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Time Zone: Jefferson County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Charles Town is the Seat for Jefferson County.

Jefferson County was founded in 1801 and was created by taking area from BerkeleyCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Jefferson had a population of 52,750 people. This is an increase of 25.03% since the last Census (which gave a population of 42,190 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Jefferson represented 2.33% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

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
200042,190The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Jefferson County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Jefferson County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Charles Town   4,8652,90767.4% increase  
Shepherdstown   1,15780344.08% increase  
Bolivar   1,0741,0452.78% increase  
Harpers Ferry   3133071.95% increase  

Websites for Jefferson County

Official Website:   www.jeffersoncountywv.org/

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

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