Jefferson, WI Real Estate

Jefferson, Wisconsin Real Estate

Jefferson, Wisconsin is a city located at the fork of the scenic Rock and Crawfish rivers in Southeastern Wisconsin. Jefferson is known as the “Gemuetlichkeit City” for its rich German culture. It is just five miles south of I-94 and 45 minutes from Madison and Milwaukee. It also has ready access to State Highway 26 and US Highway 18. The city is home to 7,800 residents and is the county seat of Jefferson County.

Amenities

One of the things Jefferson is known for is its strong economic foundation. Big companies like Tyson Foods and Purina PetCare comprise the city’s robust business climate. Jefferson has two industrial parks and its business center is home to over 20 different businesses. Several financial institutions (with assets exceeding $150,000,000) can be found within the city.

The city also has an excellent school system. It has two elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, two private parochial schools and St. Coletta, a school with a 100-year tradition of supporting individuals with developmental disabilities. Nearby Jefferson is one of the largest colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System – Madison Area Technical College (MATC). MATC’s Fort Atkinson campus serves approximately 50,000 students per year, and offers a comprehensive curriculum of technical, liberal arts and sciences, adult basic education and continuing education, as well as customized employee training.

Jefferson has much to do in the area of recreation. It has eight parks offering golf, soccer, tennis, softball, a skateboard facility and ice-skating rink. It also has a Family Aquatic Center, which features a pool with zero depth, heated water and a 120-foot water slide.

The city’s two rivers offer many outdoor activities including boating, canoeing, fishing and more. The Glacial Drumlin Trail is located north of the city and has 51 miles of partially paved trails for hikers and bicyclists to enjoy. Visitors of the trail can take in the glacial landscapes while they walk or ride.

Jefferson also has one of Southeastern Wisconsin’s largest community theaters – Performing Arts Center. This famous auditorium seats 1,000 people and draws crowds from all over the state.

Some of the events in the area are the Jefferson County Fair, Madison Classic Spring and Fall Show, Autumn Fest and its most popular – Gemuetlichkeit Days, a festival displaying the city’s strong German tradition.

History

Upon the cessation of the Blackhawk War in 1836, settlers came to the area now known as Jefferson. The area became a village in 1857, and a city in 1878.

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Schools
  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio Test Score Rank
East Elementary School (Jefferson) Jefferson School District Public 308 16 EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GreatSchools Rating
Jefferson High School (Jefferson) Jefferson School District Public 629 14 JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL GreatSchools Rating
Jefferson Middle School (Jefferson) Jefferson School District Public 400 11 JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL GreatSchools Rating
West Elementary School (Jefferson) Jefferson School District Public 305 11 WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GreatSchools Rating
Demographics

Population Demographics

  City County State
Total Population 10,514 85,836 5,852,878
Total Households 4,116 32,960 2,349,819
Total Families 2,740 22,458 1,516,725
Percent Male 50% 50% 50%
Percent Female 50% 50% 50%
White Collar Jobs 54% 52% 58%
Blue Collar Jobs 46% 48% 42%

Top Occupations

Professions Population Employed
Professional Services 978
Healthcare 521
Sales 420
Manufacturing 383
Maintenance 359
Transportation 319
Food 271
Management 259
Social Services 248
Construction 222

Male Female Breakdown

Population Age

White vs Blue Collar Jobs

Top Professions

Work Transportation Method

Household Income

Education Attainment

  City County State
Some High School 398 3,043 224,571
High School Graduate 2,955 20,526 1,256,597
Some College 1,353 12,282 833,955
Associates Degree 806 6,212 410,260
Bachelors Degree 1,012 9,467 747,113
Graduate Degree 419 4,148 384,121

Education Attainment


Market Conditions
Market Conditions for Jefferson - July 2020 | Shorewest Realtors®
July 2020

Market Conditions for Jefferson

Median Sale Price Graph

Median Sale Price

The median sale price for homes in July was $182,450. The median sales price for homes in July fell by ($16,550) compared to last month. This represents a 8.31% decrease from June. Compared to the same month last year, the median price of homes fell by ($4,550) representing a -2.43% year-over-year change.

The median sales price is the middle value of all sales occurring in the market during the past thirty days when you arrange these sales prices from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average as the median does not change as much as a result of a few unusually low or high sales prices.

Homes for Sale Graph

Homes for Sale

The inventory of homes for sale fell by 3 in July to 22. This represents 12% decrease from June when 25 homes were on the market. Compared to the same month last year when there were 27 homes for sale, the inventory of homes for sale has fallen by 5 representing a -18.51% year-over-year change.

Homes for sale represents the number of active listings on the market during the specified month as reported in the MLS system operating within the market area.

Homes Sold Graph

Homes Sold

The 8 homes sold in July was 1 more than in June. This represents a 14.28% increase in sales from June. Compared to the same month last year, the number of homes sold decreased by 5, a -38.46% year-over-year decrease.

Homes sold is the total count of properties in the market area that have had a closed sale during the specified month as reported in the MLS systems operating within the market area.

Average Days on Market Graph

Avg Days on Market

The average days on market for a home sold in July (6) decreased by 29 days compared to June. This represents a 82.85% decrease in days on market for homes in the market from the previous month. Compared to the same month last year, the days on market for homes sold decreased by 23, a -79.31% year-over-year change.

Average Days on Market is the time period between the date when a home is listed for sale in an MLS system and the date it is sold.

Sale/List Price Ratio

Sale/List Price Ratio

The Sale/List Price Ratio of 99.5% in July rose by 0.58% compared to June and increased 1.95% compared to the same period last year.

Sale/List Price Ratio is the sale price of a listing divided by the original list price expressed as a percentage. The Sale/List Price Ratio for the market is determined by adding the Sale/List Price Ratio for each listing sold in the market during the month and dividing by the number of listings sold during the month.

New Homes Graph

New Homes

The number of homes listed in July (4) fell by 12 compared to June, a 75% change. Compared to July 2019, the number of new listings decreased by 5, a -55.55% year-over-year change.

Newly Listed Homes are the total count of homes that have been listed within the market area during the most recent month, as reported in the MLS system(s) operating in the market area.

Median List Price Graph

Median List Price

The median list price in July was $245,000. The median list price for homes in July rose by $23,050 compared to last month. This represents a 10.38% increase from June. Compared to the same month last year, the median list price of homes increased $75,000 representing a 44.11% year-over-year increase.

The median list price is the middle value of all currently active listings as reported in the MLS systems in the market area when you arrange these list prices from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average as the median does not change as much as a result of the existence of a few unusually low or high list prices.




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