West Jefferson, AL Profile: Facts & Data

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West Jefferson, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of West Jefferson had a population of 454 as of July 1, 2020. 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 (GNIS ID: 2406862) 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, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 454 (100%)
Population in Households 454 (100.0%)
Population in Families 381 (83.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 253
Diversity Index2 6
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,579
Average Household Income $66,823
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $26,785
Wealth Index5 65
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 159 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $108,333
Average Home Value $129,272
Housing Affordability Index3 339
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 192
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 132
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.2% 0.26%
Households 0.26% 0.31%
Families 0.45% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
Owner Occupied HU   0.13%

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West Jefferson, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Jefferson to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 424 28th
Population Density # 279 53rd
Median Household Income # 122 79th
Housing Affordability Index # 551 94th
Per Capita Income # 160 73rd
Diversity Index # 581 1st

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