Jefferson is a city located in Jackson County Georgia. It is also the county seat of Jackson County. With a 2020 population of 12,674, it is the 83rd largest city in Georgia and the 2613th largest city in the United States . Jefferson is currently growing at a rate of 2.60% annually and its population has increased by 34.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,432 in 2010. Jefferson reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 23 miles, Jefferson has a population density of 564 people per square mile.
The average household income in Jefferson is $83,227 with a poverty rate of 13.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $729 per month, and the median house value is $201,300. The median age in Jefferson is 35.2 years, 35.4 years for males, and 34.9 years for females.