West Jefferson is a very small village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 4,431 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West Jefferson is the 293rd largest community in Ohio.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, West Jefferson is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.82% of the West Jefferson workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, West Jefferson is a village of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Jefferson who work in office and administrative support (21.23%), teaching (4.97%), and healthcare suport services (4.87%).
It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) West Jefferson has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. West Jefferson has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in West Jefferson than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, West Jefferson may be for you.
As is often the case in a small village, West Jefferson doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of West Jefferson are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.02% of adults in West Jefferson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in West Jefferson in 2018 was $27,534, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,136 for a family of four. However, West Jefferson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call West Jefferson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Jefferson residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in West Jefferson include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in West Jefferson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Slavic languages.