Jefferson, Georgia Population 2024

17,832

Jefferson is a city located in Jackson County Georgia. Jefferson has a 2024 population of 17,832. It is also the county seat of Jackson County.Jefferson is currently growing at a rate of 7.69% annually and its population has increased by 33.5% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,357 in 2020.

The average household income in Jefferson is $121,974 with a poverty rate of 9.4%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jefferson is 34.1 years, 31.1 years for males, and 36.2 years for females.

Jefferson Demographics

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

  • White: 78.14%
  • Black or African American: 14.97%
  • Other race: 2.96%
  • Two or more races: 2.83%
  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
22.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
793.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
33.5% (4,475)
The current population of Jefferson, Georgia is 17,832 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 13,357.

Jefferson, Georgia Population 2024

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Jefferson Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,54678.14%
Black or African American2,02014.97%
Other race4002.96%
Two or more races3822.83%
Asian1481.1%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jefferson Population by Race

Jefferson Population Pyramid 2024

Jefferson Median Age

34.1

Total

31.1

Male

36.2

Female

Jefferson Adults

There are 9,627 adults, (1,705 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson.

Jefferson Age Dependency

70.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson Sex Ratio

Female6,13645.47%
Male7,36054.53%

Jefferson Population by Age

Jefferson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,2753.1580.119.9
Married2,8453.5788.811.2
Non Family7981.136733
Female4383.848.451.6
Male1943.9577.322.7
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3.58

Average Family Size

3.15

Average Household Size

80.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jefferson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.59%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 44.84%.

Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$55,017

Average Earnings

$58,223

Average Male

$47,261

Average Female

Jefferson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jefferson Language

93.95% of Jefferson residents speak only English, while 6.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.15% of the population.

Jefferson Language

Jefferson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,02065332.33%
White9,9334314.34%
Hispanic1,10216514.97%
Other40011027.5%
Multiple382348.9%
Asian1481912.84%
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9.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.2%

Male Poverty Rate

12.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson is Black, with 32.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson is White, with 4.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.19%.

Jefferson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.81%
Some College9.69%
High School7.42%
Bachelors or Greater1.74%
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Jefferson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed86.96%
Male Unemployed61.98%
Female Employed4.11%
Male Employed3.82%
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Jefferson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jefferson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jefferson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.8%

Male Marriage Rate

58.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Jefferson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jefferson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

562

Number of Veterans

509

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

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Jefferson Veterans by War

count

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Jefferson Veterans by Age

count

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Jefferson Veterans by Race

Jefferson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.9%

Labor Force Participation

66.5%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jefferson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jefferson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.39%

Born in Jefferson

96.32%

Native Born

3.68%

Foreign Born

2.55%

Non Citizen

1.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.32% of Jefferson residents were born in the United States, with 63.39% having been born in Georgia. 2.55% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,1971,2735.55%
202822,9241,2735.88%
202721,6511,2736.25%
202620,3781,2736.66%
202519,1051,2737.14%
202417,8321,2737.69%
202316,5591,2738.33%
202215,2861,2739.08%
202114,0136564.91%
202013,3571,30410.82%
201912,0533282.8%
201811,7255044.49%
201711,2217196.85%
201610,5023012.95%
201510,2013023.05%
20149,8991591.63%
20139,740590.61%
20129,6811011.05%
20119,580390.41%
20109,5415,716149.44%
20003,8251,06238.44%
19902,763
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Jefferson Population by Year