Jefferson County WV Information


Jefferson County Subdivisions

Jefferson County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 58,391
Daytime Population: Workers 20,867
Daytime Population: Residents 28,334
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 49,201
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 57,098
Population in Familes 46,479
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,293
Population Density2 279
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $67,599
Average Household Income $86,389
Per Capita Income $32,494


Total Housing Units 23,870 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,027 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,704 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,139 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $244,507
Average Home Value $275,381


Total Households 21,731
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 15,045
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 1.21% 2.64%
Households 1.2% 2.65%
Families 1.03% 2.53%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.06%


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

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