Jefferson, North Carolina Population 2024

1,658

Jefferson is a city located in Ashe County North Carolina. Jefferson has a 2024 population of 1,658. It is also the county seat of Ashe County.Jefferson is currently growing at a rate of 1.04% annually and its population has increased by 2.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,625 in 2020.

The average household income in Jefferson is $44,222 with a poverty rate of 25.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jefferson is 45.4 years, 38.2 years for males, and 52.3 years for females.

Jefferson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jefferson was:

  • White: 93%
  • Two or more races: 4.7%
  • Black or African American: 1.98%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
2.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
797.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.03% (33)
The current population of Jefferson, North Carolina is 1,658 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,625.

Jefferson, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,74193%
Two or more races884.7%
Black or African American371.98%
Native American60.32%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Jefferson Population by Race

Jefferson Population Pyramid 2024

Jefferson Median Age

45.4

Total

38.2

Male

52.3

Female

Jefferson Adults

There are 1,518 adults, (511 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson.

Jefferson Age Dependency

85.9

Age Dependency Ratio

50.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson Sex Ratio

Female99853.31%
Male87446.69%

Jefferson Population by Age

Jefferson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7542.1847.752.3
Non Family3391.123169
Married2392.884.915.1
Female1233.2934.165.9
Male533.5518.981.1
showing: 5 rows

2.88

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

47.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jefferson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 20.37%.

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,063

Average Earnings

$37,551

Average Male

$33,056

Average Female

Jefferson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jefferson Language

91% of Jefferson residents speak only English, while 9% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.5% of the population.

Jefferson Language

Jefferson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,42534224%
Hispanic1536240.52%
Multiple883640.91%
Black15213.33%
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25.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.32%

Male Poverty Rate

28.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson is Multiple, with 40.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson is Black, with 13.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.87%.

Jefferson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.23%
High School29.94%
Bachelors or Greater17.51%
Some College8.12%
showing: 4 rows

Jefferson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed60%
Male Unemployed57.14%
Female Employed16.81%
Male Employed11.37%
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Jefferson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jefferson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jefferson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

32.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Jefferson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Jefferson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jefferson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

51

Number of Veterans

45

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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Jefferson Veterans by War

count

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Jefferson Veterans by Age

count

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Jefferson Veterans by Race

Jefferson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

60.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.7%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jefferson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jefferson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.94%

Born in Jefferson

94.87%

Native Born

5.13%

Foreign Born

3.26%

Non Citizen

1.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.87% of Jefferson residents were born in the United States, with 70.94% having been born in North Carolina. 3.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jefferson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,743170.98%
20281,726170.99%
20271,709171%
20261,692171.01%
20251,675171.03%
20241,658171.04%
20231,641171.05%
20221,624171.06%
20211,607-18-1.11%
20201,625865.59%
20191,53970.46%
20181,53290.59%
20171,523150.99%
20161,508-12-0.79%
20151,520-11-0.72%
20141,53180.53%
20131,523-55-3.49%
20121,578-2-0.13%
20111,580-20-1.25%
20101,600
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Jefferson Population by Year