Jefferson, North Carolina

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Jefferson, North Carolina
Aerial view of Jefferson, NC
Aerial view of Jefferson, NC
Location in North Carolina
Location in North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°25′12″N 81°28′8″W / 36.42000°N 81.46889°W / 36.42000; -81.46889Coordinates: 36°25′12″N 81°28′8″W / 36.42000°N 81.46889°W / 36.42000; -81.46889
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyAshe
Foundedas Jeffersonton 1799
as Jefferson 1799
Government
 • MayorDana Tugman (R)
Area
 • Total2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)
 • Land2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
2,920 ft (890 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,611
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
1,551
 • Density770/sq mi (300/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28640
Area code(s)336 Exchanges: 218,246
FIPS code37-34440[2]
GNIS feature ID1020939[3]
Websitewww.townofjefferson.org

Jefferson is a town in Ashe County, North Carolina, United States. In 2010, 1,611 people lived there.[4] It is the county seat of Ashe County.[5]

Geography[change | change source]

Jefferson is at 36°25′12″N 81°28′08″W / 36.419922°N 81.468899°W / 36.419922; -81.468899.[6]

The United States Census Bureau says that the town has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2). Of that, 0.0039 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.20%, is water.[4] The New River, which is part of the Ohio River. It is one of the oldest in the eastern United States, and it goes through the town.

People[change | change source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860128
1880196
1890413110.7%
1900230−44.3%
1910184−20.0%
19201966.5%
193026635.7%
194030414.3%
195035918.1%
1960814126.7%
197094315.8%
19801,08615.2%
19901,30019.7%
20001,4229.4%
20101,61113.3%
Est. 20161,551[1]9.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Jefferson town, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  5. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  6. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.