Louisville, KY. merged with Jefferson County in 2003 and now holds the highest population in the state of Kentucky, holding approximately 763,623 residents.
Economy Jefferson County employs 382,586 people. Largely employing Transportation & Warehousing, Management of Companies & Enterprises, and Finance & Insurance. The average income of a single resident is $28,464 a year, and the median household income is $51,991 a year. The average Male in Jefferson County is paid 1.39 times higher than the average female.
The highest paid race/ethnicity is Asian, followed by Alaskan Native, with white as the lowest.
The order of race/ethnicity living below the poverty line is white, followed by Black or African American and Hispanic or Latino. The average unemployment rate is 4.8%, and the poverty rate is 14.3%
Cost of Living |Jefferson County is cheaper than the US average cost of living.
Population The population is 763,623, there is a population density of 2,007. The median age is 38.9. There is approximately 2.4 people per household. The race/ethnicity is 68.2% of White, 5.06% of African American or Black, 8.99% of Hispanic or Latino, makes up Jefferson County’s diversity.
Transportation The average commute time is 21.2 minutes one way to work, however 113% of Jefferson County’s population have “super commutes” in excess of 90 minutes. Most households in Jefferson County have 2 cars, followed by 1 car. The average commuting statistics are as follows. 80.8% drive alone, 8.54% carpool, and 4.35% work at home, and 3% travel by mass transit.
Real Estate The median property value for Jefferson County is $164,500. Home appreciation over the last 10 years has been 6.33%. The average range for property taxes is between $800-$1,500.
Schools Jefferson County school system spends about $12,414 per student. There are 16 students per teacher, 454 students per librarian, and 397 students per counselor. The female student ratio is 9,125, to male 6,407. Most students race/ethnicity in Jefferson County are white 71%, followed by Black or African American 3.83%, and Hispanic or Latino 3.11%. The largest university is the University of Louisville, followed by Jefferson Community and Technical College, and Sullivan University. The most popular major being Register Nurse 3.45%, General Psychology 2.17%, and Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2.05%. The median tuition for private colleges is $24,338, and for public colleges it’s $11,068 and $26,090 respectively.
Safety Jefferson County Violent Crime 7.33 (on average 4,518). Jefferson County Property Crime 46.63 (on average 28,737).
History Jefferson County was originally named after Thomas Jefferson who was the governor of Virginia and Kentucky was a part of the Virginia General Assembly.
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