Jefferson is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,567, it is the 282nd largest city in North Carolina and the 8551st largest city in the United States. Jefferson is currently growing at a rate of 0.84% annually but its population has decreased by -2.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,611 in 2010. Jefferson reached it's highest population of 1,603 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Jefferson has a population density of 754 people per square mile.
The average household income in Jefferson is $37,046 with a poverty rate of 33.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $535 per month, and the median house value is $175,700. The median age in Jefferson is 47.1 years, 47.6 years for males, and 46.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.6 males.