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The Town of West Jefferson had a population of 411 as of July 1, 2022. West Jefferson ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Jefferson is located at latitude 33.6493 and longitude -87.0686 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Jefferson encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 410 feet.

The Town of West Jefferson has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of West Jefferson is located within West Jefferson Division of Jefferson County.

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West Jefferson, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 411 (100%)
Population in Households 411 (100.0%)
Population in Families 345 (83.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 221
Diversity Index2 17


Median Household Income $54,977
Average Household Income $68,177
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $26,728
Wealth Index5 52


Total HU (Housing Units) 194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 140 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $178,409
Average Home Value $175,906
Housing Affordability Index3 163


Total Households 172
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.64% -0.44%
Households -0.26% -0.47%
Families   -0.51%
Median Household Income   4.09%
Per Capita Income   5.00%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.29%

West Jefferson, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Jefferson to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 427 28th
Population Density # 303 49th
Median Household Income # 191 68th
Housing Affordability Index # 232 39th
Per Capita Income # 335 44th
Diversity Index # 552 7th

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