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Jefferson, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Jefferson (historical) had a population of 668 as of July 1, 2019. 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 38.3754 and longitude -81.7804 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Jefferson (historical) 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Jefferson, WV Housing Affordability Index is 190
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Jefferson, WV Wealth Index is 37
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 668 (100%)
Population in Households 623 (93.3%)
Population in Families 457 (68.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 45 ( 6.7%)
Population Density 2,002
Diversity Index2 19
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,098
Average Household Income $44,194
Per Capita Income $18,094
Wealth Index4 37

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 270 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 115 (42.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $89,000
Housing Affordability Index3 190
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 230
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 130
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.13% -0.45%
Households -0.23% -0.53%
Families 0.69% -0.62%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Jefferson, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 201 50th
Population Density # 46 89th
Diversity Index # 70 83rd
Median Household Income # 337 17th
Per Capita Income # 329 19th

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