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Jefferson is a town in Ashe County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Thomas Jefferson

The latitude of Jefferson is 36.420N. The longitude is -81.473W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,920 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,424.


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Median household income
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$22,847
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jefferson demographic reports
Nearby parks & recreation: Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, New River State Park

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20% of Jefferson residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jefferson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jefferson was $15,505, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Jefferson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Jefferson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $232.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $785.


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Ashe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jefferson political report.

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The average commute time for Jefferson workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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