Jefferson County GA Information


Jefferson County Subdivisions

Jefferson County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,389
Population in Households 15,697
Population in Familes 13,248
Population in Group Qrtrs 692
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 6,001
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 4,192
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,298 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,851 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,150 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,297 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $80,848
Average Home Value $101,545


Median Household Income $29,976
Average Household Income $43,061
Per Capita Income $16,144
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.45% -0.8%
Households -0.54% -0.8%
Families -0.69% -0.9%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Jefferson County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 105 35th
Population Density1 # 128 20th
Diversity Index2 # 52 68th
Median Household Income # 150 6th
Per Capita Income # 151 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.