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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.20% 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 34.04 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. 43.94% 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 $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 German, English, Irish, Scottish, French and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Jefferson is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||888|
|JEFFERSON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||84.69%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||15.32%|
|TYPE OF JEFFERSON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||78.49%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||11.15%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||0.00%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||10.36%|
|SIZE OF JEFFERSON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.93%|
|AGE OF JEFFERSON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||4.84%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||71.51%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||15.09%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||8.56%|
|JEFFERSON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$369,925|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,144|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $55,000||1.20%|
|$55,001 - $109,000||0.00%|
|$109,001 - $218,000||9.97%|
|$218,001 - $327,000||37.90%|
|$327,001 - $436,000||28.32%|
|$436,001 - $545,000||19.42%|
|$545,001 - $818,000||3.19%|
|$818,001 - $1,090,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF JEFFERSON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.93%|
|5 TO 17||16.65%|
|18 TO 24||6.89%|
|25 TO 34||8.21%|
|35 TO 54||35.95%|
|55 TO 64||10.54%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||16.83%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.26%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$101,818|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$42,315|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.70%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (15.69%)
Public Service (15.12%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (10.52%)
Information Technology (4.11%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.91%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.87%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||3.19%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (34.12%)
French Canadian (2.42%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (95.78%)
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