In 2017, Jefferson County, WV had a population of 55.7k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $72,526. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jefferson County, WV grew from 55,531 to 55,673, a 0.256% increase and its median household income grew from $69,753 to $72,526, a 3.98% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.52%), White (Hispanic) (3.7%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.08%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.49%). N/A% of the people in Jefferson County, WV speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Jefferson County, WV are American Public University System (11,339 degrees awarded in 2017), Shepherd University (827 degrees), and Catholic Distance University (28 degrees).
The median property value in Jefferson County, WV is $227,300, and the homeownership rate is 74.1%. Most people in Jefferson County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 35.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, WV is 2 cars per household.