Jefferson County WV Information


Jefferson County Subdivisions

Jefferson County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 58,584
Population in Households 57,365
Population in Familes 46,550
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,219
Population Density2 280
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $72,486
Average Household Income $93,631
Per Capita Income $35,118


Total Housing Units 24,038 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,010 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,761 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,267 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $253,321
Average Home Value $304,230


Total Households 21,771
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 15,076
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 1.11% 2.23%
Households 1.08% 2.21%
Families 0.93% 2.11%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.35%


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, 2018 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 # 10 84th
Population Density # 6 91st
Diversity Index # 2 98th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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