West Jefferson Ashe County, North Carolina

West Jefferson: Town in North Carolina, United States

About

West Jefferson is a town located in the county of Ashe in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,299 and a population density of 240 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,313 inhabitants.

The town was created 113 years ago in 1908.

West Jefferson Quick Facts

Population : 1,313 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Ashe County
Postal code : 28694
Phone Area Codes : 336
Area : 5.41 km2
Altitude : 2,979 feet / 908 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1909 (113 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 09:58:44 (2nd October 2022)
Density : 243 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.07% (2010-2020)

Geography

West Jefferson is located at 36°24'13"N 81°29'34"W (36.4037400, -81.4928800).

West Jefferson map

Demographics

The population of West Jefferson increased by 1.07% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,299 - census
2011 1,317 1.37% estimation process
2012 1,314 -0.23% estimation process
2013 1,310 -0.31% estimation process
2014 1,305 -0.38% estimation process
2015 1,297 -0.62% estimation process
2016 1,290 -0.54% estimation process
2017 1,298 0.62% estimation process
2018 1,311 0.99% estimation process
2019 1,315 0.3% estimation process
2020 1,313 -0.15% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 6,132
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 6,125
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 0.1%
April 1, 2020 Population : 6,372
April 1, 2010 Population : 6,127
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.7%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 16.5%
People over 65 (%) : 21.1%
Female persons, % : 51.2%
White only, percent : 85.2%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 10.7%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.1%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 24.4%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 63.3%
2015-2019 Veterans : 210
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 36.1%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 63.1%

West Jefferson zip code is 28694. County name: Ashe, County fips: 37009

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 63.1%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $408,600
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $2,680
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $958
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,290
2015-2019 Households : 2,414
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.56
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 94.6%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 47.0%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 91.8%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 86.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 87.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 37.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 4.7%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 10.3%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 65.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 61.1%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 36,961
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 952,531
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 114,785
2012 total retail sales per capita : $18,165
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 28.3
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $88,827
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $40,791
Percentage of people living in poverty : 5.6%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,115
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 662
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 264
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 354
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 677
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 67
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 938
2010 population per square mile : 1,532.1
2010 land area in square miles : 4.00
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 46.7%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $109,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,210
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $553
2015-2019 median gross rent : $754
2015-2019 Households : 6,657
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.36
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 73.6%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 3.0%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 87.2%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 71.3%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 89.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 27.6%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 11.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 2.6%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.9%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.5%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 70,916
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 176,060
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 280,545
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 196,883
2012 total retail sales per capita : $10,205
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.3
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $44,317
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $21,948
Percentage of people living in poverty : 27.0%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,047
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 538
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 285
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 63
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 898
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 113
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 776
2010 population per square mile : 4,931.7
2010 land area in square miles : 3.89

Schools in West Jefferson

College & universities near West Jefferson, NC

Code Name City ZIP
197869 Appalachian State University Boone (NC) 28608

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near West Jefferson, NC

Code Name Address Type
WNS Winston-Salem, North Carolina 100 West 5th Street BUS
UWS Winston-Salem State Univ, Winston-Salem, North Car 601 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr BUS

Post offices near West Jefferson

Post Office Name City ZIP
West Jefferson Post Office West Jefferson (NC) 28694

Other places with the same name (3)

  • West Jefferson , Ohio city in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States of America with a population of 4,482 people.
  • West Jefferson , Alabama human settlement in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States of America with a population of 415 people.

Other cities in Ashe County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Ashe County , NC.

City Name Population Title
Jefferson 1,534 Town in North Carolina, USA
Lansing 154 Town in North Carolina, United States

Distance to Other Cities

West Jefferson distances to largest North Carolina cities