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Population in 2012: 1,293 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.6%
Males: 654  (50.6%)
Females: 639  (49.4%)

Median resident age:  43.9 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28694.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,377 (it was $24,479 in 2000)
West Jefferson:

$21,377
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,637

West Jefferson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $127,331 (it was $84,300 in 2000)
West Jefferson:

$127,331
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $176,436; Detached houses: $170,274; Townhouses or other attached units: $315,045; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $840,121; Mobile homes: $60,675

Median gross rent in 2012: $542.

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  • White alone - 1,312 (94.3%)
  • Hispanic - 50 (3.6%)
  • Black alone - 18 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Jefferson: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about West Jefferson, North Carolina on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. West Jefferson is mentioned 172 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: United States (48.7%), German (8.4%), Irish (8.3%), English (7.5%), Scotch-Irish (4.2%), Italian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1909

Elevation: 3200 feet

Land area: 1.75 square miles.

Population density: 741 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in West Jefferson:

  • High school or higher: 71.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 20.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Jefferson town:

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

61 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.6% Asia).

This town:  4.4%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in West Jefferson, North Carolina as of September 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in West Jefferson to the number of sex offenders is 162 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,011 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $760 (0.6%)

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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

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Crime rates in West Jefferson by Year
Type 2001 2002 2004 2005 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 00010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.091.90.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00100000
per 100,000 0.00.091.50.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 01032102
per 100,000 0.089.50.0275.7178.689.40.0153.1
Burglaries 7665198618
per 100,000 636.9537.2548.9459.61696.4715.6456.31378.3
Thefts 4672482750445872
per 100,000 4185.66445.84391.62481.64464.33935.64410.65513.0
Auto thefts 52416447
per 100,000 455.0179.1366.091.9535.7357.8304.2536.0
Arson 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.6) 258.6341.1329.5393.2391.3264.4242.2406.5

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.36
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.7%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +40 (+3.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)

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Tornado activity:

West Jefferson-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 37% 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 significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city 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 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 the city center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 24.4 miles away from West Jefferson center
On 3/11/1995 at 08:15:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.7 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 99.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Jefferson topographic map

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


Hospital/medical center in West Jefferson:

  • RIDGECREST I AND II (Hospital, 421 RIDGECREST AVENUE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near West Jefferson:

  • THOMAS STREET HOME (Hospital, about 3 miles away; JEFFERSON, NC)
  • ASHE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 3 miles away; JEFFERSON, NC)
  • AMH SEGRAVES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; JEFFERSON, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in West Jefferson, NC

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

  • Appalachian State University (about 17 miles; Boone, NC; Full-time enrollment: 14,923)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 38 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,172)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 50 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 11,642)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 50 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 2,135)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 52 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,537)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 66 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • New River Community College (about 67 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)

Public high school in West Jefferson:

Public elementary/middle school in West Jefferson:

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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.

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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
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.2. This is better than average.
City:

26.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.02. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.02
U.S.:

9.59

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:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2003), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2003)
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
BLUE RIDGE MANOR ASH LAKE-HOLIDAY LN SEC (Population served: 262, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from NOV-14-2005 to NOV-14-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2003), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2003)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 57 regular monitoring violations
ELK SHOALS UNITED METH CAMP (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-20-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-10-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-18-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 6 other older monitoring violations
ELK SHOALS UM CAMP CHURCH (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
LITTLES HEALTH & FITNESS CTR (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BLUE RIDGE MNR ASHE LAKE BEAVER CRK SEC (Population served: 56, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-11-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2003), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2003)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ISABEL`S KITCHEN (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-28-2004), St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-04-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-18-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 17 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
PARK VISTA MOTEL (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-20-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-1997), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-09-1997)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 40.2%
(40.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 81.3% for Black residents, 30.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 35.1% for other race residents, 0.0% 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:  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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Jefferson, NC

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

West Jefferson compared to North Carolina state average:

West Jefferson, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


West Jefferson travel time to work - commute


West Jefferson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.27%
Here50.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchSeparate Baptists in Christ
Adherents67.8%17.5%3.1%2.5%1.9%
Congregations46.9%20.4%6.1%1.0%4.1%
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents1.4%1.2%1.1%0.8%2.8%
Congregations1.0%1.0%1.0%2.0%16.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 4$12,454$37,3620$0
Police Protection - Officers 7$16,781$28,7670$0
Streets and Highways 5$11,905$28,5720$0
Sewerage 3$9,009$36,0360$0
Totals for Government 19$50,149$31,6730$0

