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Jefferson, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Jefferson (historical) had a population of 683 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 683
Population in Households 639
Population in Familes 468
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 2,047
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $38,642
Average Household Income $49,059
Per Capita Income $21,063


Total Housing Units 261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 116 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 121 (46.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $82,727
Average Home Value $146,552


Total Households 237
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 135
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.12% -0.38%
Households 0.1% -0.43%
Families 1.23% -0.6%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.35%

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, 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 # 195 52nd
Population Density # 42 90th
Diversity Index # 64 84th
Median Household Income # 215 47th
Per Capita Income # 251 38th

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