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Jefferson is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States, along the Kanawha River. The population was 676 at the 2010 census. Jefferson was incorporated on March 22, 1997, but was disincorporated less than a decade later on February 21, 2007.
In January 2001, Jefferson was profiled on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart by faux reporter Stephen Colbert.
Jefferson is located at 38°22′27″N 81°46′43″W (38.374102, -81.778726).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km2); 0.3 square miles (0.9 km2) of this is land, and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 567 people, 214 households, and 105 families residing in the former town. The population density was 1,768.6 inhabitants per square mile (684.1/km2). There were 257 housing units at an average density of 801.6 per square mile (310.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 81.48% White, 16.93% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.18% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.
There were 214 households, out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.0% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.9% were non-families.