Jefferson, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 1,615 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.6%
 
Males: 673  (41.7%)
Females: 942  (58.3%)
Median resident age:  53.4 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28640, 28694.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $23,230 (it was $22,847 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$23,230
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,329 (it was $15,505 in 2000)

Jefferson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $171,779 (it was $93,200 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$171,779
NC:

$154,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $196,882; Detached houses: $202,164; Townhouses or other attached units: $151,265; Mobile homes: $60,166

Median gross rent in 2013: $486.

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  • Races in Jefferson, NC (2013)

    Jefferson races chart
    • 1,28087.1%White alone
    • 1047.1%Hispanic
    • 382.6%Black alone
    • 221.5%Two or more races
    • 151.0%Asian alone
    • 20.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Jefferson: 89.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (44.9%), English (11.1%), Irish (8.8%), German (7.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 3000 feet

Land area: 1.93 square miles.

Population density: 838 people per square mile   (low).

Jefferson,NC real estate house value index trend

Jefferson, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Jefferson:

  • High school or higher: 70.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jefferson town:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 14.9%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

87 residents are foreign born (4.7% Latin America).

This town:

6.0%
North Carolina:

7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,359 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,072 (0.6%)

Jefferson satellite photo by USGS

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

Jefferson household income distribution Jefferson home values distribution

Crime rates in Jefferson by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 1000100
per 100,000 69.10.00.00.073.50.00.0
Assaults 0102011
per 100,000 0.069.10.0146.20.074.461.3
Burglaries 90453116
per 100,000 622.00.0287.2365.5220.4818.5367.9
Thefts 15899102615
per 100,000 1,036.6552.5646.1657.9734.81,934.5919.7
Auto thefts 3001332
per 100,000 207.30.00.073.1220.4223.2122.6
Arson 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.4) 127.337.447.890.588.0174.388.1

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Crime rate in Jefferson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
North Carolina average:

2.39
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.4%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +43 (+3.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Jefferson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Jefferson, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Jefferson 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 the city 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 (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, 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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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 36.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

36.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.58
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.9%
(29.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.5% for other race residents, 21.5% for two or more races residents)
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

Jefferson, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

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

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

  • Best Western Eldreth Inn, 829 E Main St, Jefferson, NC 28640 , Phone: (336) 246-8845
  • Jefferson Landing, PO Box 110, Jefferson, NC 28640 , Phone: (336) 982-4449, Fax: (336) 982-6949
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Jefferson, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
North Carolina average:

12.4

Jefferson travel time to work - commute Jefferson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (67%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Jefferson town (based on Ashe County data)

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
Ashe County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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.
State:

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:
This county:

8.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Ashe County:

28.4%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.6%
State:

15.6%
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
Financial Administration 1$3,171$38,0520$0
Other Government Administration 1$6,745$80,9400$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$15,377$61,5080$0
Streets and Highways 4$13,384$40,1520$0
Sewerage 2$10,120$60,7200$0
Water Supply 1$4,061$48,7320$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,950$35,4000$0
Totals for Government 13$55,808$51,5150$0

Jefferson government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $86,000 ($53.25)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $258,000 ($159.75)
    Central Staff Services: $201,000 ($124.46)
    Regular Highways: $193,000 ($119.50)
    Police Protection: $147,000 ($91.02)
    Water Utilities: $111,000 ($68.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $61,000 ($37.77)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($6.19)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($5.57)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000 ($1.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($1.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $65,000 ($40.25)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($17.34)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($6.81)
    Central Staff: $4,000 ($2.48)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $505,000 ($312.69)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $67,000 ($41.49)

Jefferson government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $386,000 ($239.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($15.48)
    All Other: $4,000 ($2.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $217,000 ($134.37)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $55,000 ($34.06)
    General Revenue, NEC: $28,000 ($17.34)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $166,000 ($102.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $65,000 ($40.25)
    Highways: $58,000 ($35.91)
    All Other: $10,000 ($6.19)
  • Tax - Property: $392,000 ($242.72)

Jefferson government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,220,000 ($755.42)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $30,000 ($18.58)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,198,000 ($741.80)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($12.38)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($13.62)
    Other, NEC: $10,000 ($6.19)

Jefferson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,376,000 ($2090.40)

4.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,433 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Watauga County, NC  0.95% ($26,894 average AGI)
from Wilkes County, NC  0.22% ($24,700)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.19% ($65,647)


4.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,518 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Watauga County, NC  0.81% ($32,329 average AGI)
to Wilkes County, NC  0.40% ($29,056)
to Guilford County, NC  0.20% ($61,000)

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 fatal accident list:

Oct 12, 2012 10:00 AM, Sr-194, Campbell Rd, Lat: 36.26802, Lon: -81.50264, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 7, 2008 06:31 PM, Sr-16, Lat: 36.42876, Lon: -81.47125, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 16, 1999 04:03 PM, Us-221, Vehicles: 4, Persons: 9, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 25, 1996 02:08 PM, Us221, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 15, 1995 06:00 PM, Mcneil St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 3, 1983 06:00 PM, 221, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 9, Fatalities: 1
Apr 29, 1978 12:15 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 7,700Total average daily traffic
  • 539Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,400Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • Phoenix Mountain, 2.9 Miles At 345 Degrees From Jefferson (Lat: 36.461778 Lon: -81.487306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Overall height: 46.6 m, Call Sign: KNKN683, Licensee ID: L00127162
    Assigned Frequencies: 824.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Uscoc Of Greater North Carolina, LLC
  • Phoenix Mountain, 4.0 Km North Of (Lat: 36.461111 Lon: -81.488611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 31 m, Call Sign: KNKN693
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, Phoenix Mountain 2.9 Mi At 345 Deg (Lat: 36.461667 Lon: -81.487222), Type: 46.6, Overall height: 42.7 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVE STE 1000
  • DANIEL F MC MILLAN, Ashe County Airport (Lat: 36.430917 Lon: -81.422639), Type: 6.0, Overall height: 6 m
    Registrant: 3362192521, Emc@ashecountygov.Com, 150 GOVERNMENT CIRCLE SUITE 2400
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1205, Pheonix Mt Site, Pheonix Mt. (Lat: 36.461111 Lon: -81.488611), Type: 54.8, Overall height: 54.8 m
    Registrant: 9196624440, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, 4702 MAIL SERVICE CENTER
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1205, Pheonix Mt Site, Pheonix Mt. (Lat: 36.461111 Lon: -81.488611), Type: 54.8, Overall height: 54.8 m
    Registrant: 9196624440, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, 4702 MAIL SERVICE CENTER
  • Phoenix Mountain 2.9 Mi At 345 Deg (Lat: 36.461667 Lon: -81.487222), Type: 46.6, Overall height: 42.7 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVE STE 1000

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 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
    Registrant: Ashe Memorial Hospital, 200 Hospital Ave, Jefferson, NC 28640, Phone: (336) 846-7101, Fax: (336) 846-0746, Email:

FCC Registered Private 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: 07/18/2003, Expiration Date: 09/28/2013
    Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4702 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4702, Phone: (919) 662-4440, 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: 11/16/2004, Expiration Date: 01/31/2015
    Registrant: Jefferson, Town Of, Jefferson, NC 28640, Phone: (336) 846-9368
  • 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:

26 (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:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 24

Incident types - Jefferson

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Jefferson, NC
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
Businesses in Jefferson, NC
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1UPS2
Hardee's1
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