|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of West Jefferson is 1,234. West Jefferson, North Carolina is the 9,435th largest city in the US.
The peak population of West Jefferson was in 2010, when its population was 1,299. In 2010, West Jefferson was the 9,236th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 9,435th largest city in the US. West Jefferson is currently 5.0% smaller than it was in 2010.
West Jefferson has grown 5.3% since the 2000. West Jefferson, North Carolina is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 69% of similarly sized cities since 2000.
|9429||Weber City, Virginia||1,237||-12.5%|
|9430||Wilson, New York||1,237||2.2%|
|9433||Long Creek, Illinois||1,235||-11.9%|
|9434||West Easton, Pennsylvania||1,235||5.8%|
|9435||West Jefferson, North Carolina||1,234||5.3%|
|9440||Green Springs, Ohio||1,231||-1.2%|
The total voting age population of West Jefferson, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 1,204. The voting age population is 48.0% male and 52.0% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 24.4% of the residents of West Jefferson are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of West Jefferson are 88.3% White, 4.0% Asian, 3.1% Black, 2.7% Other and 1.9% Two or more races. Additionally, 4.4% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In West Jefferson, 21.0% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 21.0%. On a per-household basis, 12.0% of families are below the poverty line in West Jefferson.
Among those aged 16 and older, 54.6% of West Jefferson residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 80.9% of West Jefferson residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 16.3% have a bachelor's degree and 5.9% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among West Jefferson residents aged 5 and older, 6.6% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.3% speak an Indo-European language, and 4.3% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in West Jefferson is 6.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In West Jefferson, 12.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in West Jefferson is $29,417.
In West Jefferson, 42.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 57.5% of housing units in West Jefferson.
Of all the housing units in West Jefferson, 3.6% of them were build before 1940.
In West Jefferson, 14.0% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 100 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in West Jefferson is $574.
In West Jefferson, 75.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.