Jefferson County is located in southeast Nebraska. The County Seat is Fairbury and the largest city is Fairbury. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.jefferson.ne.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 7,335 and the 2010 census population was 7,547. The land area is 570.19 square miles and there are 13.2 persons per square mile.
97.5% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 3.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 89.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $70,400, there are 3,301 households, an average of 2.25 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,777, the median household income is $44,843, and 13.6% of the persons in Jefferson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was unavailable. Retail sales (in $1000) were $124,811, and sales per capita were $16,744.
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