, very small. It's good for raising kids in because everything is close together. It's pretty safe, except for the occasional weirdo. It's pretty boring. There is not enough money in the education system, especially in the arts.
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Jefferson is a beautiful town located just on the outskirts of both Albany, and Salem. The population sits at about 3200. There are many new housing developments and activities for children. The only complaint that I have is that the schools could use updating.
Jefferson is a small town about 2000 people live here. Jefferson bearly opened up a new store after approximately 10 years . We are slowly improving and getting better.