West Jefferson, Ohio Population 2024

4,198

West Jefferson is a city located in Clark County, Franklin County, and Madison County Ohio. West Jefferson has a 2024 population of 4,198. West Jefferson is currently growing at a rate of 0.26% annually and its population has increased by 1.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,154 in 2020.

The average household income in West Jefferson is $76,229 with a poverty rate of 11.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Jefferson is 46.6 years, 47.3 years for males, and 45.3 years for females.

West Jefferson Demographics

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

  • White: 97.68%
  • Two or more races: 1.94%
  • Black or African American: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Ohio
Land Area (mi²)
9.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
423.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.06% (44)
The current population of West Jefferson, Ohio is 4,198 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,154.

West Jefferson, Ohio Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,08997.68%
Two or more races811.94%
Black or African American90.22%
Native American70.17%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

West Jefferson Population by Race

West Jefferson Population Pyramid 2024

West Jefferson Median Age

46.6

Total

47.3

Male

45.3

Female

West Jefferson Adults

There are 3,539 adults, (856 of whom are seniors) in West Jefferson.

West Jefferson Age Dependency

56

Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Child Dependency Ratio

West Jefferson Sex Ratio

Female2,24953.73%
Male1,93746.27%

West Jefferson Population by Age

West Jefferson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,6262.5274.825.2
Married8473.0785.514.5
Non Family5231.2870.229.8
Female1993.1354.845.2
Male573.4629.870.2

2.97

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West Jefferson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade300.95%
9th to 12th Grade2899.17%
High School Graduate1,48547.11%
Some College59418.85%
Associates Degree2959.36%
Bachelors Degree2748.69%
Graduate Degree1855.87%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,0812,778453
Hispanic33336
2+ Races32320
Black900
Native American700

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 hispanic people with a rate of 18.18%.

West Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$41,450$46,919$37,567
Less Than 9th Grade$0$41,378$16,175
High School Graduate$47,059$49,340$41,081
Some College$35,417$48,646$31,314
Bachelors Degree$53,393$41,250$63,393
Graduate Degree$0$18,324$47,024

$41,450

Average Earnings

$46,919

Average Male

$37,567

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

95.98% of West Jefferson residents speak only English, while 4.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.07% of the population.

West Jefferson Language

West Jefferson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,93445311.51%

11.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.72%

Male Poverty Rate

11.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Jefferson

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Jefferson is White, with 11.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Jefferson is White, with 11.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.93%.

West Jefferson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.67%
High School9.19%
Some College8.07%
Bachelors or Greater7.71%

West Jefferson Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.48%
Male Unemployed17.24%
Female Employed7.59%
Male Employed4.32%

West Jefferson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Jefferson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$63,750$76,229
Families$77,591$85,448
Married Families$87,639$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,875$49,624

mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Jefferson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

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

244

Number of Veterans

237

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam146
First Gulf War33
Second Gulf War31
Korea14
World War II0

West Jefferson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74139
75+34
55 to 6429
35 to 5424
18 to 3418

West Jefferson Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2356.75%
Black9100%
Hispanic12.08%

West Jefferson Veterans by Race

West Jefferson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Jefferson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

2.2%

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

82.68%

Born in West Jefferson

97.73%

Native Born

2.27%

Foreign Born

2.15%

Non Citizen

0.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.73% of West Jefferson residents were born in the United States, with 82.68% having been born in Ohio. 2.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

West Jefferson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,253110.26%
20284,242110.26%
20274,231110.26%
20264,220110.26%
20254,209110.26%
20244,198110.26%
20234,187110.26%
20224,176-12-0.29%
20214,188340.82%
20204,154-289-6.5%
20194,443220.5%
20184,421430.98%
20174,378591.37%
20164,31970.16%
20154,312160.37%
20144,296491.15%
20134,247350.83%
20124,212-12-0.28%
20114,224-5-0.12%
20104,229-102-2.36%
20004,33100%

West Jefferson Population by Year