Jefferson County is located in Southeast Wisconsin. The County Seat is Jefferson and the largest city is Watertown. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.jeffersoncountywi.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 84,395 and the 2010 census population was 83,681. The land area is 556.47 square miles and there are 150.4 persons per square mile.
96.6% of the population is White, 1% is Black or African American, 6.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% 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. 91.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 23% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $176,900, there are 32,137 households, an average of 2.51 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,625, the median household income is $53,454, and 11.2% of the persons in Jefferson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 6,988. Retail sales (in $1000) were $857,229, and sales per capita were $10,715. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.3%.
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