Jefferson, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 1,529 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.5%
 
Males: 677  (44.3%)
Females: 852  (55.7%)
Median resident age:

47.2 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28640, 28694.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $27,468 (it was $22,847 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$27,468
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,521 (it was $15,505 in 2000)

Jefferson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $213,096 (it was $93,200 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$213,096
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $204,837; detached houses: $212,608; townhouses or other attached units: $150,740; mobile homes: $70,800

Median gross rent in 2017: $541.

March 2019 cost of living index in Jefferson: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 36.5%
(37.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.8% for Black residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Jefferson, NC (2010)
    • 1,41587.8%White alone
    • 1469.1%Hispanic
    • 201.2%Black alone
    • 171.1%Asian alone
    • 110.7%Two or more races
    • 10.06%American Indian alone
    • 10.06%Other race alone

Races in Jefferson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Jefferson, North Carolina as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Jefferson is 364 to 1.


Crime rates in Jefferson by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2014

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(73.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(69.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(146.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(74.4)
1
(61.3)
1
(61.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(287.2)
5
(365.5)
3
(220.4)
11
(818.5)
6
(367.9)
3
(185.6)
2
(124.6)
6
(389.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(552.5)
9
(646.1)
9
(657.9)
10
(734.8)
26
(1,935)
15
(919.7)
9
(556.9)
14
(872.3)
10
(648.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(73.1)
3
(220.4)
3
(223.2)
2
(122.6)
1
(61.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(64.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)35.945.987.084.5167.484.652.643.658.4

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Jefferson, NC

Crime rate in Jefferson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.95
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (60.8%), English (8.3%), German (4.6%), Irish (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 3000 feet

Land area: 1.93 square miles.

Population density: 794 people per square mile   (low).

Jefferson, North Carolina map

64 residents are foreign born (0.5% Africa).

This town:

4.1%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,476 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,566 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (50.7 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (91.2 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (423.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

West Jefferson, NC (1.5 miles ),
Lansing, NC (2.4 miles),
Boone, NC (4.3 miles ),
Mountain City, TN (4.4 miles ),
Troutdale, VA (4.4 miles ),
Sparta, NC (4.5 miles ),
Millers Creek, NC (4.5 miles ),
Mulberry, NC (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 36.42 N, Longitude: 81.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 336

Distribution of median household income in Jefferson, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jefferson, NC in 2017
Jefferson satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +43 (+3.1%).
Most common industries in Jefferson, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.3%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Jefferson, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
  • Carpenters (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)

Average climate in Jefferson, North Carolina

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Jefferson, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Jefferson-area historical tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.4 miles away from the Jefferson town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 51.3 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 183.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 58.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 59.5 miles away from Jefferson center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 185.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 145.8 miles away from Jefferson center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 59.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ashe County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jefferson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Jefferson:

  • ASHE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 200 HOSPITAL AVE)
  • THOMAS STREET HOME (348 THOMAS STREET)
  • AMH SEGRAVES CARE CENTER (200 HOSPITAL AVE)
  • MARGATE HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (540 WAUGH STREET)

Airports located in Jefferson:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jefferson:

  • Appalachian State University (about 19 miles; Boone, NC; Full-time enrollment: 17,362)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 26 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 40 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • King University (about 40 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Surry Community College (about 42 miles; Dobson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,686)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 44 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 50 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)

Public elementary/middle school in Jefferson:

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Points of interest:

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Hotels: Best Western Eldreth Inn (829 East Main Street), Best Western Eldreth Inn At Mt. Jefferso (Highway US 221 And Nc 88), Best Western Eldreth Inn at MT Jefferson (829 East Main Street), Highlander Motel (891 Nc Highway 16 South), Eldreth Inn (829 East Main Street).

Court: North Carolina State Government - Juvenile Court Counselor's OFC (150 Government Circle).

Ashe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jefferson and their reported violations in the past:

MOUNTAIN AIRE SEAFOOD & STEAKS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MOUNTAIN GROCERY (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jefferson that have no violations reported:

  • RACCOON HOLLER CAMPGROUND (Population served: 190, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HIGHLANDER MOTEL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

57.9%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.9%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Jefferson in 2010:

  • 162 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 41 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Jefferson in 2000:

  • 227 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Jefferson (2011 data):

  • LifeStore Bank: Jefferson Branch at 840 East Main Street, branch established on 1994/04/11. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $286.2 mil, Deposits: $212.4 mil, headquarters in West Jefferson, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • Yadkin Valley Bank and Trust Company: Jefferson Branch at 709 East Main Street, branch established on 1986/09/15. Info updated 2009/05/19: Bank assets: $1,991.0 mil, Deposits: $1,738.1 mil, headquarters in Elkin, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Yadkin Valley Financial Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: Jefferson Branch at 230 East Main Street, branch established on 1938/06/23. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Jefferson:

Marital status in Jefferson, NC
  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

For population 25 years and over in Jefferson:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Jefferson
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Jefferson, NC (based on Ashe County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,74465
Mainline Protestant2,72424
Catholic5921
Other7-
None14,213-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Here:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Ashe County:

5.89 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

7.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ashe County:

8.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Ashe County:

28.4%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ashe County:

15.6%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.3%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Jefferson:

47.6%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Jefferson:

18.1%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.6%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Jefferson:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Jefferson:

34.7%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Jefferson:

