Jefferson County is located in northeast Kansas. The County Seat is Oskaloosa and the largest city is Valley Falls. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.jfcountyks.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 18,855 and the 2010 census population was 19,124. The land area is 532.57 square miles and there are 35.9 persons per square mile.
96.2% of the population is White, 0.7% is Black or African American, 2.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 91.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $125,800, there are 7,421 households, an average of 2.52 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,280, the median household income is $56,875, and 7.7% of the persons in Jefferson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,528. Retail sales (in $1000) were $71,260, and sales per capita were $3,880. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 35.9%.
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