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West Jefferson, Alabama

West Jefferson, Alabama
Location of West Jefferson in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Location of West Jefferson in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 33°38′59″N 87°4′16″W / 33.64972°N 87.07111°W / 33.64972; -87.07111
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jefferson
 • Total 1.83 sq mi (4.75 km2)
 • Land 1.80 sq mi (4.65 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Elevation 410 ft (125 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 338
 • Estimate (2017)[3] 428
 • Density 238.31/sq mi (92.01/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 01-81336
GNIS feature ID 0128785

West Jefferson is a town in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. It incorporated in October 1964.[4] At the 2010 census the population was 338, down from 344 in 2000.


West Jefferson is located at 33°38′59″N 87°4′16″W / 33.64972°N 87.07111°W / 33.64972; -87.07111 (33.649773, -87.071222).[5]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2017428[3]26.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2013 Estimate[7]

As of the census of 2000, there were 344 people, 138 households, and 108 families residing in the town. The population density was 480.8 people per square mile (184.5/km²). There were 143 housing units at an average density of 199.9 per square mile (76.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.71% White, and 0.29% from two or more races.

There were 138 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $47,813, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $36,406 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,256. About 1.8% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty-five or over.