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Jefferson County, IA Public Records

District Court
PO Box 984
Fairfield, IA 52556 www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Cour...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 641-472-3454
F: 641-472-9472
Couriers: 51 W Briggs, #5
Fairfield, IA 52556
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, dissolution of marriage, mental health, domestic abuse or deferred records released
Judicial Magistrates, part of the District Court, have jurisdiction over simple misdemeanors, including scheduled violations, county and municipal infractions, and small claims.

Jefferson County, IA Vital Records

Contact the Jefferson County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Jefferson County
County Recorder
www.jeffersoncountyiowa.com/recor...
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 641-472-4331
Fax: 641-472-5094
Recorded Documents

Jefferson County Vital Certificates

Jefferson County Vital Certificates

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Jefferson County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 435.34 sq mi
Population (2009): 15,472
  • Females: 50.4%
  • White: 95.5%
  • Black/African American: 1.0%
  • Asian: 2.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 92.9%
Population Change (2000-2009): -709
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 4.0%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.3%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 14.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 88.1%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 31.2%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.34
Housing Units (2000): 7,241
Homeownership Rate (2000): 67.2%
Migration Flow to Jefferson County, IA from (2007-2008):

Jefferson County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $366,687
  • Construction: $13,936
  • Retail Trade: $42,815
  • Professional and Technical Services: $40,231
  • Healthcare: $17,800
  • Banking: $14,542
  • Retail Trade: $42,815
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $6,246
  • Manufacturing: $62,114
  • Farms: $18,311
  • Government: $54,003
Employed (2000): 8,412
Unemployed (2000): 360
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.0%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $34,928
Local Government Employment (2007): 967
Local Government Revenue (2007): $43,598 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $10,131 (thou. dol.)

Jefferson County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 155
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.0
Deaths (2007): 148
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 0
  • Per 1,000 population: 0.0

Jefferson County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 18
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 1
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 17
Property Crimes (2008): 362
  • Burglary: 96
  • Larceny-Theft: 251
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 15

Jefferson County Genealogy Records