56.4%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.6%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jefferson, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 4$13,384$40,1520$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$15,377$61,5080$0
Sewerage 2$10,120$60,7200$0
Other Government Administration 1$6,745$80,9400$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,950$35,4000$0
Water Supply 1$4,061$48,7320$0
Financial Administration 1$3,171$38,0520$0
Totals for Government 13$55,808$51,5150$0

Jefferson government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $477,000 ($311.97)
    Sewerage: $468,000 ($306.08)
    Regular Highways: $268,000 ($175.28)
    Financial Administration: $244,000 ($159.58)
    Police Protection: $231,000 ($151.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $67,000 ($43.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($6.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($5.23)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($4.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($11.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $47,000 ($30.74)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($5.23)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $657,000 ($429.69)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($5.89)

Jefferson government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($0.65)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $39,000 ($25.51)
    General Revenue - Other: $15,000 ($9.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $763,000 ($499.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $148,000 ($96.80)
    Highways: $53,000 ($34.66)
  • Tax - Property: $545,000 ($356.44)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $342,000 ($223.68)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($0.65)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.65)

Jefferson government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $655,000 ($428.38)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $570,000 ($372.79)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,000 ($55.59)

Jefferson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,303,000 ($4122.30)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,000 ($51.01)

4.69% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,718 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Watauga County, NC  0.87% ($35,775 average AGI)
from Wilkes County, NC  0.31% ($46,357)
from Wake County, NC  0.27% ($52,320)
Businesses in Jefferson, NC
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1UPS2
Hardee's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Jefferson:

  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jefferson:

  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WMMY (106.1 FM; JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: 106.1, INC.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Jefferson:

  • W25AY (Channel 25; JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W59AK (Channel 59; ZIONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • Jefferson, North Carolina
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents18
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:2
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents33
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • North Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count11605
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents17442
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3831
  • Fatalities12767
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents29553
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1591
See more detailed statistics of Jefferson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 151ft / 46.0mTotal length
  • 76,900Total average daily traffic
  • 6,204Total average daily truck traffic
  • 153,740Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Jefferson, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Jefferson, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Jefferson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Atop Mount Jefferson (Lat: 36.393472 Lon: -81.460389), Call Sign: WNJY291, Licensee ID: L00092249,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.875 MHz, Grant Date: 11/14/2007, Expiration Date: 09/24/2017, Cancellation Date: 11/11/2017, Registrant: Ashe Memorial Hospital, 200 Hospital Ave, Jefferson, NC 28640, Phone: (336) 846-7101, Fax: (336) 846-0746, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Summit Of Mt Jefferson 1.3 Mi Se (Lat: 36.403194 Lon: -81.463444), Call Sign: WXY370,
    Assigned Frequencies: 42.5000 MHz, 42.5200 MHz, 42.5600 MHz, 42.6000 MHz, 42.6200 MHz, 42.6400 MHz, Grant Date: 07/03/2013, Expiration Date: 09/28/2023, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4702 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4702, Phone: (919) 948-7854, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:
  • 3600 Ft E Of Hwy 16/88 On Don Walters Rd (Lat: 36.416250 Lon: -81.428722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPGJ844, Licensee ID: L00039761,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.525 MHz, Grant Date: 01/17/2015, Expiration Date: 01/31/2025, Registrant: Jefferson, Town Of, Jefferson, NC 28640, Phone: (336) 846-9368, Fax: (336) 846-2288, Email:
  • Lat: 36.415833 Lon: -81.468611, Call Sign: WPUK684,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.405 MHz, 157.665 MHz, Grant Date: 06/05/2012, Expiration Date: 03/22/2022, Certifier: Scott Vannoy, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Lat: 36.406333 Lon: -81.421833, Call Sign: WQNQ354,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.512 MHz, 467.512 MHz, Grant Date: 04/18/2011, Expiration Date: 04/18/2021, Certifier: Patrick Richie, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Jefferson)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Jefferson)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 13. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 36 took place in 2014, and the least - 1 in 2003. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Jefferson, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (52.0%), and Outside Fires (23.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Jefferson, NC
    • 11652.0%Structure Fires
    • 5223.3%Outside Fires
    • 3917.5%Other
    • 167.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Jefferson, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Jefferson, North Carolina:

  • Days Inn Jefferson, 829 E Main St, Jefferson, North Carolina 28640 , Phone: (336) 246-8845
  • Days Inn Jefferson, 829 E Main St, Jefferson, North Carolina 28640 , Phone: (336) 246-8845, Fax: (336) 246-9109
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Jefferson, North Carolina
Most common first names in Jefferson, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4773.7 years
Mary4480.8 years
William3478.0 years
John3275.8 years
Robert2973.9 years
Ruth2580.7 years
Walter2178.0 years
Thomas1971.4 years
Pearl1783.5 years
Joseph1778.4 years
Most common last names in Jefferson, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bare7479.7 years
Miller7076.5 years
Little3678.2 years
Jones2975.8 years
Blevins2976.7 years
Severt2774.9 years
Sheets2775.5 years
Taylor2672.3 years
Barker2577.0 years
Eldreth2280.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Jefferson, NC
  • 49.8%Electricity
  • 33.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.9%Wood
  • 1.1%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Jefferson, NC
  • 83.4%Electricity
  • 11.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.9%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Jefferson compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Jefferson on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 1,000+)"
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