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Jefferson, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Jefferson (historical) had a population of 679 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 679
Daytime Population: Workers 540
Daytime Population: Residents 397
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 937
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.38
Population in Households 636
Population in Familes 467
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density2 2,035
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $37,107
Average Household Income $46,583
Per Capita Income $20,130


Total Housing Units 260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 116 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 121 (46.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $79,167
Average Home Value $132,479


Total Households 237
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 134
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 0.06% -0.3%
Households 0.12% -0.34%
Families 1.3% -0.45%
Median Household Income   0.11%
Per Capita Income   1.27%

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, 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 # 195 52nd
Population Density # 45 89th
Diversity Index # 68 83rd
Median Household Income # 239 41st
Per Capita Income # 275 32nd

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