West Jefferson, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 1,290 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: +19.3%
Males: 607  (47.1%)
Females: 683  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

47.6 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28694.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $27,380 (it was $24,479 in 2000)
West Jefferson:

$27,380
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,649 (it was $19,799 in 2000)

West Jefferson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $162,161 (it was $84,300 in 2000)
West Jefferson:

$162,161
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $211,444; detached houses: $225,416; townhouses or other attached units: $192,405; in 2-unit structures: $489,610; mobile homes: $132,248

Median gross rent in 2017: $567.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Jefferson: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.8%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 87.9% for Black residents, 14.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.5% for other race residents, 2.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in West Jefferson, NC (2010)
    • 1,16389.5%White alone
    • 917.0%Hispanic
    • 191.5%Two or more races
    • 131.0%Asian alone
    • 100.8%Black alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in West Jefferson, North Carolina as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Jefferson is 215 to 1.


Crime rates in West Jefferson by year

Type

2005

2008

2009

2011

2012

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(91.9)
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)
1
(76.4)
N/A
Robberies
(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)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(275.7)
2
(178.6)
1
(89.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(153.1)
0
(0.0)
4
(305.6)
2
(153.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(459.6)
19
(1,696)
8
(715.6)
6
(456.3)
18
(1,378)
4
(304.6)
2
(152.8)
2
(153.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
27
(2,482)
50
(4,464)
44
(3,936)
58
(4,411)
72
(5,513)
55
(4,189)
80
(6,112)
77
(5,900)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(91.9)
6
(535.7)
4
(357.8)
4
(304.2)
7
(536.0)
2
(152.3)
3
(229.2)
1
(76.6)
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)
1
(76.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)377.8375.9254.0232.7390.5201.1395.7344.8

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City-data.com crime index in West Jefferson, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.44
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (52.4%), English (6.6%), Scottish (4.3%), French (4.2%), German (2.4%), European (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1909

Elevation: 3200 feet

Land area: 1.75 square miles.

Population density: 739 people per square mile   (low).

West Jefferson, North Carolina map

52 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

This town:

3.8%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,338 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $955 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (49.2 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (90.2 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (425.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Jefferson, NC (1.5 miles ),
Lansing, NC (2.7 miles),
Boone, NC (4.0 miles ),
Mountain City, TN (4.3 miles ),
Millers Creek, NC (4.5 miles ),
Valle Crucis, NC (4.5 miles ),
Blowing Rock, NC (4.6 miles ),
Troutdale, VA (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 36.40 N, Longitude: 81.49 W

Area code: 336

Distribution of median household income in West Jefferson, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in West Jefferson, NC in 2017

West Jefferson satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +40 (+3.8%).
Most common industries in West Jefferson, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (8.1%)
  • Wood products (6.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (7.4%)
  • Apparel (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
Most common occupations in West Jefferson, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)

Average climate in West Jefferson, North Carolina

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West Jefferson, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Particulate Matter Level

Tornado activity:

West 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 36.9 miles away from the West Jefferson town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 49.6 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:

West 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 184.0 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 59.1 miles away from West Jefferson center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 183.4 miles away from West Jefferson center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 60.5 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 144.1 miles away from West 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 60.4 miles away from West Jefferson 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).
West Jefferson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in West Jefferson:

  • RIDGECREST I AND II (421 RIDGECREST AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near West Jefferson:

  • THOMAS STREET HOME (Hospital, about 3 miles away; JEFFERSON, NC)
  • ASHE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 3 miles away; JEFFERSON, NC)
  • AMH SEGRAVES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; JEFFERSON, NC)
  • MARGATE HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; JEFFERSON, NC)
  • WILDCAT GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 12 miles away; DEEP GAP, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Jefferson:

  • Appalachian State University (about 17 miles; Boone, NC; Full-time enrollment: 17,362)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 25 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 38 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • King University (about 40 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Surry Community College (about 44 miles; Dobson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,686)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 46 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 48 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)

Public high school in West Jefferson:

Public elementary/middle school in West Jefferson:

See full list of schools located in West Jefferson

Library in West Jefferson:

  • APPALACHIAN REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,154,900; Location: 148 LIBRARY DRIVE; 214,353 books; 11,226 audio materials; 13,774 video materials; 56 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 328 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • There are different schools now in Ashe County. These are: Westwood Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, Blue Ridge Elementary, Ashe County Middle School, and Ashe County High School.

