Jefferson, West Virginia

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Jefferson, West Virginia

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High Points

Jefferson strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Jefferson Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Jefferson Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 14% Jefferson Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Jefferson, West Virginia

Comparing Jefferson to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 9
Age of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 8
Female Share of the Population 3 1
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 1 1
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 3
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 9
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Affordability of Rents 5 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 3

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Jefferson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio
County Kanawha
Metro Area Charleston
Standard Zip Codes 25177
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.375
Longitude -81.78

Jefferson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Station HAMLIN
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 69 F
Jul Temp 62 to 90 F
Oct Temp 39 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.4 inches
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 43 F
Apr Temp 39 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
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Jefferson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 567 100%
Male 280 49.4%
Female 287 50.6%
Under 18 93 16.4%
18+ 474 83.6%
65+ 132 23.3%
Median Age 42.5
Average Family Size 2.81
White 462 81.5%
African-American 96 16.9%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 7 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.5%

Estimated Jefferson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 559
Growth -8
Growth % -1.4%

Jefferson Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 25.4%
German 20.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.3%
Irish 11.9%
English 10.6%
Scotch-Irish 4.8%
African 3.2%
Greek 1.9%
Italian 1.6%
Polish 1.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Jefferson 567 $16,477
Charleston 53,421 $47,975
Dunbar 8,154 $42,665
Nitro 6,824 $41,367
Poca 1,013 $49,500
South Charleston 13,390 $50,528
St. Albans 11,567 $47,913
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