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Jefferson County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2014: 55,713 (52% urban, 48% rural); it was 42,190 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,740
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,561
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,262
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,630 (it was 3,903 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

27%

Land area: 210 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 266 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 133.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.8%), Educational, health and social services (17.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (17.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Jefferson County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years
Males: 27,538  (49.4%)
Females: 28,175  (50.6%)

Jefferson County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $64,900 ($44,374 in 1999)

This county:

$64900
West Virginia:

$41253

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $731 (lower quartile is $584, upper quartile is $992)
This county:

$731
State:

$461


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $224,630 (it was $110,500 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$224,630
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $148,409 - $308,781
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,561
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $391

Institutionalized population: 218
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 434 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 2001: 467 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 2002: 674 buildings, average cost: $177,300
  • 2003: 800 buildings, average cost: $202,900
  • 2004: 540 buildings, average cost: $204,800
  • 2007: 487 buildings, average cost: $249,200
  • 2008: 219 buildings, average cost: $229,500
  • 2009: 173 buildings, average cost: $195,400
  • 2010: 159 buildings, average cost: $213,200
  • 2011: 135 buildings, average cost: $226,600
  • 2012: 136 buildings, average cost: $214,200
  • 2013: 230 buildings, average cost: $244,800
  • 2014: 200 buildings, average cost: $253,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,469 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,180 (0.7%)

Jefferson County household income distribution in 2009 Jefferson County home values distribution Jefferson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.4%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.4% for Black residents, 6.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.6% for other race residents, 19.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.7%
Jefferson County:

12.7%
West Virginia:

18.5%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.5% for Black residents, 7.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.6% for other race residents, 21.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 10 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson County is $544 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $620 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $905 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kabletown district, Shepherdstown district, Shannondale, Corporation of Ranson, Charles Town, Bolivar, Shepherdstown, Shenandoah Junction, Middleway, Harpers Ferry.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Gloucester County, New Jersey , Crawford County, Illinois , Queen Anne's County, Maryland , Lake County, Colorado , Wirt County , Ralls County, Missouri , Randolph County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,359
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 876 (44% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

2.1%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 165
  • 1990 to 1994: 97
  • 1985 to 1989: 122
  • 1980 to 1984: 124
  • 1975 to 1979: 89
  • 1970 to 1974: 94
  • 1970 to 1974: 27
  • 1965 to 1969: 158

Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.9%

Jefferson County marital status for males Jefferson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,084
  • One, attached: 594
  • Two: 303
  • 3 or 4: 313
  • 5 to 9: 576
  • 10 to 19: 511
  • 20 or more: 216
  • Mobile homes: 2,003
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 23

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 7,004 (750 second mortgage, 735 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,765

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,08337
Evangelical Protestant4,75627
Catholic4,6792
Other7295
Black Protestant3072
None35,944-
Jefferson County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Jefferson County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Jefferson County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 39
This county:

7.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

9.3%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

30.0%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.0%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 152 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $36,584
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $185.08
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.42%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.95%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $46,886
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 53.50%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.92%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,349
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.87%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.13
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 19.56%
Corn for grain: 9660 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3797 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 8181 harvested acres
Vegetables: 96 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,078 acres

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 202.4 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 119.3 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 118.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 236.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 120.4 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 337.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West VirginiaSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1903): April 23, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1903, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • West VirginiaSevere Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1881): March 2, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1881, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 3, 2008 to June 7, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1769): June 19, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1769, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3221): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West VirginiaHurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1496): September 23, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1496, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West VirginiaHurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 5, 1996 to September 8, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1137): September 11, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1137, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West VirginiaFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 2, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1096): January 25, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1096, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • West VirginiaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1084): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1084, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • West VirginiaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3109): March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3109, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • West VirginiaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: November 3, 1985 to November 7, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-753): November 7, 1985, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-753, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (15%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Canada (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson County (%):

  • German (19%)
  • United States or American (18%)
  • English (14%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Polish (2%)

Jefferson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,188 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 3,738 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 58 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 17 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1 (0%)
  • Railroad: 466 (2%)
  • Taxi: 14 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 25 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 41 (0%)
  • Walked: 713 (3%)
  • Other means: 79 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 726 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Jefferson County, West Virginia in 2000:

  • 909 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 177 people in nursing homes
  • 53 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Jefferson County, West Virginia in 2010:

  • 1,038 people in college/university student housing
  • 218 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 130 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $65,255.

7.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,573 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($511 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.05%
West Virginia average:

0.01%

2.02% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($9,527 average AGI)
5.36% relocated from other states ($35,536 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

5.36%
West Virginia average:

2.69%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Berkeley County, WV  1.61% ($35,364 average AGI)
from Frederick County, MD  0.70% ($44,092)
from Loudoun County, VA  0.61% ($49,885)
from Washington County, MD  0.25% ($44,020)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.22% ($71,911)
from Montgomery County, MD  0.19% ($71,737)
from Frederick County, VA  0.12% ($37,800)


6.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,964 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.48% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($12,627 average AGI)
3.97% relocated to other states ($31,337 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

3.97%
West Virginia average:

2.66%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Berkeley County, WV  2.06% ($33,105 average AGI)
to Frederick County, MD  0.41% ($49,840)
to Loudoun County, VA  0.38% ($72,987)
to Frederick County, VA  0.18% ($37,750)
to Montgomery County, MD  0.16% ($70,813)
to Fairfax County, VA  0.16% ($70,161)
to Washington County, MD  0.14% ($44,259)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jefferson County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,662 (5,490 aged, 1,172 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,477 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Jefferson County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (481)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (365)
  • Congestive heart failure (354)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (295)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (251)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (213)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (212)
  • Unspecified dementia (158)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (148)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (144)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.1
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4804.570
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 125.880
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41566.83