Points of interest:

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Birthplace of: Paul G. Campbell, Jr. - Politician.

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 West Jefferson and their reported violations in the past:

BLUE RIDGE MANOR-NIKANOR SECT (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-26-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2014), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-25-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2014), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2014)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
ELK SHOALS UNITED METH CAMP (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ELK SHOALS UM CAMP CHURCH (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BLUE RIDGE MANOR ASH LAKE-HOLIDAY LN SEC (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In MAR-02-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-26-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2014), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-25-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2014), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and DEC-2016, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and DEC-2016, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-08-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 20 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
LITTLES HEALTH & FITNESS CTR (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
BLUE RIDGE MNR ASHE LAKE BEAVER CRK SEC (Population served: 56, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In MAR-02-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-26-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2014), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-25-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2014), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2014)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 20 regular monitoring violations
DONNA'S COUNTRY KITCHEN (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • WEST JEFFERSON AUTO AUCTION (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:

53.1%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.5%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
22 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in West Jefferson in 2000:

  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Banks with branches in West Jefferson (2011 data):

  • LifeStore Bank: 1441 Mount Jefferson Road Branch, Lifestore Bank, Wal-Mart Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $286.2 mil, Deposits: $212.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: West Jefferson Branch at 302 Second Street, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Communityone Bank, National Association: West Jefferson Branch at 1055 Mount Jefferson Road, branch established on 2002/01/02. Info updated 2007/12/11: Bank assets: $1,666.0 mil, Deposits: $1,443.4 mil, headquarters in Asheboro, NC, negative income in the last year, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb United Corp.
  • Fifth Third Bank: West Jefferson Branch at 402 South Jefferson Avenue, branch established on 1972/12/16. 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
  • Yadkin Valley Bank and Trust Company: Mt. Jefferson Branch at 1448 Mt. Jefferson Road, branch established on 2001/11/01. 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

For population 15 years and over in West Jefferson:

Marital status in West Jefferson, NC
  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 18.3%

For population 25 years and over in West Jefferson:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
North Carolina average:

11.9

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West 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
This 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.
North Carolina:

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

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:
This county:

28.4%
North Carolina:

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

15.6%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.0%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
West Jefferson:

45.0%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
West Jefferson:

20.3%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
West Jefferson:

10.7%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
West Jefferson:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.4%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
West Jefferson:

54.2%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
West Jefferson:

75.8%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of West 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
Other Government Administration 9$11,303$15,0710$0
Police Protection - Officers 7$19,038$32,6370$0
Other and Unallocable 5$6,285$15,0843$2,694
Streets and Highways 4$11,339$34,0170$0
Water Supply 2$7,305$43,8300$0
Sewerage 2$5,642$33,8520$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,860$22,3200$0
Financial Administration 1$2,980$35,7601$952
Totals for Government 31$65,752$25,4524$3,646

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $157,000 ($121.71)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $986,000 ($764.34)
    Sewerage: $462,000 ($358.14)
    Police Protection: $452,000 ($350.39)
    Financial Administration: $404,000 ($313.18)
    Water Utilities: $380,000 ($294.57)
    Regular Highways: $366,000 ($283.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $92,000 ($71.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $91,000 ($70.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000 ($48.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $51,000 ($39.53)
    General - Other: $35,000 ($27.13)
    Health - Other: $10,000 ($7.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($1.55)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $4,000 ($3.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $103,000 ($79.84)
    Regular Highways: $87,000 ($67.44)
    Financial Administration: $81,000 ($62.79)
    Water Utilities: $58,000 ($44.96)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($43.41)
    Police Protection: $35,000 ($27.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $194,000 ($150.39)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $394,000 ($305.43)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $25,000 ($19.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($13.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($14.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($2.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $18,000 ($13.95)
    General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($4.65)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($1.55)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,100,000 ($852.71)
    Water Utilities: $448,000 ($347.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $183,000 ($141.86)
    Water Utilities: $178,000 ($137.98)
    Highways: $139,000 ($107.75)
    Other: $78,000 ($60.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $30,000 ($23.26)
  • Tax - Property: $1,211,000 ($938.76)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $277,000 ($214.73)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $30,000 ($23.26)
    Other License: $10,000 ($7.75)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000 ($2.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($0.78)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,406,000 ($1089.92)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,210,000 ($937.98)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $196,000 ($151.94)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,729,000 ($1340.31)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $552,000 ($427.91)

