Jeffersontown, KY

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Living in Jeffersontown

Jeffersontown is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 28,474 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Jeffersontown is the 13th largest community in Kentucky.

Jeffersontown real estate is some of the most expensive in Kentucky, although Jeffersontown house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jeffersontown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jeffersontown is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jeffersontown who work in management occupations (13.08%), office and administrative support (12.51%), and sales jobs (9.60%).

Also of interest is that Jeffersontown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.21% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The education level of Jeffersontown citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.61% of adults in Jeffersontown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jeffersontown in 2018 was $34,912, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,648 for a family of four. However, Jeffersontown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Jeffersontown is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jeffersontown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jeffersontown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jeffersontown include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Jeffersontown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.