Jefferson, WI 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.

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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.

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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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Jefferson properties for sale

Schools
  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
East Elementary School (Jefferson) Jefferson School District public 412 Not Provided East Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Sullivan Elementary School (Sullivan) Jefferson School District public 171 Not Provided Sullivan Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
West Elementary School (Jefferson) Jefferson School District public 300 Not Provided West Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
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  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
Jefferson Middle School (Jefferson) Jefferson School District public 425 Not Provided Jefferson Middle School GreatSchools Rating
St John The Baptist School (Jefferson) private 0 Not Provided St John The Baptist School GreatSchools Rating
St Johns Lutheran School (Jefferson) private 99 Not Provided St Johns Lutheran School GreatSchools Rating
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  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
Jefferson High School (Jefferson) Jefferson School District public 657 Not Provided Jefferson High School GreatSchools Rating
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Demographics

Population Demographics

  City County State
Total Population 10,347 76,062 5,742,119
Total Households 3,956 29,946 2,299,100
Total Families 2,670 20,346 1,469,281
Population Density 146 1,245 446,124
Percent Male 50% 49% 50%
Percent Female 50% 51% 50%
White Collar Jobs 51% 58% 56%
Blue Collar Jobs 49% 43% 44%

Top Occupations

Professions Population Employed
Manufacturing 1,433
Healthcare 1,117
Transportation 1,102
Retail 766
Sales 669
Management 576
Education 407
Natural Resources 363
Information, Scientific and Technical 358
Arts and Media 333

Male Female Breakdown

Population Age

White vs Blue Collar Jobs

Top Professions

Work Transportation Method

Household Income with Head of House hold under age of 25

Household Income with Head of House Hold between the ages of 25 and 44

Household Income with Head of House Hold between the ages of 45 and 64

Household Income with Head of Household over the age of 65

Housing Demographics

  City County State
Total Housing Units 4,133 32,337 2,641,602
Owner Occupied Housing Units 2,539 21,265 1,547,197
Renter Occupied Housing Units 1,416 8,619 751,903
Vacant Housing Units 178 2,454 342,513
Occupancy Rate 96% 92% 87%
Vehicles Per Housing Unit 2 21 1,563

Commute Time To Work

  City County State
Less than 5 minutes 324 2,655 124,926
5 - 14 minutes 1,497 6,989 372,682
15 - 29 minutes 1,552 5,103 448,779
30 - 44 minutes 842 4,134 290,799
45-59 minutes 346 3,008 152,657
Over 60 minutes 315 2,029 85,665

Total Housing Units

Housing By Occupant

Commute Time To Work

Monthly Rental Rates

Monthly Mortgage Costs

Age of Homeowners

Education Attainment

  City County State
Some High School 720 4,697 347,427
High School Graduate 3,089 19,314 1,239,522
Some College 1,312 11,091 817,979
Associates Degree 738 5,604 390,482
Bachelors Degree 957 8,148 713,854
Graduate Degree 364 2,875 261,680

Education Attainment


Market Conditions
Market Conditions for Jefferson - October 2019 | Shorewest Realtors®
October 2019

Market Conditions for Jefferson

Median Sale Price Graph

Median Sale Price

The median sale price for homes in October was $132,000. The median sales price for homes in October fell by ($115,500) compared to last month. This represents a 46.66% decrease from September. Compared to the same month last year, the median price of homes fell by ($38,000) representing a -22.35% year-over-year change.

Homes for Sale Graph

Homes for Sale

The inventory of homes for sale fell by 1 in October to 29. This represents 3.33% decrease from September when 30 homes were on the market. Compared to the same month last year when there were 30 homes for sale, the inventory of homes for sale has fallen by 1 representing a -3.33% 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 7 homes sold in October was 1 more than in September. This represents a 16.66% increase in sales from September. Compared to the same month last year, the number of homes sold increased by 1, a 16.66% year-over-year increase.

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 October (28) decreased by 40 days compared to September. This represents a 58.82% 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 7, a -20% 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 95.95% in October rose by 1.83% compared to September and increased 0.36% 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 October (7) fell by 4 compared to September, a 36.36% change. Compared to October 2018, the number of new listings increased by 3, a 75% 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 October was $199,900. The median list price for homes in October rose by $400 compared to last month. This represents a 0.2% increase from September. Compared to the same month last year, the median list price of homes decreased ($43,000) representing a -17.7% year-over-year decrease.




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