Jefferson County CO Information


Jefferson County Subdivisions

Jefferson County CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 562,320
Population in Households 554,319
Population in Familes 442,621
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,001
Population Density1 736
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 230,012
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 150,221
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 240,305 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 156,338 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 73,674 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,293 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $320,790
Average Home Value $361,678


Median Household Income $71,555
Average Household Income $93,734
Per Capita Income $38,689
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 1.02%
Households 0.85% 1.06%
Families 0.82% 1.04%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Jefferson County CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson County to the other 64 counties and county equivalents in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 95th
Population Density1 # 4 95th
Diversity Index2 # 30 55th
Median Household Income # 6 92nd
Per Capita Income # 7 91st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.