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Jefferson is in Jefferson Parish, in the New Orleans metro area.
The latitude of Jefferson is 29.965N. The longitude is -90.153W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,843.
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14% of Jefferson residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jefferson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jefferson was $19,245, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Jefferson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Jefferson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $407. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $877.
Libraries in Jefferson include Rosedale Branch ... View libraries
Jefferson Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jefferson political report.
The average commute time for Jefferson workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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