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1290.490
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 778.360
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.03

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21.76
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77.23

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.1
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 115.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 77.8
  • Other - 37.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 52,107
  • In family households: 44,294 (10,128 male householders, 3,843 female householders)
    10,948 spouses, 14,881 children (13,491 natural, 466 adopted, 924 stepchildren), 1,256 grandchildren, 391 brothers or sisters, 491 parents, 567 other relatives, 1,434 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,813 (3,017 male householders (2,166 living alone)), 2,943 female householders (2,368 living alone)), 1,853 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,391 (218 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,831 2-persons, 3,319 3-persons, 2,781 4-persons, 1,232 5-persons, 491 6-persons, 317 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,534 1-person, 1,139 2-persons, 191 3-persons, 65 4-persons, 20 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

6,914 married couples with children.
2,060 single-parent households (588 men, 1,472 women).

95.9% of residents of Jefferson County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $341,188,000 ($7158 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,482,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $125,810,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,516,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,331,000
Federal grants: $36,641,000
Federal procurement contracts: $92,699,000 ($315,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $47,191,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $28,469,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $66,973,000
Federal Government insurance: $30,375,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,119
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,119
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +116
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,991
Here:

+122 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.21 millions of gallons per day (86% from ground, 14% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 68
  • 2000 to 2004: 5,595
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,971
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,641
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,656
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,235
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,241
  • 1940 to 1949: 520
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,269
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 81
  • 3 rooms: 269
  • 4 rooms: 1,101
  • 5 rooms: 2,280
  • 6 rooms: 3,126
  • 7 rooms: 2,182
  • 8 rooms: 1,503
  • 9+ rooms: 1,711
  • 1 room: 93
  • 2 rooms: 190
  • 3 rooms: 747
  • 4 rooms: 1,105
  • 5 rooms: 784
  • 6 rooms: 519
  • 7 rooms: 182
  • 8 rooms: 176
  • 9+ rooms: 107
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 327
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,440
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,887
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,117
  • 5+ bedrooms: 473
  • no bedroom: 97
  • 1 bedroom: 984
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,551
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,015
  • 4 bedrooms: 219
  • 5+ bedrooms: 37
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 450
  • 1 vehicle: 2,809
  • 2 vehicles: 5,466
  • 3 vehicles: 2,310
  • 4 vehicles: 903
  • 5+ vehicles: 324
  • no vehicle: 651
  • 1 vehicle: 1,770
  • 2 vehicles: 1,041
  • 3 vehicles: 326
  • 4 vehicles: 91
  • 5+ vehicles: 24

57% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 19% lived in West Virginia.

Jefferson County:

56.8%
State average:

63.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 16490
  • Northeast: 4105
  • Midwest: 2233
  • South: 16856
  • West: 1266

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $93,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (56.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (24.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.7%)
  • Wood (6.0%)
  • Utility gas (1.4%)
  • Electricity (60.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25.4%)
  • Wood (5.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.8%)
  • Utility gas (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 365
Here:

7.8%
West Virginia:

5.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 167
Here:

7.6%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 153
Here:

7.2%
West Virginia:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Jefferson County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $4,458,000
    Police Protection: $2,390,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,577,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,371,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,086,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,045,000
    Financial Administration: $853,000
    Parks & Recreation: $196,000
    General - Other: $194,000
    Housing & Community Development: $172,000
    Fire Protection: $166,000
    Libraries: $107,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $261,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $822,000
    Health - Other: $15,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,785,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,596,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $155,000
    Public Welfare: $78,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,343,000
    Interest Earnings: $296,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $399,000
    General Support: $144,000
    All Other: $55,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,369,000
    Other Selective Sales: $983,000
    NEC: $925,000
    Public Utilities: $232,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $9,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $0

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $3,726,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,795,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $931,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,085,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,795,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 751
  • Number of aged recipients: 85
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 666
  • Number of recipients under 18: 106
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 497
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 148
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 290
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 343
Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED435$197,446235$186,5231,180$206,90985$76,6943$813,333109$171,33932$101,063
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$203,08318$242,889112$206,34813$92,1540$07$249,2864$110,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED73$175,72658$132,517666$226,63759$67,2880$043$154,69828$79,357
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN49$203,16326$164,038427$225,00714$141,0000$024$154,0428$101,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$173,75011$174,36487$205,4482$25,0000$06$209,8335$123,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$208,27820$245,950
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$199,20012$234,833
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$06$275,833
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$207,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$250,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Jefferson County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John21675.2 years
Mary21679.6 years
Charles19473.5 years
William19374.3 years
James14670.5 years
Robert13672.1 years
George11075.1 years
Margaret9878.2 years
Dorothy7778.6 years
Joseph7371.4 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones6376.0 years
Smith5276.5 years
Jenkins3975.8 years
Wilt3775.2 years
Jackson3669.4 years
Taylor3576.0 years
Thompson3574.1 years
Johnson3571.6 years
Brown3373.9 years
Dillow3273.8 years
Businesses in Jefferson County, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven8Lane Furniture1
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1Martin's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's3
Burger King1New Balance1
CVS3Nike2
Chick-Fil-A1Panera Bread1
Clarion1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn2Payless1
Curves1Penske1
Dairy Queen2Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza2Quality1
Dunkin Donuts1RadioShack1
Famous Footwear1Rite Aid2
Fashion Bug1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx7Sears1
Ford1Sprint Nextel1
GNC2Staples1
GameStop1Subway5
Goodwill2T-Mobile1
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul5
Home Depot1U.S. Cellular1
IHOP1UPS4
KFC1Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy1