Jefferson, IA
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Jefferson is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 4,204 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jefferson is the 89th largest community in Iowa.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jefferson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jefferson is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jefferson who work in office and administrative support (14.62%), management occupations (11.42%), and sales jobs (8.21%).

A relatively large number of people in Jefferson telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.10% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Jefferson is worth considering.

One of the benefits of Jefferson is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.36 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Jefferson is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Jefferson citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.34% of adults 25 and older in Jefferson have a college degree.

The per capita income in Jefferson in 2010 was $29,150, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,600 for a family of four. However, Jefferson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Jefferson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jefferson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Jefferson include Irish, English, Dutch, and French .

The most common language spoken in Jefferson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.

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