Jefferson County, Florida
Jefferson County is located in northwest Florida, along with Bay, Santa Rosa, Escambia, Walton, Holmes, Jackson, Washington, Okaloosa, Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf, Franklin, Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties. Jefferson County is Florida's easternmost county that borders both Georgia and the Gulf of Mexico. Over 14,000 people live in Jefferson County.
The largest industries by employment are trade, transportation, and utility; public administration; and construction. Major private sector employers are Brynwood Center, Simpson Nurseries, Crosslandings Health & Rehab Center, Jefferson County Kennel Club, and Farmers & Merchants Bank. Top public sector employers are Jefferson County School District, Florida Department of Corrections, and Jefferson County. Jefferson County's seat is Monticello.
Jefferson is largely an agricultural region. Cattle ranching is an important part of the economy here. Watermelons, pears, and pecans are staple crops for the county. Every year, the Watermelon Festival celebrates the harvest.
Jefferson County Florida Cities
There are 4 cities in Jefferson County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Jefferson County has a population of approximately 14,256 people. The population increased -3.4% from 2010 to 2012. This compared to a 2.7% increase for the State of Florida and a 1.7% increase for the country as a whole. Jefferson County is 598.1 square miles and had a population density of 24.7 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 6,727 housing units in Jefferson County (a housing unit is defined by the US Census Bureau as a house, apartment, mobile home, group of rooms, or single room that is occupied as separate living quarters.) Jefferson County has a 73.9% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Jefferson County's medium household income in 2011 was $42,096, which is lower than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
16.1% of the population in Jefferson County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Jefferson County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Jefferson County
Jefferson County Economic Activity
The U.S. Bureau of the Census, Economic , 2007 calculated the total value manufacturing, merchant wholesaler, retail sales and food service sales in Jefferson County. The Census measured activity of large and medium-sized firms during calendar year 2007. It does not include every aspect of the economy but can be used as a measure of economic activity.
At $139 million, Jefferson County's economic activity represents 0.02% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$44||31.3%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$7||5.0%|
Jefferson County Regional Comparisons
Jefferson County is located in Northwest Florida. This region is responsible for 4.6% of Florida's economic activity. Jefferson County represents 0.5% of the region's economy.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
|Santa Rosa County||158,512||$1,467||4.7%||$55,913||65,728||$173,400|
Jefferson Real Estate
There are 6,301 properties in Jefferson County. The following table shows a summary of them based on 2013 sales data.
|Usage Type||Property Count||%||Sales Count||Median Price||Median Price/Ft||Sales From||To|
|Commercial Property||0||0.00||3||$342,500||$107||July 1st, 2013||July 1st, 2013|
|Miscellaneous Property||30||0.48||1||$50,000||$5||July 1st, 2013||July 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||63||$60,000||$40||February 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Jefferson County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Jefferson County are classified as Commercial. 3 of them sold between July 1st, 2013 and July 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $817,700. The median sales price was $342,500. In 2013 the median sales price for Commercial Property in Jefferson County was $107 per sq ft.
Miscellaneous Real Estate in Jefferson County, Florida
30( .48%) of the properties in Jefferson County are classified as Miscellaneous. 1 of them sold between July 1st, 2013 and July 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $50,000. The median sales price was $50,000. In 2013 the median sales price for Miscellaneous Property in Jefferson County was $5 per sq ft.
Residential Real Estate in Jefferson County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Jefferson County are classified as Residential. 63 of them sold between February 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $5,921,000. The median sales price was $60,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Jefferson County was $88 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $40/ft and C Class $10/ft.
Jefferson Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||20||94,283|
|Sports & Entertaining||10||133,211|