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Jefferson County, WV
The county was named for President Thomas Jefferson

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Jefferson County is one of 55 counties in West Virginia.

The county is in the Washington-Arlington metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 47,663. This was an increase of  12.97% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$44,374
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jefferson County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Jefferson County was $27,957. This was an increase of 21.4% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 90% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Charles Town

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20% of Jefferson County residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jefferson County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Jefferson County include Bolivar Cemetery, Bolivar Cemetery, Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Edge Hill Cemetery, Elk Branch Cemetery, Elmwood Cemetery, Fairview Cemetery, Franklintown Cemetery, Harper Cemetery, Jamestown Prosperity Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Jefferson County include Bakerton, Bolivar, Charles Town, Halltown, Harpers Ferry, Kearneysville, Millville, Ranson, Rippon, Shenandoah Junction ... View communities

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Colleges in Jefferson County include Shepherd College ... View colleges

School districts in Jefferson County include Jefferson County Schools Dist ... View school districts

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Libraries in Jefferson County include Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library, Shepherdstown, South Jefferson ... View libraries

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

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Hotels in Jefferson County include Knights Inn

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