Jefferson County is located in central Colorado. The County Seat is Golden and the largest city is Lakewood. The Official Web Site is located at http://jeffco.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 558,503 and the 2010 census population was 534,583. The land area is 764.21 square miles and there are 699.5 persons per square mile.
92.4% of the population is White, 1.3% is Black or African American, 15% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% is Asian, 1.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 93.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 40.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $262,400, there are 219,562 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $36,087, the median household income is $68,984, and 8.6% of the persons in Jefferson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 62,249. Retail sales (in $1000) were $7,282,158, and sales per capita were $13,782. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.2%.
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