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Welcome to West Jefferson ...

The town of West Jefferson is located in Jefferson County.

The location of West Jefferson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for West Jefferson: W. Jefferson

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, West Jefferson has a population of 424 people<2> (see below for details).

West Jefferson is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: West Jefferson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

West Jefferson lies within the (205) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Jefferson had a population of 338 people. This makes West Jefferson the county's 32nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 338 people, the population of West Jefferson decreased 1.74% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 344 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, West Jefferson had an population of 424 people. This is an increase of 25.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.26% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Jefferson.

Communities near West Jefferson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Birmingham   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of West Jefferson

Bessemer   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of West Jefferson

Homewood   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Jefferson

Hueytown   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of West Jefferson

Gardendale   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of West Jefferson

Jasper   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of West Jefferson

Located in Walker County

Fairfield   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Jefferson

Pleasant Grove   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Jefferson

Fultondale   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of West Jefferson

Tarrant   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of West Jefferson

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for West Jefferson.

Communities Also Named West Jefferson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named West Jefferson - they are located in New York, North Carolina and Ohio (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for West Jefferson.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Jefferson. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Jefferson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Jefferson.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for West Jefferson:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Jefferson ...

Looking for more information about West Jefferson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about West Jefferson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to West Jefferson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for West Jefferson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Jefferson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Jefferson.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Jefferson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Jefferson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Jefferson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Jefferson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Jefferson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6485, Longitude: -87.0692     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Jefferson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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