Jefferson is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,199 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jefferson is the 187th largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in Jefferson are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Jefferson is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Jefferson is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jefferson who work in office and administrative support (15.86%), teaching (15.20%), and management occupations (13.97%).
Also of interest is that Jefferson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.20% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Jefferson is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Jefferson really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Jefferson perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Jefferson, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.04 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Jefferson, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Jefferson is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Jefferson ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Jefferson, 43.94% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Jefferson in 2010 was $42,315, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $169,260 for a family of four.
The people who call Jefferson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jefferson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Jefferson include English, Irish, Scottish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Jefferson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.