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Jefferson is a city in Jefferson County, in the Watertown-Fort Atkinson metro area.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Jefferson. For links to other places called Jefferson, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Jefferson is 43.006N. The longitude is -88.808W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 801 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,388.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$40,962
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jefferson demographic reports
Jefferson is at the fork of the Crawfish and Rock rivers
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Jefferson County Fair - July 11-15, 2007
  • Autumn Fest - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Gemuetlichkeit Days - Sept. 14-16, 2007
  • Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival - Sept. 7-9, 2007
  • Septemberfest - Sept. 7-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Jefferson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

48% of Jefferson residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $19,124, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Jefferson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Jefferson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $494.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,057.


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Libraries in Jefferson include Jefferson Public Library ... View libraries

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Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jefferson political report.

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The average commute time for Jefferson workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Jefferson include Rodeway Inn.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other WI communities named Jefferson:
  �Green County town
  �Jefferson County town
  �Monroe County town
  �Vernon County town

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