Jefferson, Georgia Population 2021

12,674
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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.

Jefferson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jeffersonwas:

  • White: 79.67%
  • Black or African American: 13.32%
  • Other race: 3.82%
  • Asian: 1.87%
  • Two or more races: 1.33%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Jefferson, Georgia is 12,674 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,032.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,432.

Jefferson, Georgia Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202178,2812,6523.39%
202075,6292,6523.51%
201972,9772,6523.63%
201870,3252,6813.81%
201767,6442,5833.82%
201665,0611,6432.53%
201563,4181,3172.08%
201462,1018331.34%
201361,2684240.69%
201260,844-130-0.21%
201160,9742780.46%
201060,6960.00%

Jefferson Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,85479.67%
Black or African American1,48013.32%
Some Other Race4243.82%
Asian2081.87%
Two or More Races1481.33%
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Jefferson Population by Race

Jefferson Population Pyramid $2021

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Jefferson Median Age

35.2


Total

35.4


Male

34.9


Female

Jefferson Adults

There are 7,707 adults, (1,634 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson.

Jefferson Age Dependency

83

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson Sex Ratio

Female

5,784

52.04%

Male

5,330

47.96%

Jefferson Population by Age

Jefferson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jefferson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female41.6%58.4%
Male55.2%44.8%
Non Family55.4%44.6%
All68.8%31.2%
Married81.2%18.8%

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9332.8168.8
Married2,2393.4381.2
Non Family1,0481.1255.4
Female3653.8241.6
Male2812.8855.2

3.39

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

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Jefferson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6598.90%
9th to 12th Grade6679.01%
High School Graduate1,82024.58%
Some College1,52820.63%
Associates Degree6889.29%
Bachelors Degree1,45119.59%
Graduate Degree5927.99%
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Jefferson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,4524,6991,667
Black1,148762167
Hispanic619518109
Other Race19511923
Asian157100100
2+ Races29

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 86.19%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.69%.

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,390$54,348$31,493
Less Than 9th Grade$26,641$$26,047
High School Graduate$35,615$37,426$32,386
Some College$42,130$53,947$28,506
Bachelors Degree$63,696$80,148$39,489
Graduate Degree$60,188$69,821$41,250

$43,390

Average Earnings

$54,348

Average Male

$31,493

Average Female

Jefferson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson Language by Age

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Jefferson Language

91.53% of Jefferson residents speak only English, while 8.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.39% of the population.

Jefferson Language

Jefferson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,48058539.53%
White8,3045786.96%
Hispanic95231132.67%
Other42425159.20%

13.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.39%

Male Poverty Rate

14.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson is Other, with 59.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson is White, with 6.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.46%.

Jefferson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.70%
Some College13.63%
High School9.18%
Bachelors or Greater3.33%

Jefferson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed64.55%
Female Employed3.13%
Male Employed2.28%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Jefferson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jefferson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,451$83,227
Families$70,706$99,890
Married Families$84,102-
Non Families$24,450$36,636
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Income by Household Type

Jefferson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson Married by Age and Sex

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Jefferson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Jefferson Marital Status by Race

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Jefferson Marital Status

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741

Number of Veterans

584

Male Veterans

157

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam286
First Gulf War227
Second Gulf War124
Korea35
World War II

Jefferson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54240
65 to 74190
75+128
55 to 64115
18 to 3468

Jefferson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White73012.00%
Hispanic10916.98%
Black110.90%

Jefferson Veterans by Race

Jefferson Veterans by Education

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6.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson Veterans by Education

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57.4%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson Employment by Age

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Jefferson Employment by Race

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Jefferson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.19%

Born in Jefferson

94.21%

Native Born

5.79%

Foreign Born

3.81%

Non Citizen

1.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.21% of Jefferson residents were born in the United States, with 67.19% having been born in Georgia. 3.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jefferson Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,6743212.60%
202012,3533212.67%
201912,0323212.74%
201811,7115064.52%
201711,2057186.85%
201610,4872972.91%
201510,1903033.06%
20149,8871561.60%
20139,731590.61%
20129,672981.02%
20119,574390.41%
20109,5355,7109.56%
20003,8251,0623.31%
19902,7630.00%

Jefferson Population by Year