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Jefferson County, NY&

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Population
117,966
0.82% decline
Median Age
32
Median Household Income
$49,911
0.82% growth
Poverty Rate
14.6%
Number of Employees
45,323
1.32% growth
Median Property Value
$144,400
2.41% growth

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Economy

The economy of Jefferson County, NY employs 45,323 people. The economy of Jefferson County, NY is specialized in Public Admin.; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 2.54; 1.29; and 1.28 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jefferson County, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,999), Retail trade (6,673), and Public Admin. (5,460), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,688), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($54,231), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($40,833).

Median household income in Jefferson County, NY is $49,911. Males in Jefferson County, NY have an average income that is 1.08 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,521. The income inequality of Jefferson County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.392 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, NY. In Jefferson County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 49 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,278. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.

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Diversity

Jefferson County, NY is home to a population of 117,966 people, from which 98.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jefferson County, NY is composed of 97,364 White residents (82.5%), 8,359 Hispanic residents (7.09%), 6,392 Black residents (5.42%), 3,424 Two+ residents (2.9%), and 1,661 Asian residents (1.41%). The most common foreign languages in Jefferson County, NY are Spanish (3,937 speakers), German (843 speakers), and French (425 speakers), but compared to other places, Jefferson County, NY has a relative high number of German (843 speakers), Thai (124 speakers), and Other West Germanic (122 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Jefferson County, NY awarded 774 degrees. The student population of Jefferson County, NY is skewed towards females, with 268 male students and 506 female students. Most students in Jefferson County, NY are White (588 and 76%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (97 and 12.5%), Black or African American (37 and 4.78%), and Two or more races (32 and 4.13%). The largest universities in Jefferson County, NY by number of graduates are Jefferson Community College (710 and 91.7%), Jefferson Lewis BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (64 and 8.27%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Jefferson County, NY are General Studies (135 and 17.4%), Humanistic Studies (117 and 15.1%), and General Business Administration & Management (86 and 11.1%). The median tuition costs in Jefferson County, NY are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A 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, NY is $144,400, which is 0.7 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $141,000 to $144,400, a 2.41% increase. The homeownership rate of Jefferson County, NY is 56%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Jefferson County, NY have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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