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.
Jerome is a blue-collar town, with 43.54% 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 (16.56%), office and administrative support (11.71%), and management occupations (7.12%).
You will also find that a lot of people in Jerome work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
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.