Jefferson County is located in east-central Missouri. The County Seat is Hillsboro and the largest city is Arnold. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.jeffcomo.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 222,716 and the 2010 census population was 218,728. The land area is 656.63 square miles and there are 333.1 persons per square mile.
96.6% of the population is White, 1% is Black or African American, 1.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 87.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $152,100, there are 80,812 households, an average of 2.69 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,792, the median household income is $54,845, and 11.3% of the persons in Jefferson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 15,398. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,709,786, and sales per capita were $7,919. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.6%.
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