Jefferson edges out Clallam in New York Times livability analysis
Peninsula Daily News
Print This | Email This
Most Popular this week
‘No one should have to die the way she did’: Daughter of woman brutally killed in Joyce home seeks justice
4th UPDATE: 2 reported dead in Marysville school siege — including shooter who was a homecoming king [Tomorrow's Clallam Bay game canceled.]
2ND UPDATE — Authorities lose track of high-risk child rapist during pursuit in woods south of Sequim
The Times used household income, education, unemployment, disability, life expectancy and obesity to rank 3,135 counties nationwide.
Jefferson County ranked 727th and Clallam County was 1,320th.
While the data were similar in most respects, Jefferson County scored better than Clallam in all six categories.
Here are the numbers:
■ Median income — Jefferson, $46,870; Clallam, $46,431.
■ College education (at least a bachelor's degree) — Jefferson, 35.3 percent; Clallam, 24.6 percent.
■ Disability — Jefferson, 1.2 percent; Clallam, 1.7 percent.
■ Life expectancy — Jefferson, 80.2 years; Clallam, 78.4 years.
■ Obesity — Jefferson, 31 percent; Clallam, 34 percent.
■ Unemployment [averaged] — Jefferson, 9.4 percent; Clallam, 9.9 percent.
The state Employment Security Department estimates that unemployment remained at 6.5 percent in Jefferson County and went from 6.7 percent to 6.9 percent in Clallam County in July.
To view the data for all 3,135 counties, visit www.tinyurl.com/PDN-livability.
Last modified: August 20. 2014 11:30PM