West Jefferson, Alabama Population 2024

493

West Jefferson is a city located in Jefferson County Alabama. West Jefferson has a 2024 population of 493. West Jefferson is currently growing at a rate of 5.34% annually and its population has increased by 18.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 417 in 2020.

The average household income in West Jefferson is $50,700 with a poverty rate of 15.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Jefferson is 44.5 years, 44.4 years for males, and 44.6 years for females.

West Jefferson Demographics

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

  • White: 95.86%
  • Black or African American: 2.17%
  • Two or more races: 1.97%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
1.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
274.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
18.23% (76)
The current population of West Jefferson, Alabama is 493 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 417.

West Jefferson, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White48695.86%
Black or African American112.17%
Two or more races101.97%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

West Jefferson Population by Race

West Jefferson Population Pyramid 2024

West Jefferson Median Age

44.5

Total

44.4

Male

44.6

Female

West Jefferson Adults

There are 397 adults, (134 of whom are seniors) in West Jefferson.

West Jefferson Age Dependency

92.8

Age Dependency Ratio

51

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Child Dependency Ratio

West Jefferson Sex Ratio

Female29357.79%
Male21442.21%

West Jefferson Population by Age

West Jefferson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2362.1590.39.7
Married1012.9493.16.9
Non Family1001.02955
Female242.8862.537.5
Male113.5581.818.2
showing: 5 rows

2.91

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

90.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West 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

West Jefferson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 6.74%.

West Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$50,833

Average Earnings

$62,000

Average Male

$38,750

Average Female

West Jefferson Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Jefferson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Jefferson Language

100% of West Jefferson residents speak only English, while speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by of the population.

West Jefferson Language

West Jefferson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4867515.43%
Black11327.27%
showing: 2 rows

15.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.08%

Male Poverty Rate

17.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Jefferson

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Jefferson is Black, with 27.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Jefferson is White, with 15.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.91%.

West Jefferson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.57%
High School20.67%
Bachelors or Greater4.35%
Some College0.68%
showing: 4 rows

West Jefferson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Male Employed10%
Female Employed2.5%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

West Jefferson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Jefferson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Jefferson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.5%

Female Marriage Rate

West Jefferson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

West 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 20-34.

West Jefferson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Jefferson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

18

Number of Veterans

17

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

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West Jefferson Veterans by War

count

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West Jefferson Veterans by Age

count

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West Jefferson Veterans by Race

West Jefferson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Jefferson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45.2%

Labor Force Participation

43.1%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

West Jefferson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Jefferson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West 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

92.5%

Born in West Jefferson

99.61%

Native Born

0.39%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.61% of West Jefferson residents were born in the United States, with 92.5% having been born in Alabama. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

West Jefferson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029618254.22%
2028593254.4%
2027568254.6%
2026543254.83%
2025518255.07%
2024493255.34%
2023468255.64%
2022443255.98%
202141810.24%
2020417-2-0.48%
2019419-4-0.95%
2018423-1-0.24%
2017424-2-0.47%
2016426-3-0.7%
2015429-2-0.46%
2014431-3-0.69%
201343410.23%
2012433-2-0.46%
2011435-2-0.46%
2010437
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West Jefferson Population by Year