West Jefferson government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $14,000 ($10.83)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($4.64)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $310,000 ($239.75)
    Sewerage: $303,000 ($234.34)
    Central Staff Services: $254,000 ($196.44)
    Regular Highways: $201,000 ($155.45)
    Water Utilities: $130,000 ($100.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $69,000 ($53.36)
    Fire Protection: $40,000 ($30.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $32,000 ($24.75)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($10.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $72,000 ($55.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $394,000 ($304.72)
    Regular Highways: $76,000 ($58.78)
    Police Protection: $44,000 ($34.03)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($10.05)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($4.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $682,000 ($527.46)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $103,000 ($79.66)

West Jefferson government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $486,000 ($375.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($13.92)
    All Other: $4,000 ($3.09)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,000 ($9.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $207,000 ($160.09)
    All Other: $111,000 ($85.85)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $36,000 ($27.84)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($1.55)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $208,000 ($160.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $133,000 ($102.86)
    Highways: $41,000 ($31.71)
    Transit Utilities: $14,000 ($10.83)
    All Other: $2,000 ($1.55)
  • Tax - Property: $687,000 ($531.32)
    NEC: $9,000 ($6.96)

West Jefferson government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,747,000 ($1351.12)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,203,000 ($930.39)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $365,000 ($282.29)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,621,000 ($1253.67)
    Other, NEC: $1,483,000 ($1146.95)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $127,000 ($98.22)
    Other, NEC: $85,000 ($65.74)

West Jefferson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $527,000 ($407.58)

5.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,600 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Watauga County, NC  0.84% ($34,293 average AGI)
from Wilkes County, NC  0.30% ($27,593)
from Alleghany County, NC  0.22% ($24,200)


4.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,149 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Watauga County, NC  0.77% ($26,044 average AGI)
to Wilkes County, NC  0.53% ($34,255)
to Alleghany County, NC  0.21% ($39,263)

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)


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Doc Ray, Within The City Limits Of (Lat: 36.401667 Lon: -81.484444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54 m, Overall height: 56 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:

3
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-0035, 3399 Mt. Jefferson Road (Lat: 36.403194 Lon: -81.463444), Type: 30.4, Overall height: 30.4 m
    Registrant: 9196625444, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, 4702 MAIL SERVICE CENTER
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-0035, 3399 Mt. Jefferson Road (Lat: 36.403194 Lon: -81.463444), Type: 30.4, Overall height: 30.4 m
    Registrant: 9196625444, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, 4702 MAIL SERVICE CENTER
  • 240 Radio Rd (Lat: 36.410833 Lon: -81.495833), Type: 93.9, Overall height: 93.9 m
    Registrant: 9102466001, Wksk@skybest.Com

FCC Registered Commercial 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 Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 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: 11/04/2004, Expiration Date: 11/28/2014
    Registrant: High Country Communications Inc, Linville, NC 28646, Phone: (828) 733-1822, Email:
  • 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
  • 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
    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: 01/29/2008, Expiration Date: 01/29/2018, 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
    Registrant: Phone: (704) 758-2383
  • WEST JEFFERSON, Mt Jefferson Rd E Of W Jefferson At Base Of Mt Jefferson (Lat: 36.401500 Lon: -81.480361), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 9.8 m, Call Sign: WPQZ681, Licensee ID: L00163220
    Assigned Frequencies: 11685.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/10/2010, Expiration Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Michael C Lowe
    Registrant: Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation, 1216 Blowing Rock Boulevard Ne, Lenoir, NC 28645, Phone: (828) 758-2383, Fax: (828) 757-8756
  • 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: 6595.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6635.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6605.00 MHz, 6685.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2010, Expiration Date: 03/30/2020, Certifier: Wayne E Eberhard
    Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4702 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4702, 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
    Registrant: 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA R182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 111 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1716R , Serial Number: R18200531, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 08/07/1978
    Registrant (Corporation): Ashe Aviation LLC, 223 Nor Fields Dr, 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: 2487L , Serial Number: 38-79A0721, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 02/27/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald W Worley, 178 Woodland Way, 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
    Registrant (Individual): James D Long, 187 Barnett Street P O Box 521, West Jefferson, NC 28694
  • Aircraft: MITCHELL ART ZENAIR CH 601 XL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 609WA , Serial Number: 6-9306, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 08/24/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Robert B Sr Clifton, 119 Highland Meadows Dr, West Jefferson, NC 28694
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 71511 , Serial Number: 18259647, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 10/23/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Ronnie R Taylor, 214 Chestnut Ridge Trl # Tr, 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
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas D Cecchettini, 1411 Golf Course Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 39
  • Hazardous Condition: 50

Incident types - West Jefferson


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Jefferson, NC

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
Businesses in West Jefferson, NC
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets2
CVS1McDonald's1
Decora Cabinetry1Subway2
Dunkin Donuts1Taco Bell1
FedEx2True Value1
Goodwill3U-Haul1
KFC1UPS3
Kincaid1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1
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