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Jefferson County, IL
The county was named for Jefferson County

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The county is in the Mount Vernon metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 40,389. This was an increase of  .86% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$33,555
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jefferson County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Jefferson County was $23,319. This was an increase of 21.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 75% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Mount Vernon

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Jefferson County residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jefferson County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Jefferson County include Abner Cemetery, Antioch Cemetery, Arnold Cemetery, Atkinson Cemetery, Bald Hill Cemetery, Belle Rive Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Black Cemetery, Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, Boyd Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Jefferson County include Bald Hill, Belle Rive, Blissville, Bluford, Bonnie, Casner, Dix, Dodds, Elk Prairie, Farrington ... View communities

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Colleges in Jefferson County include Rend Lake College ... View colleges

School districts in Jefferson County include Bethel Schools District 82, Bluford C C Schools Dist 114, Dodds Countymm Countyns Schools Dist 7, Farrington C C Schools Dist 99, Field Countymm Countyns Schools Dist 3, Grand Prairie C C Schools Dist 6, Hamilton/Jefferson Roe, Ina Countymm Countyns Schools Dist 8, McClellan C C Schools Dist 12, Mount Vernon Schools Dist 80 ... View school districts

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Libraries in Jefferson County include C. E. Brehm Memorial Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Jefferson County include Register-News ... View newspapers

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Politics

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

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Travel

Hotels in Jefferson County include Best Inns, Comfort Inn Mount Vernon, Comfort Suites Mount Vernon, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn, Motel 6 Mount Vernon, Red Carpet Inn, Super 8, Thrifty Inn Mount Vernon

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