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Encyclopedia > Jefferson, Wisconsin
Jefferson, Wisconsin
Downtown Jefferson
Location in Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°0′11″N 88°48′28″W / 43.00306, -88.80778
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Jefferson
Area
 - Total 4.7 sq mi (12.1 km²)
 - Land 4.5 sq mi (11.5 km²)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km²)
Elevation [1] 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,338
 - Density 1,645.9/sq mi (635.5/km²)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-37900[2]
GNIS feature ID 1567111[1]
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Jefferson is a city in Jefferson County Wisconsin, and is its county seat. It is located at the confluence of the Rock and Crawfish Rivers. The population was 7,338 at the 2000 census. The city is located partially within the Town of Jefferson. This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. state. ... List of 72 counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin: Categories: | ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The frozen Rock River near Oregon, Illinois. ... The Crawfish River is a tributary of the Rock River in south-central Wisconsin in the United States. ... There are a few other places named Jefferson in Wisconsin. ...

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Geography

Jefferson is located at 43°0′11″N, 88°48′28″W (43.003091, -88.807855)[3].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.1 km²), of which, 4.5 square miles (11.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (4.29%) 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 mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Jefferson's elevation is 797 ft (243 m).


Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,338 people, 2,816 households, and 1,819 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,645.9 people per square mile (635.3/km²). There were 2,934 housing units at an average density of 658.1/sq mi (254.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.28% White, 0.53% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.04% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 6.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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. ... 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. ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ...


There were 2,816 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.96. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $40,962, and the median income for a family was $47,737. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $25,142 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,124. About 5.4% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 7.0% 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. ...


Education

In Jefferson there are 6 schools: two elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and two private schools. In 1939, East Elementary School was built as a public works project during the Great Depression. Plans to build a new and updated high school were recently delayed after the defeat of a referendum voted on April 1, 2008. Look up Public works in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ...


Economy

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Sports

Jefferson is in the Southern Lakes Conference, a division two school: the high school girls basketball team won the state championship in the 2004-2005 school year; the high school football team won state in 1991. In 2005-2006 the chess team won state. In the 2006-2007 fall season, the girls tennis team placed third. In the 2006-2007 fall season, the girls volleyball team managed to win the regionals title. In the 07-08 tennis season Beth Ganser, Marta Kinsman, Mindy Ganser, and Jessy Wright Advanced to the WIAA state tennis tournement.


Notable people

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History

  • During World War II, Camp Jefferson, a prison camp for German POW's, was erected at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.[4]

Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...

Notes

  1. ^ a b US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ http://www.jefferson.k12.wi.us./jms/LibraryHomePage/WartimeRemembrances/Veterans/allnew.htm

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  • Jefferson, Wisconsin is at coordinates 43°00′11″N 88°48′28″W / 43.003091, -88.807855 (Jefferson, Wisconsin)Coordinates: 43°00′11″N 88°48′28″W / 43.003091, -88.807855 (Jefferson, Wisconsin)
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