Jefferson County NY Information


Jefferson County Subdivisions

Jefferson County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 118,946
Population in Households 112,747
Population in Familes 91,951
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,199
Population Density1 94
Diversity Index2 38


Median Household Income $50,386
Average Household Income $66,925
Per Capita Income $26,096


Total Housing Units 60,870 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,373 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,911 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,586 (27.2%)
Median Home Value $154,056
Average Home Value $202,642


Total Households 44,284
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 29,829
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.28% -0.61%
Households 0.23% -0.68%
Families 0.08% -0.78%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   3.24%


Jefferson County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 25 61st
Population Density # 41 35th
Diversity Index # 22 66th
Median Household Income # 47 26th
Per Capita Income # 50 21st

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