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Jefferson County, Wisconsin Local Statistics

Community data

Population | 84,509
Median Age | 38 years
56.1% Female | 43.9% Male
Households | 32,613
High School Grads or Higher | 92%
Bachelor Degree or Higher | 24%
Number of K-12 Public Schools | 33
Number of Post-Secondary Schools | 3
SF new construction permits, 2009 | 160
Occupied Housing Units | 92.8%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate | 2.9%
Rental Vacancy Rate | 1.6%
Population with No Vehicles Available | 2.6%
Median Housing Value | $162,200
Median rent | $711

Source: American Community Survey 1-Year Estimate, 2013

Economic data

Unemployment (WI Dept of Workforce Development) | 6.1% - July, 2014
Mean Travel Time to Work | 22.5 minutes
Residents Working and Living in County | 23,764
Inbound Commuters | 11,270
Outbound Commuters | 15,500
Mean Household Income | $68,318
Per Capita Income | $26,907
Poverty Rate| 11.2%
Food Stamps | 14.2%

Source: American Community Survey 1-Year Estimate, 2013

Occupation data

Management, business, science, and arts occupations | 30.2%
Service occupations | 19.1%
Sales and office occupations | 23.6%
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations | 8.9%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations | 18.3%

Source: American Community Survey 1-Year Estimate, 2013

Top Industries by Employment, 1st Q 2014

Food Manufacturing
Food Services and Drinking Places
Educational Services
Administrative and Support Services
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

Source: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Industry data

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining | 2.9%
Construction | 4.7%
Manufacturing | 21.5%
Wholesale trade | 2.1%
Retail trade | 12.1%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities | 3.2%
Information | 1%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing | 5%
Professional/scientific/management/administrative/waste management services | 7.7%
Educational services, and health care and social assistance | 24.2%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, food services | 9.1%
Other services, except public administration | 4%
Public administration | 2.5%

Source: American Community Survey 1-Year Estimate, 2013

Top employers

Nasco | 1,100
Generac Power Systems | 1,050
Trek Bicycle Corporation | 800
Fort Healthcare | 650
Cygnus Business Media | 450
SpaceSaver | 450
Maranatha Baptist College | 449
Jefferson County | 430
Fort Atkinson School District | 368
McCain Foods USA | 300

Source: NETS Database, 2013

Contact Information

Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium
Victoria Pratt, Executive Director
864 Collins Road, Ste 111, Jefferson, WI 53549
Phone | 920-674-8710
Fax | 920-674-7575
E -mail | victoriap@jeffersoncountywi.gov
Website | http://ghdpartnership.org

Jefferson County
Benjamin Wehmeier, County Administrator
311 South Main Street, Rm 111, Jefferson, WI 53549
Phone | 920-674-7101
E -mail | BenjaminW@jeffersoncountywi.gov
Website | http://www.jeffersoncountywi.gov/