Jefferson, MD

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Living in Jefferson

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 89.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Jefferson is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jefferson who work in management occupations (15.73%), teaching (13.72%), and office and administrative support (13.20%).

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: 9.41% 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.

Because of many things, Jefferson is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Jefferson a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Jefferson has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 31.43 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Jefferson ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Jefferson, 47.71% 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 2018 was $48,798, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $195,192 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jefferson include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Jefferson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.

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