West Jefferson, Ohio

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West Jefferson, Ohio
Village
Location of West Jefferson, Ohio
Location of West Jefferson, Ohio
Coordinates: 39°56′36″N 83°16′33″W / 39.94333°N 83.27583°W / 39.94333; -83.27583Coordinates: 39°56′36″N 83°16′33″W / 39.94333°N 83.27583°W / 39.94333; -83.27583
Country United States
State Ohio
County Madison
Government
 • Mayor Darlene Steele
Area[1]
 • Total 4.87 sq mi (12.61 km2)
 • Land 4.85 sq mi (12.56 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 4,222
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 4,199
 • Density 870.5/sq mi (336.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43162
Area code(s) 614
Website www.villageofwestjefferson.com

West Jefferson is a village in Madison County, Ohio, United States. The population was 4,222 at the 2010 census. Located along U.S. Route 40, the village has a fairly close relationship with the surrounding township, which include various out-of-corporation-limit neighborhoods (including Haymarket Road, Olmstead Road, Forrest Lake Estates, Goodson Road/Enchanted Valley, and North and South Road). The village boasts a "Commerce Park" at its western edge which includes a Target Distribution Center, a Krazy Glue factory, and Jefferson Industries.

Major attractions include the Ox Roast (a fair-like festival every Labor Day), Converse and Garrette Parks, several large churches, and Jefferson Schools sports events. The schools' sports teams are "Roughriders", including a high school football team that claims a record for consecutive winning seasons (which ended in 2001).

Battelle Memorial Institute[edit]

West Jefferson is also host to a campus of Battelle Memorial Institute, one of America's primary research laboratories. The West Jefferson labs were developed at a time when its location was buffered by thousands of acres of farmland. The Battelle property is bordered by the Big Darby Creek, which is a tributary of the Scioto River, which feeds into the Ohio River and ultimately the Mississippi River.

Geography[edit]

West Jefferson is located at 39°56′36″N 83°16′33″W / 39.94333°N 83.27583°W / 39.94333; -83.27583 (39.943244, -83.275855).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.87 square miles (12.61 km2), of which, 4.85 square miles (12.56 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 4,222 people, 1,617 households, and 1,149 families residing in the village. The population density was 870.5 inhabitants per square mile (336.1 /km2). There were 1,709 housing units at an average density of 352.4 per square mile (136.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.6% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 1,617 households of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.9% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the village was 38.5 years. 25.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,331 people, 1,631 households, and 1,180 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,306.0 people per square mile (503.7/km²). There were 1,704 housing units at an average density of 513.8 per square mile (198.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.01% White, 0.02% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 1,631 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,949, and the median income for a family was $50,046. Males had a median income of $36,073 versus $26,734 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,425. About 6.1% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

Library[edit]

West Jefferson is served by the Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library. In 2005, the library loaned more than 81,000 items to its 9,500 cardholders. Total holdings are over 57,000 volumes with over 60 periodical subscriptions. The Library also has a large collection of VHS tapes.[6]

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