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Jefferson, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Jefferson (historical) had a population of 688 as of July 1, 2016. Jefferson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jefferson is located at latitude 38.3774 and longitude -81.7866 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Jefferson (historical) (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.

The Town of Jefferson (historical) (GNIS ID: 2586835) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Town of Jefferson (historical) is located within District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with 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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Jefferson, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 688
Population in Households 645
Population in Familes 474
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density1 2,062
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 240
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 137
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 265 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $77,941
Average Home Value $139,530


Median Household Income $36,398
Average Household Income $43,802
Per Capita Income $19,250
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.06%
Households 0.34% 0.08%
Families 1.87% -0.15%
Median Household Income   -0.62%
Per Capita Income   -0.17%
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, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 198 51st
Population Density1 # 44 89th
Diversity Index2 # 68 83rd
Median Household Income # 223 45th
Per Capita Income # 274 33rd

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