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Jefferson is a town in Ashe County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Thomas Jefferson
The latitude of Jefferson is 36.420N. The longitude is -81.473W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,920 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,424.
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20% of Jefferson residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jefferson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jefferson was $15,505, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Jefferson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Jefferson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $232. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $785.
Ashe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jefferson political report.
The average commute time for Jefferson workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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