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Demographics

People

Total Population1,473
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens19.9%
Employed Population 16+563
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married45%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.8%
Median Earnings25+$27,423
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,173
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,750
% Above Poverty Level72.5%
% Below Poverty Level27.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.3%
Median Gross Rent$554
Median House Value$156,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.6%
English6.9%
Irish6.4%
German4%
French Except Basque2.7%
Scottish2%
Dutch1.2%
Italian0.5%
Haitian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Czech0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Russian0.1%
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West Jefferson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ashe County
Standard Zip Codes28694
Phone Area Codes336
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.39
Approximate Longitude-81.49

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)

StationJEFFERSON 2 E
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 43 F
Apr Temp36 to 62 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationTRANSOU
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 41 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp56 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 63 F
Annual Precip56.7 inches
StationBOONE 1 SE
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 76 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blowing Rock1,213$77,115
Boone18,241$65,074
Jefferson1,425$33,500
Lansing209$30,500
Sparta1,726$32,019

West Jefferson Public Libraries

Appalachian Regional Library
148 LIBRARY DR
West Jefferson, North Carolina
(336) 846-2041

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West Jefferson Public Schools

Ashe County High
184 Campus Drive
ZIP: 28694
(336) 846-2400
High
Total Enrollment 953
Westwood Elementary
4083 Us Hwy 221s
ZIP: 28694
(336) 877-2921
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
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