Jefferson County, Georgia Population 2024

14,954

Jefferson County, Georgia's estimated 2024 population is 14,954 with a growth rate of -1.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson County, Georgia is the 109th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 population was 16,872 and has seen a growth of -11.37% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202914,054-180-1.26%
202814,234-180-1.25%
202714,414-180-1.23%
202614,594-180-1.22%
202514,774-180-1.2%
202414,954-180-1.19%
202315,134-180-1.18%
202215,314-180-1.16%
202115,494-184-1.17%
202015,6783342.18%
201915,344-79-0.51%
201815,423-215-1.37%
201715,638-135-0.86%
201615,773-153-0.96%
201515,926-201-1.25%
201416,127-118-0.73%
201316,245-106-0.65%
201216,351-421-2.51%
201116,772-100-0.59%
201016,872
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%
193020,727-1,875-8.3%
192022,6021,2235.72%
191021,3793,16717.39%
190018,2129995.8%
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%
18005,684-8,370-59.56%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.19% (-180)
County Website
Jefferson County
State
Georgia
County Seat
2020 Population
15,678
Area
526 mi²
Density
28 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-4.62% (-724)
Founded
February 20, 1796

Jefferson County, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American8,13852.2%
White6,73743.21%
Other race4032.58%
Two or more races2361.51%
Asian680.44%
Native American90.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jefferson County, Georgia Population by Race

Jefferson County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2024

Jefferson County, Georgia Median Age

40.7

Total

39.5

Male

41.9

Female

Jefferson County, Georgia Adults

There are 11,961 adults, (2,876 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson County, Georgia.

Jefferson County, Georgia Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female8,00951.37%
Male7,58248.63%

Jefferson County, Georgia Population by Age

Jefferson County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,8262.596733
Married2,5083.1683.816.2
Non Family1,7901.1560.739.3
Female1,0783.1844.355.7
Male4503.6652.747.3
showing: 5 rows

3.13

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

67.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jefferson County, Georgia 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 County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jefferson County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 33.33%.

Jefferson County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,034

Average Earnings

$47,217

Average Male

$33,672

Average Female

Jefferson County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson County, Georgia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jefferson County, Georgia Language

94.99% of Jefferson County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 5.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.77% of the population.

Jefferson County, Georgia Language

Jefferson County, Georgia Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black7,9361,79622.63%
White6,20389614.44%
Hispanic59918631.05%
Other38815439.69%
Multiple2154018.6%
Asian68710.29%
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19.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.52%

Male Poverty Rate

22.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Georgia is Other, with 39.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Georgia is Asian, with 10.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.5%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.76%.

Jefferson County, Georgia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.44%
High School19.61%
Bachelors or Greater5.97%
Some College5.89%
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Jefferson County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed30.95%
Female Unemployed14.88%
Female Employed9.18%
Male Employed6.07%
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Jefferson County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jefferson County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jefferson County, Georgia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Jefferson County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jefferson County, Georgia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

974

Number of Veterans

860

Male Veterans

114

Female Veterans

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Jefferson County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Jefferson County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Jefferson County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Jefferson County, Georgia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.1%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson County, Georgia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson County, Georgia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jefferson County, Georgia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jefferson County, Georgia 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

82.8%

Born in Jefferson County, Georgia

96.8%

Native Born

3.2%

Foreign Born

2.33%

Non Citizen

0.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.8% of Jefferson County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 82.8% having been born in Georgia. 2.33% 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

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