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Jefferson is a city in Marion County.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Texas named Jefferson. For links to other places called Jefferson, TX, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Jefferson is 32.757N. The longitude is -94.345W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 194 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,994.


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Median household income
Local
$17,034
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jefferson demographic reports
Jefferson is on Big Cypress Bayou.
Briefly, a river port for steamboats from New Orleans. River traffic ended in 1873, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers removed a log-jam in the Red River, greatly reducing water levels around Jefferson.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 12. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Stuart Hamblen, songwriter
· Vernon Dalhart, country musician
· John Barry Benefield, journalist, author
Local festivals include:
  • Spring Festival - May 4-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Jefferson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Caddo Lake State Park, Lake O' the Pines
Historic sites and museums: Jefferson Historical Society Museum, Freeman Plantation, Scarlett O'Hardy's Gone With the Wind Museum, Jefferson Railway Depot
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Jefferson residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jefferson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jefferson was $15,558, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Jefferson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Jefferson include Jefferson Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Jefferson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $284.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $559.


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Libraries in Jefferson include Jefferson Carnegie Library ... View libraries

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Marion County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jefferson political report.

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The average commute time for Jefferson workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Jefferson include Inn at Jefferson.

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