Jefferson County, NY

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2020 Population
111,454
1.23% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
32.8
0.923% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.4%
2.39% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$54,726
3.87% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$150,100
0.133% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
42,808
1% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Jefferson County, NY had a population of 111k people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $54,726. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Jefferson County, NY declined from 112,842 to 111,454, a −1.23% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,685 to $54,726, a 3.87% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.46%), White (Hispanic) (4.31%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.41%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.62%).

None of the households in Jefferson County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.2% of the residents in Jefferson County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jefferson County, NY are Jefferson Community College (504 degrees awarded in 2020) and Jefferson Lewis BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (27 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Jefferson County, NY was $150,100, and the homeownership rate was 55.7%.

Most people in Jefferson County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, NY was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Jefferson County, NY is home to a population of 111k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.3% of Jefferson County, NY residents were born outside of the country (4.79k people).

In 2020, there were 14.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.5k people) in Jefferson County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2020 Citizenship
98.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.2% of Jefferson County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson County, NY was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    90.5k ± 121
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.09k ± 334
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.8k ± 482
7.71%
Hispanic Population
8.6k people

In 2020, there were 14.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.5k people) in Jefferson County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.71% of the people in Jefferson County, NY are hispanic (8.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jefferson County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    495,720 ± 17,065 people
  2. China
    408,272 ± 15,522 people
  3. Jamaica
    227,326 ± 11,637 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 495,720 New York residents, followed by China with 408,272 and Jamaica with 227,326.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
4.79k people
4.01%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.52k people

As of 2020, 4.3% of Jefferson County, NY residents (4.79k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson County, NY was 4.01%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,387 ± 448
  2. Vietnam
    1,940 ± 198
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,012 ± 179

Jefferson County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Jefferson County, NY employs 42.8k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,784 people), Retail Trade (6,204 people), and Educational Services (4,815 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,073), Public Administration ($51,250), and Information ($47,321).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,479. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

42.8k
2020 Value
± 1,375
−1%
1 Year decline
± 4.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jefferson County, NY declined at a rate of −1%, from 43.2k employees to 42.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,551 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,404 people), and Management Occupations (3,380 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

42.8k
2020 Value
± 1,375
−1%
1 Year decline
± 4.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jefferson County, NY declined at a rate of −1%, from 43.2k employees to 42.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,784 people), Retail Trade (6,204 people), and Educational Services (4,815 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,600
Median earning men ± $1,651
$27,614
Median earning women ± $1,549

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($57,176), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,558), and Information ($50,761).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($44,559), Public Administration ($43,618), and Construction ($39,661).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New York. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 915
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 583
    Retail Trade
  3. 529
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $629k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $346k
    Manufacturing
  3. $218k
    Retail Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $140B
  2. $74.5B
  3. $67.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $140B, followed by Electronics ($74.5B) and Mixed freight ($67.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$818B
2020 Value in New York
$1.62T
Projected 2050 Value in New York
98% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $818B. This is expected to increase 98% to $1.62T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $67.2B
  2. $49.9B
  3. $31.3B

In 2020, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $67.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $49.9B and California and $31.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jefferson County, NY went to Donald J. Trump with 58.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.2%), followed by Other (1.49%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Jefferson County, NY awarded 531 degrees. The student population of Jefferson County, NY in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 961 male students and 1,726 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jefferson County, NY are White (420 and 79.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (43 and 8.13%), Black or African American (36 and 6.81%), and Two or More Races (13 and 2.46%).

The largest universities in Jefferson County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Jefferson Community College (504 and 94.9%) and Jefferson Lewis BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (27 and 5.08%).

The most popular majors in Jefferson County, NY are Humanistic Studies (91 and 17.1%), General Studies (72 and 13.6%), and General Business Administration & Management (58 and 10.9%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2017 in Jefferson County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 63.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 2,687 (35.8% men and 64.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 2,687 students enrolled in Jefferson County, NY, 35.8% men and 64.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,877 records, of which 67% were women and 33% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 91 degree-majors awarded
  2. 72 degree-majors awarded
  3. 58 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Jefferson County, NY was Humanistic Studies with 91 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Jefferson County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 504 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Jefferson Community College with 504 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 185 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jefferson County, NY, which is 0.535 times less than the 346 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 420 degrees mean that there were 9.77 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 43 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, less-than 2-year ($18,481) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($672) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.36% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.5% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.01M), Bachelors Degree (3.13M), and Some college (2.8M).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, NY was $150,100 in 2020, which is 0.653 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $149,900 to $150,100, a 0.133% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, NY is 55.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Jefferson County, NY have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jefferson County, NY is $54,726. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jefferson County, NY was Census Tract 624 with a value of $85,625, followed by Census Tract 616 and Census Tract 625, with respective values of $70,671 and $68,899.

In 2021, 13.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jefferson County, NY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.271%.

Property

$150,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,326
$23,980
Median Property Taxes
±$914

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jefferson County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Jefferson County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

55.7%
Homeownership
2020
63.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 55.7% of the housing units in Jefferson County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 624
  2. Census Tract 616
  3. Census Tract 625

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson County, NY was Census Tract 624 with a value of $85,625, followed by Census Tract 616 and Census Tract 625, with respective values of $70,671 and $68,899.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jefferson County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$54,726
Median Household Income
± $1,793
43k
Number of Households
± 1,319

In 2020, the median household income of the 43k households in Jefferson County, NY grew to $54,726 from the previous year's value of $52,685.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jefferson County, NY is from New York.
0.494
2020 Wage GINI in New York
0.497
2019 Wage GINI in New York

In 2020, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.645% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.31%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.31%)

In 2020, 77.7% of workers in Jefferson County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.31%) and those who worked at home (6.31%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, NY have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.43% of the workforce in Jefferson County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson County, NY have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 13.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jefferson County, NY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.271%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, NY (15k out of 105k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson County, NY is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 20.6% of the children was living in poverty in Jefferson County, NY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 213 in Jefferson County, NY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 36.4 per 100,000 population.

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95.2% of the population of Jefferson County, NY has health coverage, with 33.9% on employee plans, 22.7% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 12.6% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New York was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, NY see 1961 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.406% decrease from the previous year (1969 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1087 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 465 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New York, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,961 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, NY

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, NY see an average of 1,961 patients per year. This represents a 0.406% decrease from the previous year (1,969 patients).

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.8% under 18 years, 22% between 18 and 34 years, 35.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.79%
Uninsured
33.9%
Employer Coverage
22.7%
Medicaid
10.3%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
12.6%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, NY declined by 9.34% from 5.28% to 4.79%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jefferson County, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 61.1 in Jefferson County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36% in Jefferson County, NY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.78% in Jefferson County, NY.

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