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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Jerome is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 44.38% of the Jerome workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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 (15.39%), office and administrative support (10.02%), and sales jobs (8.20%).
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.
The citizens of Jerome have a very low rate of college education: just 9.51% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Jerome in 2010 was $14,161, which is low income relative to Idaho and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,644 for a family of four.
Jerome is a somewhat 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 38.90% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Jerome include English, Irish, Italian, and Danish.
In addition, Jerome has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.47%).
The most common language spoken in Jerome is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.