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.

Jefferson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Jefferson is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jefferson who work in office and administrative support (14.22%), management occupations (11.46%), and maintenance occupations (8.40%).

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 16.26 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.

Being a small city, Jefferson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Jefferson citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.01% of adults in Jefferson have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Jefferson in 2010 was $28,452, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,808 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, Norwegian, and French .

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

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