Live & Work

Jefferson County is safe, affordable and full of opportunities. It has a low crime rate, a low cost of living, and quality educational institutions.

Education:
Education is something that Jefferson County residents value very highly. After all, it’s an investment that can enrich your life and boost your career.
Educational Attainment
(percent of adults, 25 years or older)
  Jefferson County New York United States
High School Diploma 83.10% 78.80% 80.61%
2-Year Degree 9.48% 7.14% 6.39%
 
Population Holding Only a High School Degree
(percent of adults, 25 years or older)
  Jefferson County New York United States
High School Degree 37.30% 28.60% 29.30%
Source: Sperling’s Best Places, 2011
Jefferson County has a higher-than-average rate of high school and two-year degree graduates, ranking higher than both New York and the United States.