Jefferson County WV Information


Jefferson County Subdivisions

Jefferson County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 57,851
Population in Households 56,528
Population in Familes 46,037
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,323
Population Density1 276
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 21,473
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 14,875
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,672 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,825 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,648 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,199 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $247,269
Average Home Value $276,506


Median Household Income $67,558
Average Household Income $82,682
Per Capita Income $31,044
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 1.94%
Households 1.2% 1.91%
Families 1.01% 1.79%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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.


Jefferson County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia 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 # 11 82nd
Population Density1 # 6 91st
Diversity Index2 # 2 98th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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