Jerome is a somewhat small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 11,184 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Jerome is the 21st largest community in Idaho.
When you are in Jerome, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 43.54% of Jerome’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Jerome is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Jerome who work in farm management occupations (16.56%), office and administrative support (11.71%), and management occupations (7.12%).
In addition, many people in Jerome have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
In Jerome, just 11.21% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Jerome in 2010 was $14,675, which is low income relative to Idaho and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,700 for a family of four.
Jerome is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jerome home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jerome residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Jerome also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 36.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Jerome include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
Foreign born people are also an important part of Jerome's cultural character, accounting for 17.31% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Jerome is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.