Jefferson County NY Information


Jefferson County Subdivisions

Jefferson County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 120,954
Daytime Population: Workers 63,634
Daytime Population: Residents 60,724
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 124,358
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 114,789
Population in Familes 93,109
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,165
Population Density2 95
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $48,862
Average Household Income $63,999
Per Capita Income $25,104


Total Housing Units 61,096 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,823 (42.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,441 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,832 (25.9%)
Median Home Value $146,192
Average Home Value $186,843


Total Households 45,264
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 30,511
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.55% 0.37%
Households 0.57% 0.38%
Families 0.4% 0.28%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   2.4%


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, 2017 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 # 44 31st
Per Capita Income # 49 23rd

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