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 West Jefferson, NC
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Kincaid1
CVS1Lane Furniture1
Chevrolet1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Decora Cabinetry1McDonald's1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Ford1True Value1
Goodwill3U-Haul1
Hilton1UPS3
KFC1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in West 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.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Jefferson:

  • WMMY (106.1 FM; JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: 106.1, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION 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 West 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)
  • W65DT (Channel 65; BOONE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

West Jefferson fatal accident list:

Oct 9, 2016 07:19 AM, Sr-194, Lat: 36.376494, Lon: -81.490386, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Aug 1, 2008 10:22 AM, S. Jefferson Ave, Lat: 36.389160, Lon: -81.487980, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 157ft / 48.3mTotal length
  • 53,190Total average daily traffic
  • 4,663Total average daily truck traffic
  • 106,380Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in West Jefferson, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for West Jefferson, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (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), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18 m, Overall height: 24 m, Call Sign: WPKH919,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.900 MHz, Grant Date: 01/15/2002, Expiration Date: 02/26/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/03/2012, Certifier: Gray L Fulk, Registrant: Vanguard Communication Services, Inc., 201 Club House Drive, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041, Phone: (336) 719-2337, Fax: (336) 969-0294, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Atop Mount Jefferson (Lat: 36.393472 Lon: -81.460389), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 17 m, Call Sign: WPLG778,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.1000 MHz, 47.1000 MHz, 47.2600 MHz, Grant Date: 01/13/2012, Expiration Date: 04/10/2022, Certifier: John M Burns Jr, Registrant: Nc Dept Of Transportation, 124 Dot Drive, Asheboro, NC 27205, Phone: (336) 625-4796, Fax: (336) 625-6942, Email:
  • Lat: 36.393472 Lon: -81.460389, Call Sign: KD50378,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.280 MHz, Grant Date: 12/19/2014, Expiration Date: 11/28/2024, Registrant: High Country Communications Inc, Linville, NC 28646, Phone: (828) 733-1822
  • Atop Mt Jefferson State Park (Lat: 36.393472 Lon: -81.460389), Call Sign: KWE554,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.280 MHz, Grant Date: 10/10/1995, Expiration Date: 11/28/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/28/2001, Registrant: Ashe County Rescue Squad, West Jefferson, NC 28694, Phone: (919) 246-3215
  • Atop Mount Jefferson (Lat: 36.461222 Lon: -81.488417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: KIA523,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.470 MHz, Grant Date: 03/22/2005, Expiration Date: 03/02/2015, Cancellation Date: 05/02/2015, Registrant: Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp, 1216 Blowing Rock Blvd, Lenoir, NC 28645, Phone: (828) 758-2383, Fax: (828) 757-0961, Email:
  • Hwy 221 On Mount Jefferson Rd (Lat: 36.401528 Lon: -81.480944), Call Sign: WAY707,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.265 MHz, Grant Date: 03/22/2005, Expiration Date: 03/02/2015, Cancellation Date: 05/02/2015, Registrant: Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp, 1216 Blowing Rock Blvd, Lenoir, NC 28645, Phone: (828) 758-2383, Fax: (828) 757-0961, Email:
  • Lat: 36.384722 Lon: -81.499833, Call Sign: WQIF891,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.300 MHz, 451.350 MHz, 456.350 MHz, Grant Date: 11/17/2017, Expiration Date: 01/29/2028, Certifier: Ronnie Miller, Registrant: Communication Service, Inc., 216 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: (828) 250-0030, Fax: (828) 250-0033, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Various Locations (Lat: 36.401500 Lon: -81.480917), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNC817,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.331 MHz, Grant Date: 03/07/1997, Expiration Date: 03/07/2002, Cancellation Date: 06/09/2002, Phone: (704) 758-2383
  • WEST JEFF OF, 2131 N.C. Hwy 163 (Lat: 36.377083 Lon: -81.476417), Type: Upole, Structure height: 19.8 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WPQZ681,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/10/2010, Expiration Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Michael C Lowe, Registrant: Blue Ridge Emc, 1216 Blowing Rock Blvd, Lenoir, NC 28645, Phone: (828) 758-2383, Fax: (828) 754-5162, Email:
  • HP-1205, Phoenix Mt, 1699 Clay Bank Rd. (Lat: 36.461111 Lon: -81.488611), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Call Sign: WQLQ539,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6665.00 MHz, 6635.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6685.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/30/2010, Expiration Date: 03/30/2020, Certifier: Wayne E Eberhard, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4231 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4231, Phone: (919) 948-7854, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:
  • STATION, Mt Jefferson Rd E Of W Jeffrsn At Base Of Mt Jefferson (Lat: 36.401500 Lon: -81.480361), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WHC441,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2133.20 MHz, Grant Date: 12/18/1996, Expiration Date: 03/05/2002, Cancellation Date: 06/09/2002, Phone: (704) 758-2383
  • Jefferson, HP-1135, 3399 Mount Jefferson Pk. Rd. (Lat: 36.403194 Lon: -81.463444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.4 m, Call Sign: WIA540,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6765.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/22/2009, Expiration Date: 08/18/2019, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4702 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4702, Phone: (919) 662-4440, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CULVER LFA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 4AC199D&E SER (90 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 37832 , Serial Number: 336, Year manufactured: 1941, Certificate Issue Date: 11/08/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Ronnie R Taylor, 214 Chestnut Ridge Trl, West Jefferson, NC 28694
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 462FL , Serial Number: 28-7125260, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 03/11/1971, Certificate Issue Date: 01/23/2019
    Registrant (Individual): James D Long, 187 Barnett St, West Jefferson, NC 28694
  • Aircraft: RYAN NAVION A (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4882K , Serial Number: NAV-4-1882, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 05/31/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 02/13/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Karl W Lambert, 239 Furches Dr, West Jefferson, NC 28694
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 81058 , Serial Number: 10348, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 02/10/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 09/25/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Josh M Callaway, 288 Dick Phillips Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 954JW , Serial Number: 34-7970429, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 07/03/1990, Certificate Issue Date: 05/16/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas D Cecchettini, 1411 Golf Course Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 183 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 956RW , Serial Number: 38-79A0721, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 02/27/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 10/23/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald W Worley, 178 Woodland Way, West Jefferson, NC 28694

