Jefferson, SD Population

Population: 586. Estimated population in July 2020: 590 (+0.7% change)
Males: 298 (50.9%), Females: 288 (49.1%)

Union County

Zip code: 57038

Median resident age: 33.1 years
Median household income: $47,625
Median house value: $74,300

Races in Jefferson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)
  • American Indian (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Black (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (33.6%), Irish (15.7%), French (10.9%), United States (9.2%), Norwegian (6.1%), English (5.8%).

Elevation: 1119 feet

Land area: 0.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Jefferson

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jefferson city

  • Never married: 15.5%
  • Now married: 67.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

2.0% Foreign born (1.5% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +59 (+11.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Jefferson:

  • SIOUXLAND SURGERY CENTER LP (about 8 miles; DAKOTA DUNES, SD)
  • ST LUKES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 13 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA)
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-SIOUX CITY (about 14 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Jefferson:

  • SIOUX GATEWAY/COL. BUD DAY FIELD (about 19 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; Abbreviation: SUX)
  • CHAN GURNEY MUNI (about 61 miles; YANKTON, SD; Abbreviation: YKN)
  • JOE FOSS FIELD (about 68 miles; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Abbreviation: FSD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Jefferson:

  • GRAHAM FIELD (about 8 miles; NORTH SIOUX CITY, SD; Abbreviation: 7K7)
  • MARTIN FIELD (about 13 miles; SO SIOUX CITY, NE; Abbreviation: 7K8)
  • AKRON MUNI (about 15 miles; AKRON, IA; Abbreviation: Y40)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jefferson:

  • WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,639)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA (about 31 miles; VERMILLION, SD; Full-time enrollment: 6,014)
  • WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (about 42 miles; WAYNE, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,026)
  • NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 86 miles; NORFOLK, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA (about 95 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 10,150)
  • CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY (about 95 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,806)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER (about 95 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,448)
Private primary/middle school in Jefferson:

  • ST PETER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 71; Location: P O BOX 98; Grades: PK – 8)

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