Jerome is a somewhat small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 11,994 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. 43.11% of Jerome’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Jerome is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Jerome who work in farm management occupations (14.38%), office and administrative support (10.00%), and sales jobs (7.35%).
Another important characteristic of Jerome is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
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 12.62% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Jerome in 2018 was $18,425, which is low income relative to Idaho and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,700 for a family of four. However, Jerome contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 36.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Jerome include German, English, Irish, Welsh, and Dutch.
Jerome also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.70%.
The most common language spoken in Jerome is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.