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 28. The highest number of fires - 47 took place in 2017, and the least - 3 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in West Jefferson, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (41.0%), and Outside Fires (30.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in West Jefferson, NC
    • 16341.0%Structure Fires
    • 12330.9%Outside Fires
    • 6315.8%Other
    • 4912.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Jefferson, NC

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

  • Holiday Inn Express West Jefferson, 203 Hampton Place Ct, West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694 , Phone: (336) 846-4000, Fax: (336) 846-4045
  • Nation's INN, 107 Beaver Crk Scool Rd, West jefferson, North Carolina 28694 , Phone: (336) 246-2080, Fax: (336) 846-4410
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Jefferson, North Carolina
Most common first names in West Jefferson, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8073.9 years
William6375.8 years
John4178.9 years
Robert3973.0 years
Mary3676.5 years
Walter3074.4 years
Charles2773.0 years
Thomas2571.0 years
Ruth2376.5 years
Joseph2275.7 years
Most common last names in West Jefferson, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller9674.2 years
Blevins4176.8 years
Lewis3774.9 years
Parsons3477.4 years
Phillips3079.1 years
Mcneill2977.7 years
Houck2977.8 years
Harless2778.8 years
Johnson2771.8 years
Taylor2773.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Jefferson, NC
  • 57.0%Electricity
  • 25.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.0%Wood
  • 2.1%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Jefferson, NC
  • 74.7%Electricity
  • 13.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.7%Utility gas
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used


West Jefferson compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
There are 10 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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