Jefferson County, Georgia Population 2021

Jefferson County, Georgia's estimated population is 15,238 with a growth rate of -0.41% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson County, Georgia is the 108th largest county inGeorgia. The 2010 Population was 16,869 and has seen a growth of -9.67% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,238-62-0.41%
202015,300-62-0.40%
201915,362-62-0.40%
201815,424-206-1.32%
201715,630-125-0.79%
201615,755-162-1.02%
201515,917-202-1.25%
201416,119-121-0.75%
201316,240-107-0.65%
201216,347-422-2.52%
201116,769-100-0.59%
201016,869-539-3.10%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.41% (-62)
County Website
State
Founded
February 20, 1796
County Seat
2010 Population
16,869
Growth Since 2010
-9.67% (-1,631)
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Jefferson County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American8,32553.30%
White6,79643.51%
Some Other Race2441.56%
Two or More Races1811.16%
Asian490.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native230.15%
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Jefferson County, Georgia Population by Race

Jefferson County, Georgia Population Pyramid $2021

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Jefferson County, Georgia Median Age

40


Total

38.6


Male

42.1


Female

Jefferson County, Georgia Adults

There are 11,927 adults, (2,806 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson County, Georgia.

Jefferson County, Georgia Age Dependency

71.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

8,096

51.84%

Male

7,522

48.16%

Jefferson County, Georgia Population by Age

Jefferson County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jefferson County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female39.9%60.1%
Male49.1%50.9%
Non Family57.3%42.7%
All63.2%36.8%
Married83.5%16.5%

63.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson County, Georgia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,6642.6663.2
Married2,1383.2283.5
Non Family2,0661.1957.3
Female1,1773.8239.9
Male2834.3949.1

3.42

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Jefferson County, Georgia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9819.22%
9th to 12th Grade1,53014.37%
High School Graduate4,44841.78%
Some College1,77616.68%
Associates Degree8588.06%
Bachelors Degree8107.61%
Graduate Degree2422.27%
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Jefferson County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jefferson County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black5,4523,964329
White4,7854,068699
Hispanic34865
Other Race1531
2+ Races69516
Asian442715
Native American883

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 native american people with a rate of 37.50%.

Jefferson County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,529$33,240$25,810
Less Than 9th Grade$19,864$24,231$10,694
High School Graduate$25,282$33,142$20,981
Some College$31,475$47,188$29,934
Bachelors Degree$41,332$53,750$32,390
Graduate Degree$39,609$49,464$37,917

$28,529

Average Earnings

$33,240

Average Male

$25,810

Average Female

Jefferson County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson County, Georgia Language by Age

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Jefferson County, Georgia Language

95.62% of Jefferson County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 4.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.76% of the population.

Jefferson County, Georgia Language

Jefferson County, Georgia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,1022,71233.47%
White6,25081413.02%
Hispanic58816628.23%
Other24113053.94%
Multiple1812212.15%
Asian49918.37%

24.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.29%

Male Poverty Rate

28.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Georgia is Other, with 53.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Georgia is Multiple, with 12.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.91%.

Jefferson County, Georgia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.47%
High School16.40%
Some College11.91%
Bachelors or Greater5.55%

Jefferson County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed72.38%
Male Unemployed33.49%
Female Employed12.50%
Male Employed4.15%

Jefferson County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jefferson County, Georgia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,944$47,500
Families$43,796$54,880
Married Families$59,167-
Non Families$19,836$33,614
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Income by Household Type

Jefferson County, Georgia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.8%

Male Marriage Rate

34.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Jefferson County, Georgia Marital Status

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824

Number of Veterans

774

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam320
First Gulf War179
Second Gulf War161
Korea55
World War II45

Jefferson County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74262
35 to 54195
75+163
55 to 64111
18 to 3493

Jefferson County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4488.30%
Black3716.02%
Native American527.78%

Jefferson County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Jefferson County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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6.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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51%

Labor Force Participation

48.4%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson County, Georgia Employment by Age

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Jefferson County, Georgia Employment by Race

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Jefferson County, Georgia 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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85.35%

Born in Jefferson County, Georgia

97.77%

Native Born

2.23%

Foreign Born

1.25%

Non Citizen

0.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.77% of Jefferson County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 85.35% having been born in Georgia. 1.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jefferson County, Georgia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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