West Jefferson, NC 28694 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28694: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Jefferson, NC 28694

Acceptable Alternative
W Jefferson, NC 28694

Not Acceptable, USPS
Baldwin, NC 28694
Beaver Creek, NC 28694
Idlewild, NC 28694
Index, NC 28694
Smethport, NC 28694
Treetop, NC 28694

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 400
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,164
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 54
  • County: Ashe County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.352, Longitude -81.472
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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West Jefferson, NC 28694 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,225
Population in Households 8,151
Population in Familes 6,609
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 96
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 3,554
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 2,371
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,517 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,037 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,572 (30.7%)
Median Home Value $176,418
Average Home Value $202,672


Median Household Income $35,209
Average Household Income $47,372
Per Capita Income $20,621
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.35%
Households 0.46% 0.29%
Families 0.31% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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 28694 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28694 to the other 775 ZIP Codes 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 # 345 56th
Population Density1 # 463 41st
Diversity Index2 # 625 19th
Median Household Income # 605 22nd
Per Capita Income # 501 35th

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