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Jefferson County, CO&

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Population
571,837
1.12% growth
Median Age
40.2
Median Household Income
$74,186
4.29% growth
Poverty Rate
6.68%
Number of Employees
309,979
0.9% growth
Median Property Value
$360,800
9.3% growth

Economy

The economy of Jefferson County, CO employs 309,979 people. The economy of Jefferson County, CO is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 2.63; 1.49; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jefferson County, CO are Healthcare & Social Assistance (37,143), Retail trade (35,645), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (35,017), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($85,330), Utilities ($71,468), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($65,497).

Median household income in Jefferson County, CO is $74,186. Males in Jefferson County, CO have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,933. The income inequality of Jefferson County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Jefferson County, CO. In Jefferson County, CO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 81 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,717. Logan County, CO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Colorado.

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Diversity

Jefferson County, CO is home to a population of 571,837 people, from which 96.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jefferson County, CO is composed of 448,949 White residents (78.5%), 86,728 Hispanic residents (15.2%), 16,978 Asian residents (2.97%), 10,116 Two+ residents (1.77%), and 5,938 Black residents (1.04%). The most common foreign languages in Jefferson County, CO are Spanish (31,708 speakers), German (2,911 speakers), and Vietnamese (2,604 speakers), but compared to other places, Jefferson County, CO has a relative high number of Scandinavian (378 speakers), German (2,911 speakers), and Russian (2,246 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Jefferson County, CO awarded 5,593 degrees. The student population of Jefferson County, CO is skewed towards females, with 2,690 male students and 2,903 female students. Most students in Jefferson County, CO are White (4,041 and 72.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (623 and 11.1%), Unknown (303 and 5.42%), and Two or more races (151 and 2.7%). The largest universities in Jefferson County, CO by number of graduates are Red Rocks Community College (1,997 and 35.7%), Colorado School of Mines (1,387 and 24.8%), and Colorado Christian University (913 and 16.3%). The most popular majors in Jefferson County, CO are Massage Therapy (314 and 5.61%), General Business Administration & Management (156 and 2.79%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (132 and 2.36%). The median tuition costs in Jefferson County, CO are $22,360 for private four year colleges, and $3,336 and $13,464 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, CO is $360,800, which is 1.76 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $330,200 to $360,800, a 9.3% increase. The homeownership rate of Jefferson County, CO is 71.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Jefferson County, CO have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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