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Welcome to Jefferson ...

The city of Jefferson is located in Jefferson County<1> and is the County Seat for Jefferson County.

The location of Jefferson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jefferson has a population of 7,993 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Jefferson.

Jefferson is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Jefferson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jefferson had an population of 7,993 people. This is an increase of 0.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jefferson had a population of 7,973 people (which is 9.53% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Jefferson the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Jefferson represents 0.14% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 117th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,973 people, the population of Jefferson increased 8.65% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,338 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jefferson.

Communities Also Named Jefferson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 58 communities that are also named Jefferson - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), California, Colorado (2), Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Mississippi (2), Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (2), Washington and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jefferson.

Communities near Jefferson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jefferson.

  • Watertown [Jefferson County]
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    • Watertown [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Jefferson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,370 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watertown
  • Oconomowoc [Waukesha County]
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    • Oconomowoc [Waukesha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Jefferson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,160 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oconomowoc have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oconomowoc
  • Whitewater [Walworth County]
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    • Whitewater [Walworth County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Jefferson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,993 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitewater
  • Lake Mills [Jefferson County]
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    • Lake Mills [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Jefferson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,014 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mills
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Milton [Rock County]
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      • Milton [Rock County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
    • Edgerton [Rock County]
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      • Edgerton [Rock County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,595 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgerton
    • Summit [Waukesha County]
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      • Summit [Waukesha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,255 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
    • Marshall [Dane County]
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      • Marshall [Dane County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,016 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
    • Waterloo [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
      • Waterloo [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterloo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
    • Deerfield [Dane County]
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      • Deerfield [Dane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,540 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerfield

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jefferson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jefferson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jefferson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jefferson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jefferson. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jefferson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jefferson ...

Looking for more information about Jefferson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Jefferson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Jefferson.

Adding Jefferson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jefferson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Jefferson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Jefferson on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Jefferson on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Jefferson County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jefferson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywi.gov

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jefferson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jefferson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jefferson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jefferson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JeffersonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jefferson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0064, Longitude: -88.8082       In this case, the coordinates for Jefferson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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