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West Virginia
Counties of
West Virginia
  Jefferson County is the wealthiest county in West Virginia. Charles Town is the largest city located within this county.
  The population of Jefferson county is estimated at 55,848. In 2017 there were 546 births and 487 deaths in Jefferson county. Jefferson county has 11,740 housing units that are owned with a mortgage or a loan, 3,561 that are owned free and clear and 4,630 that are renter occupied.

  The gracious residents of Jefferson County filed 25,830 federal tax returns in 2017. This amount represents 3.4% of all West Virginia filings and 0.017% of the entire nation. Jefferson had a combined total federal tax liability of $251,969,000 on earned income of $1,729,140,000. Other notable statistics from Jefferson County were 630 unemployment claims which collected a total of $2,715,000 and 7,560 charitable contributions valued at $28,451,000. 9,070 filings from Jefferson County paid a combined total of $19,357,000 in property taxes and 8,490 filings paid $73,953,000 on mortgage interest costs.

  In 2010 Jefferson county had 73 religious congregations with an estimated 17,554 members.

30.5% of the Jefferson population has a college level Bachelors degree or higher. 11.2% have less than a highschool diploma level education.

Approximately 43% of Jefferson County voted in the presidential election of 2016. This represents an increase from the 2012 election by 2,231 votes.

At $70,203 the median income is 162.4% of the West Virginia average. An estimated 902 people claimed to be unemployed last year in Jefferson, the equivalant of around 3.1% of the county population. This represents a decrease in the level of unemployment from the previous year's value of 3.4%.

Top 15 Industries in Jefferson County.
Total # EmployedIndustry Job Type
1,866Retail trade
1,311Restaurants and other eating places
1,217Health care and social assistance
618Limited-service restaurants
615Full-service restaurants
541Other services (except public administration)
397Food and beverage stores
388Arts, entertainment, and recreation
385Grocery stores
361Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores
360Professional, scientific, and technical services
325Finance and insurance
261Ambulatory health care services
228Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers

In 2018 the average price reduction was 3.15% in Jefferson County (averaging across 2 zip codes; 25414 and 25425).

In 2018 18.22% of listings in Jefferson County (averaging across 3 zip codes; 25425, 25438 and 25414) dropped their price.

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