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 93.33% 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 (17.91%), management occupations (16.77%), and teaching (12.12%).
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: 7.55% 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Jefferson, the average commute to work is 33.12 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Jefferson is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.23% of adults in Jefferson have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Jefferson in 2010 was $43,158, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $172,632 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, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Jefferson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.