Jefferson, North Carolina Population 2022

1,624
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Jefferson is a city located in Ashe County North Carolina. Jefferson has a 2020 population of 1,624. Jefferson is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually and its population has increased by 0.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,622 in 2010.

The average household income in Jefferson is $37,112 with a poverty rate of 31.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $565 per month, and the median house value is $160,900. The median age in Jefferson is 49.3 years, 48.6 years for males, and 50.6 years for females.

Jefferson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jeffersonwas:

  • White: 92.48%
  • Two or more races: 3.42%
  • Black or African American: 2.36%
  • Other race: 1.18%
  • Native American: 0.56%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Jefferson, North Carolina is 1,624 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,622.

Jefferson, North Carolina Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,48892.48%
Black or African American382.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.56%
Some Other Race191.18%
Two or More Races553.42%
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Jefferson Population by Race

Jefferson Population Pyramid 2022

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Jefferson Median Age

50.5


Total

49.4


Male

52.3


Female

Jefferson Adults

There are 1,329 adults, (503 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson.

Jefferson Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

60.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson Sex Ratio

Female

864

53.70%

Male

745

46.30%

Jefferson Population by Age

Jefferson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jefferson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82%18%
All48%52%
Non Family30%70%
Female26.6%73.4%
Male0%100%

48.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6872.0148
Married2502.6782
Male840
Female1092.9126.6
Non Family3201.1530

2.72

Average Family Size

2.01

Average Household Size

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Jefferson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade947.62%
9th to 12th Grade836.73%
High School Graduate43935.58%
Some College32025.93%
Associates Degree12910.45%
Bachelors Degree12910.45%
Graduate Degree403.24%
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Jefferson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,126973168
2+ Races10101
Hispanic71511
Native American99
Other Race1919
Black2218

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.92%.

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,500$34,688$22,639
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$21,429$26,402$12,083
Some College$36,397$42,083$30,288
Bachelors Degree$30,250$26,346$31,250
Graduate Degree$$$

$28,500

Average Earnings

$34,688

Average Male

$22,639

Average Female

Jefferson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson Language by Age

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Jefferson Language

91.77% of Jefferson residents speak only English, while 8.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.73% of the population.

Jefferson Language

Jefferson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11654.55%
Hispanic1115549.55%
Multiple552138.18%
White1,21835629.23%
OtherNaN%

31.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.41%

Male Poverty Rate

34.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson is Black, with 54.55% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.72%.

Jefferson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade67.50%
High School22.12%
Some College15.40%
Bachelors or Greater19.53%

Jefferson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed12.54%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed25.27%
Female Unemployed80.77%

Jefferson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jefferson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,764$39,218
Families$46,042$53,152
Married Families$57,292-
Non Families$23,500$22,940
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Income by Household Type

Jefferson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson Married by Age and Sex

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Jefferson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Jefferson Marital Status by Race

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Jefferson Marital Status

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91

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War16
Vietnam31
Korea14
World War II7

Jefferson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 343
35 to 5424
55 to 6416
65 to 7415
75+33

Jefferson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White907.13%
2+ Races110.00%
Hispanic11.02%

Jefferson Veterans by Race

Jefferson Veterans by Education

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23.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson Veterans by Education

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49.2%

Labor Force Participation

46.7%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson Employment by Age

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Jefferson Employment by Race

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Jefferson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.07%

Born in Jefferson

94.22%

Native Born

5.78%

Foreign Born

4.16%

Non Citizen

1.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.22% of Jefferson residents were born in the United States, with 66.07% having been born in North Carolina. 4.16% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20101,6110.00%
20111,61210.06%
20121,61310.06%
20131,61410.06%
20141,61510.06%
20151,61610.06%
20161,61710.06%
20171,61810.06%
20181,61910.06%
20191,62010.06%
20201,62220.12%
20211,62310.06%
20221,62410.06%

Jefferson Population by Year