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Jefferson County is primarily a rural landscape, its proximity to Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City prompted a 16 percent growth in population since 1990. Increased development has prompted the County to initiate broad planning and zoning program to ensure structured development while preserving its rural image.

Estimated Total Population    18,426
18 and over    13,380
Median age    38
Increase from 1990    15.90%
Largest City    Valley Falls
Estimated population of city    1,254
Total Housing Units    7,491
Median value    $83,100
Total Households    6,830
Family households    5,194
Average household    size 2.66
Average family size    3.07
EDUCATION   
Population Over    25 12,127
High-school graduate    5,159
Some college, no degree    2,903
Associate's degree    540
Bachelor's degree    1,446
Graduate or professional degree    730
Percent graduated high school    88.90%
Percent with bachelor's or higher    17.90%
EMPLOYMENT STATUS   
Population 16 and over    14,016
In labor force    9,380
Commuting to work    8,876
TOP EMPLOYERS   
Valley Falls USPD #338, Ernest-Spencer Metals, PTMW, Valley Center Nursing Home, Valley Manufacturing
TOP INDUSTRIES   
Management, professional    2,572
Service    1,359
Sales and office    2,286
Construction, extraction, maintenance    1,346
Production, transportation    1,406
Median Household Income   $45,535
Median Family Income   $50,557
Land Area (square miles)   536
Persons per square mile)   34.40
County Seat    Oskaloosa
County Government Info   
Chairman of County Commissioners-Travis Oliver
P.O. Box 321, Oskaloosa, KS 66066
Tel: 785.863.2272
Fax: 785.863.3135
www.jfcountyks.com
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing

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