West Jefferson, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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West Jefferson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of West Jefferson had a population of 1,352 as of July 1, 2016. West Jefferson ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Jefferson is located at latitude 36.3925 and longitude -81.4892 in Ashe County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Jefferson (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ashe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,976 feet.

The Town of West Jefferson (GNIS ID: 2406863) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of West Jefferson is located within Township of West Jefferson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ashe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Jefferson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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West Jefferson, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,352
Population in Households 1,337
Population in Familes 1,050
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 648
Diversity Index2 25
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 639
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 400
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 795 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 398 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 241 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 156 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $164,881
Average Home Value $183,857
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,356
Average Household Income $43,559
Per Capita Income $19,154
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.44%
Households 0.56% 0.37%
Families 3.33% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Jefferson, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Jefferson to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 388 48th
Population Density1 # 381 49th
Diversity Index2 # 581 22nd
Median Household Income # 563 24th
Per Capita Income # 520 30th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.