Jerome, ID
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Jerome is a somewhat small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 11,317 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Jerome is the 21st largest community in Idaho.

Jerome is a blue-collar town, with 43.00% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. 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 (16.85%), office and administrative support (12.10%), and food service (6.97%).

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Jerome spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.77 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of people in Jerome with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.98% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jerome in 2010 was $14,918, which is low income relative to Idaho and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,672 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 Native American. Jerome also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Jerome include Irish, English, Italian, and Welsh.

Jerome also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.49%.

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

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