Jefferson County, Georgia Population 2020

Jefferson County, Georgia's estimated population is 15,064 with a growth rate of -1.20% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson County, Georgia is the 108th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202015,064-183-1.20%
201915,247-183-1.19%
201815,430-183-1.17%
201715,613-147-0.93%
201615,760-167-1.05%
201515,927-203-1.26%
201416,130-121-0.74%
201316,251-107-0.65%
201216,358-421-2.51%
201116,779-105-0.62%
201016,884-524-3.01%
199017,408-995-5.41%
198018,4031,2297.16%
197017,174-294-1.68%
196017,468-1,387-7.36%
195018,855-1,185-5.91%
194020,040-687-3.31%
193020,727-1,875-8.30%
192022,6021,2235.72%
191021,3793,16717.39%
190018,2129995.80%
189017,2131,5429.84%
188015,6713,48128.56%
187012,1901,97119.29%
186010,2191,08811.92%
18509,1311,87725.88%
18407,254-55-0.75%
18307,3092533.59%
18207,05694515.46%
18106,1114277.51%
18005,6840.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.20%
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State
Founded
February 20, 1796
County Seat

Jefferson County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American8,51553.99%
White6,82643.28%
Some Other Race2731.73%
Two or More Races1200.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.13%
Asian180.11%

Jefferson County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2020

Jefferson County, Georgia Median Age

39.3


Total

36.9


Male

42.4


Female

Jefferson County, Georgia Adults

There are 12,012 adults, (2,746 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson County, Georgia.

Jefferson County, Georgia Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

8,167

51.78%

Male

7,605

48.22%

Jefferson County, Georgia Households and Families

Jefferson County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jefferson County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.8%15.2%
Male69.5%30.5%
All65.9%34.1%
Non Family58%42%
Female39.5%60.5%

65.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,6092.7265.9
Married2,3133.484.8
Non Family2,0341.1558
Female1,0654.0439.5
Male1973.7269.5

3.56

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jefferson County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0199.56%
9th to 12th Grade1,63815.37%
High School Graduate4,39941.27%
Some College1,65115.49%
Associates Degree7787.30%
Bachelors Degree8558.02%
Graduate Degree3203.00%

Jefferson County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black5,5173,818346
White4,8204,062809
Hispanic29594
Other Race1272
Multiple Races65514
Asian181813
Native American663

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.22%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,396$30,564$24,242
Less Than High School$17,420$23,209$11,932
High School Grad$22,956$27,601$19,831
Some College$31,134$53,190$28,481
Bachelors Degree$37,083$48,611$31,036
Graduate Degree$33,490$27,171$34,635

$27,396

Average Earnings

$30,564

Average Male

$24,242

Average Female

Jefferson County, Georgia Language

Jefferson County, Georgia Language by Age

Jefferson County, Georgia Language

96.45% of Jefferson County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 3.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.10% of the population.

Jefferson County, Georgia Poverty

Jefferson County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,2612,84634.45%
White6,40668110.63%
Hispanic56227048.04%
Other27013851.11%
Multiple12086.67%
Asian1815.56%

24.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.78%

Male Poverty Rate

25.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Georgia is Other, with 51.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Georgia is Asian, with 5.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.01%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.13%
High School16.50%
Some College14.00%
Bachelors or Greater8.61%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed73.82%
Male Unemployed28.40%
Female Employed11.73%
Male Employed5.70%

Jefferson County, Georgia Income

Jefferson County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,300$47,611
Families$45,318$55,985
Married Families$60,597-
Non Families$19,012$32,154

Jefferson County, Georgia Marital Status

Jefferson County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.1%

Male Marriage Rate

37.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

Jefferson County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Jefferson County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Jefferson County, Georgia Veterans

942

Number of Veterans

880

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam359
Second Gulf War232
First Gulf War201
World War II64
Korea61
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74284
35 to 54210
75+182
55 to 64134
18 to 34132
Name Veterans % of Total
White5429.97%
Black3976.31%
Indian321.43%

$Jefferson County, Georgia Veterans by Education

13.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson County, Georgia Employment Status

51.2%

Labor Force Participation

47.7%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson County, Georgia 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

86.14%

Born in Georgia

97.57%

Native Born

2.43%

Foreign Born

1.53%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.57% of Jefferson County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 86.14% having been born in Georgia. 1.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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