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Encyclopedia > Jefferson, Iowa

Jefferson is a city in Greene County, Iowa, along the North Raccoon River. The population was 4,626 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Greene CountyGR6. It is the home of the Mahanay Memorial Bell Tower, 168 feet tall, located on the town square, and visible for miles. The tower is named for Floyd Meheney, a philantrhopist and former Jefferson resident. Greene County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... The Raccoon River at Van Meter The Raccoon River is a tributary of the Des Moines River in central Iowa in the United States. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ...


Geography

Jefferson is located at 42°1′0″N, 94°22′36″W (42.016749, -94.376753)GR1. Image File history File links IAMap-doton-Jefferson. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.2 km² (5.9 mi²). 15.1 km² (5.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.85%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 4,626 people, 1,954 households, and 1,234 families residing in the city. The population density was 306.9/km² (794.6/mi²). There were 2,094 housing units at an average density of 138.9/km² (359.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.97% White, 0.15% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.73% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,954 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.88. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $32,818, and the median income for a family was $42,754. Males had a median income of $32,206 versus $21,359 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,441. About 3.3% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

  • Official site and community events calendar[1]
  • Maps and aerial photos for 42°01′00″N 94°22′36″W / 42.016749, -94.376753Coordinates: 42°01′00″N 94°22′36″W / 42.016749, -94.376753
  • [2] Former Resident, George Gallup
  • [3] Jefferson-Scranton Community Schools Music Department
  • [4] TRI-CO Computer Repair, serving Jefferson and the surrounding areas

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