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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jefferson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jefferson is a town of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jefferson who work in management occupations (15.20%), teaching (10.74%), and office and administrative support (8.65%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.01% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Jefferson is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Jefferson’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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 31.44 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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.
Jefferson is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.43% 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 2018 was $48,830, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $195,320 for a family of four.
Jefferson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jefferson include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Jefferson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.