Jefferson, WI Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 7,338. Estimated population in July 2020: 7,592 (+3.5% change)
Males: 3,639 (49.6%), Females: 3,699 (50.4%)

Jefferson County

Zip code: 53549

Median resident age: 36.2 years
Median household income: $40,962
Median house value: $112,800

Races in Jefferson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.1%)
  • Hispanic (6.8%)
  • Other race (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Black (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (54.0%), Irish (10.6%), Norwegian (8.4%), United States (5.7%), English (5.3%), Polish (4.7%).

Elevation: 820 feet

Land area: 4.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Jefferson

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jefferson city

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

3.7% Foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +947 (+14.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Jefferson:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Jefferson:

  • ROCK CO (about 31 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; Abbreviation: JVL)
  • DANE COUNTY REGIONAL-TRUAX FIELD (about 38 miles; MADISON, WI; Abbreviation: MSN)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 60 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: RFD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Jefferson:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jefferson:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER (about 14 miles; WHITEWATER, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,493)
  • WAUKESHA COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 38 miles; PEWAUKEE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,465)
  • MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 39 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,914)
  • CARROLL COLLEGE (about 42 miles; WAUKESHA, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,332)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 42 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 37,607)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLEGES (about 43 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,737)
  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,200)

Schools

Public high schools in Jefferson:

  • JEFFERSON HI (Students: 598; Location: 700 W MILWAUKEE ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • JEFFERSON COUNTY ALT SCH (Students: 5; Location: 700 W MILWAUKEE ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Jefferson:

  • JEFFERSON MID (Students: 391; Location: 501 S TAFT AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • EAST EL (Students: 278; Location: 120 S SANBORN AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WEST EL (Students: 241; Location: 900 W MILWAUKEE ST; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Jefferson:

  • ST JOHNS EVANG LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 207; Location: 232 EAST CHURCH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST (Students: 146; Location: 333 EAST CHURCH STREET; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Jefferson:

  • JEFFERSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $320,468; Location: 321 S. MAIN ST.; 42,112 books; 1,245 audio materials; 1,036 video materials; 127 serial subscriptions)