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Housing Profile
Jefferson County, Florida
  • Population, 2016: 14498. Jefferson County ranks # 63 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2016: 5635
  • Homeownership Rate, 2016: 78.1%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.8%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, Jefferson County is projected to have a population of 15103, ranking it # 63 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, Jefferson County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2016 2020 2025 2030 20352040
Jefferson County 14761 14498 14701 14902 14999 15100 15103
Notes:  Not Available.
Sources:  University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Population Projections; U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census.
Housing Market

Existing Home Values (Based on County Property Appraisers' Just Value)

  • Single Family Home, average just value, 2016: $95054. (Statewide, the average just value of a single family home in Florida in 2016 was $219681).
  • Mobile Home, average just value, 2016: $44262.
  • Condominium, average just value, 2016: $0.

Home Sales Prices

  • The average sales price for a single family home was $170290 in 2016. The median sales price that year was $153500, compared to a statewide median sales price of $212000.

    Source: Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Sales Price for Single Family Homes and Condominiums, Jefferson County, 1996-2016

Place Housing Type 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 20152016
Jefferson County Single Family Homes 60000 68500 55000 66900 60000 80500 80000 102000 100000 138000 158450 185000 173250 135000 150000 129000 150000 128750 125000 125000 153500
Jefferson County Condominiums NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Notes:  Not applicable
Sources:  Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Gross Rent, Jefferson County, Florida, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
Jefferson County, Florida 716 1002
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File
  • In Jefferson County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2017, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $703 for a studio apartment, $736 for a one-bedroom, $917 for a two-bedroom, $1217 for a three-bedroom, and $1397 for a four-bedroom unit.

    Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2016 Fair Market Rents

Households by Monthly Rent Paid, Jefferson County, 2011-2015

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500-$1,999 $2,000-$2,499 $2,500-$2,999 $3,000-$3,499 $3,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
Jefferson County 9 57 164 256 243 132 7 0 0 0 0 393 1261
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Manufactured Housing Parks and Condominiums

  • There are 1 licensed manufactured housing parks in Jefferson with 75 lots in 2012.
  • There are licensed condominium developments in with units in 2012. Of these, properties with units were converted from rental to condo.

    Source: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Home Purchase Loans by Property Type, Jefferson County, 2005-2015

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 20142015
Jefferson County Jefferson One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 141 134 117 72 47 48 36 102 182 204 219
Jefferson County Jefferson Manufactured housing 37 38 38 24 17 12 13 52 31 29 51
Notes:  Shows loan applications resulting in loan origination only. For more information, see HMDA User Guide
Sources:  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data 2005-2015

Foreclosures and Serious Delinquencies

This table is not available outside of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

Affordable Housing Needs

Cost Burden, General

  • "Cost-burdened" households pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs. In 2016, 1841 Jefferson County households (33%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 855 households in Jefferson County (15%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, Jefferson County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 3794 986 855
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.
Homeowners and Renters

Households by Homeowner/Renter Status and Cost Burden, Jefferson County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 3106 710 583
Renter 688 276 272
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Household Income

  • In the following table, household income is measured as a percentage of the median income for the county or area, adjusted for family size. In Jefferson County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD-estimated median income for a family of four is $68400 in 2017.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, Jefferson County, 2016

Household Income as Percentage of Area Median Income Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
<=30% AMI 157 250 529
30.01-50% AMI 376 273 219
50.01-80% AMI 598 221 81
80.01+% AMI 2663 242 26
Total 3794 986 855
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 1861 households in Jefferson County (33.0%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2016. In comparison, 30.1% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 1605 of elderly households in Jefferson (86.2%) own their homes.
  • 532 elderly households (29%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

Elderly Households by Age and Cost Burden, Jefferson County, 2016

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 1329 282 250
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Supply Characteristics

Single Family Home Size and Age

  • In 2016, the median size for a new single-family home in Jefferson County was 1862 square feet.

Year Structure Built, Jefferson County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Number Share by Decade
2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-1969 1950-1959 1940-1949 1939 or Earlier Total 2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-19691959 or Earlier
Jefferson County 85 1354 1651 999 962 430 355 185 581 6602 1.3 20.5 25.0 15.1 14.6 6.5 17.0
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Housing Condition Characteristics (Occupied Units), Jefferson County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Persons Per Room House Heating Fuel Kitchen Facilities Plumbing Facilities
1.01 or More Persons per Room Share of Occupied Units (%) No Fuel Used Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete Facilities Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete FacilitiesShare of Occupied Units (%)
Jefferson County 72 1.3 79 1.5 486 7.4 483 7.3
Notes:  Housing units are considered to be substandard if they are overcrowded, do not have heat, or lack complete kitchens or plumbing.
American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File