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People

Total Population 1,508
Male Share of the Population 52.5%
Female Share of the Population 47.5%
Senior Citizens 22.8%
Employed Population 16+ 525
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 52.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.9%
Median Earnings25+ $21,779
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $5,909
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,972

Wealth

Median Family Income $28,558
% Above Poverty Level 66%
% Below Poverty Level 34%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $573
Median House Value $136,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14%
US/American 0%
English 5.6%
Irish 5.6%

West Jefferson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles E of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Ashe
Standard Zip Codes 28694
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.403
Longitude -81.493

West Jefferson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station JEFFERSON 2 E
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 43 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 65 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Station TRANSOU
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 63 F
Annual Precip 56.7 inches
Station BOONE 1 SE
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, West Jefferson, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Baldwin (28694)

Beaver Creek (28694)

Idlewild (28694)

Index (28694)

Smethport (28694)

Treetop (28694)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blowing Rock 1,175 $68,125
Boone 17,802 $75,644
Jefferson 1,493 $31,979
Lansing 197 $37,500
Sparta 2,089 $26,129

West Jefferson Public Libraries

Library
Appalachian Regional Library
148 LIBRARY DRIVE
West Jefferson, North Carolina
(336) 246-2041
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West Jefferson High Schools

ASHE COUNTY HIGH
184 CAMPUS DRIVE
336-246-2400
Serves 987 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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