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
  • County: Ashe County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.352, Longitude -81.472
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 419
  • PO Box Addresses: 666
  • Residential Addresses: 3,319
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 54
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,265

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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West Jefferson, NC 28694 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,635
Daytime Population: Workers 4,658
Daytime Population: Residents 4,205
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,863
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 7,560
Population in Familes 6,127
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density2 99
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $35,803
Average Household Income $48,149
Per Capita Income $21,212


Total Housing Units 4,842 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,360 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 977 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,505 (31.1%)
Median Home Value $179,668
Average Home Value $207,415


Total Households 3,337
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 2,223
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.31% 0.0%
Households 0.17% -0.09%
Families 0.01% -0.19%
Median Household Income   0.41%
Per Capita Income   1.53%

West Jefferson, NC 28694 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28694 to the other 782 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 363 54th
Population Density # 457 42nd
Diversity Index # 643 18th
Median Household Income # 625 20th
Per Capita Income # 524 33rd

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