Live & Work
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.

We work closely with our workforce development and educational partners. Let us help you with your workforce needs and connect you with the appropriate resources!!

Location and transportation mean nothing without an abundant, skilled labor force to manufacture your products. In Jefferson County you'll have access to a growing, well-trained labor force at a competitive cost. In fact, the average hourly wage is 17% lower than the national average across all occupations, and up to 31%  lower than the national average for key manufacturing occupations.