Jefferson is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,027 people and just one neighborhood, Jefferson is the 443rd largest community in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
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 sales and office workers, professionals and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Jefferson who work in office and administrative support (15.01%), sales jobs (10.11%) and teaching (7.77%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Jefferson is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Jefferson’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The overall crime rate in Jefferson is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Jefferson has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Jefferson has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Jefferson than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Jefferson may be for you.