Jefferson County is located in north-central New York. The County Seat is Watertown and the largest city is Watertown. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.jefferson.ny.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 119,103 and the 2010 census population was 116,229. The land area is 1,268.59 square miles and there are 91.6 persons per square mile.
88.2% of the population is White, 6.4% is Black or African American, 7% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.7% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.8% is two or more races. 88.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 20% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $131,800, there are 45,011 households, an average of 2.50 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,078, the median household income is $46,484, and 15.4% of the persons in Jefferson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 7,213. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,867,704, and sales per capita were $15,834. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.8%.
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