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People

Total Population 1,232
Male Share of the Population 51.6%
Female Share of the Population 48.4%
Senior Citizens 20.9%
Employed Population 16+ 477
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 48.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,807
% Above Poverty Level 69.8%
% Below Poverty Level 30.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 40.1%
Median Gross Rent $516
Median House Value $162,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.2%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 6.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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 1,206 $77,935
Boone 17,966 $72,760
Jefferson 1,374 $33,235
Lansing 194 $27,250
Sparta 1,802 $29,861

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

West Jefferson Public Libraries

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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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