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Jefferson is a city in Greene County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after President Thomas Jefferson.

The latitude of Jefferson is 42.015N. The longitude is -94.377W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,066 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,440.


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Median household income
Local
$32,818
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jefferson demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· New Jefferson
Well-known residents have included:
· George Gallup, social scientist who launched the Gallup poll
· Loren J. Shriver, astronaut
Local festivals include:
  • Bell Tower Festival - June 8-10, 2007
  • Greene County Fair - July 11-16, 2007
  • Fall Festival - Oct. 13-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Jefferson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Greene County Historical Society Museum, Jefferson Telephone Company Museum, Mahanay Bell Tower
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Jefferson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Greene County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50129 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

34% of Jefferson residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jefferson ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jefferson was $17,441, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Jefferson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
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Fairs, festivals & other events
Jefferson festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Jefferson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $278.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $660.


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

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Politics

Greene 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 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Jefferson include Super 8.

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