Lookup Inmates in Ashe County, North Carolina. Results May Include: Arrest Detail, Date, Agency, Type, Officer, Location, Offense Date, Description, Related Incident, Bail Amount, Bail Type, Court #, Inmate Details, Address, Jail Housing Location, Incarceration Date, Scheduled Release, Race/Gender.

Ashe County Jail

205 Academy Street

Jefferson, NC 28640

(336) 846-5611

County History:   

Ashe county was initially inhabited by Native American Cherokee, Shawnee and Creek tribes.  Ashe did not become part of North Carolina until 1785 and wasn’t recognized as a US county until 1799.  The county was named for Samuel Ashe, who was a Revolutionary patriot, Governor of North Carolina and a superior court judge.  

County Population:  27,151

Area Code(s):  336

Jail Website:  

County Sheriff:  Terry Buchanan, (336) 977-6280

Deputy Sheriff:  Chief Rick Clayton

Crime Stats for Jefferson:  Jefferson’s violent crime rate has been very low since 2001, with several years at zero. 

Per 1,000 residents, Jefferson has 5.33 or 7 officers, which is above North Carolina’s average of 2.39

County Clerk:  Unknown:  

Inmate Search Instructions:  No information available  

Visiting Hours:  Saturday and Sunday 9am to 11:30am and 1pm to 6pm

Sending mail to Inmates:  All mail should be addressed as follows

Inmate Name

140 Government Circle

Jefferson, NC  28640

Sending funds to inmates:  No information available  

Working at Ashe County:  No information available  

Sex Offender Search:  No information available  

Bail and Bail Bondsmen:  No information available  

Ashe County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined27
Avg Daily Population28
Name of new facilityAshe County Detention Center
Full time payroll8
Full time total employees8
Total salaries and wages329414
Other operating expenditures249094
Total construction costs0
Equipment, furnishings, etc0
Year of original construction1974
Year of major renovation2002
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Ashe County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201612,559
Number Employed Annual Average, 201611,953
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016606
Unemployment Rate, 20164.8
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201535,238
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Ashe County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20145,399
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201520.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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