Jefferson, Georgia Population 2020

13,140

Jefferson is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 13,140, it is the 81st largest city in Georgia and the 2543rd largest city in the United States. Jefferson is currently growing at a rate of 5.78% annually and its population has increased by 39.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,432 in 2010. Spanning over 23 miles, Jefferson has a population density of 585 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jefferson is $76,452 with a poverty rate of 9.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $762 per month, and the median house value is $187,900. The median age in Jefferson is 38.2 years, 37.2 years for males, and 38.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.7 males.

Jefferson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jefferson was:

  • White: 83.86%
  • Black or African American: 9.86%
  • Asian: 2.49%
  • Two or more races: 2.32%
  • Other race: 1.48%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Jefferson, Georgia is 13,140, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,704.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,432.

Jefferson, Georgia Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202075,8342,7063.57%
201973,1282,7063.70%
201870,4222,7063.84%
201767,7162,6163.86%
201665,1001,6642.56%
201563,4361,3332.10%
201462,1038321.34%
201361,2714310.70%
201260,840-126-0.21%
201160,9662710.44%
201060,6950.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,96783.86%
Black or African American1,0549.86%
Asian2662.49%
Two or More Races2482.32%
Some Other Race1581.48%

Jefferson Population Pyramid 2020

Jefferson Median Age

38.2


Total

37.2


Male

38.8


Female

Jefferson Adults

There are 7,622 adults, (1,490 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson.

Jefferson Age Dependency

74.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson Sex Ratio

Female

5,519

51.61%

Male

5,174

48.39%

Jefferson Households and Families

Jefferson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jefferson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.1%17.9%
All69.8%30.2%
Non Family61.8%38.2%
Male61.7%38.3%
Female25.7%74.3%

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8392.7769.8
Married2,1983.3982.1
Non Family9521.1161.8
Female3783.2225.7
Male3112.9261.7

3.25

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jefferson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5247.23%
9th to 12th Grade75910.47%
High School Graduate1,75724.24%
Some College1,65422.82%
Associates Degree77010.62%
Bachelors Degree1,13215.62%
Graduate Degree6529.00%

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,6174,9771,605
Black88442272
Hispanic43837211
Asian21612896
Other Race1227611
Multiple Races9366

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.44%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,566$53,278$31,169
Less Than High School$26,180$52,793$25,211
High School Grad$31,282$37,885$28,577
Some College$40,340$51,489$30,843
Bachelors Degree$52,138$81,053$45,685
Graduate Degree$59,146$64,514$46,786

$41,566

Average Earnings

$53,278

Average Male

$31,169

Average Female

Jefferson Language

Jefferson Language by Age

Jefferson Language

92.12% of Jefferson residents speak only English, while 7.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.20% of the population.

Jefferson Poverty

Jefferson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,5335556.50%
Black1,05438536.53%
Hispanic62211218.01%
Other1584729.75%

9.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.51%

Male Poverty Rate

10.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson is Black, with 36.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson is White, with 6.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.46%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.20%
Some College12.00%
High School7.11%
Bachelors or Greater0.62%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed58.49%
Female Employed4.03%
Male Employed2.02%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Jefferson Income

Jefferson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,960$76,452
Families$68,386$89,188
Married Families$82,216-
Non Families$24,306$35,923

Jefferson Marital Status

Jefferson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.5%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson Married by Age and Sex

Jefferson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Jefferson Marital Status by Race

Jefferson Veterans

794

Number of Veterans

621

Male Veterans

173

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam301
First Gulf War215
Second Gulf War105
Korea43
World War II
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54237
65 to 74185
55 to 64160
75+118
18 to 3494
Name Veterans % of Total
White78412.72%
Hispanic11825.32%
Black100.97%

$Jefferson Veterans by Education

9.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson Employment Status

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.4%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

64.50%

Born in Georgia

94.01%

Native Born

5.99%

Foreign Born

3.38%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.01% of Jefferson residents were born in the United States, with 64.50% having been born in Georgia. 3.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202013,1407185.78%
201912,4227186.13%
201811,7045074.53%
201711,1977186.85%
201610,4793002.95%
201510,1793033.07%
20149,8761561.60%
20139,720570.59%
20129,663981.02%
20119,565340.36%
20109,5315,7069.56%
20003,8251,0623.31%
19902,7630.00%