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The 2000 Census showed that Jefferson County had a population of 42,190 people. This represented 2.33% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Jefferson had a population of 52,750 people. This is an increase of 25.03% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201053,498+26.8%+1.42% since 2009
200952,750+25.03%+1.57% since 2008
200851,935+23.1%+1.79% since 2007
200751,022+20.93%+2.57% since 2006
200649,746+17.91%+2.57% since 2005
200548,500+14.96%+3.13% since 2004
200447,027+11.46%+2.33% since 2003
200345,958+8.93%+2.83% since 2002
200244,692+5.93%+3.23% since 2001
200143,295+2.62%+2.62% since 2000
200042,190The Last Census

Jefferson County had 17,623 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Jefferson County has a total area<3> of 211.6 square miles [547 km²]. Of this total, 209.5 square miles [542 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (0.96%) being water (2.03 square miles [5.27 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Jefferson County had a population density of 201.4 people per square mile [77.7 people/km²], making it the state's 9th most densely populated county (out of 55 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Jefferson County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Jefferson and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Jefferson County QuickFact (QF-54037).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Jefferson County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Washington (MD)QF-24043   N145,910131,92310.6%
Clarke (VA)QF-51043   SW14,58812,65215.3%
Loudoun (VA)QF-51107   SE301,171169,59977.58%
BerkeleyQF-54003   NW103,85475,90536.82%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Jefferson. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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